Central Oak Park is emerging right before our eyes, and 2016 is a big year for the residents of Central Oak Park Neighborhood. The neighborhood is evolving and thriving, and is now one of Tampa Bay's hottest neighborhoods! The Central Oak Park Neighborhood flag represents all residents and businesses of the neighborhood. Ultimately, this flag isn't about a piece of cloth, it's about being proud of your community and creating a symbol of identity and inclusiveness. This is your opportunity to purchase a flag for you, your neighbor, or business!
HOST FAMILIES URGENTLY NEEDED FOR VISITING JAPANESE STUDENT AMBASSADORS
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (July 19, 2016) - St. Petersburg families who enjoy experiencing other cultures are urgently needed to serve as host families for visiting Takamatsu Student Ambassadors. On Monday, July 25, three student ambassadors from Takamatsu, Japan, Hiromi Kondo, Yui Kawabuchi and Kazuma Furuichi, and a chaperone will arrive in St. Petersburg for a 10-day cultural exchange.
During their stay, host families are encouraged to include their Japanese guests in daily activities, visits to St. Petersburg's cultural attractions, the beach, theme parks, and shopping before the students return to Takamatsu August 3. Families of current and previous Student Ambassadors are also encouraged to apply, as well as those interested in learning about other cultures. More information and application forms are available at www.stpete.org/irc/hostfamilies.asp or by contacting SPIFFS at 727-552-1896.
St. Petersburg is celebrating the 55th anniversary of its Sister City relationship with Takamatsu, Japan, and is partnering with the St. Petersburg International Folk Fair Society, Inc., (SPIFFS), to facilitate the Sister Cities program.
CONTACT: Lotta Baumann, St. Petersburg Folk Fair Society, 727-552-1896 or firstname.lastname@example.org ...
St. Petersburg welcomes international visitors to enjoy one of Florida's most popular destinations. From the city's vibrant downtown filled with museums, art galleries, shopping and excellent dining to the city's miles of waterfront parks and snowy white sandy beaches.
SAVE THE DATE for a FREE presentation to learn what to do if you're ever faced with an ACTIVE SHOOTER situation.
July 28th from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at The Coliseum
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The City of St. Petersburg Police Department, in partnership with St. Petersburg Fire Rescue, will be hosting a community training program for Civilian Response to Active Shooter Incidents.
The course is designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend strategy that was developed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center located at Texas State University. An agency instructor will be teaching this instruction that is designed to provide strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event.
The event is open to all citizens. Seating will be at a premium and on a first come - first serve basis. Children are welcome to attend but parental guidance is strongly recommended as some of the presented material will contain scenes that are sensitive to some viewers.
A big thanks to Russ for kicking this idea off and helping to deliver and Brian from Punky's for bringing more food as well ...
Nikki Smith & Sarah Knabel from Carrabba’s on 4th Street N. as well as Scott Seaman, Russ Martin, & Brian Longstreth, from the Central Oak Park Neighborhood Association, brought lunch for the Police Department today!
We thank you for all the support!
Hello everyone! It's that time of year again where we begin planning our annual holiday block party and we need YOUR help! The board is quite busy with several other events in planning, and as always, we invite your suggestions and ideas to make these events a lot of fun for all. This year we'd like to start a committee of neighborhood members to help with the planning process. If you've got ideas, or just want to do some of the leg work, feel free to contact George Neill or Scott Seaman. Thanks for your consideration! ...
Central Oak Park's contribution/thanks to our wonderful police department. If you'd like to donate some baked goods, treats or sweets, get in touch with Scott Seaman before tomorrow afternoon. (Special thanks Monica Elena for making this happen.) ...
Good morning, neighbors! We narrowed down our "of the Month" nominations yesterday and (drum roll, please)...
Our Outstanding Member of the Month goes to George Neill. George has been an incredible asset to our neighborhood, since he and his wife, Monica, moved in. He's always willing to lend a hand to his neighbors and was a key player in helping COPNA with their first Pride float. Thanks, George!
Business Member of the Month goes to Falcon Veterinary Services. Dr. Michelle Falcon offers mobile veterinary services to COPNA and surrounding areas. Not only is she a COPNA business member, but she, also, lives in Central Oak Park. Thank you, Dr. Falcon!
Yard of the Month goes to our neighbors at 471 47th St. N. Congratulations on your beautiful yard and for helping make our neighborhood a wonderful place to live! ...
Chihuly Collection Celebrates its Sixth Anniversary!
The Chihuly Collection is currently located at 400 Beach Drive NE in downtown St. Petersburg and will be open 10AM-5PM Saturday, July 9 and on Sunday, July 10 from 12PM-5PM with a special $5 admission. Discounted admission will also include entrance to live glassblowing demonstrations at the Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop as well as access to fantastic contemporary art and clay at the Morean Arts Center and Morean Center for Clay.
July 9 & 10 will also be the last weekend that John Kiley: Luminosity will be open for viewing, set to close July 11. A native of Seattle, WA, John Kiley has worked with Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra and many others worldwide. Luminosity, which opened February 12, has received rave reviews throughout its showing.