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Child Safety Tips from St. Petersburg Police Dept.

Officer Donald Herring – St. Petersburg Police Department Sharing child safety tips for National Missing Children’s Day

Every year in the U.S., 465,000 children are reported missing. National Missing Children's Day, which is May 25, was created to encourage parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with the well-being of children to make child safety a priority. To commemorate this day, we wanted to share the following safety tips with you:

  • Teach children their contact information. Make sure your child knows his or her full name, home address and telephone number. Include this contact information in their backpack, coat, etc. Teach your child not to share this information with anyone he or she does not know without your permission.
  • Practice safe social media.Talk to your children about the risks of sharing too much information on social media. Explain how "checking in" on social networks and sharing location information or routines can have negative consequences.
  • Listen and ask questions. Listen if your child says someone makes him or her feel uncomfortable. Ask questions to better understand why. It is important for children to learn to trust their instincts.
  • Use Nextdoor's urgent alert tool if your child goes missing or wanders away. After contacting authorities, use Nextdoor to alert your neighbors. The first few hours after a child goes missing are the most critical. Since there's typically a window of time before emergency responders can arrive, alerting your neighbors can be an essential step.

Happy Mother's Day

Wishing all our wonderful mothers a very special and very happy Mother’s Day. To all our current and potential moms: We thank you for all you do, will do or did for us as kids, as teenagers and hopefully as we became or will become adults. It is not easy, but you made or will make a real difference.

One last request. On this Sunday when we honor our mom, please take a moment from your busy schedules to let those others who also have helped guide you through the years (aunts, cousins, friends or otherwise) know how much you appreciate their help and friendship.

Remember, life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother. All it takes is just a smile and a “thank-you, Mom”. It will mean everything ! ! !

SIPOA Meeting & Election of Officers

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 7PM

St. Petersburg Woman’s Club - 40 Snell Isle Blvd NE

Please join your neighbors for our annual Officer and Board Member Election. This is a great time to let our Officers and Board hear what you want done on Snell Isle this year. Thank you for attending, voting and being part of our wonderful Snell Isle neighborhood.

32nd Annual Green Thumb Festival April 28 - 29

Surround Yourself with Plants and Flowers at the 32nd Annual Green Thumb Festival and Volunteers are needed.

The 32nd Annual Green Thumb Festival, St. Petersburg’s annual Arbor Day celebration, returns on April 28 and 29, at Walter Fuller Park, 7891 26th Ave. N., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event features plenty of fun and informative activities for both adults and children with over 120 vendors to shop from; horticultural and environmental exhibits; programs and seminars highlighting ways to landscape effectively, conserve natural resources, recycle and improve the environment; a wagon decorating contest and parade; plant fair for children; and much more. The Garden Club of St. Petersburg also celebrates with a Flower Show presented by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs District VIII.

Mayor Rick Kriseman will accept the Tree City USA award and present the Green Thumb annual awards on Saturday, April 28, at 1 p.m.

Highlights also include 1,200 trees for sale for $5, a plant auction, plant diagnostic clinic and tool sharpening. The children’s area includes crafts, hands-on activities and more.

Adults, teenagers, and families are needed to help out as volunteers during the event. Volunteers assist with selling small trees, distributing plants at the plant auction, staffing booths, assisting with the children’s arts and crafts area and more. All volunteers receive a free t-shirt and student volunteers are eligible to receive volunteer hours. Volunteer applications are available at; completed applications may be returned to St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation, c/o Green Thumb Festival Volunteers, 1400 19th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33713 or emailed to Linda Seufert, Green Thumb Festival Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For event details, vendor information and volunteer opportunities, visit or contact 727-893-7317.

Perry Snell Monument and Lion Updates

Many thanks to our neighbors John Cappa, Josh Buttitta, Doug Ellingsworth and Scott Youngblood for getting the lion statue back atop its base at Toledo and Snell Isle Blvd last week-end. It had been knocked off its base in an accident some time ago and now it sits back on its base as it should! Thanks neighbors, we surely appreciate your help!

Also, as I’m sure you’ve noted the Perry Snell monument in our Parkway that was hit by a car back in mid January is now standing again thanks to the City with repairs made to its corners. The marble raised circle the monument sits atop is still under repair so I’m sure the City would prefer we just observe from afar. We’ll hear more about the additional improvements to that area as time unfolds but it’s certainly nice to see that monument standing again. Appreciation to our City for their quick work on this area!

Thanksgiving Holiday Closures

St. Petersburg, Fla. (November 16, 2017) – Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no Thursday trash or recycling pickup for residential customers in St. Petersburg. Instead, Thursday collections will be made on Wednesday for both regular trash as well as recycling. Monday, Tuesday and Friday collections remain the same the week of November 20 to 24.

Three public golf courses - Mangrove Bay, Cypress Links, and Twin Brooks - are the only city facilities OPEN on Thanksgiving Day.

Some city facilities will be closed to the public both Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, including: City Hall and Municipal Services Center downtown, Coliseum box office and business office, The Greenhouse, Enoch Davis Center, Jamestown Apartments and Townhomes office, Dwight H. Jones Neighborhood Center, seven community libraries, recreation centers, Sunshine Center and Sunken Gardens business offices.

City facilities closed Thursday, but OPEN for business on Friday, November 24 include Boyd Hill Nature Preserve; Coliseum (Gem, Jewelry, Bead Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri.); Mahaffey Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Arts; Municipal beach concession stand (on Gulf Blvd. in Treasure Island); Municipal Marina Ship’s Store; North Shore Aquatic Complex; Sanitation department Brush Sites; and Sunken Gardens attraction.

The Coliseum is open Friday to Sunday for a Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

EARLY CLOSINGS. The West Community Library at St. Petersburg College Gibbs campus will be closed Wednesday, November 22 through Saturday, November 25.

For a complete list of closings online, visit

RESIDENTIAL TRASH & RECYCLING SERVICE REMINDER. The week of November 20 to 24, St. Petersburg’s residential trash and recycling collections normally made on Thursday will be made on Wednesday. Collections on Monday, Tuesday and Friday remain the same. Brush sites will be closed on Thursday but will be OPEN regular hours on Friday.

For water or sewer emergency service, call the Water Resources Department at 893-7261.

For Police, fire or medical emergencies, dial 9-1-1.

Snell Isle Bridge Partial Closure Sunday, Nov 19, 7 - 11:30AM

Snell Isle Bridge Closure Sunday, Nov. 19, 7 – 11:30AM

As you’ve likely read on the flashing sign as you come across the Snell Isle Bridge, there is a race event this coming Sunday, November 19th, that will meander through Snell Isle. Because of that event, you will only be allowed to EXIT Snell Isle via the Bridge but NOT ENTER via that Bridge. Those trying to enter Snell Isle should travel to 34th Avenue NE or via Shore Acres. This traffic plan will be in effect from approximately 7:00AM until 11:30AM.

Thank you for your alerting your family and friends!

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About Snell Isle

image Snell Isle is home to the historic The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, one of the Nation's premier golf courses.
image Our tropical surroundings provide waterfront vistas for most residents. Over 80% of the homes on Snell Isle enjoy waterfront views.
image In 1920, local developer C. Perry Snell began construction on what was originally, a muddy mangrove island.

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