• Edith Ryan and her granddaughter, Genevieve, take a break from the festivities to share a bench with Twisted Ivy, the Elf

    Do You Believe In Magic?

    Gulfport’s Clymer Park was sprinkled with fairy dust on Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12, for the 21st annual Springfest. ...

  • Five high school athletes pose Wednesday at Boca Ciega High School before relatives and school officials at a ceremonial signing of their athletic scholarships. From left, Bradley Watson of St. Petersburg, won a baseball scholarship to Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Ky.; Tully Allen of Gulfport, Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, Fl., baseball; Jake Moore of St. Petersburg, Coker College, Hartsville, S.C., wrestling; Taylor Garbiso of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg College, volleyball; Will Sharpe of St. Petersburg, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Ark., wrestling.

    Bogie Students Score Sports Scholarships

    Five student athletes from Boca Ciega High School will be heading to college next fall with athletic scholarships ...

  • Mike Yakes Maddy Guenther

    Rockin’ for a Good Cause

    The MY Foundation benefit last weekend raised more than $6,000 for the city’s underprivileged children and seniors. ...

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    UPDATE: Man Sought in Stinger Bar Homicide

    St. Petersburg Police have issued a warrant for a suspect in the second fatal shooting in six months at The Stinger Bar. ...

  • Aleah Marshall of St. Petersburg, 7 months, tries to figure out whose ears are bigger as she gets her picture taken with the Easter Bunny at Saturday’s Fun in the Sun event. Her mother, Amanda Marshall, said Aleah seemed to sense the excitement of her first Easter celebration. “I think she feels the vibe,” she said.

    Fun in the Sun

    Families from around the area converged on Gulfport’s Recreation Center for Fun in the Sun Day on Saturday, April 4. ...

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A Place To Put the Sin Taxes

Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it," wrote Cole Porter. Of course, he was talking about falling in love (I wonder how the lyrics would have been written in a rap song today), but it made me think about gambling, and marijuana.

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Attacking Waste and Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to issue new executive directives to protect you from you. Smoke is smoke. Pollutants, particulates, carcinogens. This is for the common good. The common good trumps individual idiosyncracies.

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Net Neutrality and Beyond

Be careful what you wish for. That's not an original nor unique thought, but it's handy when referring to net neutrality, an Internet describing phrase that doesn't have a whole lot of meaning to the general public.

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