Oldsmar there’s no place like gnome page 26
art walk page 10
opal theater page 24
hurricane preparedness page 32 June / July / Aug / Sept 2021
letter from the mayor ERIC SEIDEL
Welcoming the Summer of 2021 is a particularly joyous occasion. Given the past year’s stress, uncertainty, and the ongoing pandemic, Oldsmar has lots to celebrate and enjoy. I am certainly ready for a summer of fun, relaxation, and productivity, and I am confident you are, as well. This past year, Oldsmar has evolved into a beacon of strength, community, and resiliency. We not only survived, but thrived. In this edition of Experience Oldsmar, you will find a wealth of information regarding programs and events. City staff diligently creates a diverse collection of offerings, so you will surely find one to enjoy. In this collection, there are opportunities for new experiences and some old favorites, too. They offer entertainment, enrichment, and invaluable social connections. Community highlights in this edition include local business Amici’s Catering (page 28), resident John-Andrew Kambanis (page 8), and program
instructor Chelsea Mulvin (page 19). Take time to discover their unique history and community contributions. We also feature the recent Oldsmar Days and Nights event (page 22) that took place on April 23-25. As one of the first outdoor festivals in Pinellas County to follow large-scale COVID-19 event guidelines, it was an unprecedented success. Lastly, it is June, and that, unfortunately, means the beginning of Hurricane Season. It was a hundred years ago this year when Oldsmar and other Tampa Bay coastal communities were deeply impacted by an estimated 11-foot-high storm surge. It was one of the most destructive storms for our region and serves as a reminder to make sure you take a few moments to read the important Hurricane Preparedness information (page 32) and attend the free community Hurricane Expo on Tuesday, July 13, 5 - 8 pm at the Library. Thank you for experiencing Oldsmar and being a part of our community.
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Experience Oldsmar Magazine is created by & for those who love this special place. Edit o r-I n -Chi ef Felicia Donnelly E xe c u t ive Edit or Debb Vitraelli De sig ne r / P hot o g rap h e r Mark McGinley G ra p hi c A r t ist Emilee Pennington
updates CO N N ECT IN G CO MMUNIT Y ! As part of the City Council’s Connected City efforts, Oldsmar has an official podcast titled ‘Experience Oldsmar’ to educate the public on programs, events, and government topics. A monthly eblast from the City Manager provides updates on happenings with the City and essential news items. Mayor Seidel now hosts a Facebook Live event, titled ‘Coffee with the Mayor,’ which is broadcast on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m., after a City Council meeting to provide a quick overview of the prior evening’s discussions. You can find these connections at ExperienceOldsmar.com.
OUR NEW VICE-MAYO R Council Member Andrew Knapp is serving his first full term of office on Seat 3 through March 2024, after serving a remaining 1-year term as his debut to government service. He was selected by Mayor Seidel to serve as ViceMayor through March 2022. Andrew is a third-generation Oldsmar resident. While growing up, Andrew attained the rank of Eagle Scout with Oldsmar’s Boy Scout Troop 64. He is a charter member of the Oldsmar VFW Auxiliary Post and serves as the current President of his neighborhood Homeowners Association Board. Prior to being elected, he served on multiple advisory boards and graduated from the 2018 Janice Miller Oldsmar Citizen’s Academy.
MEE T YOUR NEW COUNCIL MEMBER Council Member Steve Graber is serving his first term on Seat 1 through March 2024. He is focused on Oldsmar’s continued growth through downtown development, increasing recreational opportunities, and supporting Council priorities. He currently serves as Oldsmar’s representative to the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council. Steve is a member of the Oldsmar Historical Society and Friends of the Oldsmar Library. Prior to being elected, he graduated from the 2019 Janice Miller Citizen’s Academy, served on multiple advisory boards, and was a member of the Forward Pinellas Citizens Advisory Committee.
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SPONSORS & PARTNERS Gain access to potential customers, increase your advertising exposure, and demonstrate your suppor t and investment in your community by partnering with Leisure Services programs. For information, call (813) 749-1267.
SPECIAL EVENT VENDORS We are always seeking vendors of all varieties for our special events. If interested, call (813) 749-1155. • Food Trucks/Vendors • Snacks, Desserts • Arts, Crafts, Fine Art • Farmers Market Vendors • And many more
VOLUNTEER Park beautification, event assistance, community clean-ups – these are just a few of the many opportunities available if you would like to volunteer for the City as a group, business, or individual. Perfect for Bright Future hours! For information, call (813) 749-1267.
COMMEMORATIVE BR ICKS Veterans Memorial Park
Create a lasting memory to celebrate a veteran, family member, or special occasion. Each brick includes three lines of text for $100. For information, call (813) 749-1267
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Oldsmar’s Veterans Memorial Wall recognizes Oldsmar residents (of at least one year) who were honorably discharged from service by having their name, rank, and years of service engraved for free. Applications are reviewed each September and those approved are recognized during a ‘roll call’ at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony. For information, call (813) 749-1115.
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100 State St. W. Oldsmar, FL 34677 (813) 749-1100 Monday - Friday 8 am - 3:30 pm* General Information.
127 State St. W. (813) 749-1155
101 State St. W. (813) 749-1115 Work Sessions as scheduled. Council Meetings, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 7 pm
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BUSINESS TAX RECEIPTS (813) 749-1142 Required to Conduct Business in Oldsmar.
CI T Y C LER K (813) 749-1115 Ordinances, Records, Liens, Citizens Academy, Veterans Wall, Assessments, Elections, Board and Committee Applications.
COD E EN FORCE ME NT (813) 749-1129 Regulation Enforcement, Zoning, Signage, and Parking.
400 St. Petersburg Dr. E. (813) 749-1178 Monday – Thursday 9 am – 8 pm Friday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm Programs, Books, DVDs, WiFi, and Computers.
