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Issue 03-16

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Local Artist Spotlight: Ella Jet

Ella Jet

If you’ve been to Ruby’s Elixir on a Saturday night between 6:30 and 9:30, you may have had the pleasure of listening to the spellbinding voice of St. Pete native, Ella Jet. Despite being just 18 years old, her self-written songs coupled with her folk rock vibe sound more like the wise words of an old soul.

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Issue 03-16

The Personal Touch at The Law Office of Scott Johni, PA

Scott Johni, PA

Saint Petersburg Civil Trial Lawyer Scott Johni always knew he wanted to become an attorney, but in 1986 when he was a 19-year-old student attending Eckerd College, a life-changing car crash propelled him on his career path in injury law. The victim of a negligent, uninsured driver, Johni survived a fractured C2 vertebra, considered among the most severe of spinal cord injuries. The injury caused him to experience temporary paralysis necessitating major surgery followed by extensive physical therapy.

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Issue 03-16

St Pete Nights Are Lit In Neon

Neon Up Close

Since the early 1900’s, neon lights have colored the night on storefronts around the world. The enchanting light neon casts is a reliable attention grabber sure to draw in nighttime customers. At least that’s what Georges Clause would say. The french engineer and chemist (1870-1960) earned a reputation for neon lights much as Edison had for the light bulb. He was inspired by the science of his day to manufacture sealed glass tubes pumped with noble gases that he fixed at each end with an electrical charge. His result was a bright and charming product that could emit brilliant color for a long time.

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Issue 03-16

CASA: Confronting a Culture of Violence and Silence

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CASA may be unknown to many in St. Petersburg, but some know this institution as a literal lifesaver. CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse) is best known as a domestic violence shelter for women and their families who are seeking a way out of a dangerous situation. Women fleeing an abusive relationship can spend up to 45 days at the shelter while starting their new lives. If relocation can be made possible through other means, such as staying with friends or family, CASA assists in providing outreach services to help keep the family united outside of the shelter setting.

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