Friday, May 10, 2013
Some of St. Petersburg's better restaurants are making this Sunday a Mother's Day to remember, with some special feasts planned.
1.) 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House: With beautiful views, hot breakfast and luncheon bar and a dessert room, the toney Beach Drive restaurant is the perfect spot to show Mom she is someone special. The buffet is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 400 Beach Drive. www.400beachseafood.com 2.) Bella Brava: This is another inviting spot on Beach Drive, where diners can eat inside or outdoors. Bella Brava will serve a special Italian-inspired brunch menu for Mom, with wood-grilled filet and white truffle lobster mac and cheese, wood-grilled amberjack, crispy eggplant roll-ups and lots more. 204 Beach Drive. www.bellabrava.com 3.) Park Shore Grill. This sophisticated Beach Drive dining establishment offers a Mother's Day buffet with iced shrimp cocktail, pan …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
From Aston Martin to Rolls Royce, St. Petersburg hosts a Who's Who of motorsports' Fortune 500 list during the 10th annual Festivals of Speed in Vinoy Park on Sunday, April 7, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m..
Thursday, April 4, 2013
St. Petersburg City Council voted to ban all "Spice" or synthetic marijuana products.
Starting today, businesses in St. Pete are banned from selling all "spice" products regardless of whether or not the package contains chemical compounds that are illegal according to Florida State Statute 893. According to police, "Spice" or K-2 is only illegal if the contents include illegal chemicals prohibited by Florida State Statute 893. St. Petersburg City Council created a stronger ban by targeting packaging, etc. The ban prohibits shops from selling all "Spice" or synthetic marijuana and prohibits people from buying or selling it, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Council Member Bill Dudley stated prior to the vote, "I hope we send a message out that this will not be tolerated in our community," according to the Times. Related Coverage…
The violations center around Matt Spoor's brief time in St. Petersburg as its budget director and his return to Safety Harbor.
A national group has accused Safety Harbor city manager Matt Spoor of ethics violations for his sudden departure from the city of St. Petersburg as director of management and budget and his re-hire with the city of Safety Harbor. The International City/County Management Association said Spoor violated ethics by not staying two years at his position in St. Pete and for calling Safety Harbor city manager candidates as he was seeking to be re-hired. Spoor spent just six weeks on the job in St. Petersburg before deciding to bolt back to Safety Harbor, where he was previously its city manager. Safety Harbor City Council voted 5-0 to re-hire him. According to the report by The International City/County Management Association: “While Spoor was …
Check out our top 10 stories of March 2013 in St. Pete.
With all the hustle and bustle of the news in St. Petersburg, it's easy to miss the big stories. If you hadn't heard the news, here are the top 10 stories for March on St. Pete Patch. Check 'em out: FBI Raids Universal Healthcare's Downtown Offices UPDATE: 4 Injured in Shootout With Limo UPDATE: Details of Pedestrian Fatality Provided by Police 800 Universal Health Care Workers to Lose Jobs 2013 Honda Grand Prix Weekend Survival Guide UPDATE: Man Beaten to Death, Police Say Police: Woman Carjacked by Bank Robber in St. Pete Square 1 Burgers & Bar Coming to St. Pete Off Duty St. Pete Police Officer Shot at in Drive-By on Skyway SWAT Team at St. Pete House Did we miss one of your favorite news items from the month of March? Let us know. Sign…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Tampa Bay Rays 2013 season opener is sold out at The Tropicana Field!
Let's Play Ball! The Tampa Bay Rays face off against the Baltimore Orioles at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 in St. Petersburg. Are you going to the game? According to local media, opening day tickets are sold out; however, there are still tickets available for Wednesday's and Thursday's games at The Tropicana Field. The Rays' opening day roster has been set. Check it out on the team's official website. Street Party Everyone is invited to celebrate at a street party and rally at Ferg's, 1320 Central Ave., from noon to 3 p.m. The street party will feature live country music from the Troy Duncan Band and Top 40 hits from Sunburn, kids' games, giveaways, ballpark-style food and more. Mayor Bill Foster and Petey, St. Petersburg's First Puppy, …
Monday, April 1, 2013
A St. Petersburg woman has claimed her $500,000 prize from a MONOPOLY Scratch-Off game at the Florida Lottery headquarters.
Can you imagine winning half a million dollars from a $5 scratch-off game? Renata Ibrisevic, 30, of St. Petersburg did and she claimed the top prize in the $500,000 MONOPOLY Scratch-Off game Monday, according to the Florida Lottery. Ibrisevic bought the winning ticket at Mansour Shell at 1002 North Westshore Blvd. in Tampa, according to the press release. According to the Florida Lottery, for just $5, players have the chance to win up to half a million dollars with the $500,000 MONOPOLY™ Scratch-Off game. The game features more than $71 million in total prizes and offered six top prizes of $500,000, with one top prize remaining. The overall odds of winning are one-in-4.01. The Florida Lottery offers approximately 60 Scratch-Off games at …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Everyone's invited to celebrate with a street party and rally as the Tampa Bay Rays open baseball's regular season against Baltimore on Tuesday, April 2.
Everyone's invited to celebrate with a street party and rally as the Tampa Bay Rays open baseball's regular season against Baltimore on Tuesday, April 2. The party will be held in front of Ferg's, 1320 Central Ave., from noon to 3 p.m. Fans on their way to the game can get pumped with live country-rock music from the Troy Duncan Band or Top 40 hits from Sunburn, along with beads, giveaways, kids' games, and sports merchandise for sale. Mayor Bill Foster and Petey, St. Petersburg's First Puppy, will make special appearances, along with Miss St. Petersburg and other local titleholders and sports radio personalities who will broadcast live from the event. Even if you can't make the game, join in the Opening Day celebration with a visit over …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The seasonal reclaimed water restrictions for Pinellas County reclaimed water customers will begin on Monday, April 1. St. Pete City Officials want you to know that the county's restrictions do not affect St. Petersburg.
Saturday, March 30
St. Petersburg's supply of reclaimed water currently meets customer demand. While the recent three-times-a-week restrictions for Pinellas County reclaimed water customers do not affect St. Petersburg's reclaimed water customers, wise use of our reclaimed water is recommended during these traditionally dry months. Suggestions include: For more Water Wise Tips: www.stpete.org/water_conservation Pinellas County reclaimed water customers will have seasonal water restricting beginning on Monday, April 1. For more information check out the announcement, "Seasonal Restrictions for Reclaimed Water Implemented." Special thanks to the City of St. Petersburg for sharing the above press release with St. Pete Patch. Sign up for the St. Pete Patch email…
Monday, March 25, 2013
People are urged to find alternate routes starting Monday, March 25, as crews work on underground utility work at 31st St. S. and 54th Ave S. in St. Pete.
Starting Monday, March 25, the intersection of southbound 31st St S. will be closed at 54th Ave S. for construction, according to the city. People are urged to find an alternate route, as crews begin work on underground utility work. Officials say the work is part of a sanitary sewer improvement project and is expected to last until mid-April. The northbound lanes of 31st St. S. and 54th Ave S. I-275 access will be open but with reduced traffic, the city says. Drivers are encouraged to use the 62nd Ave S. exit and on-ramps until the work is completed and re-opened to traffic on April 20. 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!