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  1. Weather cancels First</span> Friday in St. Petersburg


    Friday's popular Get Downtown First</span> Friday event in St. Petersburg was canceled because of the weather, according to the event website. The monthly event that closes off part of Central Avenue downtown features live music and food, with proceeds from beer and wine sales benefiting area organizations. …

  2. Bitter cold (of 50 degrees) cancels St. Pete's First</span> Friday


    Don't laugh, but St. Petersburg's First</span> Friday block party has been canceled because of the cold. …

  3. On your radar: First</span> Friday in St. Pete and an outdoors family flick


    Get Downtown First</span> Friday Music Series: The Tempests provide live music this month at the festivities between Second and Third streets on Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg. It starts at 5:30 p.m. Free. (727) 393-3597. …

  4. Review: Pelican Pop Fe st highlights a busy First</span> Friday in St. Petersburg

    Sound Check

    On Friday, St. Petersburg got it right. …

  5. On your radar: free Edwin McCain show, First</span> Friday in St. Pete and 'Jaws' on a pool float


    Edwin McCain: The singer-songwriter from South Carolina, known for his ballad I'll Be performs a free concert at 7 p.m. at the Venue, 2675 Ulmerton Road, St. Petersburg. …

  6. St. Petersburg police identify missing girl, 42 years later (w/video)


    ST. PETERSBURG — The black binder is old and peeling, the cover askew, a rush of papers bur sting from each end. It bears the scars of too many openings, of a journey between hands that tried and failed to keep it closed for good. …

    Janice Marie Brock was adopted and given the surname Young. It became a crucial point.
  7. Rays-Blue Jays Saturday preview


    Rays vs. Blue Jays When/where: 6:10 tonight; Tropicana Field TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish) Tickets: $19-$275, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketma ster,, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within five hours of game time. …

  8. See photos from First</span> Friday in downtown St. Petersburg

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    Were you dancing in the streets la st night in downtown St. Petersburg? Lots of other folks were, and photographer Andrea Lypka captured photos of the monthly outdoor party,  Get Downtown. Take a look, see who was letting loose on Friday night: …

  9. This week in Tampa: John Fogerty, Ciara, Old Crow Medicine Show and more

    Sound Check

    Plenty of big music hitting Tampa Bay this weekend: John Fogerty, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ciara, Laurie Berkner, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, The Devil Makes Three, The Maine, Ed Kowalczyk, Air Supply, Strung Out and more. Here to walk you through it all is Ray Roa... …

  10. Sage Karam makes right turn with Ganassi team


    ST. PETERSBURG ­­— At age 20, Sage Karam has an opportunity a lot of drivers with more experience can only dream about. But even at that young stage, an IndyCar ride with Chip Ganassi Racing is about much more than ju st how fa st he is, and how fa st he has arrived here. …

    Sage Karam said his driving style is close to teammate Scott Dixon's, so he's studying the all-time leader in IRL/IndyCar wins closely. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
  11. Secret's out on St. Pete's newe st speakeasy — here's the Proof


    Everyone talks about be st-kept secrets, but it's hard to find the real thing. Proof Cocktail Club in downtown St. Petersburg may not be a secret to everyone, but it's managed to keep an impressively low profile since it quietly opened in January, despite having one of the be st cocktail li sts in town. …

    Bar manager Pete Ketchum, right, and a few of Proof&#8217;s creative cocktails, above. The Chai Bye Cocktail, left: Papas Pilar Blonde, fresh lemon, chai syrup, egg white and burnt star anise. The Jalisco Hibiscus Mule: Milagro Tequila, muddled ginger and mint, lime, hibiscus-infused agave nectar and topped with ginger beer. &#3;Photos by Luis Santana/tbt*
  12. Dancin' in the street


    LARA CERRI | Times  …

    Barbara and Ryan Beck of Philadelphia dance to the tunes of The Billy Rice Band during First Friday in downtown St. Petersburg June 6, 2014. The Central Avenue crowd danced and sang along to the band, who covered tunes by The Greg Kihn Band, The Doobie Brothers and Earth, Wind and Fire. The event is held between Second and Third streets South every first Friday of the month, from 5:30-10 p.m.
  13. Man convicted of murder in St. Petersburg killing


    A St. Petersburg man was convicted Friday of first</span>-degree murder for shooting another man at a local nightclub. …

  14. Free and cheap fun: 5 things to do under $5, Jan. 29-Feb. 4


    1 Young Eagles Flight Rally: Let the kids get behind the controls of a plane? Why not? Kids ages 8 to 17 can actually take flight and explore the world of aviation for free. Volunteer pilots will take children on a 15-minute flight. Each young "pilot" gets one-on-one time with pilots to learn how airplanes work and how safety comes first</span>. Young Eagle certificates are awarded on completion of the program and each child's name is entered into the "World's Largest Logbook" at the Experimental Aircraft Association Air Adventure Museum. Weather will be monitored. Check for possible cancellation. Free, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Albert Whitted Airport, 540 First</span> St. SE, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-1532.  …

    Pilot Jim Porter, with the Clearwater&#8217;s chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association, left, flies a Cessna 175 Skylark with 8-year-old Colby Koberna of Clearwater during the EAA&#8217;s Young Eagles Flight Rally in 2011.
  15. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 30


    Gasparilla Pre-Invasion Party with the Commodores: The late '70s funk and soul group, the Commodores headline the new Gasparilla warm up party with the Atlanta Rhythm Section and Daniel B. Marshall opening. 6 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $30.  …

  16. Ticket Window: Santana, Diana Ross


    Tickets for the following events go on sale this week: • Santana, 7 p.m. May 8 at the Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg, $89-$179.50, on sale at noon Friday at the box office, 400 First</span> St. S, St. Petersburg, or online at, or by calling (727) 893-7832. …

  17. Something new in St. Petersburg: Third Thursdays in the Edge


    ST. PETERSBURG — A new addition to the city's social scene will launch this month in the city's Edge Di strict, which stretches along Central Avenue from 16th to Martin Luther King Jr. streets.  …

    Barbara and Ryan Beck of Philadelphia dance to the Billy Rice Band on St. Petersburg's Central Avenue during the First Friday event in June. [Times]
  18. SoundCheck: Chris Cage, Hoodie Allen among top live music picks


    Chris Cagle With Lyndsey Highlander Details: Friday 7 p.m. Dallas Bull, 3322 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $15-$30. (813) 987-2855. …

    Amy Ray, left, and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls perform during a demonstration against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on the National Mall in Washington.
  19. Plan your weekend Feb. 27-March 1


    Plan your weekend Berry bash …

    Amy Ray, left, and Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls.
  20. Football: Bradenton Manatee 52, St. Petersburg 31


    BRADENTON — Johnnie Lang rushed for 191 yards and three touchdowns as Manatee rallied from an early first</span> half deficit to defeat St. Petersburg 52-31 Friday at Frank Hawkins Stadium. …

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