MADE IN ST. PETE: Duncan McClellan, Kahwa Coffee, Florida Pure Sea Salts, Bodhi Basics, Brick Street Farms, Craft Breweries, Craft Distilleries, Roma Industries, Made Coffee

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ARTS& CULTURE: Beauty & the 'Burg, James Museum Preview, Clyde Butcher at Dali Museum, Class Acts at Mahaffey Theater

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The latest in art, theater and performing arts news from Beauty & the 'Burg by Cindy Stovall, the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, the Dali Museum Clyde Butcher preview and Class Acts at Mahaffey Theater https://issuu.com/st…

DINING OUT: Callaloo at Manhattan Casino, Maple Street Biscuit Company, Flute & Dram

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NEIGHBORHOODS: Jungle Prada

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FASHION: When Art & Fashion Combine

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CONVERSATION: Astronaut Nicole Stott

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TINY SIPS & FOOD BITES: Wining and Dining

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CONVERSATION: Gina Driscoll St. Pete City Council

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BOYS OF SUMMER: Rowdies & Rays

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TRAVEL: North Carolina Wine Trail

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SPL NEWS BRIEFS

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HOME DESIGN: Creating a Home Office

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UP ON THE ROOF: Least terns nest in St. Pete

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VISIONS OF DALI's SPAIN: Clyde Butcher Exhibit

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JAMES MUSEUM: Summer Preview

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 Vintage St Pete issue of SPL  

St. Petersburg: A City Worth Saving

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Preserving and honoring  the city’s past is the mission of one organization and many individuals who call the Sunshine City home  BY PETER BELMONT St. Petersburg is special. It’s easy to see why as you explore one of the…

How St. Pete Became The Sunshine City

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Vintage St. Pete BY PETER BELMONT Most point to the 1888 arrival of the Orange Belt Railroad as marking the city’s start. It wasn’t exactly a booming metropolis at that point. The story goes that a Savannah shoe salesman with thoughts…

St. Pete Historic Walking Tours

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GET TO KNOW THE BURG Guided tours are the perfect way to get to know a city and a neighborhood. Preserve the Burg offers a regular schedule of walking and bike tours. Reservations are highly recommended as the tours do fill up. The regular…

NEIGHBORHOODS: Historic Kenwood

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Historic Kenwood St. Pete’s first suburb is now a charming and vital city neighborhood BY LAURA MCGRATH When Philadelphian Charles Hall first came to St. Petersburg in 1912, he bought up 160 acres of vacant land two miles slightly northwest…

Sunscreen Film Festival Headed to St. Pete

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 Screenings, social soirees and lots of interaction with professionals makes the St. Pete film fest a winner BY CINDY COCKBURN With over 3,000 film festivals taking place around the globe, there really is “no business like show…

American Stage Celebrates 40 Years

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St. Petersburg's heralded professional theater company amazes with thoughtful, provocative and entertaining performances that reach out to everyone.   BY CINDY STOVALL As many of us who call St. Petersburg home know, American…

American Stage in the Park

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WHAT: The Producers WHEN: April 18 through May 13  WHERE: Demens Landing Park, Bayshore Drive and 2nd Avenue South, downtown St. Petersburg ADMISSION: Varies depending on day, save by purchasing advance tickets. General lawn admission…

Beauty & the Burg - Arts Beat by Cindy Stovall

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BY CINDY STOVALL I’m baaack, and I want to thank you for all the lovely feedback on my maiden article in the previous issue of St. Pete Life. It really is a joy and a privilege to bring you news from the ‘Burg’s ever-expanding arts…

March/April St. Pete Events

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GOT BLUES? The Tampa Bay Blues Festival returns to Vinoy Park in downtown St. Petersburg April 6-8. Headliners this year include Robert Cray, Beth Hart and John Nemeth on Friday;  Buddy Guy, Ronnie Earle and Janiva Magness on Saturday;…

Events at The Palladium

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 Valerie Gillespie Celebrates Women’s History 7:30 pm March 29 Palladium Side Door Known for her smokin’ saxophone,  Tampa Bay jazz artist Valerie Gillespie graces the stage of the Palladium’s Side Door for an intimate evening…

Festivals of Speed Comes to St. Pete March 25

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A dazzling array of power and steel comes to town for one spectacular day    St. Pete’s waterfront will be the center of attention on Sunday, March 25, when the 15th annual Festivals of Speed presented by Bert Smith Porsche takes…

