Welcome to the Evelyn City Neighborhood

Evelyn City is a subdivision of a large Tampa neighborhood known as Old Seminole Heights and was initially developed in the early 1900s. For the purposes of this blog, the boundaries will be: the Hillsborough River to the north, 275 to the West, 22nd Street to the East and Sligh Ave to the South.
There are many issues that need to be addressed and resolved in the area, however I feel that this is a great neighborhood to live in. We have a wonderful diversity of homes, people, parks, and businesses.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market
presented by
the Business Guild of Seminole Heights

Sunday, February 14th 9am to 1pm located on the grounds of historic Hillsborough High School

The Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market  will help to offer a weekend day for fun in the sun, fresh shopping and serve as a gathering place for families and friends to bond, mingle and buy local.

To learn more click here

Friday, January 08, 2010

2010 Census to Begin
WARNING: 2010 Census Cautions from the Better Business Bureau Be Cautious About Giving Info to Census Workers
by Susan Johnson

With the U.S. Census process beginning, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises people to be cooperative, but cautious, so as not to become a victim of fraud or identity theft.  The first phase of the 2010 U.S. Census is under way as workers have begun verifying the addresses of households across the country.  Eventually, more than 140,000 U.S. Census workers will count every person in the United States and will gather information about every person living at each address including name, age, gender, race, and other relevant data. The big question is how do you tell the difference between a U.S. Census worker and a con artist?

BBB offers the following advice: If a U.S. Census worker knocks on your door, they will have:
        1-a badge
        2-a handheld device
        3-a Census Bureau canvas bag, and
        4-a confidentiality notice.

Ask to see their identification and their badge before answering their questions. However, you should never invite anyone you don't know into your home. Census workers are currently
only knocking on doors to verify address information.

Do not give your Social Security number, credit card or banking information to anyone, even if they claim they need it for the U.S. Census.


The Census Bureau will not ask for Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers, nor will employees solicit donations.  Any one asking for that information is NOT with the Census Bureau.

AND REMEMBER, THE CENSUS BUREAU HAS DECIDED NOT TO WORK WITH ACORN ON GATHERING THIS INFORMATION. No Acorn worker should approach you saying he/she is with the Census Bureau. Eventually, Census workers may contact you by telephone, mail, or in person at home.

However, the Census Bureau will not contact you by Email, so be on the lookout for Email scams impersonating the Census.

Never click on a link or open any attachments in an Email that are supposedly from the U.S. Census Bureau.

For more advice on avoiding identity theft and fraud, visit www.bbb.org

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

CVS set to go before Tampa City Council for approval of the newest buisness to land in Seminole Heights. You can voice your opinion by emailing City Council or attending the January 28th meeting.The location for this site is the southeast corner of Sligh and Nebraska Aves. Currently the site houses a used car lot, an apartment building and a roofing business. It is a large site as you can see in the proposed elevations linked below. CVS has worked with area leaders to bring their standard urban storefront more inline with the Seminole Heights Form-based Zoning guidelines. In doing so, they were able to save 3 grand trees. However these same trees did not allow for any further movement towards fully realizing the Form-based designs. Saving the trees was considered a better choice by all involved in the discussions.

The plans can be viewed by clicking Seminole Heights CVS Elevations and Landscape Exhibit

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sunday, December 13th from3pm - 6pm The Rotary Club presents a Holiday Home Tour featuring homes from the Best Old House Neighborhood in the South. This designation was given by Old House Magazine to Greater Seminole Heights. You are invited to tour beautifully decorated home and to top off the day with a wine & cheese party at the studio of Susan Gott, world-class artist of Phoenix Glass Studio.

Tickets are $10.00 and may be purchased at:
Weichert, Realtors - Yates & Assoc - 1046 Busch Blvd #300, M-F 9-5
Forever Beautiful 5135 N. Florida Ave, T-Th 10-9, F&S 10-6
Sherry's Yesterdaz - 5207 N. Florida Ave, T-S 11-6

or online at Tampa Rotary Tickets

PROCEEDS BENEFIT ROTARY'S CAMP FLORIDA, a special place for special needs children.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Planning for the 2nd Annual Evelyn City Progressive Dinner is underway. Save the date for Friday, December 11. The 1st course will begin at 7pm. If you are interested in Hosting please let Christie know as soon as possible. Last year we had a blast. We had a Beverage Wagon supplied by Jim and Marilib to move the drinks from course to course. They will be supplying the wagon once again.

If you are in need of child care for the evening, please let me know.

You can RSVP to evelyn-city@tampabay.rr.com. Let me know what course you will provide a dish for and the number of people joining you.