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BPW Working Women’s Forum celebrates Business Women’s Week

The BPW Working Women’s Forum at the Kate Tiedemann College of Business at USF St. Petersburg recently celebrated National Business Women’s Week. Three local women of influence spoke about their careers and achieving success. Pictured are St. Petersburg College president Dr. Tonjua Williams, Tampa Bay Times editorial writer Molly Moorhead and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Community Engagement Manager Alizza Punzalan-Randle . The panel discussion was moderated by Cathy Unruh, WEDU show host, and author (far left).

Suncoast Voices for Children receives $11K donation from 100 Women Who Care

100 Women Who Care of Pinellas County recently presented Suncoast Voices for Children with a $11,700 donation. The mission of Suncoast Voices for Children is to provide for the physical, psychological, educational and social needs of abused, abandoned and neglected children in Pinellas and Pasco counties. 100 Women Who Care of Pinellas County is a philanthropic group that provides an avenue for women to join together to bring financial support to local, charitable organizations. Members commit to attending four meetings per year and pledge to donate $100 to an elected charity at each meeting. The next meeting is Tuesday at Cove Cay Golf Club (2612 Cove Cay Drive, near Largo) from 6-8 p.m.

CASA hosts Peace Breakfast

CASA recently hosted its 21st Annual CASA Peace Breakfast and recognized three individuals. A woman who triumphed over domestic violence (whose name has been withheld for privacy), Lissette Campos and James Kennedy were recognized for their initiative and roles in the movement to end domestic violence. The Pinellas County Commission and city of St. Petersburg issued proclamations announcing Oct. 12, 2017 as "CASA’s Day of Peace."

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Lawyer running for Pinellas judge seat faces Florida Bar complaint

Lawyer running for Pinellas judge seat faces Florida Bar complaint

A medical malpractice lawyer running for a Pinellas circuit judge seat in the Aug. 28 election is facing allegations that he screamed at another lawyer during a meeting and was escorted out by security.The Florida Bar complaint stems from an incident...
Published: 07/19/18
Epilogue: ‘Captain Dan’ Lunin, a broadcasting ‘genius’ in Tampa Bay

Epilogue: ‘Captain Dan’ Lunin, a broadcasting ‘genius’ in Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG — He was known as "Captain Dan" and the "Eye in the Sky" for delivering his daily traffic reports from the two-seat plane he flew over Tampa Bay’s clogged interstates.Daniel Lunin’s real legacy, though, was built on the ground.He was a...
Published: 07/19/18
A new design raises hopes for restoring St. Petersburg’s historic YMCA building

A new design raises hopes for restoring St. Petersburg’s historic YMCA building

ST. PETERSBURG — Nick Ekonomou, the South Florida developer who has owned the deteriorating former YMCA building in downtown since 2015, has come up with a potential new design for the historic Mediterranean Revival-style property.The former football...
Published: 07/19/18
Pinellas deputies: Man charged with pregnant woman’s murder injures jail inmate

Pinellas deputies: Man charged with pregnant woman’s murder injures jail inmate

LARGO — The man accused of fatally shooting a pregnant woman while she was riding home from church with her family last year now faces allegations that he assaulted a jail inmate who has since died.Charles G. Allen Jr., 41, already faces two counts o...
Published: 07/18/18
Epilogue: Carolyn Nelson is remembered for her big heart, a love for education and a gift for guidance

Epilogue: Carolyn Nelson is remembered for her big heart, a love for education and a gift for guidance

For years as a guidance counselor at St. Petersburg High, Carolyn Harris Nelson helped scores of students navigate their way toward their next steps in life.One of them was Ryan Halstead, now an assistant principal at the school, who recalls that Mrs...
Published: 07/18/18
Pinellas School Board: First of three big candidate forums on Tuesday

Pinellas School Board: First of three big candidate forums on Tuesday

Candidates for the Pinellas County School Board will appear Tuesday at the first of three forums sponsored by the Pinellas Education Foundation, St. Petersburg College, the Pinellas County Council PTA and the League of Women Voters. The event will be...
Published: 07/18/18
Coming soon: a final vote to hike parking fines by 50 percent in St. Pete Beach

Coming soon: a final vote to hike parking fines by 50 percent in St. Pete Beach

ST. PETE BEACH — Parking in this popular beach city already is more expensive than a month ago, and the cost is about to go up even more, particularly for those who park illegally.The City Commission at its meeting Tuesday is expected to increase par...
Published: 07/18/18
Pinellas County Commission shows support for CrossBay Ferry

Pinellas County Commission shows support for CrossBay Ferry

CLEARWATER –– The ferry that once linked St. Petersburg and Tampa downtowns took one step closer to returning in November.While the Pinellas County Commission didn’t approve spending money to help pay for the CrossBay Ferry during a meeting Tuesday, ...
Published: 07/17/18
Updated: 07/18/18
Video: Woman snatches purse out of motorized scooter in Largo

Video: Woman snatches purse out of motorized scooter in Largo

LARGO — Police detectives are searching for two women accused of snatching a purse from a 53-year-old woman on a motorized shopping cart.They pair were identified as Tanesha Gary, 36, and Shanan Diaz, 38. Largo police said there is probable cause to ...
Published: 07/17/18
Another hip hotel in St. Pete? Uptown residents like the idea, but fret about parking.

Another hip hotel in St. Pete? Uptown residents like the idea, but fret about parking.

ST. PETERSBURG — In the past few years, Michael Andoniades has turned two faded hotels — the Hollander and the Avalon — into two of St. Petersburg’s trendiest, most popular lodgings. So it is with mixed feelings that residents of the city’s Historic ...
Published: 07/17/18