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.
Swimmers will soon have one part of the water at Fort DeSoto Park all to themselves.
The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners voted this week to restrict all watercraft — including boats, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and jet skis — from entering a lagoon that’s formed just to the west of the popular North Beach shoreline. The restriction is intended to prevent collisions between swimmers and watercraft.
Connelly, the 63-year-old journalist-turned-bestselling novelist, has lots to be confident about these days. The University of Florida graduate and part-time Tampa resident is riding high with Amazon Prime’s Bosch, a series based on his books about hard-nosed Los Angeles detective Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch.
CASA, the official domestic violence center for Pinellas County, had to cancel a major fundraising event and temporarily close its thrift store due to the Covid-19 crisis.
But the organization averted what could have been a major hit to its bottom line, when Tech Data, a Clearwater-based IT distributor, converted its presenting sponsorship for the spring gala into the champion sponsorship for a newly established CASA Covid-19 relief fund.
Friday on The Catalyst Sessions, self-proclaimed “hillbilly songwriter” Ronny Elliott took us down the long and winding road of the 1960s in Tampa Bay, when every kid seemed to pick up a guitar, or a pair of drumsticks, and kick-start a band in the family garage.
We celebrate episode 50 of the Chamber Insights by featuring Finance Editor Margie Manning.
After the daily update of Covid numbers, Manning shares her journey to joining the Catalyst. Hamilton also shares his thoughts on Social News and the Catalyst as a platform for sharing St Pete's good ideas.