VDMIA Annual October Beer Festival  - Vina Del Mar Park
Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

VDMIA Annual October Beer Festival - Vina Del Mar Park

Save the Date....

....for the return of this fun event complete with great beverages (Fall Beers, Wine & Other Beverages, delicious food (Hot dogs, Burgers & Pulled Pork) prepared by “our” SPB Firemen.

Music by Vina’s very own: Laurie Loyst, and most importantly the company of fellow neighbors, friends and soon to be friends! - BRING A CHAIR

TICKETS ARE $10.00 PER PERSON for Vina Association Members & $15.00 PER PERSON FOR NON-MEMBERS Payable in Advance ….. It Pays to be a Member!

Registration and Payment Required by Wednesday, October 2ND, 2019

Please Click the Link below, Print the Form, Complete and along with payment. Make Checks payable to VDMIA and drop off at: 270 N. Tessier Drive. Be sure to provide Name, Number of People and an Email address (You can put in the mailbox or in the box on the front porch. Questions Contact: vinaheather@aol.com or Call 727-289-1643

Click Here to Download the Registration Form

(In Case of Rain, Event will be Cancelled & Refunds Given)

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VDMIA Board Meeting - Wed. October 16th, 2019  6:30 pm - Warren Webster
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

VDMIA Board Meeting - Wed. October 16th, 2019 6:30 pm - Warren Webster

Regular working board meeting to obtain updates on ongoing projects.  VDMIA members are welcome to sit in on the meeting.  Any member wishing to discuss an idea, suggestion, or topic - please contact VDMIA President Steve Saputo (Email: VinaDelMarIsland@gmail.com) by the Monday (10/14/19) prior to the meeting in order to be added to the agenda. 

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Vina Island Wide Community Yard Sale / Goodwill Donation Truck
Nov
9
8:00 AM08:00

Vina Island Wide Community Yard Sale / Goodwill Donation Truck

Start cleaning out the closets and the garage to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the Vina Del Mar Island Wide Community Yard Sale.  This event is sponsored the VDMIA (your island community association) who will be paying for/placing event advertising in the Tampa Bay Times and other local print publications on the islands behalf.

The Goodwill Donation Truck  will be at the Vina Park from 10-3 the day of the event.  Anyone is welcome to drop off unsold items, or other items they no longer want or need.  

If you will participating in this event as a seller - please send a quick note to the association so that we know to place a directional sign near your street. 

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VDMIA Board Meeting - Wed. November 20th 6:30 pm - Warren Webster
Nov
20
6:30 PM18:30

VDMIA Board Meeting - Wed. November 20th 6:30 pm - Warren Webster

Regular working board meeting to obtain updates on ongoing projects.  VDMIA members are welcome to sit in on the meeting.  Any member wishing to discuss an idea, suggestion, or topic - please contact VDMIA President Steve Saputo (Email: VinaDelMarIsland@gmail.com) by the Monday (11/18/19) prior to the meeting in order to be added to the agenda. 

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Vina Eve in the Park - Sunday August 4th 2019 - 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Aug
4
6:30 PM18:30

Vina Eve in the Park - Sunday August 4th 2019 - 6:30 PM to 9 PM

August 4th - Vina Eve in the Park

Come visit with friends, get to know your neighbors, make new friends, play games, dance, and have fun relaxing and enjoying each others company! There will be live music for dancing and games to play at our beautiful Vina Park & picnic shelter.

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • Bring an appetizer to share

  • BYOB

  • Bring board games, volleyball net & ball, or any lawn games

We will have fire pits for roasting marshmallows and making s'mores. VDMIA will provide the marshmallows, sticks, graham crackers, & chocolate. if you have any questions, contact Dee Dee Mandel (rosepetaldiane@aol.com) or Heather Riley (chevynomad@aol.com).

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VDMIA - Document Destruction/Paper Shredding Event
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

VDMIA - Document Destruction/Paper Shredding Event

Vina Del Mar Park - cul-de-sac

Take advantage of this CONVENIENT and FREE opportunity to VDMIA 2019 MEMBERS to confidentially and securely destroy no longer needed personal papers, taxes, files, business statements, documents etc.  Acceptable items to bring include paper documents, data CDs, DVDs, magnetic media, x-ray films, microfilm, and microfiche. 

