Diabetic driver dead after traffic incident

A man who suffered from diabetes is dead after apparently having a medical issue while driving, Tampa police said.

At 4:35 p.m. police received a report of a reckless driver on Central Avenue in Seminole Heights. As the officer arrived, the driver swerved into oncoming traffic and hit two cars near the intersection with Idlewild Avenue. No one was injured in the crashes, police said.

The driver, Arthur Green Jr., 63, 3406 Avon St., became combative with the police officer, who then called for help, police said. A second officer arrived and helped handcuff the driver.

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Spring Day Solid Waste Collection Schedule

Spring Day Solid Waste Collection Schedule

Tampa, Fla. (April 14, 2014) – City of Tampa Solid Waste customers with regularly scheduled collection on Friday, April 18, 2014 will be affected by the Spring Day Holiday. The modified holiday collection schedule is as follows:

· Residential: There will be no garbage, yard waste, or recycling collection on Friday, April 18, 2014. Garbage collection will resume on the next scheduled service day, which is Tuesday, April 22, 2014, and recycling and yard waste collection will resume on Friday, April 25, 2014.

· Commercial: Commercial accounts scheduled for service on Friday, April 18, 2014 will be serviced on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Normal collection schedules will resume Monday, April 21, 2014.

· McKay Bay Transfer Station and Scale House will be closed on Friday, April 18, 2014, and the normal schedule will resume on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

For residents with questions or concerns, please contact the City of Tampa Utility Services Call Center at (813) 348-1111 or visit the website at tampagov.net/solidwaste.

Please Note: New Tampa residents are encouraged to contact Hillsborough County Solid Waste Management at (813) 272-5680 for their holiday collection schedule.


Sunday Market this weekend

Don’t forget, the market season is coming to a close. There are only two more left on this season. Please make plans to attend and shop from local vendors. Your dollars will help keep the market in Seminole Heights. This Sunday, 9am-2pm on the front lawn of Hillsborough High School on Central Ave.

Cash for snipe signs

I love this idea from Jacksonville… getting cash for snipe signs turned into the city! I like the idea of getting cash for junked tires too. I wonder if Tampa would do something like this. It’s a wonderful idea.


Man drives car into Seminole Heights restaurant patio

TAMPA — A car drove into a fence at Reservations Gourmet-To-Go at N Nebraska Avenue and E Curtis Street in Seminole Heights about 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Tampa police said. Someone called police to report a car driving erratically.


A Modern Line is back!

Forwarded from a neighbor:

Woohoo! We’re back! Well, we’re almost back. My wife, best friend and master curator, Sherry King has worked her magic at our new location at 4632 N. Florida Ave. 33603 and we are finally ready to open the doors back up. Granted, we will be a bit lighter on merchandise to start but the place is looking great and we still have a pretty swell collection to choose from! We plan on being open regular hours starting this Saturday April 6th. If you’d like a sneak prevue we will also be open tomorrow night for First Fridays Seminole Heights from 6 PM till 10PM. See you soon!

Many thanks to our awesome neighbors, family, friends, customers and our local businesses for help make this happen as fast as it has. You all rock! Love you all!

Until Monday!

What is the worse thing in Seminole Heights

Every city. Every neighborhood. Every street. Sometimes, every block! We all have seen them. The one problem neighbor. You know the one. The one with the car on blocks, or constant litter, the incessantly barking dog, the one with the 2 foot tall yard. You know the one? As we continue to rebuild our neighborhood, what you feel is the one “worse” thing that keeps holding us back? And more importantly, what to do you do to resolve it? While many say the “easy out” would be to call Code Enforcement. However, we all know how effective it usually is to take that route. Oftentimes, the “easy out” can take years to see any improvement. What is your block, street or neighborhoods worse thing?

Last chance to sign up for the Affordable Care Act before 3-31-14 deadline

City Recreation Centers Open for Health Care Enrollment on Final Weekend

WHAT: As the March 31 enrollment deadline approaches, the City of Tampa Recreation Centers are open and staffed with navigators to assist residents interested in signing up.

No appointment is necessary; residents interested in affordable health care options are encouraged to walk in. Those wishing to enroll should bring Social Security numbers; Birth dates; Pay stubs, W-2 forms; Policy numbers for any current health insurance; Information about any health insurance you or your family could get from your employer.

All of the events are open to the media.

Saturday, March 29, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Hunt Center at Al Lopez Park
4810 N. Himes Ave**
**Mayor Bob Buckhorn will visit with enrollees and be available for comment at the Hunt Center at 10 a.m.

Sunday, March 30, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Jackson Heights NFL Yet Center
3310 Lake Ave., Tampa

Monday, March 31, 2014
9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m., Hunt Center at Al Lopez Park,
4810 N. Himes Ave., Tampa

4 p.m. -7p.m., Springhill Recreation Center
1000 E. Eskimo Ave., Tampa

Residents can also enroll 24/7 online at healthcare.gov or call 800.318.2596

It’s Home Tour Time!

Sunday, April 6
11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Seminole Heights Garden Center
5400 Central Avenue

Tickets ($15 in advance, $20 at the door) can be purchased at:
or any one of these locations:

Cleanse Apothecary, 5127 N. Florida Avenue
Three Coins Diner, Nebraska Avenue & Broad Street
Health Mutt, Hanna & Central Avenues

ECOFEST 2014 – April 12


What: Learning Gate Community School, the City of Tampa, and the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability are hosting its 5th Annual EcoFest, a community event celebrating the many businesses, organizations and individuals in the Tampa Bay area dedicated to the principles of sustainability- Ecology, Equity and Economy.

This is a free community event.

When: Saturday, April 12th, 2014 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Where: Lowry Park Bandshell & Riverfront 7525 North Blvd, Tampa, FL 33604

Details: EcoFest 2014: Earth Day Tampa Bay activities include live music, workshops, demonstrations, informational booths, green living products and services from local artists, green businesses, environmental organizations, alternative health practitioners, renewable energy specialists, and organic farms and gardens with fresh local produce.