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  1. On the town with Katherine Snow Smith

    Human Interest


    A diverse crowd of more than 200 people shared three collective experiences at the Museum of Fine Arts for the induction of Helen Pruitt Wallace as St. Petersburg's new poet laureate. Guests all said goodbye to a beloved home with its creaking doors and memories, shuddered at the constantly …

    Left to Right: Melissa Rutland, St. Petersburg, board member of the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg, talks with former St. Petersburg Mayor Bob Ulrich and his wife Barbara, St. Petersburg, prior to the 14th annual YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, 11/17/15, at the Coliseum Ballroom.
  2. Uneven pavement on Gulf Boulevard should smooth out when project's done


    I read your recent article regarding the construction on Gulf Boulevard in St. Pete Beach. As a resident of SPB who travels the length of Gulf Boulevard daily, I was happy to hear about the transition to night-time road construction/paving. But I wonder if anyone else has commented on the terrible paving job. There …

  3. Authorities: Man drank Coors Light while stopped in traffic next to deputy



    DUI charge follows sip taken in traffic

    A deputy stopped in traffic Nov. 20 looked at the car next to him and saw the driver sip from a 12-ounce bottle of Coors Light, according to an arrest report.

  4. Free rides a plenty in St. Pete's downtown, but so far, few takers


    ST. PETERSBURG — After a sluggish start, word is spreading about the city's ParkOnce program, which gives people a free shuttle ride to Beach Drive or Central Avenue on weekend nights if they park in one of two city garages.

  5. Largo inspector at center of controversy is fired

    Local Government

    LARGO — A city employee who turned in plans examiners to a state agency has been fired after improperly conducting several building inspections and sending a derogatory email about two employees, according to a disciplinary report.

  6. Indian Rock Beach baker's Eiffel Tower becomes symbol


    INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — Luigi de Marchi, 22, took down the first mini Eiffel Tower from the front of Cafe de Paris, 2300 Gulf Blvd., several weeks ago. It had grown old and lost its luster, after 13 years of service at the French bakery owned by his parents, Valerie and Xavier.

  7. St. Pete council member Newton loses bid to have Southside CRA boundaries redrawn for Rays deal

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — Wengay Newton, a staunch opponent of allowing the Tampa Bay Rays to look around the region for a new stadium site, said he would support such a deal if the boundaries of the Southside Community Redevelopment Area were redrawn to include Tropicana Field's much-coveted 85 acres.

  8. Daniel Ruth: Bus routes mean change for Williams Park


    Throughout most of its history, Williams Park served as St. Petersburg's front lawn. In another time, presidents spoke in the park. Residents gathered to listen to concerts. Nice place. Very Norman Rockwell. But that was a while ago.

  9. St. Petersburg real estate investor feels frustrated by hurdles

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — Nick Ekonomou says he can't catch a break. The Miami developer who is eager to invest millions of dollars in St. Petersburg and make it his new home faces roadblocks at every turn.

    Miami developer Nick Ekonomou owns this Allendale home. Neighbors have submitted a third-party application to the city to have the land and the home declared historic.
  10. Memories of a Pier gone by



    I write to you about my recollections of the Pier. Not just this Pier, but the Million Dollar Pier, as well.

    Colin Vaughn of St. Petersburg and sister Kayla Suchier hang out on the St. Petersburg Pier while Vaughn’s cousin Evan Rodriguez fishes in the Pier Aquarium’s Kids’ Fishing Tournament.
  11. St. Petersburg Thanksgiving events


    • St. Petersburg's Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be held at Eckerd College and feature music by the college choir and combined choirs from area congregations.

  12. Versatility to the Max: CCC's Kligman plays both sides of the ball



    Max Kligman's job description on the football field this season reads linebacker/defensive lineman/offensive lineman/long snapper/fullback/tailback.

    “I kind of had a feeling I was going to be needed … . I just didn’t expect it to be that many spots,” said Max Kligman.
  13. Admiral Farragut Blue Jackets fighting for each other



    Admiral Farragut figured it had a pretty good football team heading into its first district game Oct. 2 against Indian Rocks Christian. The Blue Jackets overcame a season-opening loss to Carrollwood Day School and had won four straight games.

    Quarterback Austyn Causey looks downfield for a receiver in a game versus Northside Christian this season. “I’m going to start calling (Causey) Magic Man,” coach Ryan Hearn said
  14. Treasure Island moves to ban plastic straws from beach

    Local Government

    TREASURE ISLAND — After listening to appeals from local environmental groups and residents, city commissioners are moving ahead with an ordinance that would ban plastic drinking straws and stirrers on beaches.

  15. South Pinellas social scene

    Human Interest


    A packed ballroom at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park for the AchieveHERs Signature luncheon was inspired by keynote speaker Maj. M.J. Hegar, highly decorated Medevac helicopter pilot.

    Sherry Gore, of Sarasota, signs autographs moments after speaking on Thursday (11/12/15) during the Clearwater Community Women's Club's presentation of An Afternoon With the Author at the Clearwater Main Library where Gore shared stories of her inspiration and details about her cooking techniques.