FIR E R ES CU E 225 Pine Ave. N. (813) 749-1200 Non-Emergencies, Safety Inspections, and CPR Classes.
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(813) 749-1110 City Employment and Community Service Coordination.
650 Pine Ave. N. (813) 749-1152 See page 12 for update hours. Spray Park, Parking Permits, Field Rentals, Programs, Gymnasium, and Rec Cards.
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(813) 749-1142 Signs, Building, Fences, Golf Cart, Tree Removal, and Demolition.
PUBLI C WO RKS (813) 749-1136 Streets, Stormwater, Wastewater, Reclaimed Water, Sustainability, and Technical Services.
UT I LI T Y BI L L ING (813) 855-5257 Water, Solid Waste, and Recycling Accounts.
300 Commerce Blvd. (813) 749-1260 Park & Facility Rentals, Volunteers, Sponsorships, and Memorial Bricks.
O LD SM A R SPORTS COM P LEX 3120 Tampa Rd. (813) 749-1260 Softball, Baseball, Hockey, Futsal, Soccer, Football, & Cheerleading.
CIT Y COU N CIL Mayor Eric Seidel Vice-Mayor Council Member, Seat 3 Andrew Knapp Council Member, Seat 1 Steve Graber Council Member, Seat 2 Dan Saracki Council Member, Seat 4 Katie Gannon
CIT Y OF F ICIA LS City Manager Al Braithwaite Asst. City Manager Felicia Donnelly City Attorney Thomas Trask City Clerk Ann Nixon
D E PA RT M E N T D IR ECTORS Administrative Services Cindy Nenno Fire Rescue Jason Schwabe Human Resources Michelle Kutch Leisure Services Chip Potts Library Susan Hurley Planning & Redevelopment Tatiana Childress Public Works Nan Bennett
H OL IDAY CLO S U RES Independence Day Monday, July 5
Labor Day Monday, September 6
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 25 Friday, November 26 Saturday, November 27
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J U LY HURRICANE EXPO Tuesday, July 13, 5 - 8 pm City and regional stakeholders will be on-site to assist local residents prepare for the 2021 Hurricane Season. TECO Hall, Oldsmar Public Library FREE (813) 749-1100
SEPTEMBER MOVI E I N TH E PARK Friday, June 4, 7 pm This event features a family friendly movie (The Incredibles) in the park with social distancing incorporated. Bring a picnic basket and a blanket. Maximum 8 people per space. Golf cart parking is available. RE Olds Park FREE
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I N VASI VE FISH RO U NDU P Saturday, June 5 Registration begins at 8:30 am Help us catch invasive fish that are harmful to our natural resources and ecosystem. Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve FREE
Tuesday, September 7, 5 - 7 pm Women Who Work – Portrait Art Show Opening Reception Oldsmar City Hall FREE
BOB SEYMOUR, JR. MEMORIAL FISHING TOURNAMENT Saturday, June 12 Registration begins at 7:30 am Fishing from 8 – 11 am Ages 16 & Up Compete in a fishing tournament against your friends and peers. We will have raffles and prizes. Boat and land fishing allowed; bring your own pole and bait. Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve, Shelter 3 FREE
M E E T T H E KA M BA N IS FA MI LY While the first recorded Olympic Games were held in Greece in the year 776 B.C., it would take 2,773 years to impact Oldsmar resident John-Andrew Kambanis. While attending Loyola University Chicago and competing on the Track Team, a unique opportunity presented itself. Since he possesses dual citizenship in the United States and Greece, his coach approached him to try out for the Hellenic Bobsleigh Team. A lifelong dream came true when he qualified to compete in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, for both the two-man and four-man bobsled events. As the brakeman for the two-man team, they finished first among the newer countries competing in the sport. Promoting and fundraising were crucial strategies for the team, which led to the first Winter Olympic poster ever designed for Greece. For a donation, fans sent their photos, placed on the sides of the sled so they could be there with the bobsled team in spirit and share their Olympic dream. In 2002, he debuted as the team’s Pilot at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. John-Andrew met his wife, Elena, while working together on a project as financial consultants. They moved to Florida in 2012 from Chicago and made Oldsmar their hometown in 2014. Their 9-year-old son, Yiannis, keeps them busy with his involvement with the Oldsmar Soccer Club. John-Andrew volunteers on the Leisure Services Advisory Board and Planning Board for the City. The family loves this young at heart community – kid and family-friendly, exploring the Oldsmar Trail and enjoying the waterfront view at R.E. Olds Park. For the past five years, their son has enjoyed ‘Santa Visits’ along with his neighborhood friends. These elements for the Kambanis’ create a solid foundation for building a life together in a City they admire. You might say the Olympic torch remains lit – in the heart of Oldsmar.
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leisure ser vices STAT E STRE E T CENTE R 127 State St. W.
CY PR ESS FO REST R ECR EATIO N CENTE R 650 Pine Avenue North (813) 749-1152 FACI LI T Y HO URS
June - July: Monday - Thursday, 9 am – 9 pm Friday, 9 am – 6 pm Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm August - September: Monday - Friday, 9 am – 9 pm Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm
RAI N OUT L INE If you need to know if fields are playable after a rainstorm, you will love Rainout Line. Check field status any time by calling (813) 448-2255 and following the options to find your park. You can also sign up for email or text alerts via rainoutline.com. (search for City of Oldsmar Leisure Services)
SHELT ER RE NTAL TIMES & R ESERVATIO N FEES (Per 4-hour session, tax included) Rental Times – 9 am – 1 pm or 2 – 6 pm Resident Fee – $21.40 with valid rec card Non-Resident Fee - $42.80 ($53.50 for Spray Park location) (RC) = with rec card (WO) = without rec card 12
R ECR EAT ION CA R D S Fees (all include tax) Resident* - Individual $5.35 Resident* - Family $16.05 Non-Resident – Individual $117.70 Non-Resident – Family $256.80 6-Month Non-Resident – Individual $69.55 *Documentation required includes a copy of an Oldsmar water bill and valid driver’s license.
