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Vigil for Paris Whitehead-Hamilton's birthday

Vigil for Paris Whitehead-Hamilton's birthday

Saint Petersburg, FL -- Paris Whitehead-Hamilton would have been 10 years old today, but her life was taken away by senseless violence.

A candlelight vigil will take place today, Jan. 9, at 4 p.m. at 771 Paris Ave. S.

Runner thankful for "pushy" friend

Runner thankful for "pushy" friend

St. Petersburg, Florida - Mark McBride has run in a lot of different races. He's in such good shape he can tick them off while he runs: Iron man, marathons, etc. But next week, for the very first time, he'll join the throngs taking on the St. Pete Beach Classic.


A friend of Mark's founded the race in 2004. In the running world, Wendy Johnson was known for getting things done. So when Wendy, who'd had skin cancer on her ear, noticed a suspicious freckle on Mark's neck, she was persistent.


"She had said to me, 'Mark, you ought to get that checked out.' And I'm like OK, whatever, and I never did anything. A month or two later she said, 'Mark, you REALLY need to get that looked at!'"

Palm Harbor dancing auditions set for this weekend

Palm Harbor dancing auditions set for this weekend

Palm Harbor, FL -- The Citrus Festival Committee is hosting Dancing with the Palm Harbor Stars auditions on Friday, Jan. 7 from 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 8 from 10:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Strap on your dancing shoes and bring your best moves to Arthur Murray Studios on 34930 U.S. 19 North to the auditions. Those who are selected will compete in the local competition in the Festival.

All skill levels are welcome to try out.

Mayor to honor 'First Couple of R&B' with an official key to city

Mayor to honor 'First Couple of R&B' with an official key to city

Treasure Island, FL - According to a release by The Club at Treasure Island, Mayor Bob Minning recently announced that the City of Treasure Island will host a special proclamation ceremony for R&B legends Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. on January 13, 2011 at 5:30 pm.  The ceremony will be held at the Treasure Island Sunset Beach Pavilion (8000 West Gulf Boulevard), overseeing Florida’s most beautiful beaches and breathtaking sunsets, and will be open to the public.

The Mayor of Treasure Island will declare January 14, 2011 to be “Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. Day” and present the First Couple of R&B with the official Key to the City.

“Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. are much more than just two of the most celebrated musicians in the history of American music,” said Mayor Minning.  “Yes, they’ve won six Grammies, seven gold albums, five gold singles, 15 top-ten hits and earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  But they’ve also been inspirational role models for generations of music-lovers.  To celebrate their first-ever concert in the City of Treasure Island, we’re delighted to present them with this very special honor.”

Mr. and Ms. Seminole to be named on January 22

Mr. and Ms. Seminole to be named on January 22

Seminole, Florida - If you were wondering who will be named Mr. and Ms. Seminole for 2010, you can find out at the Seminole Chamber Board of Directors banquet on Saturday, January 22nd.

The banquet will be held at the Wine Cellar Restaurant, 17307 Gulf Blvd., N. Redington Beach, and begins with "cocktails" and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 p.m.

Also, the awards for Mr. and Ms. Seminole, Merit, Boss of the Year, and Business of the Year will be presented.

Nomination forms for the awards mentioned above are available at the Seminole Chamber office. If you know of someone who qualifies, including yourself, please fill out the paperwork and return to the Chamber office by Jan. 7, 2011.

For more information, call the Chamber at (727) 392-3245.

 

Ark Walk to open on Beach Blvd. tonight

Ark Walk to open on Beach Blvd. tonight

Gulfport, FL - Today is the first Friday of the month, which means that the bi-monthly Gulfport Art Walk will be open on Beach Boulevard from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. tonight. The beloved local tradition will feature hundreds of visitors strolling though the street to enjoy the live music, shops, and food vendors.

Musicians, crafters, and eateries will all showcase their offerings along the thouroughfare, and everything from jewelry to paintings are available for sale by local artists.

Art Walks take place rain or shine, and also take place every third Saturday of the month.

Arts and Crafts Festival hits Main Street

Arts and Crafts Festival hits Main Street

Dunedin, FL - The 2011 Downtown Dunedin Art Festival is heading to town this weekend, taking over Main Street on Saturday Jan. 8 and Sunday Jan. 9.

American Craft Endeavors is hosting the annual arts and crafts event, which will host an assortment of exhibits featuring handmade goods, original art, and food and drink vendors.

The festival will run from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. both days. For more information, visit www.artfestival.com.