Characters on the Bench

July’s Question What outrageous character names tickle your fancy? Terry Ambrose: I’m terrible with outrageous character names! However, I’ll give this a go. How about a femme fatale named Scarlett Ribbons? Or a boss who was called Malum Dictatum? The psycho could be Doozy McCoozy. And a stalking ex could be Folle McVey. Nancy J. […]

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New eateries in St. Petersburg by Cheryl Hollon Things are opening up quite a bit here in St. Petersburg. My husband and I have both been vaccinated and find that we’re comfortable with outside dining. We have tried a few new places. One is called Bier Boutique. They specialize in scratch-made food, a fine selection […]

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It’s World Bee Day By Cheryl Hollon In 2014, the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association proposed the idea for World Bee Day. Instantly, a resolution was proposed to the United Nations for the project. All UN countries adopted it unanimously and 115 countries signed on as co-sponsors. The day was designed “to raise awareness of the importance […]

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Don’t Fool with my Sourdough By Cheryl Hollon It’s National Sourdough Day which is no April Fools’ Day joke with me. For my late father, it was a serious business. Dad made the holiday cloverleaf dinner rolls for Easter with his usual exacting focus. It was a production effort that rivaled the D-Day landing for […]

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Let’s Talk With Cheryl Hollon

Happy Valentine’s Day! By Cheryl Hollon I’ve been receiving amazing Valentine’s Day gifts almost my whole life. Partly because my husband and I met on a blind date when I was only sixteen. Even then, he knew the secret to my heart and remembered the lesson every year. I love chocolate – a lot! Last […]

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Let’s Talk about Resolutions

We hereby resolve to… by Debra H Goldstein, Nancy J Cohen, Lois Winston, Cheryl Hollon, Diane A.S Stuckart, and Maggie Toussaint I’ve given up resolving to do things like exercise, lose weight, or be a kinder person; so, my resolutions for 2021 (beyond hugging family and friends again) are 1) embrace my tendency to procrastinate […]

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Let’s Talk about Light

Happy Holidays to All! What a strange year 2020 has been! And there’s good news-we’ve all survived the pandemic thus far. Keep up the great work of protecting yourself and your family by wearing masks and social distancing until we get through the vaccination process. Meanwhile, your friends at Booklover’s Bench want to help shine […]

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City Lights in St. Petersburg by Cheryl Hollon As the holiday season approaches, I’m grateful to live in downtown St. Petersburg, FL. The city shines in so many delightful ways – the lighting of the tree is the start. Many festive scenes are displayed around the North Straub Park near the waterfront. The figures are […]

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Pelicans Everywhere by Cheryl Hollon Earlier this year St. Petersburg, Florida declared the pelican as the official bird of the city. It’s been the unofficial bird for decades. It has adorned recycling bins, trash cans, and city promotional materials since the 1980s. A new sculpture at the entrance to the renovated pier is a large, […]

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The sculptures around town are masking up By Cheryl Hollon Wild Bill Hickock in front of The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art is setting a good example of a masked sculpture. In order to tour the museum during the pandemic, you must wear a mask in addition to having your temperature checked. It […]

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