PA R K IN G PASS For $2.68 (tax included), Oldsmar residents* can purchase an annual parking pass required for: Cypress Forest Spray Park (April - October) Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve South Support Beach (January - December) *Documentation required includes a valid driver’s license with Oldsmar resident address and valid vehicle registration. Parking passes can be purchased at Cypress Forest Recreation Center.
SH E LT E R R E N TA L IN FOR M AT ION Shelter rentals can be made at Cypress Forest Recreation Center. Full payment, deposits, and rental agreements must be fulfilled before a reservation can be made. Oldsmar residents may rent picnic shelters any time in advance up 3 days before the intended event. Non-residents may only reserve shelters up to 30 days in advance. Residents must provide proof of residency (Oldsmar water bill and driver’s license) and have a valid recreation card. A $50 deposit via Visa or MasterCard is required per shelter for all renters. A Temporary Use Permit must be filed with the Leisure Services Department if a bounce house or other specialty item is intended for your rental. For room rentals, call (813) 749-1267.
older adult programs S I LV ER SNEAKE RS Designed to increase muscle strength, range of motion, and improve activities for daily living. A chair will be used for seated exercises as well as standing support. Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 am Cypress Forest Recreation Center $4 per class (RC) $6 (WO) FREE with Medicare approval
C H A I R YOGA This class focuses on core strength for balance, stretching for flexibility, and mind & body relaxation. All poses are performed in a chair or standing using the chair for added support. All levels welcome. Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 am Cypress Forest Recreation Center $4 per class (RC) $6 (WO)
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Drive up to State Street Center and play Bingo for prizes from your car! Fridays, 9 am State Street Center $1 per visit (RC) $1.50 (WO)
JOUR NAL AN D CO FFE E CLU B Gather and socialize with friends to discuss each week’s journal article over coffee. Thursdays, 9:30 am Cypress Forest Recreation Center FREE
PAG E T UR NERS BO O K CLU B Learn something new with the Page Turners as this book club meets each week. Readers acquire their own copy of the books. Thursdays, 11 am Cypress Forest Recreation Center FREE
W E DNESDAY WAL K E RS Walk Oldsmar parks and trails with us and your friends. This 10-week walking program will include a 30-45-minute walk with stops for snacks and drinks. Wednesdays, 9 am State Street Center $2 per session (RC) $4 (WO) 13
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N O RT H PI NE L LAS PANTH ERS FO OT BALL & CH E E R Opportunities for boys and girls to learn football, cheerleading, and teamwork. (Ages 4-14) NorthPinellasPanthers.com
M EN’ S SOF TBAL L L EAG U E 10-week men’s league ending with a single elimination tournament. Join as a team for recreational fun. Tuesdays, 6:45 pm, 7:50 pm and 8:55 pm Season begins in August $400 League Fee
OLD SMAR YO U TH SO CCE R CLU B Offering recreational and competitive programs for boys and girls. (Ages 19 and under) OldsmarSoccer.com
OLD SMAR LITTL E L EAG U E Offering boys and girls opportunities to play baseball and fast pitch softball. (Ages 4-14) OldsmarLL.com
(RC) = with rec card (WO) = without rec card
OUTDOOR HOCKEY RINK YOUT H HOCKEY S K I L LS D EVELOP ME NT This 6-week program* features drills and exercises for players to improve individual skills and conditioning. Teams mix and match each week for games and scrimmages to showcase what they’ve learned. Limit 16 players per age group. (Age groups 3-6, 7-9, 10-13) Wednesdays: Ages 7-9: 6 – 6:45 pm Ages 10-13: 7 – 7:45 pm Saturdays: Ages 3-6: 9 – 9:45 am Ages 7-9: 10 – 10:45 am Ages 10-13: 11 – 11:45 am $30 per session (RC) $45 (WO) *Parents must agree to the guidelines provided before registering
A D U LT COMPE TITIVE BAL L HOC K EY LEAGU E 8-week competitive league for players with intermediate to advanced skills. Join as a team or contact us for individual placement. (Ages 16 & Up) Mondays, 6 pm League Start Begins September 13 FREE NOTE: Hockey sticks, balls, and goalie pads may be available for use. Gloves and shin guards are recommended, but not provided. Helmets are not required.
