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Relocation advice for a 35-year-old hipster sister

My 35-year-old sister came for a visit over the weekend and pondered what it would be like to live in Tampa.

I suggested she might prefer St. Petersburg.

She's young, single and a licensed massage therapist, which gives me the feeling that the downtown St. Pete vibe might be more to her liking.

Tampa offers a lot and, as I've written before, you should enjoy both sides of the bay. But on the hip and cool scoreboard, I think St. Petersburg is ahead. …

The Tampa Bay Sports Commission doesn't plan on stopping with this year's NCAA Frozen Four hockey finals and the 2015 NCAA women's basketball Final Four. Bidding for more big-time sports events, the commission has a new logo and a fresh website touting the Tampa Bay Times Forum's new features. Take a look at TampaBayIsNewNow.com. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: I Used To Be A Kleptomaniac, But I Took Something For It. …

Kudos to Holland & Knight partner George B. Howell, who received the Parke Wright Award from Leadership Tampa alumni last week. The group lauded him for his civic involvement, including a pivotal role in establishing the Tampa Bay History Center. …

A disco in a synagogue? Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Tampa brings that reality to life Feb. 25 for a special fundraiser. It'll be called Studio 18, and the Saturday Night Fever celebration also will include a mellow grooves room. Visit rsholom.org. …

More than 185,000 people have already voted in the Florida GOP primary. Given how much has changed in the race over the past seven days, I wonder whether they have regrets. Call me old school, but I say wait until election day. You never know.

That's all I'm saying.

Relocation advice for a 35-year-old hipster sister 01/22/12 [Last modified: Sunday, January 22, 2012 7:36pm]
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