Children's museum names new director
Great Explorations Children's Museum has promoted Alan Kahle to executive director. He succeeds David Penn, who left in March. Kahle, who has been with the museum for more than 10 years, previously was its chief operating officer. "Alan's a very loyal, dedicated person," said Bill Heller, president of the museum's board of directors. "Just about any time you call, you can find him at the museum. We were very fortunate that he was there and willing to take on the additional responsibility."
Roll out of bed, head over to Sunrise Sale
You don't even have to change out of your pajamas Saturday to head to downtown St. Petersburg in search of bargains at sunup. Beginning at 6:43 a.m., retailers participating in the 36th annual Sunrise Sale will offer discounted merchandise. Yellow flags will indicate participating stores, and yellow and orange balloons will mark stops where transportation among merchants is available. Additional bargains and gifts will be presented to those who wear pajamas or donate new pajamas for needy children. Traditionally, the sale has been held in the middle of the week, but it moves to the weekend this year in hopes of reaching more shoppers. The event is sponsored by the Downtown Business Association.
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