A D U LT N OV ICE BA LL H OCK EY LEAG U E 8-week adult league all about having fun! This league is for beginner to intermediate skill levels. Join as a team or contact us for individual placement. (Ages 40 & Up) Thursdays, 6 pm League Start Begins September 16 FREE
F U TSA L Exciting, fast-paced, small-sided soccer game that emphasizes technical skill. Youth (14 & Under): Tuesdays, 6 – 7:15 pm Adult (15 & Over) : Tuesdays, 7:15 – 8:30 pm FREE
youth programs TOD D LER TIME Open play with fun toys and a junior bounce house with parent supervision. Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 – 11 am Cypress Forest Recreation Center FREE
VOLLEY BAL L ACADE MY Take your game to the next level with volleyball skill development. (Ages 9-17) Beginners: Tuesdays, 6:45 pm Intermediate: Tuesdays, 7:45 pm Cypress Forest Recreation Center $50 per month (RC) $75 (WO)
VOLLEY BAL L P LAY AND L EAR N Volleyball instruction through game play. (Ages 9-17) Mondays, 6:30 pm Cypress Forest Recreation Center $35 per month (RC) $52.50 (WO)
KARAT E Learn Karate fundamentals and practical self-defense skills in a fun and friendly format. (Ages 3-6) Wednesdays & Fridays, 5:30 – 6 pm (Ages 7-12) Wednesdays & Fridays, 6:15 – 6:45 pm Cypress Forest Recreation Center $65 per month (RC) $97.50 (WO)
T I NY TOTS KARATE This program focuses on introducing students to martial arts with age-appropriate lessons. (Ages 3-5) Thursdays, 9:30 am Cypress Forest Recreation Center $20 per month (RC) $40 (WO)
PA R E N T ’S N IG H T OU T Take a night off while your children enjoy themed fun. Pizza dinner included. (Ages 5-12) Friday, September 17, 6 – 11 pm Cypress Forest Recreation Center $10 per night (RC) $15 (WO)
FA M ILY CA R D IO D R U M M IN G Cardio through rhythm and fun for the whole family. Two family member minimum from each family to participate. Saturdays, 9 am Cypress Forest Recreation Center $10 per pair per class (RC) $15 (WO) $2 for each additional family member (RC) $3 (WO)
OLD S M A R BASK E T BA LL ACA D E M Y This program will help basketball players hone and enhance their skills through individual instruction by Coach Bob Marinak. Wednesdays Elementary School Ages, 6:30 pm Middle School Ages, 7:30 pm Cypress Forest Recreation Center $45 per month (RC) $67.50 (WO)
For information, call (813) 749-1152. (RC) = with rec card (WO) = without rec card
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Ages 15-17 Teens will get together weekly to share and grow their photography skills. Wednesdays, 3 pm Cypress Forest Recreation Center FREE
Ages 13-17 Teens can express their creativity with blacklight canvas painting while socializing with friends over music and pizza! Supplies provided. Friday, September 10, 6 – 8 pm Cypress Forest Recreation Center $10 (RC) $15 (WO) * Preregistration required – call (813) 749-1152.
M OV IES AT T H E R EC Ages 13-17 Teens can gather with their friends and enjoy a movie, snacks, and drinks. Movies will be selected by the teens each week before the next movie night. Friday, September 24, 7 pm Cypress Forest Recreation Center $2 per movie (RC) $3(WO)
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Increase your balance and soothe your mind. Beginners welcome. Mondays, 7 – 8 pm Cypress Forest Recreation Center $5 per class (RC) $7.50 (WO) $50 for 11 class punch card (RC) $75 (WO)
Enjoy a pickup game with friends or grab a ball to work on your skills. Call for indoor court availability. Cypress Forest Recreation Center $1 per visit (RC) $1.50 (WO)
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ZUMBA® Dance with exciting music to give you a cardio workout you don’t even know you’re getting. Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 pm Cypress Forest Recreation Center $5 per class (RC) $7.50 (WO) $50 for 11 class punch card (RC) $75 (WO)
SUNSE T YO G A Complete your day by being present in the moment and relaxing with Sunset Yoga. Wednesdays, 6 pm RE Olds Park (Weather permitting) State Street Center (Inclement weather back up) $5 per class (RC) $7.50 (WO)
CAR D I O DRU MMING Cardio through rhythm and fun! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm Cypress Forest Recreation Center $7 per class (RC) $10.50 (WO)
Fun combination of tennis, badminton, and table tennis played on indoor courts at Cypress Forest Recreation Center or three lighted outdoor courts at Bicentennial Park. Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays, 9 am – 12 pm Cypress Forest Recreation Center (Note: Call for indoor court availability. Not available during Summer Camp.) $1 per visit (RC) $1.50 (WO) indoors Open Play Bicentennial Park Outdoor courts FREE to use and have lights until 10 pm.
P ICK LE BA LL / T E N N IS LES SON S Offering introductory and intermediate lessons for pickleball and tennis. All skill levels and ages are welcome. Pickleball Lessons (Returning in September): Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 – 1 pm Saturdays, 1 – 2 pm Tennis Lessons: Tuesdays, 7:30 – 10:30 am Thursdays, 4:30 – 6 pm Saturdays, 12 – 2 pm Bicentennial Park
BA D M IN TON Bring your racquet and enjoy the competition. Two indoor badminton nets are available. Thursdays, 7 – 9 pm Saturdays, 10 am – 1 pm Cypress Forest Recreation Center $1 per visit (RC) $1.50 (WO)
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instructor spotlight What brought you to teach in Oldsmar? I was living and training nearby and heard from a family friend that the city was looking for a Chair Yoga instructor. I had just begun instructing with the YMCA and was so excited to have another opportunity doing what I love! Since then, I’ve been fortunate enough to add 6 more classes a week with the City of Oldsmar. What are some other hobbies you enjoy? Horseback riding, dance, cycling, hiking and cheering on the Bolts! What is one fun fact about you? I’m type 1 diabetic and have a Labrador diabetic alert dog, named Oshie, that alerts me to high and low blood sugar levels. What do enjoy most about teaching?
M E E T CHELSEA Chelsea Mulvin is one of our fitness instructors here in the City of Oldsmar. She was born and raised in the area and teaches Sunset Yoga, Chair Yoga, and Silver Sneakers. Chelsea has a passion for fitness and has been teaching for 5 years. She holds certifications from NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) as a Certified Personal Trainer, Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS), Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS), and Golf Fitness Specialist (GFS). She is also an ACE Certified Group Exercise Instructor and currently working towards her Yoga Alliance Yoga Instructor Certification (R-YFT 200) through Yoga Faith. Learn more about Chelsea and come check out one of her classes, the first one is free!
