St. Pete City Council chairman recovering from heart attack

St. Petersburg City Council Chairman Ed Montanari is recovering at home after he was hospitalized and treated over the weekend for myocardial infarction, the medical term for a heart attack.

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St. Pete moves to require landlords to provide notice of rights for renters

St. Petersburg City Council last week voted unanimously to approve an amendment requiring landlords within the city to provide a notice of tenants’ rights in printed or electronic form.

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Local leaders put technology to work to tackle a ‘Cat 5’ public health issue

Geo-fencing, telehealth, thermal imaging and mixed reality are among the technologies in play as the Tampa-St. Petersburg area works to reopen in the Covid-19 crisis.

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Midtown, downtown provost shares how St. Pete College is navigating COVID-19

On this episode, Tashika Griffith, provost of St. Petersburg College Downtown & Midtown campuses joins Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Joe Hamilton, publisher of the St. Pete Catalyst.

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Art in the news: SHINE begins the 2020 search for mural-friendly walls

Jenee Priebe, who coordinates and directs the annual SHINE Mural Festival for the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, has issued a “Call for Walls” in conjunction with the sixth annual outdoor event, which is now scheduled for Nov. 7-14.

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The Shuffle

Elliot Large
TrueFire Studios


Vintage St. Pete

Making ‘Cocoon,’ aka ‘Close Encounters on Golden Pond’

For three months in 1984, young director Ron Howard and cast of senior actors were in St. Pete making a movie about aging ... and aliens.

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Clearwater’s Omnivore poised to benefit as Covid-19 pushes restaurant technology

The restaurant industry is reorganizing and evolving to meet the challenges presented by Covid-19, and ecommerce will play a key role in the evolution, according to leaders of a Clearwater software firm.

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Covid Map

Covid Cases by Zip Code


Jeff and Penny Vinik join Fairgrounds founder Liz Dimmitt as investors and partners

With a large investment from philanthropists Jeff and Penny Vinik, Fairgrounds – the “immersive art experience” proposed for the Warehouse Arts District – took a giant stride towards build-out and eventual completion.

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How the Cruise Industry Became Synonymous With Disaster [Slate]

It started way before the coronavirus pandemic.

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