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Published 16 hours ago

Local community leaders hope to reimagine hunger relief

Over 61,000 St. Petersburg residents – 35.5% of the population – live in households that struggle to put food on the table after dedicating their income to soaring living costs. Persistent hunger and the stress of wondering if your parents can afford the electric bill have an outsized impact on children who live in ALICE […]

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Published 16 hours ago

Five ways to get involved and give back in St. Pete

If you’re searching for a way to give back to your community, the Catalyst’s Impact Connector is here to help. Each week, we feature five organizations in the Tampa Bay area that need your input, whether that’s time, talent, items, funding or simply awareness. We’re certain you’ll find something here that matches your interests and […]

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Published June 22

Vintage St. Pete: The Soreno Hotel

St. Petersburg’s road from winter playground to retirement village to buzzing metropolis has been long and bumpy. Arguments over what should remain, and what should be taken down and built over in the name of progress, have raged for a century. The Soreno Hotel, which loomed seven stories above the bayfront for almost 70 years, […]

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Published June 21

Habitat builds milestone 900th home

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties reached a significant milestone Friday, handing over the keys to its 900th home to Xavier Jones, 35, a single father of three and Pinellas County employee. More than 200 elected officials, county employees, neighbors and Habitat homeowners and staff attended the Jones home dedication ceremony. To […]

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St Pete RisingPublished June 21

Pro volleyball player to bring international acai bowl brand to downtown St. Pete

An international açaí bowl brand will debut its first Tampa Bay location in downtown St. Pete. Sarah Schermerton, a new franchisee of Oakberry Acai, which claims to be the No. 1 açaí brand in the world, plans to open the downtown St. Pete restaurant at 111 2nd Avenue NE in a space formerly leased by HaleLife Bakery. "I play professional volleyball and my teammates and coaches from Brazil taught me about acai," said Schermerton, a St. Pete resident who plays volleyball internationally and domestically.

Published June 21

Plan the wedding of your dreams at this swanky wedding expo in downtown St. Pete

Nearly-weds in the area have a new date night on the horizon. The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art, located at 150 Central Avenue, announced its first-ever Wedding Expo, […]

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Published June 21

Oracle of Ybor: Maybe she's in a cult, maybe you need to be more curious, and non-judgmental

Dear Oracle, I recently started volunteering at an organization and have met “Annie,” who also volunteers. We’re friendly with each other and chat sometimes.

Published June 21

PAC working to enshrine abortion into Florida Constitution raises nearly $20 million

A political committee leading efforts to pass a proposed constitutional amendment about abortion rights raised $8.05 million during the first two weeks of June and has collected nearly $20 million since the Florida Supreme Court said the initiative could go on the November ballot. The Floridians Protecting Freedom committee had about $15.1 million in cash on hand as of June 14, according to a finance report posted Friday on the state Division of Elections website. The Florida Supreme Court on April 1 approved the wording of the proposed amendment, clearing the way for it to go on the ballot.

Published June 21

The historic arcade makes a comeback in the EDGE District of St. Pete

Want to learn more about St. Pete’s history? Join Monica on one of her historic St. Pete trolley tours in person! Reserve your spot here. Big changes are happening in the […]

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St Pete RisingPublished June 21

Done Deals: New bar debuts in downtown St. Pete, County seeks affordable housing developers, Industrial center sells

Done Deals is a weekly column by St. Pete Rising spotlighting recent real estate market insight and significant deals happening in the Sunshine City and beyond. The following information is sourced from public records and trusted intel. Have real estate news to share? Send us an email at hello@stpeterising.com .

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