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Issue 03-17

BusinessIssue 03-17

Unique Local Creations at Absolutely Beautiful Flowers

Absolutely Beautiful Flowers by Kelly Nash Photography

Do you have an upcoming special event that truly requires the personal touch that only your local florist can provide? Perhaps you are proposing to your wife-to-be or even making floral plans for your future wedding… delivering Baby Congrats or Twin Flower arrangements to celebrate new arrivals… or you’re having to say a final good-bye to a departed loved one with a funeral arrangement… or even picking out the perfect corsage for your first prom date. Remember that Absolutely Beautiful Flowers lives up to its name offering these particularly personal services with panache!

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Issue 03-17

St. Petersburg: Creating Memories One Pier At a Time

Municipal pier and railroad pier – Saint Petersburg, Florida. 1917 or 1918. Black & white photonegative, 4 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory.

As is my habit, I was walking on the concrete path near the Bay off North Shore Drive NE, when I came upon a familiar looking green bench. The bench beckoned me to sit for a while, and as I sat in the shade of a large, old oak tree, I was reminded of the long-ago day when I had a chance meeting with an old man. It turned out he had, as a boy, witnessed the first train of the Orange Belt Railway chug into the budding village of St. Petersburg in 1888. Although the old man indicated he would like to meet with me again, it wasn’t meant to be. That encounter did, however, foster a lifelong interest in the history of St. Petersburg.

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Issue 03-17

Make Spring Cleaning Profitable with Sound Exchange

Sound Exchange – Buy Sell Trade CDs, DVDs, LPs, Video Games, Books, and Stereo Equipment

Do you have stacks of unwanted CDs taking up valuable storage space? Maybe a classic record player or bulky 8 track recorder that’s too outdated to use, but too vintage to throw away? Instead of junking your old media and equipment, give it new life with the help of Sound Exchange. A fixture in the local music scene since the late ‘80s, Sound Exchange has served as the home to virtually every form of entertainment for nearly three decades.

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BusinessIssue 03-17

Northeast Animal Hospital: Keeping Happy Pets Happy Since the 70’s

Sometimes Leeloo helps out by answering the phone

The Northeast Animal Hospital (1401 4th St N) gives local Saint Petersburg pet owners a lot of honest comfort. Reviews online will show you that visitors receive respect, kindness and understanding from all areas of staff. Whether you’re taking your pet for a groom or a severe surgery, the Northeast Animal Hospital is “devoted to pets and their people.” That’s their motto, and they stick to it.

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