It's down to the wire for the city. The public grand opening of the renovated BMX Supercross track, one of only a handful of Olympic-level tracks in the country, will be in less than a week, and city workers as well as community volunteers are rushing to complete the finishing touches.
The YWCA of Tampa Bay honored several Tampa Bay area leaders at its "Pearls of Wisdom" fundraising luncheon, held in the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, which focuses on the organization's key initiatives: eliminating racism and empowering women.
TREASURE ISLAND — City Manager Reid Silverboard will receive a nearly 5 percent salary increase, boosting his annual pay to $120,259.
It's a chance to brush off your dancing shoes, party with a steamy lineup of well-known Latino performers and help celebrate everything Latino. On Sunday, the city's annual Hispanic Heritage Concert, officially the Clearwater Fuccillo Kia Maxima Concierto de la Herencia Hispana, will be at Coachman …
Burglary suspect accused of trying to escape from police department
"A Grande Gala for Flappers & Fellas," a Roaring '20s theme party to benefit Religious Community Services, takes place Saturday at Banquet Masters, 13355 49th St. N, Clearwater. The evening features food, drink and entertainment. 6 p.m. VIP, $500 for two; 7 to 11 p.m. all others, $125. rcspinellas.org/grand …
ST. PETERSBURG — In a strongly worded letter sent to Mayor Rick Kriseman, Eckerd College's president says an internal review of the city's wastewater system was a sham and needs to be revamped.
To cut down on the time patients spend in waiting rooms, BayCare Urgent Care has started Save Your Spot. The program allows you to use your computer or other electronic device to reserve a time to go into an urgent care location and to receive updates on wait times via text or email.
ST. PETERSBURG — Family Promise of Pinellas County, which helps homeless families gain economic independence, is celebrating the completion of its day center. The facility at 6201 22nd Ave. N was donated by Central Christian Church. It was renovated with community help, including Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas …
ST. PETERSBURG — Mary Jane Park, a Tampa Bay Times editor and reporter, is the new executive director of the Warehouse Arts District Association.
ST. PETERSBURG — Hungry, thirsty, excited and patient diners have been waiting three and four hours to eat at Hofbrauhaus St. Petersburg during its first two weeks of business.
ST. PETERSBURG — Discount grocery store Aldi and Thorntons, a gas station with a high-end convenience store, are scheduled to open within a year at 1301 34th St. N, according to a developer buying the property.
ST. PETE BEACH — The first totally new gulf-front condo-hotel to be built in the city in more than a decade is slated to replace the 1950s-era Plaza Beach Hotel.
In the interest of full disclosure, I am not an engineer, although my late father was, and he did most of his precise calculations with a slide rule. But I would like to think I inherited a bit of his common sense, which leads me to go out on a limb with this observation.
SCOTTISH AMERICAN SOCIETY ANNOUNCES ESSAY CONTEST: Seniors at Dunedin High School have the opportunity to vie for a $1,000 scholarship offered by the Scottish American Society of Dunedin. The essay is about the contributions of Robert Burns to Scottish heritage and culture. Dunedin High students have until Nov. 15 to …