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Lisa Wheeler-Brown topples Will Newton in contentious St. Pete City Council race

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Lisa Wheeler-Brown is heading to St. Petersburg City Council to represent residents in District 7. In what was expected to be a close race, Wheeler-Brown walked away with a whopping 58 percent of the vote compared with Will Newton’s 42 percent. That’s 5 points higher than the final poll before the election predicted. “It feels great that the voters chose me,” Wheeler-Brown said with an ear-to-ear grin. Prior to speaking with reporters, Wheeler-Brown thanked all of her supporters and endorsers…

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Here’s where to get in free this weekend at select Tampa Bay museums

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Free museum this year is Saturday in downtown St. Pete and various other spots around Tampa Bay. (the best are in St. Pete because it’s more awesome.) Residents have the opportunity to peruse 20 museums for free or reduced admission as part of the Smithsonian Museum Day Live and St. Pete’s Arts Alive. Free and discounted entry to the museums runs from 10 a.m until 3 p.m. Each year the event packs participating museums. The city recommends parking in a…

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