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  1. BayCare's Urgent Care taking reservations


    To cut down on the time patients spend in waiting rooms, BayCare Urgent Care has started Save Your Spot. The program allows you to use your computer or other electronic device to reserve a time to go into an urgent care location and to receive updates on wait times via text or email.

  2. Family Promise facility finished in St. Petersburg


    ST. PETERSBURG — Family Promise of Pinellas County, which helps homeless families gain economic independence, is celebrating the completion of its day center. The facility at 6201 22nd Ave. N was donated by Central Christian Church. It was renovated with community help, including Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas …

  3. St. Petersburg arts group gets new director

    Human Interest

    ST. PETERSBURG — Mary Jane Park, a Tampa Bay Times editor and reporter, is the new executive director of the Warehouse Arts District Association.

  4. Hofbrauhaus a hit in early going in St. Petersburg


    ST. PETERSBURG — Hungry, thirsty, excited and patient diners have been waiting three and four hours to eat at Hofbrauhaus St. Petersburg during its first two weeks of business.

  5. Aldi and Thorntons scheduled to open on 34th Street in St. Petersburg


    ST. PETERSBURG — Discount grocery store Aldi and Thorntons, a gas station with a high-end convenience store, are scheduled to open within a year at 1301 34th St. N, according to a developer buying the property.

  6. St. Pete Beach plans its first new gulf-front condo-hotel in more than a decade


    ST. PETE BEACH — The first totally new gulf-front condo-hotel to be built in the city in more than a decade is slated to replace the 1950s-era Plaza Beach Hotel.

    An architectural sketch shows plan for the exterior of the Allure Suites Hotel-Beachfront Resort in St. Pete Beach.
  7. Ruth: Can baseball work on a dump?


    In the interest of full disclosure, I am not an engineer, although my late father was, and he did most of his precise calculations with a slide rule. But I would like to think I inherited a bit of his common sense, which leads me to go out on a limb with this observation.

  8. Pinellas news briefs


    SCOTTISH AMERICAN SOCIETY ANNOUNCES ESSAY CONTEST: Seniors at Dunedin High School have the opportunity to vie for a $1,000 scholarship offered by the Scottish American Society of Dunedin. The essay is about the contributions of Robert Burns to Scottish heritage and culture. Dunedin High students have until Nov. 15 to …

  9. North and South Pinellas college fairs introduce students to opportunities


    Two major college fairs will be held over the next few days in Pinellas County. The University of South Florida St. Petersburg will host the Pinellas County College Fair from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the University Student Center. Participants will have a chance to meet with admissions professionals representing more than …

  10. Downtown blaze in parking garage destroys at least five cars


    ST. PETERSBURG — Late night revelers saw thick smoke billow from a downtown parking garage early Saturday morning as a car fire spread quickly, destroying at least four other vehicles.

    Firefighters respond to the car fire in a parking garage between Fourth and Third streets on First Avenue S in St. Petersburg.
  11. State wildlife agency investigating St. Petersburg sewage spills


    ST. PETERSBURG — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Friday that the agency's law enforcement division is investigating the city of St. Petersburg's sewage spills in August.

  12. Spike in Beach Drive car thefts prompts alert to be on guard in St. Petersburg


    ST. PETERSBURG — In the space of two and a half months, seven vehicles have been stolen in the vicinity of downtown's popular Beach Drive.

    Don’t make it easy for car thieves by leaving your keys in the car. And don’t forget to lock the doors.
  13. New street market to debut on Clearwater's waterfront


    CLEARWATER — She has visited the Chelsea Market in New York City, the Ferry Market in San Francisco and both the Portabello and the Borough markets in London, and now Natalie Nagengast is ready to bring the same type of big city success to Clearwater.

    The organizer of Pierce Street Market expects to start with 45 to 60 vendors beneath the Memorial Causeway bridge. The market will be open the second Saturday of the month.
  14. Savor wine by the sample at Try Wine

    I won't try to predict what the next big trend in bars will be, but if you were to tell me it's combination retail and tasting room spaces, I'd believe you.

    Chrissy Wilcox chooses a half-glass of Michael David Rapture at Try Wine in St. Petersburg on Wednesday. The bar sells bottles of wine as well as single pours through a preservation/vending system.
  15. Opera donors honored at al fresco feast

    Human Interest


    Major donors to the St. Petersburg Opera Company dined under an outdoor tent set up near the water at Redington Beach outside Claudia McCorkle's home, Seaside, with Michael's on East of Sarasota catering the meal for members of the Bel Canto and Maestro circles (contributors of …

    Swanky Soiree chairman John William Barger III and mistress of ceremonies Kate Wentzel keep the event going.