I love the community that each class forms. Regulars become a second family for each other and always reach out when someone misses a few classes to make sure they’re alright. They’re welcoming, they hold one another accountable and praise each other’s progress. I love that in leading classes I can facilitate and be a part of that! Is there anything else you’d like to share with the community? Please let me know if you have any questions at all about our classes. I love to empower our members to try something new and find something they truly enjoy! When we find physical activity we really truly enjoy, that’s when the change begins. I believe our bodies are capable of so much more than we give them credit for. Email me questions: email@example.com
What inspired you to become a fitness instructor? My husband is a golf instructor and I had always admired watching him pursue a career he was passionate about. After some time at a desk job, he encouraged me to pursue what I loved, too, which was fitness! I’m blessed to have the career I do and I’m thankful for the people it has brought into my life.
outdoor programs & adventures E M POW E R A DV E N T U R ES ZIP LINE
Offering families and groups unforgettable experiences and new perspectives on fun with a 60-foot-tall start tower, five zip lines of varying lengths, and a 200-foot suspension bridge. Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve For information, call (813) 448-5635 or visit zipontampabay.com
EQU IP M E N T R E N TA LS Beginner bocce ball, disc golf, and pickleball equipment sets are free to check out at the Oldsmar Public Library. Current library card required. For information, call (813) 749-1178 B OCC E BALL COU RTS
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Classes instructed by a certified dog trainer and are based on positive reinforcement and rewardbased training. Proof of vaccines required. Pinch, prong, and choke collars not permitted. Next session begins in September. Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm Cypress Forest Recreation Center $85 per 6-week session (RC) $127.50 (WO)
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Puppies will learn about new and novel objects, standard commands, loose leash walking, and more. Proof of vaccines required. Pinch, prong, and choke collars not permitted. Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm Cypress Forest Recreation Center $85 per 6-week session (RC) $127.50 (WO)
OLD SMAR DISC G O L F CLU B Oldsmar Disc Golf Course features 18 holes with various tee placements for all levels of play. Beginner Basics – Saturdays, 9:30 am Handicap Games – Saturdays, 10 am Sheffield Park For information, call (727) 888-4420.
OLD S M A R ORG A N IC COM M U N IT Y G A R D E N Membership with this non-profit includes gardening in raised bed plots and educational sessions on organic gardening year-round. Bicentennial Park For information, visit OOCG.org.
Educational courses to learn the proper skills for handling various emergencies are available through Oldsmar Fire Rescue. One of the most critical training courses provided to the community is CPR Training. It can save your life and the lives of your children, friends, family, and strangers. Training is not hard to complete and occurs at Fire Station 54 on Saturday mornings beginning at 9 am on July 17, September 18, and November 13. Learning the basics of CPR can be empowering and an action you will remember throughout your lifetime. You can register individually or as a group. Groups of four or more can schedule a different date and time. For information or to register, call (813) 749-1200. SAFE COOKING TIPS Did you know cooking is the leading cause of home fires and injuries? The leading cause of kitchen fires is unattended cooking. If you are simmering, baking or roasting, check your foods or liquids regularly. Be sure to stay in the kitchen when you are boiling, grilling, frying, or broiling food. Here are more tips to follow while cooking: Have a ‘kid-free zone’ of at least 3-feet around the stove and areas where hot food/drink is prepared or carried. Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stove top. Wear short, close-fitting, or tightly rolled sleeves while cooking, as loose clothing can hang down onto stove burners and catch fire. Always keep a lid nearby. If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan, turn off the burner, and leave the pan covered until it is cool.
SUMMER FERTILIZER BAN Pinellas County’s fertilizer ordinance bans the sale and use of any lawn or landscape fertilizer with nitrogen or phosphorous from June 1 to September 30 to protect our aquatic environment during the rainy season. Use Florida-Friendly yard products that contain iron and other micronutrients to ensure healthy lawns. The following best management practices help keep a healthy landscape during the summer: Reclaimed water can contain high amounts of nutrients. As such, you may not need fertilizers. Limit application to no more than 4 pounds of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet per year. Avoid using phosphorous! Only use phosphorous if a soil test says it is needed. Protect our watershed. The Fertilizer-Free zone begins 10 feet back from the top of the slope towards any seawall or body of water. Sweep it up. Whisk any fertilizer granules that fall onto sidewalks, streets, or driveways back into the landscape. Watch the weather. Rainstorms don’t water in fertilizer; they wash it away – wasting your money and polluting the water. Remember – only rain down the drain! Streets and storm drains are part of the drainage system, which protects developed areas from flooding. Everything that enters the streets and storm drains flows directly into waterways without treatment and causes pollution. Find tips on landscape practices and fertilizer applications at PinellasCounty.org/fertilizer. ANNUAL WATER QUALIT Y REPORT
Did you know children three years of age and younger make up the largest percentage of drowning-related fatalities? Drowning is the second leading cause of preventable death for children. Sadly, nearly 70% of children drowning occurs during non-swimming activities.
The City of Oldsmar publishes an annual Drinking Water Quality Report designed to inform all water customers about the quality of water and services delivered every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. This report helps the user understand the efforts made to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our limited water resources. View the report by visiting MyOldsmar.com/1068/2020Consumer-Confidence-Report.
Here are some simple steps to help keep children safe in and around the water:
WATER SAFE T Y
Ensure family members achieve basic water skills and swimming techniques. Always confirm there is close supervision, life jackets, and barriers to prevent access to water. Be prepared to handle an emergency by learning CPR, calling for help, and knowing how to assist someone in trouble safely.
