St. Pete Extra! July 2024 Edition

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St. Pete Extra! July 2024 Edition

Read all about it! Your monthly digest for all things St. Pete. Want to receive this news straight to your inbox? Sign up for the e-newsletter at stpete.org/StPeteExtra.

STEP UP AND SHINE!

Applications for the Cohort of Champions Fall Academy are now open. Dive into exciting opportunities like entrepreneurship, job skills, and other educational activities for underserved teens in St. Pete, ages 12-15.

For more information and to apply, visit stpete.org/Cohort

SAFE SUMMER VIBES

St. Pete residents are encouraged to celebrate the start of summer break and learn about violence prevention. Safe Summer Fridays are for youth ages 12-16 and will provide a safe space for young teens to enjoy an open gym, movie night, and refreshments.

Learn more by visiting stpete.org/SafeSummer

SANDBAGS! GET YOUR SANDBAGS!

DYK: Sandbags are available to St. Pete residents ALL YEAR LONG?! Don't wait until a storm is coming - avoid the lines and stock up early. Tell a friend!

Year-round sandbags are available Mon - Fri (7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) and the second Saturday of the month at the Pavement and Traffic Operations Building - 1744 9th Ave. N.

*Except during a declared emergency

More info at stpete.org/Sandbags

VOTE, ST. PETE!

Your voice is your vote, and every vote counts. Registering to vote is a powerful way to make your voice heard in this coming Primary and General elections. You can easily register online, at public libraries, or through voter registration organizations.

For more details on how to register, visit votepinellas.com

UTILITY RATE CHANGES COMING DOWN THE PIPE

Utility billing rates and charges for water, wastewater, reclaimed water, stormwater, and sanitation will change on Oct. 1, 2024, upon City Council approval.

Stay updated at stpete.org/Rates

TEE OFF IN ST. PETE!

Looking for the perfect summer escape? Look no further than St. Pete's premier golf courses: Mangrove Bay, Cypress Links, and Twin Brooks. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, these courses offer pristine greens and stunning views that will elevate your game to the next level. Come soak up the sunshine and perfect your swing!

Book your tee time at golfstpete.com

MAKE A SPLASH

The City is offering more FREE water conservation workshops! Topics range from sprinkler systems to planting landscape, and everything in between. More classes have been added through fall to join your community in helping the environment.

Sign up at stpete.org/WaterWorkshops

COOL OFF WITH A GOOD BOOK

Beat the heat this summer by stepping into the cool comfort of your local library. With a vast selection of books and activities for the family, it's the perfect escape from the sun. Sign up for a library card and unlock endless reading possibilities!

For more information, visit splibraries.org

LET'S MAKE A NEIGHBORHOOD TO-DO LIST

St. Pete's CareFest is back this fall! CareFest is a celebration of volunteering and giving back to the community, and we're accepting submissions for community projects through August 1.

Are you a homeowner in need of assistance with painting, repair work, or yardwork, or do you have an idea for a neighborhood improvement project? Submit your project ideas for consideration!

Visit stpete.org/CareFest to submit your request, and learn more about CareFest.

HELP ST. PETE'S FOOD LANDSCAPE

On July 19, the City is launching the Community Food Grant Program, the final phase of the Healthy Food Action Plan. The grant program will award funding to local nonprofit organizations to develop innovative solutions and create a more inclusive and resilient food landscape for all residents

Interested in applying? Applications are being accepted July 19 through August 16. Find program guidelines, more information, and the application at stpete.org/ARPA