Start Your Engines! The St. Pete Grand Prix is Coming

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BY MARCIA BIGGS World-class Indy Car racing will be roaring through the streets of downtown St. Petersburg March 9-11, promising the same high-energy excitement as in previous years. Three days of championship racing will feature 13…

Imagine - St Pete's New Glass Museum

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Imagine Museum is a welcome addition to the vibrant St. Pete arts scene By Marcia Biggs John Lennon would no doubt be amused. The new Imagine Museum, in the heart of St. Petersburg’s  up-and-coming Grand Central District , is a…

Go With the Flow - Drop-In Yoga Classes Popping Up Everywhere

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Intimidated by yoga? Don’t be! Yoga stimulates your circulatory, digestive, and lymphatic systems, helping  rid your body of waste and toxins.  In addition, yoga helps the spinal column remain flexible, works on balance, and the…

Sea Salt Serves Up Heart-Healthy Dishes

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By Cindy Cockburn Healthy St. Pete is a citywide community engagement and empowerment initiative that encourages the community to EAT, PLAY, SHOP and LIVE healthy. Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin kicked off this popular program on the steps…

DINING OUT: Ichicoro Ane

 Downtown welcomes a sprawling ramen restaurant  that will bowl you over BY LORI BROWN  Ichicoro Ane opened downtown in the space formerly occupied by Café Alma and Station House. The original Ichicoro Ramen in Seminole Heights…

Top 10 Romantic Restaurants Around St. Pete

 With its picturesque waterfront, abundance of al fresco dining and beautiful beaches, St. Petersburg abounds in options for an intimate evening out. By KEVIN GODBEE Whether you're a guy or a gal, it never hurts to have a handy list…

CONVERSATION: Sebastien Bourdais Race Car Champion

The winner of the 2017 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg lives in the Sunshine City BY MARCIA BIGGS In the world of race car driving, traveling is a way of life. Testing, racing, meeting with team engineers and sponsors –  drivers…

CONVERSATION: Anne Drake McMullen St Pete Chamber Chair

By Cindy Cockburn The last time I had lunch with Anne Drake McMullen,  it took weeks to get on her calendar. We were sitting at an outdoor café on Beach Drive, overlooking the Bay on a sunny day and my friend, the Chief Development…

CONVERSATION: Dr. Angela Turner, Bayfront Health Cardiologist

Dr. Angela Turner, DO Cardiologist at Bayfront Health, St. Petersburg A passion to help people live longer, healthier lives is at the heart of each day for Dr. Angela Turner. Part of the three-person cardiology team at Bayfront Health in…

Tony Bennett Left His Heart in St. Pete

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By Cindy Cockburn Tony Bennett can’t wait to come back to our city.  Get ready St. Pete. The 19-time Grammy award-winning singer, whose music spans over six decades, will grace the stage on February 9 at the Duke Energy Center for…

Beatle Mania - 5 Tribute Concerts on Tap

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Twist and shout, Beatles fans! Five Tampa Bay tributes to the Fab Four are coming to Tampa Bay. Get out your go-go boots and love beads for one of these concerts: THE MERSEY BEATLES: FOUR LADS FROM LIVERPOOL  PALLADIUM FEB. 8 The…

St. Pete Jazz Festival is Coming

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The 10th annual St. Petersburg Jazz Festival presents five nights of  smooth sounds, along with jumpin’ and jivin’ to hot Latin and Big Band sounds  February 21-25  in the intimate setting of the Side Door at the Palladium.…

Arts&Culture: Beauty & The Burg by Cindy Stovall

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BY CINDY STOVALL Greetings to my friends, listeners, and all lovers of the artful life here in our Beautiful Burg. It is an honor to be a contributor to a publication so rich in visual appeal and compelling content. My hope is that this piece…

Arts&Culture: Dali Duchamp/Costumes of Star Wars

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Star Wars and the Power of Costume Museum of Fine Arts 255 Beach Dr NE St. Petersburg  33701 (727) 896-2667 Through April 1, 2018 For ticket prices and hours, call the museum or go to mfastpete.org Take a journey into the…

