Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Art Festival Beth-El to continue today, Monday

The 39th annual Art Festival Beth-El continues today and Monday at Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Hours today are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; hours Monday are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., including a program at 11 a.m. and a docent tour at 2 p.m. The show and sale features original artworks in a variety of media. Free. (727) 347-6136.

Junior League hosts tea party, 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. today at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First St. S. $40 adults, $20 for 14 and younger. jlstpete.org; (727) 895-5018.

Suncoast Hospice Ball to be held Saturday

"As Time Goes By: A Journey to Casablanca," the 2012 Suncoast Hospice Ball, begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Black tie or white dinner jacket. $300. (727) 467-7423.

Luncheon to honor 'Five Fabulous Females'

Beth Morean, Lynne Stamey, Kanika Tomalin, Dr. Kim Costello and former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio are the "Five Fabulous Females" who will be honored at the fifth annual "Friends & Flowers" event beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. The luncheon will take place at the Tradewinds Island Grand Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $100. (727) 322-0800, ext. 2140.

Fundraiser will benefit hospital robotics plan

Bayfront on Vine 2012 gets started at 7 p.m. Saturday at Bayfront Medical Plaza, 603 Seventh Ave. S, St. Petersburg. The event features food from bay area chefs and wine pairings as a fundraiser for the hospital's da Vinci Robotics initiative. VIP $175 (includes commemorative glass); $100. bayfrontonvine.org; (727) 893-6922.

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The Daystarter: South Florida rapper gunned down; murals adorn reclaimed water tanks; the album we’ve all been waiting for

The Daystarter: South Florida rapper gunned down; murals adorn reclaimed water tanks; the album we’ve all been waiting for

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Muralist working with huge St. Pete ‘canvas’ to create neighborhood eye-grabber

Muralist working with huge St. Pete ‘canvas’ to create neighborhood eye-grabber

ST. PETERSBURG — They appear to rise out of nowhere — two enormous, reclaimed-water tanks with an artist’s white clouds scudding across a blue background. A closer view reveals silhouettes of a lone coyote howling at the sky, mangr...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Rays DFA Rob Refsnyder to make room for Kevin Kiermaier

Rays DFA Rob Refsnyder to make room for Kevin Kiermaier

The Rays made official after Monday's game that CF Kevin Kiermaier would be activated on Tuesday.And to make room on the 40- and 25 man rosters, they designated for assignment OF Rob Refsnyder.Acquired from the Indians for cash considerations just be...
Updated: 5 hours ago
St. Petersburg residents will see higher water, sanitation bills

St. Petersburg residents will see higher water, sanitation bills

ST. PETERSBURG — Residents can expect their water and sanitation bills to increase between $7 and $11 starting in October.That represents an average of a 7-percent increase. Customers who use an average of 4,000 gallons a month, including reclaimed w...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Romano: A Tampa Bay

Romano: A Tampa Bay "superstar’’ caught in the crosshairs of Trump’s border policy

At this moment, she is Tampa Bay’s most influential export. A smart, accomplished and powerful attorney making life-altering decisions on an international stage.But what of tomorrow? And the day after?When the story of President Donald Trump’s border...
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Rays journal: A 4-0 lead disappears in loss at Houston

Rays journal: A 4-0 lead disappears in loss at Houston

HOUSTON — The Rays brought up several of their top prospects so they can get as much experience as possible.And Monday that included seeing how the relentless defending champion Astros worked their way back from an early four-run deficit to sco...
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Devil Rays manager Lou Piniella pondered upside-down pitching in 2005

Devil Rays manager Lou Piniella pondered upside-down pitching in 2005

HOUSTON — Well before the idea of using a reliever to open games, as the Rays did against the Astros Monday for the 12th time, and then bringing in a starter was even a gleam in the eyes of the current Rays staff, former manager Lou Piniella wa...
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Tuesday’s letters: Keep programs that fight AIDS

For author Biden, it’s a father’s gift | June 6Keep programs that fight AIDSAfter former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent visit to St. Petersburg, I noticed an article that he co-wrote with former Sen. Bill Frist. It reminded everyone about the ...
Updated: 9 minutes ago
Nazi or not? Tattoo sparks Twitter storm over wounded New Port Richey veteran

Nazi or not? Tattoo sparks Twitter storm over wounded New Port Richey veteran

The federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is pushing back against a social media post implying that a combat-wounded New Port Richey veteran has a Nazi symbol tattooed on his arm.In a tweet Monday afternoon, ICE officials denied the vete...
Updated: 7 hours ago