Due to a vendor change, the Vina Del Mar Island Association (VDMIA) Board is very pleased to share that this year we have been able to schedule a much more comprehensive and larger event...which will include PERSONAL AND BUSINESS materials with no limits on quantity!!  So bring all that you have!  The more the better!  The more material collected - the lower the bill to the VDMIA.

In order to offset the significant increase in cost which is being absorbed by the VDMIA, the Board has decided to open the event to include participation by PAG and SPB residents.  As a result, we are anticipating a very strong turnout for this event.   

Vina homeowners are welcome to drop off items to be shredded at any time during the 4 hour event.  However, for the convenience of - and to better accommodate our Vina homeowners - the first hour of the event (9am-10am) is only open to Vina VDMIA MEMBER homeowners.  

So.......clean out those closets, file drawers, and other paper storage areas and bring it to the Vina park cul-de-sac on Saturday May 18th,2019

 

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Vina Spring Fling Community Wide Event
Mar
2
3:00 PM15:00

Vina Spring Fling Community Wide Event

NEW EVENT! Vina Spring Fling Community Wide Event at Vina Park

(In case of rain, we will hold the event at Warren Webster Hall)

Saturday March 2nd. 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

A Fun Festive Welcome to Spring for Vina Residents and friends, families, pets, kids, singles are all welcome.

Bring your chair, your drinks and something to share (Pot Luck)

Music & Entertainment By our very own Vina Resident - Laurie Loyst who is a former NYC cabaret /off-Broadway artist. Roy Sanders of BACKSTAGE magazine called her a “….razzle-dazzle entertainer.” She has entertained at theme parks, cruise ships, and major NYC orchestras. She recently finished singing regularly in Gulfport, and is currently performing her one-woman themed, cabaret shows in St. Pete Beach. 

We would like to take this opportunity to find out what is going on in Vina. We want to find out what businesses, interests and talents we have on Vina by having craft tables, information tables, club tables, baked goods, music etc.

If you have a special talent you want to share, or have a club / group idea you want to start, a class you want to teach ...this is for you!

Some ideas are Dinner Out Club, Book Group, Yoga or Fitness, Walking Club, Sunrise-Sunset Club, Coin Club, Chess Club, Crafts Club, Mommy and Me group. We are a community of many talents - don't be shy and connect with others-bring your ideas!

If you would like to set up a display showing your wares, talents, ideas, etc. you want to share with others, bring what you need! 

We will not be providing tables. Please RSVP by Feb 10th. 

We would also like to put together a Resident Angie's List of Resources that Vina Residents can provide so we can keep it local.


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2019 Annual VDMIA Annual Membership Dinner Meeting  (RSVP REQUIRED)
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

2019 Annual VDMIA Annual Membership Dinner Meeting (RSVP REQUIRED)

Warren Webster Community Center. 

This meeting is open/free to current (2018 - 19 dues paid) Vina Del Mar Island Association members.  For those wishing to attend who are not members, the cost is $10/person.  At the annual membership meeting, the VDMIA President will review with members the 2018 VDMIA activities and projects that were completed, provide an update on those projects still ongoing, and introduce expected projects and initiatives for 2019.  A Buffet style dinner will be catered by Gennaro’s Restaurant .  This is a BYOB meeting.  Water and ice will be provided.

The meeting will begin at 6pm with a 30 minute social mixer followed by a buffet style dinner (provided by TBD) at 6:30pm.  The Board presentation will begin at 7:00pm. Current dues paid VDMIA members in attendance will be asked to vote to accept the nominees for the open 2019-2020 board positions. 

WE MUST HAVE YOUR RSVP BY NOON (12PM) TUESDAY (JANUARY 29TH) IN ORDER TO ENSURE ENOUGH FOOD FOR EVERYONE. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR COOPERATION & PROMPT REPLIES. SEE THE LATEST VDMIA EMAIL ON HOW TO RSVP

 

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Maddie Zolfo St Pete Beach Classic 1/2 Marathon
Jan
20
6:45 AM06:45

Maddie Zolfo St Pete Beach Classic 1/2 Marathon

Expect minor traffic delays on East and West Vina, including the 21st Ave bridge as the half marathon travels across the island. 

