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ST. PETE BEACH

Chamber to host Be Thankful Breakfast

The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Be Thankful Breakfast at the Postcard Inn, 6300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. This is an opportunity to meet businesses that require your services. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. Thursday, and the program will run until 9:30. The cost is $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Call (727) 360-6957 or email RSVP@TampaBayBeaches.com.

ST. PETE BEACH

Restaurant moves to free-standing building

Fetishes Fine Dining has relocated to a free-standing building at 6305 Gulf Blvd., three blocks from its original spot. The new location used to be a pizzeria and had been abandoned for several years. Other than the new location and the addition of a wine bar, the 18-year-old restaurant hasn't changed much, still serving classics such as steak Diane, bananas Foster and Caesar salads made tableside.

PINELLAS COUNTY

Law and order will be topic at chamber lunch

Register now for the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Business to Business lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at Alfano's Restaurant, 1702 N Clearwater/Largo Road, Clearwater. The discussion will be on "Law & Order: The Sheriff's Citizens Academy.'' Representatives from the Sheriff's Office will discuss the academy, a program that looks at how the Sheriff's Office operates and the law enforcement challenges facing the county. Cost: $20 for chamber members, $25 for nonmembers. Call (727) 584-2321 or email events@CentralChamber.biz.

News of businesses and businesspeople can be faxed to (727) 893-8675, emailed to kssmith@tampabay.com or mailed to Katherine Snow Smith, Tampa Bay Times, 490 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Photos can be emailed as jpgs.

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Eight women say Charlie Rose sexually harassed them - with nudity, groping and lewd calls

Eight women say Charlie Rose sexually harassed them - with nudity, groping and lewd calls

Eight women have told the Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas.Th...
Updated: 14 minutes ago
St. Petersburg council okays restaurant deal for Manhattan Casino

St. Petersburg council okays restaurant deal for Manhattan Casino

ST. PETERSBURG — The City Council on Monday approved a lease for the Manhattan Casino, a landmark building in the city’s historic African-American business and entertainment community.It was a controversial decision for some of the city’s black resid...
Updated: 20 minutes ago
Tampa Electric, contractor fined $43,000 in gas leak

Tampa Electric, contractor fined $43,000 in gas leak

APOLLO BEACH — The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Tampa Electric $18,108 and gave the company two "serious" citations for its response to a gas leak at the Big Bend Power Station in May, the agency announced late Friday.T...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Forecast: Florida retailers expect strong holiday shopping sales

Forecast: Florida retailers expect strong holiday shopping sales

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping, and this year is expected to be particularly kind to retailers.The Florida Retail Federation’s holiday shopping forecast predicts that a combination of high consumer confidence, strong tourism numbers and a littl...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Up for sale? Activist investor grabs stake in Tampa’s Bloomin’ Brands

Up for sale? Activist investor grabs stake in Tampa’s Bloomin’ Brands

TAMPA — If you tread water too long in the same spot, someone might start asking why you’re not trying to swim somewhere.Tampa’s Bloomin’ Brands — parent company of such prominent restaurant chains as Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill and ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Glenn Thrush, New York Times reporter, accused of sexual misbehavior

Glenn Thrush, New York Times reporter, accused of sexual misbehavior

The New York Times said Monday that it was suspending Glenn Thrush, one of its most prominent reporters, after he was accused of sexually inappropriate behavior.The move came after the website Vox published a report containing allegations that Thrus...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Most air travelers say taking off your shoes is okay. An etiquette expert disagrees

Most air travelers say taking off your shoes is okay. An etiquette expert disagrees

Unless you are ensconced in first class, sleeping on a plane is as intimate as dozing off in a waiting room on jury duty — everyone on the aircraft knows the decibel level of your snoring and the sad state of your socks.To gauge how passengers percei...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Stolen car crashes in St. Pete, leaving passenger, 15, with life threatening injuries

Two boys in a stolen car struck a dip in the roadway and crashed into a tree, leaving the 15-year-old passenger with life-threatening injuries, St. Petersburg police said.The crash occurred about 11:25 a.m. Sunday as the car sped west on 11th Avenue ...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Search suspended for missing Cortez boater who left from Egmont Key

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing 63-year-old boater on Sunday evening, two days after he and his dog were reported missing 5 miles northwest of Mead Point, just inland from Anna Maria Island.On Friday, Fraser Horne of Cortez le...
Published: 11/19/17
Parents, children welcome downsized MOSI in Tampa

Parents, children welcome downsized MOSI in Tampa

TAMPA — Avery, 6, slid his sneakers up the side of 200-pound rubber tire from the space shuttle Columbia and sat on top.His father, Ilder Jeannot, called for him to get off of it — usually climbing on museum displays is frowned upon. But in the new M...
Published: 11/18/17
Updated: 11/19/17