Waveney Ann Moore, St. Petersburg General Assignment Reporter

Waveney Ann Moore

St. Petersburg General Assignment Reporter

Waveney Ann Moore covers topics from neighborhoods to religion to city projects such as the long-awaited St. Petersburg Pier. She was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for "For Their Own Good," about abuse at Florida's oldest reform school. The series won the Dart Award for covering trauma, the Casey Medal for exemplary reporting on children and families, and first place for nondeadline reporting in the 2010 Green Eyeshade competition run by the Society of Professional Journalists. She was also a finalist for the 1998 Pulitzer as part of a team that wrote about the Rev. Henry Lyons, disgraced head of the National Baptist Convention U.S.A. She wrote for the Kansas City Star, was born in Guyana and is a naturalized American citizen.

Christ the King Catholic Church expands its presence on Dale Mabry

Christ the King in Tampa has just completed a renovation and expansion of its church. The parish of over 3,500 families will now have a church featuring improvements that include increased seating capacity from 640 to 1,000, an expanded narthex with new restrooms and confessionals, a porte-cochere, new devotional statues and areas such as the St. Michael Courtyard and Gethsemane Garden. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times
After a $5 million renovation, Bishop Gregory Parkes will bless Tampa's newly enlarged and updated church

St. Pete Pier's official budget is $80 million, but other pots providing millions more

Workers construct the sloping lawn area of the new St. Pete Pier.  SCOTT KEELER  |   Times
The number started at $50 million, but has continued to rise

Martin Luther King memorial service planned

The interfaith service in St. Petersburg is on Jan. 20

City Council agrees to another deal for Pier District art

Nick Ervinck of Belgium will create a piece for $l40,000

Skyway Marina Vintage Mall craves attention

SCOTT KEELER  |   Times
Gwen Fields, owner of Vitu International, Skyway Marine Vintage Mall, St. Petersburg, talks about her business success at the mall.  She has been there since the start. It’s easy to miss the Skyway Marina Vintage Mall, a veritable treasure hunter’s expanse occupying a once thriving shopping center that once housed a Sears, supermarket, movie theater.
It’s easy to miss the Skyway Marina Vintage Mall, a veritable treasure hunter’s expanse housed in a once thriving, but now derelict shopping center