Here’s what to expect when Pinellas County beaches open Monday

Visitors will be greeted by deputies and caution signs when Pinellas County reopens its beaches on Monday morning at 7 a.m.

The deputies and signs will remind beach-goers to limit their groups to no more than 10 people and for groups to stay six feet apart — social distancing measures to control the spread of Covid-19.

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Ten ways St. Petersburg has changed over 10 years

St. Petersburg has gotten bigger, younger and wealthier in the past decade.

The workforce has swelled at the city’s largest employers. High-end apartment building owners have displaced well-known corporate names as the city’s top taxpayers.

Demographic and economic shifts between 2010 and 2019 are detailed in St. Petersburg’s newly released comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2019.

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Pinellas County plans to ramp up Covid-19 testing

Pinellas County public health officials expect to significantly enhance the availability of Covid-19 testing in the coming days.

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Run a virtual 5K to support the Fighting Chance fund [video]

The latest episode of Impact Catalyst features Christie Bruner and Mads McCarthy announcing the Leadership St Pete virtual 5K run to support the city's Fighting Chance fund. In conjuction with the Leadership St Pete Alumni Association, LSP's virtual 5K will feature a printable runners big as well as medals for completing the event.

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‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: Chris Crawford of freeFall Theatre

Freefall Theatre Company associate artistic director Chris Crawford can pinpoint his “aha” moment, when he knew, without hesitation, that he was destined to be on the stage.

“I saw a production of Pippin back in probably 2001, 2002,” Crawford said on The Catalyst Sessions Friday. “And I was so taken aback. I was raised in a very conservative household in Oklahoma, and Pippin is a very racy show. I was ‘maybe I should leave.’

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A Sense of Place: The History of First Block and Booze [PtB]

This one minute video offers a glimpse of the early history of St. Pete's First Block, and muses about the evolution of the city's feelings about alcohol.

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Roundup: DeSantis in the salon, Kriseman in the streets, PIE in the sky

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has said at least a couple of times in the last few days that he hasn’t had a haircut in weeks because of the business shutdowns during the Covid-19 crisis.

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St Pete Chamber

Focus: New Normal

The “New Normal”: Thoughts about the Shape of Things to Come in the Post-Pandemic World

This is the inaugural essay in the series “The New Normal in Asia,” which explores ways in which the Covid-19 pandemic might adjust, shape, or reorder the world across multiple dimensions.

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Rabbit Hole Episode 2: Looking Down [The New York Times]

Caleb Cain plunges deeper into YouTube, with the help of its powerful algorithm. We trace his descent, inch by inch. What was he watching? And why was it so transfixing?

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