Wednesday, January 17, 2018
News Roundup

Social events: Boley Angels brunch, Girls Night to Give

Boley Angels plan holiday brunch

Boley Angels will gather for a gala holiday brunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. The auxiliary for Boley Centers helps to raise money for residents' unmet medical and dental expenses and new-apartment furnishings. $45. (727) 823-0713.

Girls Night to Give helps out Children's Dream Fund

Girls Night to Give moves to Tampa on Thursday at a fundraiser for the Children's Dream Fund. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at Don Me Now boutique, 1627 W Snow Circle (behind the Wine Exchange). $35. girlsnighttogive.com

'Southern Belles' benefits opera interests

"Southern Belles," the 48th annual Silver Bells benefit presented by the Florida Suncoast Opera Guild, starts at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 13 at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. The event includes entertainment by Mark Sforzini, artistic director of the St. Petersburg Opera, and is a fundraiser for the St. Petersburg Opera Company and vocal competitions for local opera students. $75. flsuncoastoperaguild.org; (727) 367-2975; (727) 367-9289.

Bring teen-friendly gift to Brookwood Florida party

The residents of Brookwood Florida are the beneficiaries of a holiday party taking place Dec. 13 in a St. Petersburg private home; participants are asked to bring new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for teen girls or monetary donations. Reservations accepted through Monday at (727) 822-2379.

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Forecast: Hard-freeze watches and warnings issued across Tampa Bay ahead of bitter cold snap

Forecast: Hard-freeze watches and warnings issued across Tampa Bay ahead of bitter cold snap

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Updated: 14 minutes ago
Dozens of cold-stunned sea turtles treated at Clearwater aquarium

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Buckhorn plans event to say thanks for help in Seminole Heights investigation

Buckhorn plans event to say thanks for help in Seminole Heights investigation

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Documents to remain sealed in case against Seminole Heights killings suspect

Documents to remain sealed in case against Seminole Heights killings suspect

TAMPA — A judge wanted to know whether search warrants related to the investigation of four Seminole Heights murders need to be kept out of public view.The answer, voiced in a court hearing Wednesday morning in the case against Howell Emanuel Donalds...
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How a small campus grew into an independent USF St. Petersburg

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Rick and Tom podcast: Can the Lightning keep up this pace?

Rick and Tom podcast: Can the Lightning keep up this pace?

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TECO, Duke linemen to help restore power in Puerto Rico

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TAMPA — As more than 1.5 million people in Puerto Rico remain powerless, local linemen are stepping up and flying out to the island to help restore electricity. On Wednesday morning, 25 linemen boarded a flight from Tampa International Airport to Pu...
Updated: 2 hours ago

New Port Richey launches sign project

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South wakes up to snow, ice and record-breaking cold

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