Help keep City roads, waterways, and stormwater system clean by joining the Adopt-A-Street program. A great opportunity for residents, businesses, and other organizations to play an important role in demonstrating community pride. Make positive statements with clean roadways and attractive neighborhoods, while understanding the environmental impacts of littering. Learn more at MyOldsmar.com/832/Adopt-A-Street. 21
O L D S M A R DAYS A N D N I G H TS The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce hosted the 60th Annual Oldsmar Days & Nights event April 23-25 at R.E. Olds Park. During these three days of activities, over 7,000 attendees enjoyed classic rock, classic cars, and classic Florida with ‘chamber of commerce’ weather along the shores of upper Tampa Bay. The Oldsmar Days Parade, always a community favorite, featured approximately 36 entries along the route. The tradition continued as the Oldsmar Citizen of the Year, Sandie Grimes, rode in the City’s historic 1901 Oldsmobile Curved Dash Runabout to lead the parade in style. Residents enjoyed other historic cars, provided by the Oldsmobile Club of Florida, that carried dignitaries who tossed necklaces and trinkets to the clamoring crowd. Oldsmar Days & Nights was an unprecedented event, as it was one of the first outdoor festivals in Pinellas County to follow large-scale COVID-19 event guidelines at the time.
arts & culture
O PA L T H E AT E R All ages can explore the art of musical theater by taking center stage to act, sing, and dance or learning the ropes of backstage management with a variety of community productions. (Ages 8 & Up) Mondays, 6 – 8 pm Cypress Forest Recreation Center $50 per month (RC) $75 (WO) BRICKS FOR KIDZ This enriching program provides an extraordinary atmosphere for students to build unique motorized creations, art, and explore their imaginations using LEGO® bricks. (Ages 5-12) Mondays, 6 pm Cypress Forest Recreation Center $40 per month (RC) $60 (WO)
GROUP VOICE Vocal students learn how to sing effectively. All levels welcome. (Ages 7-16) Mondays, 5 pm Cypress Forest Recreation Center $35 per month (RC) $52.50 (WO) G R O U P G U I TA R L E S S O N S Learn to play the guitar in a fun and relaxed setting. All levels welcome. (Ages 7-16) Mondays, 6 pm Cypress Forest Recreation Center $35 per month (RC) $52.50 (WO) GROUP SONGWRITING Learn the basics of songwriting in a group setting. All levels welcome. (Ages 7-16) Mondays, 7 pm Cypress Forest Recreation Center $35 per month (RC) $52.50 (WO) YO U T H P R I VAT E L E S S O N S Learn the basics of guitar, voice, and songwriting. (Ages 7-16) Times available Mondays after 7 pm. Cypress Forest Recreation Center $25 per half-hour lesson (RC) $37.50 (WO) MAGIC WITH MARK Learn the art of magic with everyday items such as playing cards, pencils, balls, coins, and ropes. Materials included. (Ages 9-17) Wednesdays, 6 pm Cypress Forest Recreation Center $45 per month (RC) $67.50 (WO) MISS SUDA’S DANCERS Group, solo, advanced dance classes, and seasonal recitals throughout the year. Hip Hop Beginners (ages 8 & Up): Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:15 pm Hip Hop Advanced (ages 8 & Up): Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:15 pm Jazz, Tap, & Ballet (Ages 4-7) Thursdays, 6:15 – 7:15 pm Jazz, Tap, & Ballet (Ages 8 & Up) Thursdays, 7:30– 8:30 pm Cypress Forest Recreation Center $30 per month (RC) $45 (WO) For information, call (813) 749-1152. (RC) = with rec card (WO) = without rec card 25
pop up art projects Gnoming Around Oldsmar
Gather your friends and family from home, get outside and search for your favorite gnome! Oldsmar’s Pop Up Art Project features twelve of these mystical and humorous creatures. Around the City, they are there in plain sight. Get up close for a look, rest assured they won’t bite. Oldsmar has never had such an occasion, as a dozen little fellas creating a Gnomevasion! To find each one, ‘Sherlock Gnome’ hunters must solve a riddle. Start with the first or the one in the middle. Once you find a mischievous gnome, snap a selfie with him on your camera or phone. On social media you can share the news, using #OldsmarGnomes to get lots of views. Shhh… be careful not to reveal the place, so other detectives can get on the case. Since February, hundreds of residents and visitors have enjoyed discovering the Gnomes. Don’t worry – there’s still time to start exploring. Just visit OldsmarPopUpArt. com to find the riddles to begin your quest!
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New Pop Up Art Project! Next time you visit R.E. Olds Park, be sure to find the City’s newest Pop Up Art Project entitled ‘Greetings from Oldsmar’, located just east of the amphitheater. This engaging project allows residents and visitors to travel back in time while ‘sitting’ inside the 1901 Oldsmobile Curved Dash Runabout. Set in front of the 1918 Oldsmar Bank Building on State Street, this photo prop allows participants of all ages to poke their heads through the holes of the standup board and have a picture taken with friends and family to create the ultimate interactive alter-ego. BE SURE TO SHARE your photos on social media with the hashtag #OldsmarGreetings – and kindly mark your Facebook post as PUBLIC so we can add you to the image gallery at OldsmarPopUpArt.com. This project will be up throughout the summer.
