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  • Community EMAIL form - where can I get a copy
    The VDF community email form is here and also on the Community Resources page of the website.  Please fill it out and email it to Kristy Porter, our property manager.  Her email address is:  kporter@greenacre.com
  • Is there a Community wide garage sale for VDF
    The 2018 Community GARAGE SALE is set for Saturday Feb 17  from 8 AM - 3 PM.  The Goodwill truck will be in the park at 3 PM to take away those items not sold or donations to them.  Thank you.  
  • What are the public schools for Van Dyke Farms kids?
    Hammond Elementary - 8008 N Mobley, Odessa    792-5120
    McKitrick Middle - 5601 Lutz Lake Fern Rd, Lutz    558-1190
    Steinbrenner High - 5575 Lutz Lake Fern Rd, Lutz  792-5131
    **** The link to the Hillsborough County Schools system is:****
  • What are the trash pickup days for the community?
    Monday and Thursday are trash pickup days
    Monday is also the recycle pickup (paper, glass and plastic)  and
    Thursday is also the yard waste pickup
    Republic Services is the local Collection Company.  Their phone number is: 813-265-0292
  • What is the official Post Office for Van Dyke Farms?
    The US Post Office that services/delivers the VDF mail is located at 13266 Byrd Dr, Suite 100, Odessa.  This is located off Gunn Hwy.  It is RRD service.  Steve is our usual mailman.  The contact phone number is: 926-7013.
    There is another PO located in the Shell Gas Station on Van Dyke Rd  at the corner Lakeshore Rd and Van Dyke Rd.   They are open for stamps and mailing packages  - retail only.   There is no mail delivery service from here.
  • Where can I find information on Swimming Pool Safety?
    We contacted the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and they provided us with this recently published brochure on Pool Safety.  Please click on the link below for the brochure.  Thank you.
  • Where is the nearest library and when is it open?
    Austin Davis Library is the community library located at the corner of Gunn Hwy and Wayne Rd.
    The hours of operation are:
    Monday  12 pm - 9 pm
    Tuesday  10 am - 9 pm
    Wednesday - Saturday  10 am - 6 pm
    Closed Sunday

All Local Activities
  • Can I find a resident who repairs bicycles?
    Yes.  Jim Young repairs bikes. Please call him at 813-833-1177. He will come pick up your bike and return it to you, once repaired.  He really knows what he is doing.  He has built bikes for BMX racing and he does all repairs from fixing flats to major tune-ups at a reasonable cost. Check out his website for more info: www.odessabikemedic.com
  • Is there a pet sitter who lives in VDF?
    Yes.  Shari is a pet sitter. She will pet sit for all kinds of animals and her service includes feeding, walking, play visits, errands, and watching your home while you are out of town.  Her contact info is: Cell: 312-231-7692, Home: 813-475-4484 and email: chanski11@yahoo.com
  • Is there a resident veterinarian in VDF?
    YES.  VDF has a resident, Michelle Kahl, who is a licensed Veterinarian.  Her clinic is Van Dyke Animal Clinic on Van Dyke Rd.  The phone is 813-269-8322 and the website is vandykeanimalclinic.com
  • Is there a VDF resident that writes children's books?
    Brenda Darnley Martin is a writer, creative consultant and does voiceover services.  Her book website is www.treaurehuntfish.com and her main website is www.brenmarcommunications.com . She writes the Treasure Hunt Fish stories and she writes all the cover articles for the Van Dyke Farms newsletter.
  • Italian American Social Club
    Italian American Social Club Tampa Bay
    For more information about membership, please contact these VDF residents:
    Vito Tenerelli – itsvito@aol.com
    Jack Provenzano- jackpprovenzano@gmail.com
    Al Marano- almao415@gmail.com
    The Italian American Social Club Tampa Bay is a local social group.  There are many, many members of this group that are Van Dyke Farms residents.  Hope you join our great social club.  Thank you.  
    The Italian American Social Club is a 501 (c) 3 non -profit organization. Donations are tax exempt.

  • What are the State of Fl regulations for Alligators?
    Please follow this link to the Florida Wildlife Commission for more information on the regulations regarding Alligators in the State of Florida. 
    Overall Goal of Alligator Management: Manage Florida's alligator population for its long-term well-being and the benefits of users.

Fun places to take the kids
  • Train rides at Central Pasco/Gulf RR
    There is a really cool park up in Pasco County. They offer train rides the second Saturday of the month and also have birthday train rides (for a cost). Check out the website www.cpgrr.org
    The park has a playground, bathrooms, shelters, a tower overlooking the lake and walking trails. 
    The view from the tower is spectacular.  Check out www.cpgrr.org


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