Friday, May 17, 2013
What are you doing, St. Pete?
1. Toast to the Pier Party LocalShops1 and St. Pete Patch will be taking over the roof of the St. Petersburg Pier Saturday for the Raise a Toast to the Pier Party. The day's events start at noon and include an art show, live music, water ski show and cocktail party. At 5:30 p.m., Cha Cha Coconuts Tropical Bar & Grill, Fresco's Waterfront Bistro, and Jonny Reno's Waterfront Restaurant & Watering Hole will battle it out in the Ultimate Pier Cocktail competition. The event is free and is from noon - 9 p.m. 2. Ferg's Fundraiser for Family Help some of St. Pete's own Saturday at Ferg's Sports bar on Central Avenue. The local pub will be hosting a fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday to raise money for Renee Mott and her son Dylan. The Mott family …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Tampa Bay Community is again going to gather on Saturday, May 18, at Ferg’s Sports bar in St. Pete to help a family in need.
The St. Petersburg community will be rallying Saturday evening at Ferg's Sports bar to help a local family after a fire destroyed the home of Renee Mott and her son, Dylan. On March 17, the Mott family was able escape the raging fire in their St. Pete home but quickly learned that insurance was not going to help. According to Ferg's, after contacting the insurance company, Renee found they had no contents insurance on the property, leaving her and Dylan to live for the past two months in the burnt out remains. Dylan, a freshman at Osceola High School, had a local lawn care business to help out his mom; however, all of his equipment was destroyed in the fire, a news release said. "You can imagine how this mom & son are feeling," Ferg's …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The People's Budget Review offers up proposals for the 2014 budget as the second budget forum is taking place Wednesday night.
Ahead of Wednesday's budget forum on the fiscal year 2014 budget, the People's Budget Review has released a list of budget policy proposals that touch on sustainability, local businesses, youth employment, neighborhoods, support for the arts and urban agriculture. The results were based on a budget survey taken by more than 500 St. Petersburg residents. "After receiving input from hundreds of residents about their vision for the future of St. Petersburg, The People’s Budget Review has compiled several policy proposals meant to enhance what residents say they like about their city, what they would like to change about their city, and what they want St. Petersburg to be 10 years from now," the group said in a statement on its website. "The…
Families from across Tampa Bay helped plant sea oats and celebrate 50 years at Fort De Soto on Saturday. Did you go? Share your photos with us!
From live music to a show by the Tampa Bay Ski Show, Fort De Soto featured something for everyone on Saturday. The 50th Anniversary Celebration featured a sea oats planting event, live music, a re-dedication ceremony and more. Did you go? Feel free to add your photos or videos from your day at the beach with us! Just add them to this gallery! Sign up for the St. Pete Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to your inbox so you won't miss a thing!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Florida House and Senate recently approved a measure that would make driving slow in the fast lane punishable by a fine. Do you think this is a good idea?
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Sunday, May 12
Friday, May 10, 2013
What are you doing this weekend, St. Pete?
1. Kenny Loggins at the Rays Are you a fan of the 80s? After Saturday's Tampa Bay Rays game against the San Diego Padres 80s music star Kenny Loggins will be performing as part of the Rays Summer Concert Series. Loggins is known for writing the hit theme songs for Caddyshack, Top Gun and Footloose. All Rays postgame concerts are free with the purchase of a game ticket. The game begins at 6:10 p.m. 2. Second Saturday Art Walk The 2nd Saturday Art Walk / Gallery Walk is Saturday evening. Participating Galleries open their doors for extended hours on the second Saturday evening of every month. A full list of participating galleries can be found online. The walk is free and is from 6 - 9 p.m. 3. Pet Pal's Puppy Love Fundraiser Pet Pal Animal …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Work will proceed east along Eighth Avenue Southeast to the Albert Whitted Water Reclamation Facility during July and August.
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Wednesday, May 8
Beginning Wednesday, May 8, on-street parking along First Street South between Sixth and Eighth Avenue South will be closed off to accommodate work on utility pipe construction. According to the city of St. Petersburg, one lane of traffic and property access will be maintained in each direction during the project, which is expected to last six weeks. Work will proceed east along Eighth Avenue Southeast to the Albert Whitted Water Reclamation Facility during July and August. Get the St. Pete Patch delivered to your email for free.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
It seems an argument turned violent Friday, deputies say.
Philip Lawson got into an argument with a man at the Walgreens at 1841 Little Rd. in Trinity on Friday night, according to Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies. The argument turned physical, and Lawson pulled a pocket knife and stabbed the man several times, according to an arrest report. The victim was cut on his left arm and the left side of his body. The victim was taken to a local hospital. Lawson, 41, admitted to deputies that he used the knife against the victim but claimed it was in self-defense. However, Lawson’s friend said he tried to get her to hide the knife. He also tried to put it in her purse. It was found in the bushes next to the Walgreen’s. The case is still under investigation, said Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Doug Tobin. A …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Each week, the St. Petersburg Police Department has been releasing a red light camera video of the week.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Two men held a gas station clerk at gunpoint Tuesday night. Police are searching for the suspects
Two men entered the Kenwood Citgo Gas Station Tuesday night and held the clerk at gunpoint while taking cash, change and lottery tickets from the register. According to St. Petersburg Police, the robbery took place at 10 p.m. Tuesday night at 900 34th St. N. During that time two suspects, police said both males in their late teens to early twenties, entered the store trying to conceal their identities. One suspect armed with a semi-automatic handgun reached over the counter and threatened the clerk while the second suspect moved around the counter and took cash, loose change and lottery tickets. Both suspects then fled the store and no getaway vehicle was seen, police said. Police said the second unarmed suspect is wearing a dark blue …