Friday, May 16, 2014

Newly Formed Harbour Isle Neighborhood Bulletin Board

Harbour Isle Neighborhood Bulletin Board

Welcome to our newly created on-line Harbour Isle Neighborhood Bulletin Board.  As our community of new neighbors continues to grow many people have expressed an interest in having a centralized bulletin board where neighborhood information can be posted and shared.  While we await a physical location for such an endeavor, developing an on-line resource enables us to share interests and information as well as enhance our opportunity to get to know each other, form friendships and stay informed on what is happening.

Bookmark Harbour Isle Bulletin Board to your favorites and check in on what's happening daily, weekly or monthly!

Many of us were attracted to live at Harbour Isle not only because of the sought after location just over the bridge from beautiful Anna Maria Island but also because we were seeking a community lifestyle and the opportunity to meet new friends and share common interests.  With everyone's input and participation our evolving on-line bulletin board is sure to be a success and valuable resource!

Below is a list of some suggested ideas for various categories and page links to be included.  Everyone's comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.  We truly need everyone's participation to make this a useful information tool.  Please email any ideas or suggestions by clicking here or add your comments at the end of this post in the comment section.  

The sky is the limit so let your imagination get going, become involved and share those ideas!

With enough interest in any activity we can get a group started. Seeking suggestions and ideas as well as volunteers to organize and manage each activity.  Once an activity is formed with someone to take charge, information will be posted with a sign-up sheet or contact person for each activity group.

Please email suggestions and/or to volunteer to organize a group activity.  Some suggestions include:
  • Men's golf, Women's golf, Couple's golf
  • Book Club
  • Sewing or Stitch and Knit Group
  • Arts and Crafts Group
  • Yoga
  • Water Aerobics
  • Boating and Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Cycling Breakfast Group
  • Lady's Monthly Luncheon
  • Photography Group
  • Night out to the Movies

Harbour Isle Group Social Events

July and August "Pool Party" cancelled for the month of July and August...

Due to the very warm weather and many residents away for the summer we will not be having our "Pool Party" events during July and August.  We all will be looking forward to returning to this great monthly social event...always a fun time!

Thanks to Freda for establishing and planning the monthly Fire Pit BYOB parties now called "Party by the Pool" around the pool...always fun and always a success!

Our next "Party by the Pool" event...

It's Australia time!
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 7 p.m. til 11 p.m.

Steak or Chicken on the Barbie!
Bring your own steak or chicken and please bring one side dish to share.

Aussie suggestions are...

 anzac biscuits, damper, potato dumplings, zucchini and vegetable slices, Australian style potato salad, corn bread with sweet potato, and carrot and cheese salad, or lamington or pavlova for dessert.

and B.Y.O.B.

Remember...there will be a 50/50 raffle!

Does anyone have an extra 5 foot table that could be used at our Pool Parties?
Please email Freda at

Freda would also love some suggestions for entertainment for future pool parties(everyone loved having Freda's daughter in-law entertaining us with her beautiful singing a few months ago.) Perhaps we have some neighborhood talent willing to volunteer!!!  
And if anyone has suggestions for additional social events and would be willing to volunteer to get it going let us know!

Sort of like our own little Angie's list...we will begin to compile a list of recommended resources to post. Please email recommendations and suggestions for categories. Some ideas of places and services we would welcome recommendations:
  • Veterinarians
  • Pet Grooming
  • Hairdressers
  • House Cleaners
  • Painters
  • Carpenters
  • Interior Decorators
  • Dentist and Doctors, etc.

Most probably there is a great amount of talent right here within our neighborhood with people looking for the opportunity to offer their services for a fee.  Let's get a list here to email your information to be included in this directory.

Post A Note

Maybe you are looking to borrow an extension ladder or a crib for a visiting grandchild or perhaps arrived with more furniture and decorating accents than you can use and would like to sell or give something away.  Or any message you would like to share with the neighborhood...are you looking for someone to join you at the movies, take a walk with or hang out on the beach? 

Please email notes to be posted and if looking to sell an item do include a picture and description.

Perhaps there are people in our neighborhood looking to do part time volunteer work.  Let's start a list of charitable organizations with contact information in our local area looking for volunteers.  If you are familiar with any organization please email information on that organization with contact information to be included in this list.

There are many interesting and fun things to do and places to visit in the Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, Sarasota area.  Would love to compile a list of events, places to visit and things to do list, so again, please email your recommendations.  And if there are are any photographers in the neighborhood would love to include photos.

Welcome Committee

It was suggested that we should start a "Welcome Committee" to welcome and greet new neighbors as they move in.  Is anyone interested in volunteering to get this up and running?

Neighborhood Directory

Several people have mentioned an interest in a neighborhood directory with names, address, telephone numbers and email address.  This directory would not be posted on-line but would be printed and mailed or delivered to anyone interested.  If you would like to be included in the directory please email your information and once we have a compiled list will send it out.

This Harbour Isle Neighborhood Bulletin Board belongs to all of us so please be a contributor and help to make this a useful information spot and common ground to form interest groups and share information to bring people together!


Like the rest of Harbour Isle, our neighborhood bulletin board is under construction!!!  Check in often as there will always be something new!

Let your imagination run wild...time to meet, make new friends and enjoy life!

Thank you for stopping by to take a look and sending your feedback!