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2016’s batch of ‘Good Burgers’ highlight best of St. Pete

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St. Petersburg now has a fresh batch of “Good Burgers.” On Thursday, the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce announced winners of the 4th Annual Good ‘Burger Awards. Good ‘Burgers – as in “St. Petersburgers” – are a local business, organization, or individual in the greater St. Pete area making a positive impact in the community. Around 500 people packed Jannus Live in downtown St. Petersburg Thursday night for an award ceremony presented by 3 Daughters Brewing and Great Bay Distributors, with DJ…

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Glass art worth $25,000 recovered in St. Petersburg

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A piece of stolen glass art by artist Dale Chihuly worth as much as $25,000 has been recovered. St. Petersburg police said in a news release that an employee of the Morean Arts Center discovered a box in front of their business on Tuesday that contained the artwork stolen from the Chihuly Gallery. The glass did not appear to be damaged. The piece is called “Cobalt and Lavender Piccolo Venetian with Gilded Handles.” Detectives are reviewing surveillance video in hopes…

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“Xtreme Ethel” highlights St. Petersburg’s long history with AARP

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Last month’s SHINE mural festival has been all the talk of St. Petersburg residents and visitors, but if you don’t think AARP when you think of the city’s burgeoning mural scene, you don’t know … Ethel. Among the many new spray-painted artworks gracing the city’s walls, one in particular is my favorite. On the 8th Street side of the Morean Arts Center, local star muralist Derek Donnelly has painted “Keep on Cruisin’ (Xtreme Ethel)” on the wall of the elevated…

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You’re Invited: First Gather

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For glass artists, the “First Gather” marks the beginning of the glass-blowing process. On Saturday July 3, the Morean Arts Center invites all the community to join us in celebrating the opening of our Glass Studio & Hot Shop. The event is free and open to the public. Starting with the official ribbon-cutting, the day will be jam-packed with family-friendly activities: – Glass artists and live glass blowing demonstrations – Music and entertainment – Hands-on crafts and activities – A…

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You’re Invited: First Gather

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For glass artists, the “First Gather” marks the beginning of the glass-blowing process. On Saturday July 3, the Morean Arts Center invites all the community to join us in celebrating the opening of our Glass Studio & Hot Shop. The event is free and open to the public. Starting with the official ribbon-cutting, the day will be jam-packed with family friendly activities; – Glass artists and live glass blowing demonstrations – Music and entertainment – Hands-on crafts and activities –…

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