This issue we lean into our past, plan for the future, enjoy the present and maybe pick up a treat or two for our four-legged friends along the way. Before we dive in, here are a few things you should know:
MLK Business District Revival Join the effort to network and promote local businesses and neighborhoods stretching from 26 Ave S to 34th Ave N (membership is open to anyone interested in showing support). For more info visit mlkbusinessdistrict.com (Green Bench Monthly will see you there!).
St. Petersburg Preservation Celebrates 40 Years (and a name change!) After 40 years as St. Petersburg Preservation, the organization is changing its name to Preserve the ‘Burg, reflecting its active role in promoting historic preservation efforts as the city continues to grow and evolve. “Our new brand mirrors how we are working to take proactive, positive steps to preserve the historic charm of our city,” said Emily Elwyn, President of Preserve the ‘Burg. For more about their efforts and events, visit www.stpetepreservation.org.
American Stage Offers Free Live Theatre to 20 and Under Also celebrating their 40th anniversary, American Stage announces unprecedented access to young people under the age of 20—free access to full mainstage season; and unlimited theatre to young people under the age of 30 for only $15 per month. For more info, visit americanstage.org.
Local Produce Now Available Online Can’t make it to the Saturday Morning Market? No problem! They now offer an online option: stpetersburg.localfoodmarketplace.com. The online market, dubbed ‘Farmily’ features two organic vegetable farmers, two small local farmers, and local vendors. Place your order for vegetables, strawberries, citrus, pastured chicken and eggs, beef and beef bones, freshly baked breads, sea salt, artisan teas, coffees, and mushrooms!
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Till next time,