Davis Islands Newsletter June 2018





Welcome to the June issue of The Islands View newsletter.

School is out and the summer has begun.  Check out a few of the activities available on the Islands and remember that if you are taking an extended vacation away from home, follow a few simple safety precautions we listed below.


Have a great month and we will see you around the Islands.



Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal







New Cafe Coming Soon to DI!
According to the sign a new cafe will be opening where the former Ziggy’s Cafe had taken residence.  We are still seeking details but it is good to know this space will not be vacant for long.


Preparing Your Home for Vacation
During the summer months we are all excited about taking some time off, and in many cases leaving for an extended period.  Take a few precautions so your home stays exactly how you left it when you return.
  • Stop your mail and newspaper or ask a neighbor to collect for you
  • Park your car inside your garage
  • Ask a neighbor to park in your driveway occasionally
  • Keep at least one inside light on a timer
  • Install motion-activated flood lights outside
  • Keep lawn trim
  • Unplug small appliances and electronic devices (saves energy)
  • Put water heater in “vacation” mode or turn off
  • Turn off water valves to dishwasher, washing machine and sinks
  • Set thermostat higher than usually to save energy
  • Make sure smoke detectors work
  • Notify home security company you will be away
  • Leave emergency contact number with a neighbor

Youth Sailing Summer Camp

Are you still trying to figure out great activities for your son or daughter to participate in this summer?  Why not register them for a week of Youth Sailing at the Davis Islands Yacht Club.  For the past two years my son Sebastian has participated in this program and it was great, so much so that we registered for him to do it again.  It was an excellent opportunity for him to learn the basics and just get more comfortable on the water.  You can register and find out more at DIYC Youth Sailing.  FYI, you do NOT need to be a member of DIYC to participate.

 June Events

Summer Solstice Swim

Join your neighbors and the Davis Islands Civic Association at their Swim Under the Stars event June 21st (Thursday).  Event starts at 6pm-8pm at the Roy Jenkins Pool.  There will be a Pot Luck dinner from 8-9pm, with the Civic Association providing Burgers and Hot Dogs.  Bring a dish to share.  RSVP to Events@dicivic.org.

July 4th Decorated Bike and Golf Cart Parade

Get in the Independence Day spirit and join Islands residence as they host the first Annual 4th of July Decorated Bike and Golf Cart Parade.  You must RSVP for this event by June 30th to events@dicivic.org with the following information.  Name, whether bike or golf cart and how many people in your group.


Book of the Month

This month I decided to switch gears and read a biography.  While everyone knows Abraham Lincoln and his part in American history, this book really dives into the details of his life from the very beginning and what shaped him into the great President we all know today.
From his time growing up in the midwest, to his initial experience as an Illinois legislature, this book dives into interesting details that we don’t readily hear about in history books.
If you are a history buff or just enjoy learning more about figures that have shaped our country, this is a good book to pick up.



Davis Islands Welcome Packet

If you are new to Davis Islands this month I encourage you to download our updated New Resident Packet.  This will give you great information on the Islands History, Islands Business Directory and Common Contact numbers for our great amenities.


Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsNEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Are you interested in staying updated on Islands activity, events and safety?  Then I encourage you join over 2,313 islands residents at Nextdoor.com.  Register for free @ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands  Also if you are already a member please invite one other person and remember this is just for Davis Islands residents.

Next Davis Islands Civic Board Meeting   
The next meeting of the DI Civic Association will be held Tuesday June 5th at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7pm.



Davis Islands Apex MedianWe thought it would be helpful to keep residents updated on requests made to the City of Tampa for zoning, variance or design changes for properties on the Islands. Each month the City of Tampa publishes these filings for all City of Tampa residents, it is called the C.A.R.E. S Newsletter. Details on the filings can be found by logging into the City of Tampa Online Portal This months requests are as follows:

Variance Review Board
VRB-18-51: 804 S Davis Blvd – Reduce rear setback for elevated pool deckside 6/12/2018; 6:30pm
VRB-18-58: 625 Luzon Ave – Reduce rear yard setback screen enclosure 7/10/2018 @ 6:30pm
REZ-18-38: 116,118 & 120 Adalia Ave – RS-75 to PD 6/14/2018 @ 6:00pm
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Single Family Home, 5 Bed, 4 Baths, 2,900+ Sq Ft.  Lawn maintenance included $3,700 month

Live the urban lifestyle in this New Orleans inspired 2 Bed/ 2 Bath Davis Islands Condo.  With granite counter tops, wood cabinets and one block from the DI Village this is an excellent opportunity for Islands Living.  Click  for more details



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