Lauren Chezaud, owner of Cafe’ Soleil French Bakery & Deli, serves coffees to customers Sheryl Arbo, of St. Pete Beach, right, and Emily Hagan, of St. Pete Beach, on Thursday, Sep 21, 2023, at the cafe at St. Pete Beach.
Café Soleil isn’t going far and could reopen by early next year.
The number of jobs for RNs in Florida increased 14.78% between 2012 and 2021 to 187,920.
The Leiman House at 716 S. Newport Ave. is part of The Old Hyde Park Home Tour.
In Florida, the average price per gallon was $3.16. In Tampa Bay, prices averaged $3.18 a gallon as of Wednesday.


  1. Lauren Chezaud, owner of Cafe’ Soleil French Bakery & Deli, serves coffees to customers Sheryl Arbo, of St. Pete Beach, right, and Emily Hagan, of St. Pete Beach, on Thursday, Sep 21, 2023, at the cafe at St. Pete Beach.
  2. Charred calamari with jicama, roasted corn, chorizo, cilantro, yuzu and edamame is on the menu at Sonata, the new restaurant at St. Petersburg's Mahaffey Theater.
  3. Nurses chant while holding signs during a rally outside of HCA’s West Florida Division Office Thursday in Tampa.
  4. Jimmy Buffett performed at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on June 6, 2017.
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  6. The Florida Aquarium in Tampa is working on a major expansion.
  7. Crowds gather on Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg at a 2022 First Friday block party. The monthly block party has been going on for more than 20 years on Central Avenue, but organizers are in search of sponsors to continue.
  8. Jimmy Donaldson, better known as YouTube star MrBeast  leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers onto the field for their Oct. 22 game against the Atlanta Falcons.
  9. A publicity image for the "A Drag Queen Christmas" show.
  10. St. Petersburg police are trying to identify a man who hid in an antique shop until after it closed, then crawled around the store and stole items valued at about $18,000. Much of the caper was captured on surveillance video.
  11. View of a yacht, reportedly being built for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, on the wharf in Zwijndrecht, near Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  12. As of Tuesday, the national average for gas prices stood just below $3.25, according to AAA. That’s down 25 cents from a month ago, and it’s 30 cents less than this time last year.
  13. A Temple Terrace Publix has recalled 11 beef products because of a "potential of plastic material."
  14. Medical Assistant Cassandra Ross prepares Natalie Rosales, 7, to receive a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, while Nurse Jordan Dierksheide holds her arm during a vaccination event hosted by Enterprising Latinas at Wimauma Opportunity Center in Wimauma on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. Vacancy rates for hospital RNs have dropped from 21% in 2022 to 13% in 2023, and turnover dropped from 32% to 20% over the same period.
  15. The Pop-Tarts Bowl in Orlando is touting what it calls an edible mascot.
  16. Volunteer Rose Munoz sorts through items at Feeding Tampa Bay Tuesday in Tampa.
  17. An aerial drone view of the former dog racing track and score board at Derby Lane, 10490 Gandy Blvd. N. Almost three years after greyhound racing ended, the track is now filled in with grass and is remarkably well tended to.
  18. Manatee County's Dakin Dairy Farms, shown in this January photo, is for sale.
  19. The refurbished Crystal Serenity cruise ship arrived to PortMiami on Nov. 2, 2023.
  20. All Good Things Gifts at the KRATE Container Park pictured on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 in Wesley Chapel. The store is closing due to a dip in sales during the summertime.
  21. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis share a constituent in Disney. Both have leveraged that relationship but in opposite ways.
  22. Shoppers browse for items at vendor booths at Shopapalooza in St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023.
  23. Once you’ve built this foundation of understanding, then you can make plans for the future together that honor both of your needs.
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