Tuesday, August 26, 2014

St. Pete Opera Reaches Younger Crowd With Operazzi


St. Pete Opera Reaches Younger Crowd With Operazzi


St. Petersburg’s Hollander Hotel is funky and eclectic, with beautiful terrazzo floors, a tiled fireplace and retro furniture from the ‘50s. There’s an enormous deer head with antlers above the bar in the Tap Room. It’s definitely not the kind of ...


St. Petersburg Governor Tips Ice Bucket Over Head in Charity Challenge


The usually staid governor of Russia's second-largest city St. Petersburg has poured a bucket of water over his head for the "Ice Bucket Challenge," a global campaign aimed at raising money for, and awareness of, a degenerative motor neuron disease.


Hamburg, St. Petersburg Port Businesses Go for Dialogue


Hamburg and St. Petersburg have been partner cities since 1957, cultivating close economic, cultural, social and scientific contacts. Similarly, the ports of the two cities have maintained excellent economic links for decades. So even in a politically ...


St. Pete council member wants tourism dollars to boost arts profile


ST. PETERSBURG — The city's arts and cultural offerings aren't marketed enough, says one City Council member, who thinks bed tax money might be the answer. County tourism officials do a great job touting Pinellas beaches, but the city's arts community ...


St. Petersburg man dead after crash near Young VA center


A St. Petersburg man died in a car accident Sunday evening on Bay Pines Boulevard after he tried to pass traffic by pulling into the shoulder of the road, partially on the sidewalk, authorities said. Jordan A. Schleimer was celebrating his 21st birthday ...


Journalist Attacked While Covering Pro-Ukrainian Pickets In St.Petersburg


A correspondent for Russia's Ekho Moskvy radio has been attacked while covering single-person pickets supporting Ukraine in St. Petersburg. An attacker whose name was not made public was seen kicking Vesnin several times in the hands and face during the ...


Huge solar grid will keep beer cold for St. Pete warehouse


ST. PETERSBURG — Keeping a 246,000-square-foot warehouse full of beer icy cold can rack up a monstrous power bill. That's why executives at Florida's largest distributor of Anheuser-Busch products began thinking about getting off the grid with a new ...


St. Pete protesters rally around Mike Brown shooting


St. Petersburg, Florida — It's been two weeks to the day since unarmed teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Saturday Bay Area protesters took to the pavement, marching for justice for Brown, and two other ...


BitPay looking to inspire startups in St. Pete


BitPay executives hope to see a surge of bitcoin startups in St Petersburg during the three-year contract with ESPN. "This is a tech savvy community," said BitPay Co-founder Tony Gallippi. "We'd like to inspire local entrepreneurs to start companies.


Bitcoin is taking root in St. Pete, but what in the blazes is it?


The St. Petersburg Bowl is now the bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl and business leaders in the area are hoping it could mean big things for the city. More on that in a minute, but first, what the heck is BitPay? Basically it’s a way to use online money ...



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