Thursday, April 26, 2018
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On the town: social events around St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg

Transplant surgeon to speak at Legacy Dinner

Dr. Pauline Chen, a transplant surgeon and author of Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality, will be the keynote speaker at the St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation Legacy Dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive. The evening also includes presentation of the Roy G. Harrell Jr. and Helen D. Roberts awards. $50. StAnthonysFoundation.org; (727) 825-1086.

Lunch, cards benefit Tampa Bay Watch

"Rising Stars," a luncheon, musical presentation and card party to benefit the habitat restoration and children's educational programs of Tampa Bay Watch, begins at 11 a.m. Thursday at the St. Petersburg Country Club, 2000 Country Club Way. The event sponsor is the St. Petersburg Women's Chamber of Commerce. $50. (727) 821-8006.

'An Enchanted Evening' at Renaissance Vinoy

"An Enchanted Evening," the All Children's Hospital Guild Beach Branch's 81st annual charity ball, begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Black-tie optional. $250. (727) 347-6288.

Junior League plans tea, fashion show

The Junior League of St. Petersburg will present a tea party and fashion show featuring clothing from White House Black Market, Chico's, Anglo Couture and Old Navy from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First St. S. $40 adults, $20 for 14 and younger. jlstpete.org; (727) 895-5018.

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SOCom leader wanted to toss Google exec from car. Because he was right.

SOCom leader wanted to toss Google exec from car. Because he was right.

TAMPA — Standing in front of an audience of several thousand scientists, data wonks, geospatial intelligence analysts and other big thinkers, Army Gen. Tony Thomas drew some laughs when he talked about the time he felt the urge to toss Google CEO Eri...
Updated: 18 minutes ago
The last cigar factory in Tampa keeps rolling

The last cigar factory in Tampa keeps rolling

YBOR CITY -- History lives here, inside the J.C. Newman Cigar Co.Machines manufactured in the 1930s are still used to pack and roll the cigars, and the sights and smells are throwbacks. Tobacco bits litter the weathered wooden floor, and a pungent od...
Updated: 20 minutes ago
Romano: Is it still environmentally conscious if it’s based on a sham?

Romano: Is it still environmentally conscious if it’s based on a sham?

Let’s discuss biosolids waste. I promise, it won’t be gross or boring.No, this is more of a how-did-we-lose-money-again bedtime story.Our tale begins around 2006 when St. Pete officials began exploring a biosolids project. The city was eventually goi...
Updated: 1 hour ago
The Daystarter: Federal court blocks challenge to Florida’s system of restoring felon voting rights; what goes on in that pink house?; Lightning playoff run drives business

The Daystarter: Federal court blocks challenge to Florida’s system of restoring felon voting rights; what goes on in that pink house?; Lightning playoff run drives business

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Updated: 1 hour ago
The Iron Nun still going strong at age 88

The Iron Nun still going strong at age 88

TAMPA —These smart phones and computers and internet are big annoyances to Sister Madonna Buder.Every time she turns around, there's a message or a request or a question coming into one of her devices from somewhere in the world."What's all the...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Long wait at Wingstop ends in brawl, hot oil and 2nd degree burns

Long wait at Wingstop ends in brawl, hot oil and 2nd degree burns

TAMPA — A customer visited Wingstop on Sunday night to pick-up his order. What happened next was off-menu:Robert Williams said he suffered second-degree burns on his back and legs after a Wingstop employee threw hot oil on him during a scuffle.Willia...
Updated: 7 hours ago
FHP identifies driver in crash that killed

FHP identifies driver in crash that killed "smiling" teen

TRINITY — Friends said what they’ll remember the most about Lillia Morris is that she was always smiling.The 17-year-old Mitchell High School junior was killed Tuesday when a sport-utility vehicle ran a red light on State Road 54 and slammed into the...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Berlin stands against anti-Semitism; Toronto attack highlights misogynistic vitriol; inventor convicted of killing Kim Wall; more in world news

Berlin stands against anti-Semitism; Toronto attack highlights misogynistic vitriol; inventor convicted of killing Kim Wall; more in world news

Germany‘Today, we all wear kippa’ Germans of various faiths donned Jewish skullcaps and took to the streets Wednesday in several cities to protest an anti-Semitic attack in Berlin and express fears about growing hatred of Jews in Germany and across E...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Palm Harbor artist’s mural unveiled at Oldsmar’s Sheffield Park

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OLDSMAR — Palm Harbor artist Noelle Stillman made a splash in Oldsmar when her colorful mural was unveiled during a recent ribbon cutting at Sheffield Park.The piece, titled Native Balance, was the second public art project for the North Pinellas Cul...
Published: 04/26/18
Parents are buzzing about Pinellas’ newest magnet school

Parents are buzzing about Pinellas’ newest magnet school

ST. PETERSBURG — If the crowds that showed up for two open houses last week are any indication, the Pinellas County school district may have hit on a recipe that could finally turn around one of its most struggling schools.The two events drew more th...
Published: 04/26/18