High speed rail (HSR) may be coming to the Tampa Bay region with the construction starting as early as two years. The Federal Stimulus Bill Feb '09- American Recovery & Reinvestment Act made $8 billion available to HSR with Florida's final application to be submitted no later than October 2, 2009.
St. Petersburg, Fla. (August 21, 2009) – Ovation, downtown St. Petersburg’s newest luxury waterfront community, was officially awarded its Certificate of Occupancy (CO) by the city’s building official today.
The CO declares the 27-story Ovation tower safe to occupy, following a rigorous six-week inspection of the building, according to project manager Steve Coppins.
In the near future, our congressional and legislative leaders will be making decisions which could determine the future quality of our water, beach, and marine life. Educating our communities will be a key factor in influencing our critical votes in Washington and Tallahassee.
A section of the old Belleair Bridge was demolished on July 15th as construction continued into the next phase on the newer, bigger and better Belleair Beach Causeway Bridge.
The Belleair Beach Causeway Bridge connects the Pinellas County Mainland Peninsula to the Barrier Islands, from Belleair Bluffs to Sand Key and Belleair Shore. The former structure was built in 1950, with an expected life span of fifty years. In the 21st century, the design had become obsolete and was too expensive to maintain so a new bridge was built.
Entertaining, spectacular and remarkable are just a few of the words to describe the stage filled with youth from ages 2 to 17, in the Broadway production of “Annie Jr.” presented by International Youth Theater at the Francis Wilson Playhouse Theater, on August 8, with proceeds to benefit Youth for Human Rights Florida.
The production was entertainingly unique, as the young performers love both the art of theater and the education of human rights; and the evening intertwined them both. A play written for children, filled with funny lines singing and dancing, it still carried a message of how children’s human rights can be so easily violated.
St. Petersburg, Fla. (August 10, 2009) – As Ovation, the area’s newest luxury waterfront community, nears building completion, two retailers—a fine jeweler and an art gallery—are among the first to open their own doors to the locals and visitors of downtown St. Petersburg.
Bernie’s & Son and Mindy Solomon Gallery will both be located in the street-level retail space of the upscale 27-story condominium building on prestigious Beach Drive and 2nd Avenue NE, overlooking downtown St. Petersburg’s waterfront.
The Showcase Arts Foundation Inc. (SAFI), dedicated to creating theater arts performances in the Tampa Bay Area, is proud to present another of their interactive comedy, murder mysteries. This will be a fun filled evening of entertainment accompanied by the wonderful food and beautiful atmosphere of the waterfront restaurant Bon Appetit at the Harbor in Dunedin.
ST. PETERSBURG: Forget the bug spray and the rain poncho – at the Sunscreen Film Festival’s first annual Summer Camp, 9 aspiring filmmakers between the ages of 14 – 18 braved the elements of film making with laptops and their imaginations.
Instead of a campground and hours of lanyard making, the students converged on Studio 620 in downtown St. Pete. Owned and operated by Bob Devon Jones, the studio provided the perfect venue for two action-packed weeks.
What would happen if Florida's prison inmates worked one-on-one to get their fellow inmates to reform?
Right now Florida prisoners are helping Criminon® Florida get 10% of the state’s prison population involved in the Criminon program.10% has been shown to be the make-break point. When that target is met in a single prison the entire prison calms down significantly with dramatically lowered acts of violence and much improved guard and inmate relations.
The Black Crowes have sold more than 20 million albums including their 1990 debut album Shake Your Money Maker which sold more than three million copies on the strength of the singles Hard to Handle, She Talks to Angels and Jealous Again. The Crowes released their second album The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion in 1992. The record debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums. The effort spawned the singles Remedy and Thorn in My Pride, which broke the Billboard Top 100 singles chart. In 1994, the band offered up Amorica, which reached Gold. Last year, they released Warpaint, which debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200. Their new album, Before the Frost…Until the Freeze, is scheduled to be released on September 1st of this year.