Women Who Work – A Portrait Art Show Opening Reception, Tuesday, September 7, 5 - 7 pm Exhibition ends Friday, November 5. Presented by the WCA-FL organization (Women’s Caucus for Art, Florida Chapter.) The Women Who Work – A Portrait Art Show is a composite of 36 portraits by 36 different women artists, created to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage. The 12” x 10” portrait subjects include women at every level of economic status across a variety of occupations. By representing each woman, it is hoped they capture the powerful ways these women influence their city. There are QR coded descriptions on several of the portraits providing exclusive content and a virtual video experience to viewers. Using a smart phone, viewers will be able to hear the story of the inspiration and passion behind each work directly from the artists themselves. The National Women’s Caucus for Art’s mission is to create community through art, education, and social activism. “As women artists honoring women workers, Women Who Work Portrait Project provides us the opportunity to learn from and express our solidarity with those who are following in the tradition of the generations of women who worked to vote, to hold their families together, to attain equal rights, and to promote a world of peace and justice.” 27
A M I C I ’ S CAT ERED C U ISINE To build a successful business, you must start small and dream big. Michael Lamando began his business career in 1983, 5 days after graduating from Florida State University. Initially opening as a deli and meat market, the company eventually evolved into Amici’s Catered Cuisine after customers continuously sought his services for parties and events. The business moved to Oldsmar in 1997, to take advantage of the central Tampa Bay location and to secure better rent pricing. In 2014, Michael purchased a 10,000 SF building in Oldsmar, turning it into a state-of-the-art kitchen facility to accommodate the growth of services. Michael built Amici’s on his ethics. He emphasizes a family atmosphere in the workplace and surrounds himself with the best staff in the hospitality industry. Some of his employees have been with him for over 20 years. Many businesses were significantly impacted by COVID-19 – including Amici’s. Michael and his staff quickly pivoted their business model by offering affordable gourmet meals to the community – all part of the plan to keep most full-time employees earning for their families. They currently employ 15 full-time and 75 part-time employees. As a single father to his 15-year-old daughter Tianna, and 12-year-old son Michael, he shares an important lesson from his upbringing in an Italian/ Irish home in upstate New York. If there is any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives. Over the years, he has contributed significantly to various Tampa Bay non-profit organizations, including Oldsmar Cares. Amici’s has generously donated three wedding receptions to wounded veterans and their brides for “Mission I Do,” and they look forward to their next offering in January 2022 for this organization. Amici’s Catered Cuisine was the recipient of the ‘Small Business of the Year’ in 2000 and ‘Medium Business of the Year’ in 2014 by the Chamber of Commerce. In 2016, they received the ‘Council/ Manager Award’ from the City. That same year, Michael was named ‘Oldsmar Citizen of the Year’ and was honored to ride in the Oldsmar Days Parade and light the Christmas Tree at City Hall. While modest, Michael and his company have garnered numerous awards over the years that include ‘Favorite Caterer’ - Taste of NACE (National Association of Catering & Events), ‘Caterer of the Year’ - National Association of Catering Events, ‘Best of Weddings’ - The Knot, and many local recognitions. Oldsmar is fortunate to have Amici’s Catered Cuisines call it home.
oldsmar public librar y P ROG RA M S & SE RVI C ES For the latest information regarding programs and services, please visit our website.
A D D R ES S 400 St. Petersburg Dr. E. Oldsmar, FL 34677
P H ON E Main (813) 749-1178 Children’s (813) 749-1179 Reference Desk (813) 749-1181
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teen & adult programs T E EN R EAD I NG RAFFL E (Ages 13-18) Every time you read a book, you can enter our reading raffle for a chance to win a prize! (One name will be drawn per week)
Beginning Tuesday, June 1 Monday-Thursday 9 am – 8 pm Friday and Saturday 9 am – 5 pm
W E B S IT E OldsmarLibrary.org
SOCIA L M E D IA @OldsmarLibrary @OldsmarLibrary OldsmarLibrary.BlogSpot.com
youth programs SUMMER READING P RO G RAM Monday, June 14 – Friday, August 6
T I MED R EADING LO G S (Ages 12-under) Complete weekly timed reading logs and win prizes. (Logs can be redeemed for prizes once per week)
CRA F TS (Ages 12-under) Pick up a fun, easy-to-make craft kit each week. (One craft per child per week, while supplies last)
SCAV E N G E R H U N TS (Ages 12-under) Each week we’ll hide a few things throughout the Library. Find them all to win a prize. (One prize per child per week)
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL
TAKE AN D MAKE CRAF T KITS WEEK LY O R I GA M I K I TS
A set of instructions and paper will be available for a new creation each Monday. Projects will start out simple and increase in difficulty each week. SU MMER CRA F T K I TS
Monday, June 7 – Beaded Bookmarks Monday, June 21 – Paper Quilling Tuesday, July 6 – Fleece Pet Toys Monday, July 19 – Cross Stitching (Kits include everything needed to make the craft)
While we are currently not hosting any in-person programs, kids can still enjoy story times with our engaging collection of Story Time with Mr. Anthony and Rhyme Time with Mr. Anthony videos. Search for Oldsmar Public Library on YouTube. 31
hurricane preparedness HUR R I CANE EXPO
P R E PA R E YOU R P ROP E RT Y
City and regional stakeholders are hosting a Hurricane Expo on Tuesday, July 13, from 5 - 8 pm inside TECO Hall at the Oldsmar Public Library. This event is FREE for local residents and businesses.
If you haven’t done so, now is the time to prepare your property.
KNOW YO U R ZO NES
If you have premade shutters for your property, familiarize yourself with them and proper installation. If using plywood, have these on-hand early. Storm shutters can protect your property from high winds, rain, and flying debris when properly used.
It is vital to understand there are TWO types of zones in ‘storm’ conversations during the Hurricane Season. A property may be located in a non-evacuation zone, yet be in a flood zone because of a nearby stream or pond. You must know BOTH zones. FLOOD ZONE FEMA assigns FLOOD ZONES for use in the National Flood Insurance Program. Each flood zone designation is represented by a letter(s) that denotes the flood risk for the property, regardless of the cause. Later this summer, these ZONES WILL BE CHANGED, so it is very important to find yours by visiting PinellasCounty.org/Flooding. EVACUATION ZONE
Based on hurricane surge, the EVACUATION ZONE is determined by the National Hurricane Center. They use ground elevation and the area’s vulnerability to storm surge to assign the zone, identified as A through E. To find your zone, visit kyz.PinellasCounty.org or refer to the enclosed Oldsmar map.