Maddie Zolfo, of neighboring Treasure Island, started running late in life, at 31 years old. By the time she was 45 years old, she had achieved status as an elite, long distance Masters runner. Among her many achievements, Maddie won the Sarasota Marathon, won the New York City Half Marathon, took 3rd place, age group, at the Boston Marathon, and took first place female, while establishing Master's course records, at the Tallahassee 50 Miler and the Croom 50K. Maddie broke three hours at both the Gasparilla and Kiawah Marathons. 
 
Maddie passed away in July of 2016, at the age of 51 years old, and this race honors her passion and commitment to running, to her friends and to life.

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VDMIA 2018 Holiday Christmas Dinner - Pass-A-Grille Woman's Club
Dec
13
5:30 PM17:30

VDMIA 2018 Holiday Christmas Dinner - Pass-A-Grille Woman's Club

RSVP Deadline:  Form and payment due by Midnight December 7th, 2018.  Your choice of entrée and payment (see link to form below) MUST be dropped off at the VDMIA Drop Box now located at 3043 W. Vina Del Mar Blvd (under front window) by the above Deadline.

Please join your fellow Vina islanders for a festive evening of food, drink and socializing during this joyous time of year.   This year's Holiday Meal will be prepared by Karalee German and her band of merry Elf Volunteers which will feature a sit-down dinner, with a choice of Shrimp or Pork entrée. Live music by Lightning Jack ... and of course, a ”cash donation bar.” We have made arrangements with the Pass-A-Grille Woman’s Club to use their clubhouse for this year’s party. (There will be NO parking at the Yacht Club – handicapped accessible ramp at side entrance of Club house) others are encouraged to park at the beach near 22nd Ave & Gulf Way.

PRICE: $22 per person for VDMIA Members and $26 per person for guests

Click HERE for more Info and to Print the RSVP form: Note! If you can’t print or want to download the form just put all of the requested information on a piece of paper along with payment and drop it off by the deadline of December 7th at midnight.

 

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Good-bye to Summer / School Kick Off
Aug
12
12:00 PM12:00

Good-bye to Summer / School Kick Off

Paradise Grill - Pass-a-Grille

Dutch treat-buy what you enjoy for lunch 

Enjoy the community kids and families for this informal event Tweens/Teens/Kids/Families of all ages are welcome!

Come relax and visit with your Vina neighbors while having lunch and fun at the beach before School Starts!

Please bring sand toys/games to share and your favorite beach music

This event is being organized by Dee Dee Mandell, you can contact her at rosepetaldiane@aol.com questions.

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Vina Arch - Landscape Planting Day - Sat. May 12th 8am - noon
May
12
8:00 AM08:00

Vina Arch - Landscape Planting Day - Sat. May 12th 8am - noon

Vina Park

Its time to cover up the bare mound under the Arch!  Please join us for this full-fledged community “hand’s on” event.  Garden tools are not required in order to help but if you have any please bring them along.  Grab a shovel, a digging/pitch fork, hand trowel, a pair of gloves or whatever gardening tools you have handy (be sure to put your name on them)….and of course a sprinkling of sweat (it is Florida!)…. a scoop of island pride…. a bucket of enthusiasm….and join us at the Vina Park Saturday morning May 12.th.  We will need helpers to transport plants from the holding area, dig holes, prepare the soil, shovel and carry buckets of bedding shells, and of course transfer the plants, small shrubs, flowers, and ground cover from their pots to their new home of honor under the Vina Arch.  

We are also welcoming monetary donations toward this project.

 

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April 18 2018 VDMIA - Working Board Meeting
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

April 18 2018 VDMIA - Working Board Meeting

VDMIA Working Board Meeting.

6:30 pm Warren Webster Building

Monthly board meeting to obtain updates on ongoing projects.  VDMIA members are welcome to attend to observe/listen.  Anyone wishing to have an item, idea or suggestion discussed at the meeting needs to notify the President by the Monday prior to the meeting in order to be added to the meeting agenda. 

