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Springfest returns this Saturday

By TIMES WIRES
Published April 25, 2007


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GULFPORT

It is the annual tradition that almost wasn't. The Gulfport Springfest Street Festival, which city officials canceled last year to streamline the budget, will go on this Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. along Beach Boulevard in the heart of the city's downtown. Arts and crafts merchants, along with local restaurants and food vendors, will line the street. The festival also includes live entertainment. The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce helped resurrect the festival this year after offering to help cover its tab. Information: Gulfport Chamber of Commerce at 344-3711 or visit gulfportchamberofcommerce.com.

ST. PETERSBURG

Preservation talk open to the public

St. Petersburg Preservation Inc. will hold a public meeting May 9 about how the city's new land development regulations will affect historic preservation.

City planner Bob Jeffrey will talk about new development codes, while St. Petersburg Preservation president Will Michaels will talk about the historic import of the Detroit Hotel and Garden Cafeteria Building.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. May 9 at the Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE. For information, call 420-9195.

ST. PETERSBURG

Voters group will hear about Penny

County Commissioner Ken Welch is the keynote speaker at Thursday's meeting of the African American Voters Registration Education Committee.

Welch will talk about the Penny for Pinellas tax at 6:30 p.m. at the Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S.

[Last modified April 25, 2007, 00:13:45]


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