Waveney Ann Moore, St. Petersburg General Assignment Reporter

Waveney Ann Moore

St. Petersburg General Assignment Reporter

I cover a variety of topics, from neighborhoods to religion to projects such as the St. Petersburg Pier. I learn something new every day, whether it’s about preservation issues, the surprises that have cropped up for some homeowners about submerged lands under their docks, or the way people live their faith –- or not! My work includes meeting fascinating people, among them Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Santeria priest who was a devout parishioner at a local Catholic church, and would-be politicians who want to shape their part of the world. I was born in Guyana, South America, when there was no television and grew up a voracious reader. And for the many who ask about my name, there actually is a Waveney river in England (actually, it's called River Waveney).

Boley Centers' project for homeless families upsets some St. Petersburg neighbors

A Boley Centers housing project is under construction at 9625 66th St.  N, Pinellas Park. Boley has purchased vacant land in St. Petersburg to build homes near Lakewood United Church of Christ and backing up against a single-family subdivision.  [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
Boley Centers' plan for a 20-unit development on the edge of St. Petersburg's Lakewood neighborhood is welcomed by a nearby church, but not by homeowners

St. Petersburg's City Council reconfirms the Driftwood neighborhood's historic status

The Driftwood neighborhood finally has historic status after a  second St. Petersburg City Council vote. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
After challenges and delays over the voting process, the designation stands

Free workshops offered on mental health

First United Methodist Church is hosting the event

Florida Holocaust Museum to celebrate late founder’s life

The Florida Holocaust Museum is inviting the community to celebrate the life of its founder, the late Walter P. Loebenberg, 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the museum. [Times (2011)]
Walter P. Loebenberg would have been 95 on Wednesday

Rabbi Luski wins St. Petersburg Bar Association’s Liberty Bell Award

Rabbi Jacob Luski, rabbi emeritus of Congregation B'nai Israel in St. Petersburg. [Rabbi Jacob Luski/Maddock Photographers]
Luski retired from Congregation B’nai Israel last year after 41 years