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Vina Easter in the Park
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Vina Easter in the Park

Michelle Galusha, event chair 727-337-6127

(volunteers to help are needed for this event - please reach out to Michelle if you can lend a hand) 

Rumor has it that the Easter Bunny may be on it's way to the Vina Park on Saturday March 31 from 2-4 pm to offer up some Spring festivities for the enjoyment of Vina residents young and old.  Light refreshments and snacks will be served by the VDMIA.  You are welcome to bring additional snacks/light-fare of your own for sharing as well as personal beverages. Gather with family, friends and neighbors for a fun filled afternoon.      

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Vina St Patrick's Day Dinner
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Vina St Patrick's Day Dinner

Warren Webster Community Building

Join us for an evening of mingling while enjoying some fine Irish fare.   The gathering is for young, old, and all those somewhere in between.  This is a BYOB event.  Dinner, dessert, water, ice, cups, and paper goods will be provided.  The social mixer begins at 6, with dinner at 6:30pm

Cost: Vina association members: $10.00/adult $5/child  Non members/Guests: $15/person

 So that we prepare enough food, this is a rsvp, pre-pay activity.  Please click below to print the rsvp form.

Deadline to RSVP is Monday March 12

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VDMIA 2017 Holiday Christmas Dinner - Silas Dent Steakhouse
Dec
13
5:30 PM17:30

VDMIA 2017 Holiday Christmas Dinner - Silas Dent Steakhouse

RSVP deadline:  Form and payment due by December 10.  

Silas Dent Steakhouse - Long Key Banquet Room - please join your fellow Vina islanders for a festive evening of food, drink and socializing during this joyous time of year.   This year's Christmas dinner will again feature a selection of buffet items, music...perhaps a little dancing for those so inclined....and of course,  a cash bar.   

Click here for more info and to print the RSVP form

 

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VinaWeen - Ice Cream Social and Pumpkin Photo Scavenger Hunt, Vina Park
Oct
29
2:00 PM14:00

VinaWeen - Ice Cream Social and Pumpkin Photo Scavenger Hunt, Vina Park

Come join the Vina Del Mar Island Association children's events committee in the Vina Del Mar Park for some family fun including an ice cream social, Halloween costume contest, and games.  Winners of the decorated pumpkin photo scavenger hunt will announced (please click on the event announcement below for complete details on how to participate in this portion of VinaWeen).  Please bring a light-fare snack food item to share and your own beverage of choice.  Ice Cream will be provided by the VDMIA.

VinaWeen is free to current 2017 dues paid VDMIA members.  $5/child for non-members and guests of members.  

Click Here to View the VinaWeen Event Announcement

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VDMIA Board Meeting - CANCELLED due to Warren Webster renovations
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

VDMIA Board Meeting - CANCELLED due to Warren Webster renovations

UPDATE: Warren Webster is unavailable due to flooring renovations.  As a result, this months meeting has been cancelled.   We apologize for any inconvenience.  

Regular working Board Meeting.  All VDMIA members are welcome to attend and sit in on the meeting.  If you wish to have an item added to the agenda for Board discussion, please call Jeff DeLiberty (732-687-6790) by 5:00 pm Sept 18.   

 

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Hazardous Waste Collection Event - Vina Del Mar Park Cul de Sac
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Hazardous Waste Collection Event - Vina Del Mar Park Cul de Sac

The Vina Del Mar Island Association has partnered with Pinellas County to bring a Haz-To-Go mobile collection truck to the island.  This event is free and is a convenient way for residents to safely dispose of and recycle chemicals and electronics, such as old computers, TVs, paint, fluorescent bulbs, or fertilizer. Staff will remove items from your vehicle.  The Mobile Collection Truck - which will be clearly recognizable - will be located at the Vina Del Mar Park cul de sac and will be manned by Pinellas County Haz-Mat Collection specialists.  We recognize that having this event on a weekday mid day is not the most ideal - however it was the only option available to us as Pinellas County does not have current staffing to accommodate a Saturday event at this time.   We hope that as many as possible will be able to take advantage of the drop off point. 

