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City Times: Published Fridays by the St. Petersburg Times
April 26, 2002

Even alleys deserve dignified monikers
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
A Hyde Park resident takes her inspiration from T.S. Eliot, naming alleys after -- cats, of course.
The talk of the town
Public access TV is the epitome of free speech in action. Ask Nolan B. Canova, whose theme is "Everyone's entitled to my opinion."

Grand Central
This is your life, little one

Amy Scherzer's Diary
This dance is a surprise
DANCE OF OPTIMISM: Robyn Dekeyser surprised her family by dancing Sleeping Beauty's Rose Adagio at the "Stars for Life" benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. They had no idea she would be performing Saturday night at the A La Carte Pavilion. Dekeyser, a 32-year-old mother of a 2-year-old, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was 21 days old.

City People
Luisa Meshekoff: Dancing to her own beat
Luisa Meshekoff moved to Tampa when there were few possibilities for dancers and bought a warehouse in an undiscovered section of town.

What's In A Name?
Falk Theater
Civic leader, university supporter

David Falk worked in his family's business, a department store on Franklin Street.

RSVP Tampa
Goings on
Nothin' but the best

Haute! Haute! Haute!

Everybody's Business
Two old favorites revived on SoHo
Remember MacDinton's and New City Diner? Look for them in a new incarnation.

The Find
Doggie day bed
Treat your pet like royalty with a doggie day bed.

Neighborhood Report
News from around the block
DAVIS ISLANDS: More than a castle in the air: It's real

After a $1-million in renovations, the Palace of Florence is reopening to history-loving tenants on Davis Islands.

PALMA CEIA: Kids of '47 together again
More than 80 graduates from Plant High held a 55-year reunion in their old South Tampa stomping grounds.

WEST TAMPA: New school will retain sense of old self
Builders want to be sure the new $2.8-million facility, three times larger than its predecessor, will keep its historic flavor.

PALMA CEIA: Hearing on arson trial postponed
A hearing to determine the fate of convicted arsonist Kenneth Ingraham has been rescheduled for June 15.

WEST TAMPA: For rites of passage, bakers take the cake
Nothing is too elaborate in Cuban culture when it comes to cakes, say the bakers who whip up confections.

Et cetera
Children's Home may donate land for school
The home on Old Memorial Highway is willing to give the school district land if the elementary school includes a special ed center.

A little of Palm Beach in Tampa
A PIECE OF PALM BEACH: People are talking about New Floresta, a collection of 31 custom homes under construction on Lake Magdalene Boulevard in North Tampa. Bayfair Properties broke ground on the community in October, and so far, 11 of the 31 homes have been sold. Three homes are occupied, and seven more are under construction.

Community pools pull in the people
Even residents with pools at home, but especially those without, enjoy them.

A Harbour Island Eden
Residents glowingly describe the growth of an suburban community in the city.
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