On westbound Bay Pines Boulevard approaching the Welch Causeway, I had a near-accident near the Publix entrance. I was traveling in the far right lane, as I have many times before, to enter the Publix parking lot. But the old entrance was paved over and the lane was running out. Just a few feet west there is a new …
DOLLAR SPLASH DAY: For $1 per person, kick off the fun from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. This event marks the opening weekend of all St. Petersburg city pools. Pools also open Sunday with new rates charging $2/age 3-12 and $3/13 and up. For a listing of area pools visit www.stpeteparksrec.org.
Monday's seventh annual Memorial Day Family Funfest at the Armed Forces History Museum is billed as "bigger, badder and bolder than ever."
LARGO — Officials here are struggling to find ways to pay for the hiring of more cops and firefighters and to pay for other city needs.
ST. PETE BEACH — Alcohol consumption, whether on the beach or on city sidewalks, continues to be a contentious issue here, stalling city plans to allow restaurants, bars and hotels to extend their service areas.
LARGO TEEN IDOL CROWNED: Blue Rose Yordan has been named winner of the 2015 Largo Teen Idol Competition, which took place on April 9 at the Largo Cultural Center. In additional to the grand prize package, Yordan was offered the opportunity to perform the National Anthem at a Blue Jays game and perform at local …
ST. PETERSBURG — After a roadside bomb flipped his military vehicle in Afghanistan four years ago, U.S. Army Cpl. Frank Gross's family said goodbye in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery.
PINELLAS PARK — When this city turned 100 a few weeks ago, officials had a rich trove of documents and artifacts to draw from when looking back.
Sunken gardens adds 20 iconic flamingos
George and Lucy, the last flamingos remaining at Sunken Gardens, are getting a whole lot of company this fall. The nonprofit group raising money to buy new flamingos for the city-owned attraction reached its $60,000 goal and 20 birds are being …
Can we all readily stipulate that the city of St. Petersburg is not sprawling Shanghai? This is not like planning the Invasion of Normandy or managing a Third World Ebola virus contagion.
Arthur Landau was fired from his job at Dimmitt Chevrolet in February when he stole an Impala from the dealership, arrest reports state.
The dancers wore attire from the 1920s, and so did many of the guests who attended the St. Petersburg Bar Association's 90th anniversary gala in the Coliseum. On May 15, 1925, a small group of lawyers officially launched the organization, and the party took place almost to the minute of that …
Equality Florida presents its Greater St. Petersburg Gala honoring Rose Walton, Larry Biddle, Sylvia Rusche and Tech Data Corp. from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on May 29 in the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S. $125. eqfl.org/greaterstpetegala; (813) 870-3735.
TREASURE ISLAND — Caddy's on the Beach has a new owner, who says the party at the controversial bar will continue.
ST. PETERSBURG — A controversial proposal to include a hotel and conference center on a long-term plan for waterfront land near the Mahaffey Theater appears to be dead.