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Waveney Ann Moore - St. Petersburg General Assignment Reporter

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).

  1. The Florida Association of Museums has named St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman its Outstanding Public Official for 2019.
    The organization recognizes those who contribute to the museum profession.
  2. Rendering of the new Shore Acres Recreation Center that will replace the current structure at 4230 Shore Acres Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg
    The long-desired project is praised, but some neighbors worry about its proposed height and a new entrance and exit on busy 40th Avenue NE
  3. The inside of the former American Baptist Church of Beatitudes, located at 801 28th Ave N, is seen on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 in St. Petersburg. The church is being converted into a three-bedroom home.
    Three property owners seek approval to landmark their properties: a closed school, a former church and a house built by noted St. Petersburg architect William B. Harvard
  4. The new and still under construction St. Pete Pier as seen from the Spa Beach area. (SCOTT KEELER | Times)
    High school students are eligible
  5. The event for ages 8 and under is called "Rosh Hashana and the Honeybee.''
  6. The deteriorated 40th Avenue NE Bridge, St. Petersburg, will be rebuilt and raised. The city is holding a public hearing on Tuesday.
    Residents will get a chance to share their opinions and concerns about the project
  7. Photo of the Hope Town Harbor Lodge in Abaco, Bahamas, after being ravaged by Hurricane Dorian on Monday. (Courtesy of Cleopatra Sykes)
    Bahamian-Americans launch relief efforts to help those whose lives have been affected by the storm.
  8. Lewis Bryan, 36, (back left) and Amber Eckloff, 33, pose for a portrait with their children, (From left) D'Angelo Eckloff, 14, Rasmus Bryan, 4, Ramiro Bryan, 10, Lothario Bryan, 6, and Alonzo Bailey, 17. The family has been living in a single room at the Bayway Inn on 34th Street S.
    Mayor Rick Kriseman’s 10-year plan focuses on affordable multi-family units
  9. Rendering of the Benoist Airboat for the Benoist Centennial Plaza
    Benoist Centennial Plaza will include a monument commemorating the historic first flight.
  10. EDMUND D. FOUNTAIN   |   Times 
(03/19/2009) In the woods not far from the current Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, up a dirt road, and up a hill is a small cemetery with 31 unmarked graves. Some of the White House Boys think the bodies of children murdered by guards at the Florida School for Boys are buried in the cemetery. Some of the graves can be attributed to students killed in a 1914 fire. Others can be attributed to a flu epidemic that swept the campus, but not all are accounted for.
    Read the classic Tampa Bay Times story that exposed a dark chapter of Florida history.