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St. Pete to host Florida Main Street Conference

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St. Pete will play host to an annual meeting of Florida Main Streets this August. The Florida Main Street Conference will be at the Vinoy August 17-19 for the program’s 30th anniversary. The conference will host more some 50 “Main Street” communities including our own Edge District, Grand Central and Deuces Live Main Street. The three communities are co-hosting the conference. All are accredited by the National Main Street Center. “The City of St. Petersburg welcomes the 2015 Florida Main Street…

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The economic crisis hits Sesame Street

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The economic crisis has hit Wall Street, Main Street and…Sesame Street? The New York City-based nonprofit Sesame Workshop, which produces the famous children’s show, announced plans to lay off 20% of its staff — about 70 employees. The workshop’s funding derives from licensing and syndication fees, government grants and philanthropy — all of which are slumping.

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