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Open Sunday, January 27th from 1 pm to 4 pm Craftsman era bungalow, built in 1922 and located in Old Seminole Heights in the Seminole Heights Historic District. This beautifully renovated and well maintained home shows exceptional pride of ownership. Fantastic curb appeal with large open front porch. Porte-cochere covered parking. A custom built front entry door welcomes you into this vintage bungalow. Beautiful hardwood floors in Living room, dining room and both bedrooms. Fireplace in living room. Bathroom features vintage clawfoot tub. Loaded with historic details and charm. Large family room in the rear of the home with french door (0 comments)
GASPARILLA 2008 - 01/25/08 10:12 AM
I guess every city has it's own unique festivals. Well in my adopted home of Tampa we have GASPARILLA. A pirate festival rooted in the antics of the mythical Jose Gaspar. Legend has Jose Gaspar running his pirate enterprise along the west coast of Florida in the late 1700's and early 1800's. The Gasparilla Festival is more than a century old, and basically begins when the pirates raid downtown Tampa and the mayor of Tampa surrenders the keys of the city; then a few days later the pirate ship, the Jose Gaspar sails into Tampa Bay along with floatilla of hundreds of other boats (0 comments)
The Power of the media! - 01/19/08 06:41 PM
An interesting thing has been occuring that I think tells how dramatically the media has been adding to the housing situation. On December 29th, our local Tampa Tribune ran a front page story about our housing market in Tampa relative to the other metro markets in the State of Florida. Tampa was the top selling region in the state with almost 21,000 homes in 2007. 2nd was Orlando with around 14,000. Last was Miami at around 5200. Since the beginning of the year my website has seen a dramatic increase in hits and property views. I have had more showings in the (4 comments)
Open House January 20th....Vintage Heights Bungalow - 01/19/08 06:24 PM
Open House January 20th from 1 pm to 4 pm REDUCED! All written offers will be seriously considered! Wonderful 1926 bungalow with over 1300 sq ft, located Arlington Heights. Gleaming oak floors through out and are in amazing condition. Fireplace in living room. Built-in bookcases with glass front doors. This Craftsman era bungalow has two very spacious bedrooms. Walk-in closet. Large kitchen with closet pantry. Ceramic tile in kitchen and bath. Beautifully and environmentally friendly xeriscaped yard means less yard work. Back yard is enclosed with a masonary wall. 1 car detached garage with laundry hook-up. Appliances included. This home is (0 comments)
What's in a Name? - 01/17/08 09:32 PM
On January 24th, the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association (OSHNA) will be requesting the Hillsborough County Library Board re-name the Seminole Heights Library as the Stephen J. Gluckman Memorial Library. The OSHNA board is asking that anyone who wishes to support this request attend the Library Board meeting at 4:00 PM, which is being held at the Robertson Saunders Branch Library located at 1505 N Nebraska Avenue. If you cannot attend, please either send an email requesting the name change to firstname.lastname@example.org, OR send a letter to: Joe Stines, c/o John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Street, Tampa, Florida 33602 Steve Gluckman was a long time board member (0 comments)
Amendment 1 (property taxes) - 01/17/08 07:38 AM
Florida property tax reform is needed but many have different ideas on how to fix it. A far better proposal got knocked off of the ballot last fall. The current proposal was put together during the October Special Session of the State legislature. IT DOES 3 things: Doubles the homestead exemption from $25,000 to $50,000. The second 25k is applied to the assessed value between 50k and 75k. This won't take anyone off the tax rolls ....A reason to vote YES It allows portablity of SAVE OUR HOMES savings. (Meaning you can take it with you) ....A reason to vote YES It caps the (0 comments)
The Stephen J. Gluckman Memorial Seminole Heights Library Book Sale - 01/11/08 07:18 PM
February 15-16, 2008 This past December, long time neighborhood activist, Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association (OSHNA)board member, and driving force for historic preservation in our coummunity, Steve Gluckman (AKA Stephen J Gluckman, PhD), passed away suddenly at a neighborhood gathering. Steve founded the book sale 14 years ago to give the librarian of our neighborhood library branch increased discretion in meeting the Library's needs, especially in the area of children and young adults. This year the sale has been renamed by the neighborhood association as a tribute and in recognition of his legacy to the Seminole Heights community. The success of the sale depends on what is donated and (0 comments)
Bungalow Bistro - 01/09/08 09:04 PM
Yet another blurb about a Seminole Heights area business. This is one of our newest additions and is more than worthy to draw South Tampans north of Kennedy Blvd. The Bungalow Bistro on the corner of Florida and Frierson is a pleasant addition to Seminole Heights. It has been a long journey for Elizabeth Graham and her husband. I remember when the buildings that house their two businesses were moved during the Hillsborough Avenue road project more than a decade ago. They have done a spectacular job and both buildings are now a refreshing addition to the Florida Avenue commercial corridor.The restuarant is beautifully (0 comments)
Seminole Heights Open House (Sat. January 12th) - 01/09/08 08:34 PM
Open House Saturday, January 12th from 1pm to 4 pm 1505 E. Norfolk, Tampa Located in the Riverbend Manor section of Old Seminole Heights on a double lot, this cottage style home has a personallity all it's own. From the dark hard wood floors to the vaulted ceiling with the finished exposed beams, this home has style, character and charm. Fireplace in living room. Large master bedroom with double french doors opens to a deck and a huge yard. There is also a large bonus room with brick paver flooring that is large enough to be used as a third bedroom or a home (0 comments)
Seminole Heights and "form based zoning" - 01/09/08 02:44 PM
As an older urban neighborhood, Seminole Heights residents and business have struggled to acheive redevelopment of our commercial corridors. Neighbors turn out at city hall for any development that moves the area in the direction that so many want to see happen. That quest to reshape zoning codes to fit our urban reality might within reach as the city of Tampa tests out a new type of zoning model. Labelled, it is form-based code, that relies on neighborhood input for decision making. Starting in 2008, the city of Tampa will hold a series of meetings in Seminole Heights, asking, "What do you want (0 comments)
This past weekend our congregational church grounds were transformed into a field of American flags. The flags represent the Americans who have sacrificed their lives in Afganistan and Iraq. There is a flag for each of those who have died. The display came our church grounds from another United Church of Christ (UCC). It will be on our grounds for a month before moving to the grounds of another church before moving to another church in the Tampa Bay area. While displayed, additional flags will be added for any who die while the exhibit is on our grounds. The section nearest (3 comments)
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