Arts center offers program for low-income families

The Morean Arts Center (MAC) has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Association of Children’s Museums, to encourage people of all backgrounds to build a lifelong affinity to the arts and culture. The program will enable low-income families to visit the Chihuly Collection, presented by MAC, for a minimal … [Read more...]

Find your inner artist, and enter contest

The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art is accepting proposals to help in the creation of a museum mascot based on the horse found in William R. Leigh’s painting called “Tidbits.” The art can be a painting or a graphic image, which should include the whole horse, in the likeness of the horse named Tidbits. Entry size should not exceed 18 inches by 18 inches. Acrylic, oil, pastel … [Read more...]

Low gas prices might push Thanksgiving travel

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and dropping gas prices at the pump could convince many families to take to the road. Gas in Florida dropped another nickel over the past week, bringing the average cost for a gallon of regular unleaded to $2.91, while the national average falls to $2.93. It's the 42nd consecutive day gas prices have dropped nationally, and the 37th in Florida. "Cheap … [Read more...]

Downtown St. Petersburg offers attractions galore for visitors

The holidays are approaching, and that means relatives may be visiting to share family traditions. It’s also the season when Florida, with its sunshine and mild winters, attracts an influx of friends and family escaping bone-chilling weather in other locales. The prospect of finding something to do that will appeal to people of all ages and interests can prove daunting. But downtown St. … [Read more...]

No bottom yet in sight for falling gas prices

Cheaper gas is probably something everyone can get used to. But how long will gas hover around the $2.75 mark or lower? Only time will tell. The national average for regular unleaded gasoline fell to its lowest point since December 2010, dropping below $3 per gallon. Right now, more than 60 percent of American gas stations are selling gas below that mark, according to AAA, and 23 states have … [Read more...]

‘Something for everybody’ is Haslam’s Book Store’s mantra

If you’re a reader, or know a reader, chances are you’ll find a book to purchase or a gift to buy at Haslam’s Book Store, a St. Petersburg institution since 1933. Step inside Florida’s largest bookstore and it soon becomes clear you could spend days perusing its vast collection. John and Mary Haslam opened the store, which is now situated at 2025 Central Ave., at the height of the Great … [Read more...]