What’s Happening

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – VT Clark – HAS CLOSED!  Owners of our historic small grocer and deli have decided to retire.  We wish Sue and Loren all the best and a huge THANK YOU for the years of service and great Cuban sandwiches.

CIVIC ASSOCIATION FIRST 2018 MEETING  –   Wednesday, January 24, 6:30 PM, Port Tampa City Library, 4902 W. Commerce Street, 2nd floor Yeats meeting room. Please plan to arrive early as the meeting needs to start promptly at 6:30 and end before the library closes at 8:00 PM.   Nominations will be accepted for three Board of Directors two-year terms; voting by qualified CAPT members at the February 28 meeting.  All are welcome to attend CAPT meetings.  If you want to qualify for voting privileges, annual dues for calendar year 2018 are $12.00 per person.

CAPT – For more information on the neighborhood association, please click on the  Home tab and select from the drop-down menu CAPT  and the Membership Application or leave a comment on this site.   Email: president@porttampa.org.   Find us on Facebook as Civic Association of Port Tampa-CAPT  https://www.facebook.com/groups/port.tampa.CAPT/.

2018  CAPT Meeting Dates – We look forward to seeing you at our 4th Wednesday of the month, 6:30 PM, meetings.  2018 meeting dates: Jan. 24, Feb. 28, Mar. 28, Apr. 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, Aug. 22, Sept. 26, and Oct. 24, 2018.  Meetings are informal and open to the public.

ANNUAL DUES –  Annual dues for calendar year 2018 are $12.00 per person payable by check or exact cash  and  mailed to CAPT, PO Box 13631, Tampa FL 33681-3631.  Voting rights are enabled 30 days after payment of dues.  You do not have to be a paid member to attend our meetings and share your thoughts and concerns about our neighborhood without participating in the voting process.

Book Store – Friends of the PTC Library (FOL)  operates a Book Store with on-going sales of used books and other library media, has assembled a photographic and artifact display on Port Tampa’s history, and through book store sales sponsors programs for children and adults in the James G. Yeats Meeting Room and the Port Tampa City Recreation Center.   Fundraising includes sales of Port Tampa City Library tote bags as well as “Treasures”, a 108-page pictorial perpetual calendar, and notecards – both feature historic Burgert Brothers photographs.

Saturday, May 13th  BOOKFAIR @ Barnes & Noble, 213 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.  Barnes & Noble donated a percentage of sales to the Friends of the Port Tampa City Library (FOL) for adult & children’s programs.

Picnic Island Cleanup – CAPT, in partnership with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, participated in the Great American Clean-up on April 22, 2017.  For  pictures and information: www.keeptampabaybeautiful.org.

Rough Rider’s Dedication, Sat. Nov. 4, 10:00 AM, Spanish-American War Memorial Park –  Shout-out to the Port Tampa City Woman’s Club and the Rough Riders for again making improvements to Port Tampa City’s Spanish-American War Memorial Park and their generosity to the Port Tampa City community.

Sponsored by the Port Tampa City Woman’s Club, speakers included City Councilman Harry Cohen, PTC Woman’s Club President Maria Chesser, and Rough Riders Club founder Charlie Spicola.

The Rough Riders continue their history of support of the Port Tampa City community. They have refurbished the original marker dedicated to the memory of veterans encamped in our neighborhood in preparation for embarkation to Cuba for the Spanish-American War in 1898.  The Rough Riders previously rededicated the Spanish-American War Memorial Park in 1998, refurbished the historic marker “Tampa as Embarkation Point for the Spanish American War”, and more recently:

Spanish-American War Memorial Park Playground Dedication was held on May 9, 2015. Thanks to the perseverance of the  Port Tampa City Woman’s Club, irrigation improvements have been made, landscaping, and additional playground equipment has been installed.  The Club has plans for refurbishing the park’s marker, replacing damaged bollards, and  shaded seating in the new portion of the park on Prescott Street.

Gazebo –  Accolades to all the organizations that stepped up to the plate, donated materials and money, provided skilled laborers, and gave their time and resources to replace the 70-something years old Spanish-American War Memorial Park gazebo. Special thanks to the Rough Riders organization for taking charge of this project and to the Port Tampa City Woman’s Club for their perseverance in getting us a beautiful gazebo that was dedicated on December 14, 2013.

For more information on the Rough Riders, visit https://tamparoughriders.wixsite.com/rrevents.

Facebook page for the Port Tampa City Woman’s Club https://www.facebook.com/groups/199466250072104/ .


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