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City's First Night lauded for creative programming

ST. PETERSBURG

City's First Night wins for creative programming

First Night International, which oversees 111 First Nights throughout the United States, Canada and New Zealand, recently awarded First Night St. Petersburg a Creative Programming Award.

The winning project, Peace O'Eight, was designed to showcase local artists Robert Stackhouse and his wife, Carol Mickett. The artists designed and built a 24-foot muslin-covered boat form, where hundreds of people of all ages wrote their resolutions with markers. Before midnight the boat was set on fire, releasing the resolutions into the atmosphere.

The award is the second in as many years for First Night St. Petersburg and its sixth in 15 years.

COUNTYWIDE

Print survival kit list before storms arrive

Pinellas County Emergency Management has created a printable disaster survival kit list that can make shopping for essential items to have on hand easier. For information on hurricane preparedness, call 464-3800. See the checklist at pinellascounty.org/emergency, click on "Hurricane Preparedness" and then on "Disaster Survival Kit."

ST. PETERSBURG

PSTA director to talk at Sunshine Center

Tim Garling, the new director of the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, will be at the Sunshine Center at 7 p.m. Thursday. Garling's talk will focus on fuel costs that have led to an increase in ridership for public transit systems. He also will comment on plans for removing the bus waiting area at Williams Park. The Sunshine Center is at 330 Fifth St. N in St. Petersburg. The event is free.

City's First Night lauded for creative programming 07/05/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 2:16pm]
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