Concerts - Celtic Woman, Sound of Gospel, Piano Stomp, Michael Lynch

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Celtic Woman March 2   8 pm Mahaffey Theater 400 1st Street SE, St. Petersburg  Ireland’s most talented singers, musicians, and dancers take over the stage of the Mahaffey Theater on March 2 for an exciting evening…

No Sweat - Athleisure Wear Fabric Technology

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New fabric technology keeps you looking and feeling cool even in the Florida heat BY JOSE MARTINEZ As we aspire to reduce our waist lines and improve our health and quality of life in 2018, outside of naked yoga, we will all need something…

Romantic Florals Never Go Out of Style

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BY MEGAN SIMONS Valentine’s Day is the time to celebrate, we express our emotions and devotions to our true loves and we build memories. But what is the one thing that stays in our minds the longest, what is the one thing that creates the…

Stylish Burgers - Jose & Natalie Martinez

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Tell us a little about your backgrounds: Jose is the owner of Sartorial Inc., a new men’s fashion boutique in downtown St. Pete. Natalie is a wedding coordinator and special events planner in St. Pete and all over the US. Her company is…

NEIGHBORHOODS: Snell Isle

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Waterfront views and historic charm are the essence of living in this upscale enclave  Photography by Kathleen M. Finnerty Story by Marcia Biggs Snell Isle, just minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown in northeast St. Petersburg,…

SPL News Around St. Pete

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"TO LIFE" HONOREES The Florida Holocaust Museum  has announced  the 2017 Loebenberg Humanitarian Award winners: John Rinde, Toni Rinde, Lisl Schick, and Mary Wygodski . All four recipients are Holocaust survivors and will be honored…

Tampa Bay Beer Week on Tap

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Green Bench Brewery hosts a seminar in specialty beer during Tampa Bay Beer Week BY ALEXANDRIA JONES How much do you really know about beer? Yes, you have your favorite big brands like Budweiser, Miller, or Heineken but are you a beer connoisseur…

Sips&Suds: Spanish Wine Ole!

BY EDITH SWIERZBINSKI Enjoying a delicious meal with equally delicious wines makes for a fantastic evening. I heart discovering great wines at all price points. Of course, wines that are affordable under $20 are super treasure finds. It’s…

Florida Travel - Anna Maria Island Unplugged

BY CINDY COCKBURN I first discovered Anna Maria Island while meandering along the Gulf of Mexico preparing to write my first book.  My Frommer’s Guide to Florida assignment featuring the West Coast was published over 20 years ago. …

Florida Travel - Romantic St. Augustine

BY MARCIA BIGGS St. Augustine, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways on a romantic weekend getaway. An easy 3-hour jaunt from Tampa Bay, I have grown to love the unique charm and history of St. Augustine more with each visit. St. Augustine…

USFSP Taking the LEED

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Lynn Pippenger Hall, home to USF St. Petersburg’s Kate Tiedemann College of Business, has received a Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. This is the third building at USFSP…

The Greenhouse St. Pete - Help for Startups

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THE GREENHOUSE 440 2nd Avenue N.  St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 stpetegreenhouse.com 1 Million Cups Do you  have an idea for a new business?   Bring it to  1 Million Cups,  a weekly one-hour  support…

Teachers Rock at Old McMicky's Dream Wedding

Many careers can be hugely demanding.  But the job of schoolteacher is one career choice that takes a special kind of person – someone who gives their heart and soul to educating the next generation of adults who will be leading this…

St Pete Opera 101

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The Magic Flute Friday Feb 2 – 07:30 PM Sunday Feb 4 – 02:00 PM Tuesday Feb 6 – 07:30 PM Performed at the St. Pete Palladium. Don’t know an opera buffa from an opera seria?  Up your concert IQ by spending a morning, afternoon,…

Why St. Pete Is Hot!

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We’ve got a serious case of Pride! St. Pete shines in national and international press mentions, garners national awards for beaches, arts and recreation. It’s one of the reasons we’ve launched St. Pete Life Magazine this month, to showcase…