Thursday, February 9, 2012
Patch Places has all of the info on local restaurants, salons, shops and more—make it yours!
Thursday, February 9, 2012
When Patch launched in Old Northeast-Downtown St. Pete in December 2010, editors and contributors ventured to local businesses to collect information for our directory. The result: Patch Places. Patch Places is the spot to find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and more for spots around town. You can even see what your neighbors think of a business before you try it or write your own review. But local businesses get extra bonuses when they claim their free listing. Owners or managers can sign in and search for their business. Underneath the photos, there is a box with the question: Do you own or manage this location? Claim it! Just click Claim it! and a form will pop up asking for contact information and authorization to claim …
Saturday, July 9, 2011
We found one home in the historic St. Petersburg neighborhood for under $200K. But even a bargain comes at a price.
1.) 209 15th Ave NE: This newly updated 1925 home has three bedrooms, three baths. It is located in the heart of the Old Northeast. The wide front porch, with original Cuabn tile flooring, is big enough for a porch party. The kitchen opens to a dining area, which is next to the back patio and landscaped yard. The home has its original pine floors and a fireplace. $377,000. 2.) 305 15th Ave NE: There are three living units hidden inside this unassuming Old Northeast bungalow. The main unit is about 1,110 square feet, with two bedrooms and two full baths. Then there's an apartment with two bedrooms and one bath, and an efficiency. Each has its own laundry, electricity and hot water. $369,000. 3.) 1225 Beach Drive NE: Location, location, …
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Gas prices topped $3 for regular at some stations and are hovering just under that threshold at others. Here's a look at fuel pump prices in the Old Northeast and northeast St. Petersburg.
Holiday drivers on Christmas Day received an unwelcome gift at the pump: a spike in gasoline prices. An overall rise in the cost of oil is being blamed for the increase in gasoline prices for vehicles. It could not come at a worst time for many travelers visiting friends and relatives over the Christmas and New Year's holiday. Weekly gasoline prices by U.S. state and region shows a steady rise in fuel pump prices since the beginning of December, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The weighted average of gas prices in Florida for the week of Dec. 20 was $2.96. Gas prices topped $3 in metro areas of California. Here's a look at northeast St. Petersburg gas prices, based on reports from Fuel Me Up, a Web site that reports the …
Friday, December 24, 2010
Look out North Shore pups, Matilda might take you by surprise with her excellent wrestling skills.
NAME: Matilda AGE: 9.5 months BREED: Beagle PERSONALITY: She's an extrovert. OWNER: Ashley Fisher. NEIGHBORHOOD: Old Northeast. HANGOUT: North Shore Dog Park. FAVORITE THING TO DO: Wrestle with other dogs. BEST FRIEND: Peanut's one of her many best friends. IF YOUR DOG COULD TALK: "Let's go play. Let's go have some fun." Look for more information on Old NE dogs Saturday when Go, Dog, Go, a weekly column by dog breeder and rescuer Roy Wilson, explores fun activities to do with your four-legged companions in the Tampa Bay region. About this column: Sit, stay and enjoy our weekly profiles of the canines who romp and reside in the Old Northeast. If your dog looks this fetching in photos, e-mail Linda.Hersey@Patch.com, and we…
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Thirty-year-old comic books in pristine condition are discovered strewn along an Old Northeast street in St. Petersburg. Police are called but no one is confident that the rightful owner will step forward.
About two dozen comic books, dating back 30 years and in mint condition, were discovered this week strewn along 8th Avenue in the Old Northeast neighborhood of St. Petersburg. Dickens House Innkeeper Ed Caldwell said on Wednesday that he summoned the police after collecting a foot-high stack of comic books, some with the 33-cent price tag still affixed to them. Most of the comic books are dated from 1978-1980, and include several "Captain America" titles from the Marvel Comics group. Caldwell said one of the books he turned over to the police was sheathed in plastic. Some have a 33-cent price tag from the Kash & Karry affixed to the cover, under a printed comic book price that reads "STILL only 35 cents." Caldwell said police collected the…
Monday, December 13, 2010
The house did not have a smoke alarm.
A fire that started in an electrical outlet gutted a northeast St. Pete home early Monday, Dec. 13, St. Petersburg fire officials said. Morris Flowers, 59, told firefighters that he was asleep when the fire broke out in a front room. He said that the smell of smoke and popping sounds from the fire awoke him. Flowers fled the home, and was not injured. Flames could be seen in the front windows of the single-family home, which is located at 2710 1st Ave. N. Firefighters had the blaze under control within 15 minutes, after responding to a call at 5:51 a.m. The fire department reported that the home did not have smoke alarms. Flowers, who is the homeowner, has found temporary shelter through the American Red Cross. Acting District Chief Tim …
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Here are real estate transactions for the Old Northeast, northeast and parts of downtown St. Petersburg. The information was culled from the Pinellas County Property Appraiser for zip codes 33701 and 33704.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
If you believe in Santa, you won't find it hard to imagine snow in North Straub Park either. See for yourself during a series of annual festivals downtown that start Saturday.
To those duty-bound adults prodded by love and nonstop pleading to offer a Santa to their little ones' eyes, fear not: The mall Santa is not the only show in town. St. Petersburg will host several visits from St. Nicholas.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Profiles, school news and reports on neighborhood events are a major part of our site. Take a look around and tell us what you think.
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- Linda Hersey
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Welcome to Old Northeast Patch, a comprehensive source for news in St. Pete's first established neighborhood, Downtown and Snell Isle. Keeping the news local is the goal of Old Northeast Patch, offering fresh takes on the events, activities and people of our community. As producer, editor and writer, I aim to offer timely and relevant coverage that reflects my experience as a veteran journalist and my devotion to the community where I live, work and raise a family. My background covers 25 years in print journalism. Most recently, I ran an independent news site in South Portland, Maine, where I learned about the power of on-line community journalism by providing a virtual place for neighbors to gather, learn about and discuss issues of the …