Dali/Duchamp Chess Day Set for March 29

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CHESS DAY AT THE DALI Thursday, March 29 10 am to 4 pm Free event admission, parking $10 until 5 pm, admission to museum galleries extra thedali.org    (727) 823-3767 As a salute to the Dali/Duchamp exhibit and the importance…

Top 10 Brunch Spots in St. Petersburg

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Mimosa or Bloody Mary? Weekend mornings are made for sipping and noshing at one of The Burg’s top brunch spots    BY LORI BROWN It’s the weekend and time to treat yourself to a terrific brunch, but where should you go?…

REVIEW: Sola Bistro & Wine Bar

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 Sola Wonderful Expect the unexpected at this intimate dining spot in busy St. Pete Beach BY KEVIN GODBEE Sola Bistro & Wine Bar is definitely not your typical beach spot. Many beach eateries cater to tourists with a “turn and…

REVIEW: MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza Company

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Now Thatza Pizza! Authentic Italian pies, atmosphere make MidiCi worth a trip to the mall BY GINA DE LUCIA  At MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza Company, the focus isn't just on the pies. The space is a gorgeous mix of modern and industrial…

FOOD BITES - Restaurant News

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FOOD BITES It’s hip, it’s funky, it’s so un-stuffy and cool that it’s almost hard to believe you are chilling at the distinguished Renaissance Vinoy.  Paul’s Landing, the hotel/resort’s  new pool-front indoor-outdoor restaurant,…

CONVERSATION: Vincent Jackson

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VINCENT JACKSON SPL recently caught up with former Buccaneer wide receiver Vincent Jackson. Now a respected Tampa Bay businessman and foundation director, Jackson is excited about his future and working in the St. Petersburg community.  Since…

CONVERSATION: Jerry Penacoli

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JERRY PENACOLI TV personality goes from the Red Carpet to Old Northeast BY CINDY COCKBURN The last time I saw Jerry Penacoli, he had just finished taping a segment with co-host Cyndi Edwards on the set of the NBC  “Daytime” show…

St. Pete Yacht Club - Regata del Sol

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THE TRADITION CONTINUES Regata del Sol al Sol Celebrates 50 Years of Sailing from St. Pete to Isla Mujeres BY CINDY COCKBURN It’s a beautiful time of year to set sail anywhere from the downtown St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Even better would…

REVIEW: Operation Finale at Florida Holocaust Museum

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The first exhibition in the United States to fully document the pursuit, capture, extradition, and trial of a Nazi war criminal, Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann is one of the most powerful and emotional exhibits…

St. Petersburg Residents Go Solar

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 Shine On  St. Petersburg is turning to sun-powered living BY ELIZABETH TAYLOR The Sunshine City is proving worthy of its moniker as an increasing number of residents and businesses convert to solar energy. In November, nearly…

TRAVEL: Sawgrass a Golfer's Dream

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The legendary golf resort is an oasis of beauty and luxury on Florida’s East Coast  THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP MAY 8-13  TPC  Sawgrass  Ponte Vedra Beach For more information and tickets, go to  www.theplayers.com Along…

FASHION: Men's Accessories Can Say A Lot

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THE SMALL THINGS From head to foot, men can say a lot about style with accessories  BY JOSE MARTINEZ As our average temperature starts to climb in St. Pete, a typical conundrum for many is how to wear less while still looking stylish.…

FASHION: Make a Statement in Black and White

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BY MEGAN SIMONS When it comes to fashion, what if black and white is your palette of preference? I have good news for you – your favorite colors are timeless and as popular as ever, and there are many ways in which you can rock a B&W…

SIPS&SUDS: Healthy Living Through Wine

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BY EDITH SWIERZBINSKI One of the most commonly asked questions in my shop is “Do you carry organic wine?”  I do have a nice selection of organic, biodynamic, sustainable, no sulfite added, natural, gluten free and vegan wines. Now,…

ArtPool: Vintage Goes Retro

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Indie fashion, local art and cool accessories are the hallmark of this hip  boutique BY ALEXANDRIA JONES Vintage shopping brings back fond memories for me. Getting something from a different era is exciting because I know for a…

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: Reading Room

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 Overflowing with creativity and flavor,  the menu is anything but by the book BY LORI BROWN The Reading Room is one of the best and most unique restaurants in St. Petersburg, with its own garden which is the inspiration for the…