ROOFS Prepare roofs to ensure all shingles are nailed down, loose tiles are fixed, and proper anchors are attached to the roof trusses. Roofs are very vulnerable to wind damage and will often bear the brunt of a storm. DOORS If not placing shutters over doors, properly installed hurricane-rated doors can help protect your property from a storm and lower energy costs. GARAGE DOORS Due to their size, garage doors are highly susceptible to wind damage. If not hurricane tested, high winds can force them in or pull them out of their opening. If lost during a storm, internal pressure can build up, allowing massive winds to blow out the roof and support walls. Bracing system hardware can be purchased and installed by professionals and are easy to use once in place. If budget permits, replace older garage doors with hurricane resistant versions. Hurricane panels can be professionally fitted and installed, but may take longer to install when needed. PROPERT Y If your property is prone to flooding, move vehicles to higher ground away from trees and utility poles. A foot of water will float vehicles. Two feet of rushing water, including storm surge, will move vehicles, SUVs and trucks. Consider this when storing hazardous items and vehicles in the garage. For more tips, visit FloridaDisaster.org.
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City of Oldsmar Hurricane Evacuation Zones
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Sandbagging is a flood prevention technique and, when used properly, may divert water around instead of through a building. Sandbags DO NOT guarantee a water-tight seal. If not stacked properly, they will be useless. Here are some tips for the most effective way to use sandbags.
DEBRIS CLEANUP Following a significant weather event, your property may be impacted with vegetation, construction debris, and damaged personal property. The following guidelines should be followed in order to have your debris safely collected. Debris should be sorted into separate piles: • • • • •
USE PLASTIC SHEE TING When used with plastic sheeting, sandbags are most effective in helping stop seepage through the sand. Securely tape the sheeting to the wall behind and beneath your sandbags or on either side of a doorway or opening to be protected. The sheeting should extend above and beneath the sandbag wall.
Vegetation Construction materials (such as wood, metal debris, fencing, roof) Household hazardous waste (drain cleaner, furniture polish, paint) White goods – (refrigerators and stoves) Household furnishing (mattresses, couches, dressers)
Vegetation should be cut into sections, no longer than four feet. Do not use bags for yard waste. This makes it impossible to recycle or mulch. Do not place debris too close to fire hydrants, mailboxes, or other above ground features. Doing so could result in damages during mechanical removal of debris. Do not obstruct storm drains or the roadway with debris piles.
PLACEMENT Once filled, sandbags should lie flat. When building a sandbag wall, bags MUST shape around each other tightly. Stagger on top of one another AND mold into one another to effectively prevent floodwaters from penetrating the sandbag wall. It is important to tuck the bag’s seal underneath, so the bag’s weight helps keep it closed. Set up sandbags before anticipated flooding. Leave at least one door to the building accessible for entry and exit.
A LERT PI NELLAS Emergency and Community Notification Service
Receive emergency alerts and important news by registering with ALERT Pinellas. This FREE service is for residents and businesses to receive urgent messages for a variety of situations, such as mandatory evacuations, boil water notices, and more. Choose how to receive an alert for up to five Pinellas County locations. You only need to sign up once online at http://bit.ly/AlertPinellasSignUp.
oldsmar parks & facilities guide OLD SMAR SPO RTS CO MP L EX 3120 Tampa Road Daily Hours: 8 am – 11 pm
BI CENT ENNIAL PARK 423 Lafayette Boulevard Daily Hours: 8 am – 10 pm
HAR BOR PAL MS NATU RE PAR K 1820 Mapleleaf Boulevard Daily Hours: Dawn to Dusk
SHEFFI ELD PARK 1923 Cutty Bay Court Daily Hours: 8 am – 9 pm
R . E . OLD S PARK 107 Shore Drive West Daily Hours: 8 am – 11 pm
VE T ERANS MEMO RIAL PARK 250 Shore Drive East Daily Hours: Dawn to Dusk
R I CHAR D RO G E RS PARK 225 Pine Avenue North Daily Hours: 8 am – 10 pm
MOBBLY BEACH PARK* 807 Shore Drive East Daily Hours: Dawn to Dusk
MOBBLY BAYO U WI LD ER NESS P RESE RV E 423 Lafayette Boulevard Daily Hours: Dawn to Dusk
CY PR ESS FO REST SPRAY PAR K* 650 Pine Avenue North (Seasonal Operations) Daily Hours: 10 am – 7 pm *Parking Fee
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Community Community Parks Parks 1
Harbor Palms Nature Park
R.E. Olds Park
Veterans Memorial Park
Mobbly Beach Park
Richard Rogers Park
Sports Complex 8
Oldsmar Sports Complex
Nature Preserve 9
Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve
Recreation Facilities 10 Cypress Forest Recreation Center & Spray Park
WE W I L L N E V E R FO RG E T 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Oldsmar Fire Rescue Station 54’s memorial honors 343 firefighters who tragically sacrificed their lives that day to rescue the victims of the World Trade Center attacks and suppress the fires that resulted. The monument was erected shortly after the attacks and consists of a small section of a steel I-beam from the World Trade Center that rests atop a fabricated “343” monument found at the front courtyard of Station 54. Additionally, the names of the 343 firefighters lost that day are inscribed in the brick pathway that surrounds the monument. “343” has become synonymous with honor and sacrifice in the fire service since the attacks on 9/11 and serves as a tribute to the lives lost that day. The men and women of Oldsmar Fire Rescue honor the sacrifices that were made by those brave public servants, as well as the memory of the thousands of Americans that were senselessly taken from their loved ones in the attacks that day… We Will Never Forget.
Covering events and programs for June, July, August, September of 2021. Features include Letter from the Mayor, Resident Spotlight, Business...
Published on Jun 1, 2021
Covering events and programs for June, July, August, September of 2021. Features include Letter from the Mayor, Resident Spotlight, Business...