Get first night festival buttons at 10 Starbucks
Festival buttons to First Night St. Petersburg are available at 10 Starbucks locations.
Button sales play a crucial role in ensuring the future success of the event, said Jennifer Starling, executive director of First Night.
Festival buttons cost $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12 through Dec. 30. On Dec. 31, prices increase to $12 for adults and $6 for children.
On New Year's Eve, button-holders will get a free upgrade on coffee purchases at 10 participating Starbucks.
Buttons are also available at: Publix, Northeast Shopping Center; the Pier; St. Petersburg Chamber Of Commerce, 100 Second Ave. N; Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave.; Florida Craftsmen, 501 Central Ave.; and Interior Motives Gallery, 1110 Central Ave.
Visit firstnightstpete.com or call (727) 823-8906.
Euclid/St. Paul area to keep post office
The Euclid/St. Paul post office will remain open after a community effort to save it. Mayor Rick Baker and Mayor-elect Bill Foster said they worked with Rep. C.W. Bill Young's office to persuade postal officials to keep the branch. It was among hundreds nationwide slated for closure in an effort to offset $7 billion in losses. The post office has been at its current site since 1962.
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