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Join Us for "St Pete Stories" on Tuesday, October 13

Join us for the finale in our community conversation series. "This is my city: St Pete Stories," is Tuesday, October 13, 6 to 8 p.m. at Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N. Free and open to the public. View first session highlights, where citizens came together for real dialogue about their lives and their community:    Photo by Boyzell Hosey.

Experience American Craft Week, Oct. 2-11

Celebrate the art of fine craft as America's No. 1 Top 10 Town for Craft Lovers shines a spotlight on its fine craft artists and galleries during American Craft Week, October 2-11. During the 10-day event, donations will be accepted at select galleries for the Craft Emergency Relief Fund, or CERF+, to assist artists experiencing personal or natural disasters. Everyone's also invited to explore exhibitions of fine craft art on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, the Dali Museum and the Chihuly Collection. And all seven St. Petersburg Community Library locations will feature craft-related book displays, needlecraft groups and other craft programs throughout the event. Read more.

New St. Pete Store Coming Soon

The City and the Chamber will soon open a new city-themed gift store at the Chamber's downtown office, 100 2nd Ave. N. It’s part of a newly enlarged visitor's center, located across from the popular Sundial and close to restaurants along Beach Drive. Look for merchandise that showcases locally-made goods, gifts and artworks from the city's diverse arts and makers community that reflect our great city!

Recycling Update

Our recycling program is off to a great start! We are making improvements along the way, working with the community to provide the best service possible. For those whose garbage gets picked up in the alley currently, alley pickup for recycling starts in January. More details to be released in the upcoming weeks, but Mayor Kriseman provides some initial information here.

Halloween fun: From Family-Friendly to Intense Scare Zones

Looking for Halloween fun? For family-friendly, Howl-O-Fest is Fri.-Sat, Oct. 23-24, 6-10 p.m. at Boyd Hill Environmental Studies Area, 2900 31st St. S. $5 admission includes games, crafts, airbrush tattoos, a “Minions Trail,” festive trick or treat cabins, fire dance and “Viking Tale of Terror” live shows. (plus hay rides or a spooky trail for $1 each).

For intense, try TASCO’s Field of Screams “Quarantine,” Oct. 29-31 & Nov. 1, from 7 p.m. to midnight, also at Boyd Hill ESA, 2900 31st St. S. $10/advance, $15/gate. Your challenge: navigate through dark woods, make it out of the village, break out of the decontamination tent, escape and flee to safety. Participants exposed to darkness, loud noises, bright lights, wooded trails, and intense scare zones. Not suitable for children; parental discretion is advised.

This week in St. Pete


From our Mayor

Rick Kriseman

"Welcome to St. Petersburg, where our vision is to be a city of opportunity where the sun shines on all who come to live, work, and play. With your help, our neighborhoods, businesses, every individual, will enjoy a new opportunity to be lifted into the light of our St. Petersburg sun." 
Mayor Rick Kriseman Signature

We nominated Central Avenue in #StPete as one of the #greatplaces (Greatest Streets category) for the American Planning Association's "Great Places in America: People's Choice" designee! Wouldn't you agree that it's one of the greatEST streets in America?! It's lined with some of the most amazing locally-owned, independent businesses anywhere, murals & more and it stretches for miles from the bay to the beaches! Show your *local* <3 by supporting our nomination! Post on the APA Facebook page and/or hashtag #greatplaces on Twitter & Instagram naming Central Avenue as one of the GreatEST Streets! We want it to be one of the finalists (well, ultimately, THE People's Choice)!

City of St. Petersburg, Florida USA shared Keep Saint Petersburg Local's photo.

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St. Pete Pier Demolition Weekly Timelapse Oct 2 - Oct 9 2015

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St. Pete Pier Demolition Weekly Timelapse Sept 25- Oct 2 2015