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Meet Cassie Mrotek, owner/operator of ASTRA - selling hand blended self care products, sustainable items, Tarot and curated home goods through her website, and in pop-up person at the Mar, 2309 Central Avenue, St. Pete. Adds Cassie: "You can also...

The Shuffle

New Company
Digital Media Solutions, Inc.
Former Company
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
New Position
General Counsel & EVP of Compliance
Former Position


When Jennifer Yeagley was going through the interview process to become CEO of the St. Petersburg Free Clinic, she made a commitment to the organization's board of directors: if she was selected for the role, she would move to St....

Idea Stacking

"When I passed the original community gardening ordinance in 2009-10, staff insisted on the restrictions that are now being eliminated. This is an improvement. It is hard to imagine that ten years or so ago, it was illegal have a community garden in St. Pete. The Bartlett Park garden was the first one permitted when the original ordinance passed and is going strong today!"

from "City council approves ordinance allowing expansion of local produce sales" - Karl Nurse

"I think we should be clear that the decline in enrollment at USF St. Petersburg is a direct result of consolidation combined with the COVID 19 crisis. Prior to the initiation of consolidation, the St. Pete campus was a vibrant and growing community, attracting diverse students to unique programs. After scrambling for two years to restructure everything under one umbrella – stripping away much of what was unique at St. Pete— we are now faced with building new programs (which will cost money in the midst of a budget crisis) to regain lost ground."

from "USF proposes new interdisciplinary ‘academic clusters’ for St. Pete campus" - Rebecca Johns


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