Please click here for list of Acceptable and Unacceptable Items

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Welcome Summer - Sunset Beach Gathering
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Welcome Summer - Sunset Beach Gathering

Stroll down to the beach and join us for a very casual Vina friends and neighbors beach gathering as we watch the first sunset of the Summer.  Bring your favorite beverage, a blanket or chair, and perhaps a snack to share.  (Bathrooms are available across the street at Hurley Park).    

Park/meet at 15th Ave and Gulf Way crossover.  Sunset is approximately 8:30pm on Jun 21.

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Hats, Hops, & Hoops - Wond-EGG-land
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

Hats, Hops, & Hoops - Wond-EGG-land

Vina Del Mar Park

Come join us for this year's Wond-Egg-land event - an event that blends an Alice In Wonderland Tea Party theme with Easter in the Park.  This Spring event is for children of all ages.....adults included.  Participate in the optional costume contests - prizes will be awarded for the best dressed Alice as well as for the most original 'Dress-like-an-Egg' costumes.  Egg hunts by age group for children up to 10 years.  3-on-3 Basketball tournament for preteens and teens.  There will even be a 'Mad Hatter Top Hat' decorating contest (craft supplies provided).  Various games and activities are planned.  Take a break from the tasks of the day and stop by to watch, enjoy, and participate in what is sure to be another adorable event.  Light refreshments will be provided by the VDMIA but please feel free to bring a light snack for sharing and any beverages of choice.  Registrations are being handled online.  Please click the link below to register by April 12. 

This event is free for children/grandchildren of current 2017 dues paid VDMIA members and $5/child for non VDMIA members or non resident children.

PLEASE NOTE: any children wishing to participate in the in the 3-on-3 basketball tournament (ages 9+) need to have their name's submitted by April 5.    

Please contact Michelle Galusha for additional info: 727.337.6217 / michelle@michellegalusha.com 

REGISTER to attend the Event HERE (deadline is Apr. 12)

 

 

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VDMIA Fall Beer Festival......Florida Style! (Hurley Park)
Nov
5
5:00 PM17:00

VDMIA Fall Beer Festival......Florida Style! (Hurley Park)

A great opportunity to unwind after the Vina Community Wide Garage Sale.  Not participating in the Sale.....it's still a great opportunity to relax and unwind!  This event is being held in Hurley Park.  The VDMIA is inviting all Vina residents, as well as our friends in Pass-A-Grille, to come out and enjoy a neighborly Fall evening.  Live Steel Drum music will be provided by Lightning Jack!  Mastry's Brewing Co. (St Pete Beach) will also be at the event.  

THIS IS A PAY IN ADVANCE/RESERVATION REQUIRED event.  The deadline to register and pay is November 1. Tickets are $5.00/person for VDMIA members and $10.00/person for non members.  Ticket includes a plate of food (Brats, Beans, and Potato Salad) and 1 drink ticket.  (Drinks available include beer from Mastry's, assorted seasonal/pumpkin beers as well as a couple good ol' American stand-bys, wine and soft drinks/water. ) Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase.  

To register:  CLICK HERE TO PRINT THE REGISTRATION FORM and then mail/drop it off at the address listed by Nov 1st.  

Please contact Heather Riley with any questions (info on form).

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End of Summer BBQ in the Park
Sep
3
6:00 PM18:00

End of Summer BBQ in the Park

Summer may be almost over, but the fun doesn't end on Vina!      

Deadline to RSVP 8/24

RSVP and come join us for an evening BBQ in the Park.  This is a VDMIA sponsored event - free to our paid members and $5.00/person for non members.  In addition to paper goods and ice, the Vina association will be providing summertime BBQ fare (pulled pork, hamburgers, hot dogs) prepared for us by the St Pete Fire Department.  Guests are asked to bring either a salad, side dish or dessert to share, their favorite beverage and a chair.   TIP: If insects tend to view you as 'bbq fare' you may wish to apply insect repellent as a precaution given that this is a late afternoon/evening event.

In order to properly prepare for the BBQ we are asking attendees to give us the courtesy of an RSVP.  Please click on the link below or refer to the VDMIA invitation emailed to members earlier this month.  Thank you - we hope to see you there!  Please contact Heather Riley for additional information 302.494.1307.

http://conta.cc/2b80KOi

 

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