Thanks to Robert Strauser for sharing this photo! It is just so inviting with a great view and comfortable chairs. We love seeing your pictures!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The second annual Diggin' the Arts Festival is Sunday at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo. Local museums and art centers share hands-on art and garden activities. New to the festival this year are the Suntan Art Center and the Beach Art Center.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Resident artists at the Fountains of Boca Ciega Bay created recently during a plein air sunset painting class on St. Pete Beach. Their finished works will be part of a resident art show later this spring.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Aquarium officials announced Tuesday that construction would begin on the Secrets of the Sea Aquarium, which will be located at Gulf Boulevard and 129th Avenue in John's Pass.
Madeira Beach and John's Pass will have a new anchor tenant in November when the Secrets of the Sea Marine Exploration Center and Aquarium opens at Gulf Boulevard and 129th Avenue in John's Pass. The $4 million facility will house interactive exhibits, tanks and state of the art technology in the two-story, 13,500-square-foot building. One of the main attractions that will be on display at the aquarium is possible due to a partnership the aquarium has with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The two have partnered to create the "Science on a Sphere." "This dramatic 6' diameter globe suspends the earth right before your eyes, providing NOAA programs that showcase the oceans, weather and real-time environmental data," …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Pinellas Beaches Patch highlights interactions with our readers. Today it's a series of music concert posted by musician Treble Hook.
Thanks to Patch reader Treble Hook, who posted an upcoming series of Sunday Florida folk music concerts on Clearwater Beach, which start April 14. Want to get the word out about your band's local performances, your nonprofit's fundraisers and other special events? Post them on Patch! Pinellas Beaches Patch is an interactive community site, and we want you to get involved! Post a comment at the bottom of any story. Upload your photos to our Pics & Clips gallery. Post an Announcement to share your news, or add an Event to our calendar. Post a blog in our Local Voices section to let everyone know about your group, your expertise or your opinion.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Johanna 'Xenobia' Krynytzky of Hip Expressions was able to triumph through breast cancer with the help of the belly dancing community.
Editor's note: This story originally ran in November 2011. We're putting it in the spotlight again to highlight the accomplishments one person can make. Johanna 'Xenobia' Krynytzky is looking to change the outlook that women have on themselves through the power of dance. Krynytzky own Hip Expressions in St. Petersburg and teaches women to be proud of their bodies and to express themselves though movement. Johanna and Hip Expressions work across Pinellas and do exhibition galas weekly on St. Pete Beach at St. Petersburg Nights. More than empowerment, Krynytzky has taught many about community. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer 2007, the national belly dancing community rallied to help her through the treatment. Together, they …
Have fun photos from the beach? Please share them in this gallery! Thanks Jim 'Mack' McAvaddy for sharing.
Friday, March 15, 2013
The movie opened to a limited release Friday, which means you'll have to wait to see it when it's released nationally March 22.
The movie 'Spring Breakers', which was shot at various places in the Tampa Bay area, including Corey Avenue and at the Gulfport Police Department, opened in limited release Friday to mostly positive reviews. According to the site Rotten Tomatoes, which compiles the average of 'fresh' and 'rotten' reviews, has certified 'Spring Breakers' as fresh with 70 percent positive reviews. "Spring Breakers blends stinging social commentary with bikini cheesecake and a bravura James Franco performance, the website wrote." Metacritic scored the movie a 64 out of 100. 'Spring Breakers', according to according to IMDB, is about, "Four college girls who land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation find …
A local producer is looking for a condo use for a day of shooting for an independent foreign film.
The St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commission is seeking suggestions for a condo to use for a day of shooting for an indie film. See the announced posted below by Pinellas County Economic Development. A local producer urgently needs a condominium building as a filming location for ONE day. Send your suggestions to : info@Filmspc.com The location needs are very specific: The entry way will be crucial to the scene. It would easily accommodate the actors and a car without cramping. The example in the photo is perfect, but building owners and manager are asking an amount that greatly exceeds the budget. The production will pay a location fee and insurance, but the budget is indie-film sized. This location will be used for one day. …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Find out where you can catch some of the Best Picture nominees in theaters before Sunday's awards show.
Excited to watch the Oscars this weekend? Still trying to check out some of the nominated films at the theater before you make your Best Picture picks? You're in luck, because a few of the nominees are still playing. You can use the Moviefone widget attached to this story to find local showtimes here near the Pinellas beaches. Just enter the name of the movie you're interested in to find if it's playing in a theater near you. The Oscars air at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC. Here is a list of this year's nominees for Best Picture: Sound off, Pinellas beaches: What's your pick for Best Picture? Let us know in the comments section below. Sign up for the Pinellas Beaches Patch email newsletter to stay connected to your community.