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You can't buy the Beach Theatre

You can't buy the Beach Theatre

St. Pete Beach, Florida -- I want people to know the Beach Theatre isn’t for sale,” the voice on the phone said.

That voice was Mike France, the Hollywood screenwriter who grew up in the area, moved back, bought the Beach Theatre, and then went mysteriously quiet as the Theatre closed, opened, and then, in what seemed a death knell, closed for good a few months ago with the sign “Thanks for the memories” on the marquee.

Chamber kicks off 'Buy Local Seminole' program

Chamber kicks off 'Buy Local Seminole' program

Seminole, Florida -- The Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce and LocalShops1 jointly announced the launch of the "Buy Local Seminole” program on Jan. 30.

The initiative is one of the first of its kind in the nation. It combines the Chamber's local business leadership, while using LocalShops1's award-winning programs in promoting locally owned and operated businesses in Seminole, Florida.

February's 2nd Friday Art/Wine Walk

February's 2nd Friday Art/Wine Walk

Dunedin, Florida -- On Feb. 8, residents can peruse over 35 merchants in downtown participating in Dunedin's 2nd Friday Wine/Art Walk and get discounts, give-aways and more for just $10!

Those who buy a $10 wristband will also be entered into a drawing in Pioneer Park on Douglas Avenue and Main Street at 8:30 p.m.

Music in the Park will be held from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Jus' Jeff will kick things off and then at 6 p.m. there will be a special performance bu John Wort Hannam and Scott Duncan (performing in concert at the Painted Fish Gallery later that night).

Clearwater Library offers Part 3 of Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Clearwater Library offers Part 3 of Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Clearwater, Florida -- The Clearwater Main Library will offer a Monday, Feb. 4 seminar at 4 p.m. for emerging entrepreneurs.

The seminar will be led by St. Petersburg College of Business associate professor Amy Sauers, and is the third class in a series called "Boot Camp 4 Emerging Entrepreneurs". The series offers ideas to bolster small businesses in a sluggish economy.

The seminar, "Catch the Social Marketing Wave 4 Your Business," will also cover information on sales for start-up businesses.

February WABA meeting announced

February WABA meeting announced

Tampa, Florida -- The Westchase Area Business Association's next monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Oldsmar Tap House.

This is your chance to get to know other business leaders in the neighborhood, so don't forget to bring your business card and a smile!

The meeting gets started at 6:30 p.m. The Oldsmar Tap House is located at 300 State Street East #107 in Oldsmar.

Check out WABA's Facebook page by clicking here.

 

Pajamas and running come together for 5K

Pajamas and running come together for 5K

Oldsmar, Florida -- So you may like to run and go to pajama parties, but what about doing both at the same time?

The Oldsmar Tap House 5K is welcoming all sorts of PJs as it kicks off at 10 p.m. on March 29.

There will be an "Elite Wave," with gift card prizes for the winners. The racing strategy for everyone else, according to the race website, "Run for 30 minutes and drink beer for 2 1/2 hours."

It's run on a flat, closed course in Oldsmar.