Literacy for Children Book Drive

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Where's Our Next Event | Comments Off

Book Drive for Goodwill Childhood Literacy Program Starts Feb. 1 Donate new or like-new preschool children’s books at Goodwill Help bring the joy of reading to children who may not otherwise have books in their lives. A drive to collect books for Goodwill’s BookWorks preschool literacy program starts Feb. 1 and runs through March 15. People in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Hernando and Marion counties are asked to donate new or like-new books for children ages 2-5. The Tampa Bay Times, 10 News/WTSP-TV, WMNF 88.5 FM Community...

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City of Writers

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Famous Writers, Where's Our Next Event, Who's In Town | Comments Off

Destination: The City of Writers – St. Petersburg, FL – 2013 Events:  Dave Barry, keynote speaker, January 17, 2013 at the Poynter.org Events:  Tom Robbins, keynote speaker and conducting a master class in fiction on February 23, 2013 hosted by WordSmitten Media, Inc. (www.About-the-Books.com) at the St. Petersburg Museum of History Events:  Writers in Paradise at Eckerd College, January 19-27, 2013 http://writersinparadise.eckerd.edu/ For those who travel and and want to visit St. Petersburg, Florida, there are plenty of...

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Iconic Women of St. Petersburg Florida

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Where We Went, Where's Our Next Event, Who Was There, Who's In Town | Comments Off

The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Iconic Women Awards – 2012 Winners How does St. Petersburg honor a unique group of women who “get it done” for an established community of more than 240,000 individuals? One annual event that is a celebration of...

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On the Waterfront :: Cassis American Brasserie

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Fine Dining, Where We Went, Who Was There | Comments Off

Among the more innovate waterfront dining spots in town is Cassis American Brasserie (Cassis AB), located between USF-St. Petersburg and Straub Park. Part of the fun, in addition to the restaurant and bakery, is their critter-friendly policy. When you are walking your puppy for an evening stroll, stop and enjoy the view and give your dog something Fido-licious to eat while in St. Pete. At the recent celebration of the Cassis AB anniversary, we were delighted to see who was there, including the major who, the middle who, and the wonderfully...

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Peg’s Cantina

Posted by on Feb 7, 2012 in Restaurant Reviews, Where We Went | 0 comments

St. Petersburg and Gulfport :: Florida A Tavern within the Green with Savory Flavors and Key West Cool. Peg’s Cantina & Brew Pub By Carly Helliesen Peg’s Cantina and Brew Pub sits tucked away in a small bungalow onBeach Boulevard in downtown Gulfport. New to town, I look for places that have a Key West style, and friends often recommend that I “try Peg’s Cantina.” The restaurant has sat atop our to-do list for months. A friend and I finally made a point of stopping at Peg’s on a particularly chilly day this past month. We...

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Dunedin Fall Festival :: Friday October 22, 2010 from 5 PM until close

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Where We Went | 0 comments

About the Town at the Dunedin Fall Festival. Friday October 22, 2010 from 5 PM until they close.When cooler weather arrives in Florida, there is a quiet frenzy to walk outside and enjoy non-90-degree temperatures. Oktoberfest in Dunedin. Scottish people drinking beer. Art, music, German craft beer. It’s outstanding.For details, RSVP at our community site. www.meetup.com/About-the-Town    :: About The Town :: Food, Wine, Fun, Notable Personalities Slideshow: About-the-Town.com’s trip from Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States to...

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About the Town at The NoHo Bistro :: August 31 at 7PM

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Where We Went | Comments Off

Wine Tasting (double vertical) and Food Pairing. Creative Classes for our town and country membership. About the Town. Food, Wine, Fun, and Notable Personalities. Register: www.meetup.com/about-the-town When: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 7 PM Where: The NoHo Bistro Price: $15.00 per person includes wine tasting and appetizers 1714 N. Armenia Ave. Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 514-0691 We’ll be meeting at the NoHo Bistro restaurant in Tampa to talk with chef/owner Tina Hurless, and her newly introduced partner, Tomas Carras

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Wine Tasting and Friends of Library Fundraiser September 11

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Where We Went | Comments Off

When: Saturday, September 11, 2010 4:00 PM Where: Station Square Park 612 Cleveland St. Clearwater, FL 33755 (727) 562-4825 About the Town recommends a wine tasting at this Library Fundraising Event – 4 to 9 pm Saturday, 9/11/10. This is a FREE EVENT, but it is recommended that you support the Clearwater Library with a purchase of a book while you attend! At the inaugural Cleveland Street Book and Wine Festival in Station Square Park on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 4 to 9 p.m, author Tim Dorsey, former Tampa Tribune reporter and author of a...

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About the Town at the Tampa Museum of Art :: September 25th

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Where We Went | Comments Off

About the Town at the Tampa Museum of Art :: September 25th

About the Town members, and  fans of Impressionist art, get a free pass to the recently opened Tampa Museum of Art on September 25. Our members will be there from 2 PM to 6 PM. And, sign up for the wine tasting at 6 PM with the “krewe” from Gasparilla. For the wine tasting, there is a fee of $15.00, and you’ll want to register ASAP. Register for the wine tasting here Wine Tasting in Tampa with the Krewe. RSVP HERE: About the Town. PRINT YOUR FREE PASS HERE: Smithsonian Museum Day READ ABOUT THE IMPRESSIONIST EXHIBIT HERE:...

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Great Chefs of Tampa Bay

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Where's Our Next Event | 0 comments

Please join us for the best food in Tampa Bay and the stunning glass artwork of Duncan McClellan. For one night only, the most talented chefs in the bay area serve their signature dishes, all for a good cause. Meet the artist, participate in the live and silent auctions or simply relax and enjoy the evening with a glass of fine wine and spectacular food. All Proceeds Benefit Family Resources. Complimentary beer and wine. Free valet parking. Casual elegant attire. The event will be held at the Duncan McClellan Glass Studio in St. Petersburg....

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