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Monica Abbott hopes to unseat Charlie Gerdes so she can be a full-time representative

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Monica Abbott is self-funding a campaign to unseat St. Pete City Council chair Charlie Gerdes … to the tune of $11,000. Abbott wants a shot at representing West St. Pete residents in District 1 because she thinks Gerdes isn’t paying enough attention to the district. “He’s more for the city,” Abbott said. “That’s more being a council member at-large.” Abbott complained that Gerdes failed to secure Penny for Pinellas funds for a Pinellas Trail expansion in their district. She said he…

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Rick Kriseman plans to build new baseball stadium at Walter Fuller Park

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St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman announced plans to expand one of the baseball fields at Walter Fuller Park into a small stadium used for International Baseball games and college games. The new stadium is intended to attract increased baseball-related events to the area. “We believe that quality international and college baseball can serve as an economic driver for West St. Petersburg,” Kriseman said. Kriseman plans to ask the county’s Tourist Development Council to fund the project using existing bed tax…

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Green Thumb festival set for April 24 & 25

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The Green Thumb Festival, St. Petersburg’s annual Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration, returns to Walter Fuller Park, 7891 26th Avenue N., on April 24 and 25. In its 24th year, the free family festival features horticultural and environmental exhibits, programs and seminars highlighting ways to landscape effectively, conserve natural resources, recycle, and improve the environment. Featuring more than 150 exhibitors and vendors, the festival runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at the 133-acre park in west…

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