Waveney Ann Moore, St. Petersburg General Assignment Reporter

Waveney Ann Moore

St. Petersburg General Assignment Reporter

I cover a variety of topics, from neighborhoods to religion to projects such as the St. Petersburg Pier. I learn something new every day, whether it’s about preservation issues, the surprises that have cropped up for some homeowners about submerged lands under their docks, or the way people live their faith –- or not! My work includes meeting fascinating people, among them Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Santeria priest who was a devout parishioner at a local Catholic church, and would-be politicians who want to shape their part of the world. I was born in Guyana, South America, when there was no television and grew up a voracious reader. And for the many who ask about my name, there actually is a Waveney river in England (actually, it's called River Waveney).

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman honored by Florida museum association

The Florida Association of Museums has named St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman its Outstanding Public Official for 2019.
The organization recognizes those who contribute to the museum profession.

New two-story Shore Acres Recreation Center will offer more space for programs and parking

Rendering of the new Shore Acres Recreation Center that will replace the current structure at 4230 Shore Acres Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg Wannemacher Jensen Architects
The long-desired project is praised, but some neighbors worry about its proposed height and a new entrance and exit on busy 40th Avenue NE

Amid disputes about St. Petersburg’s historic preservation process, some crave the designation

Three property owners seek approval to landmark their properties: a closed school, a former church and a house built by noted St. Petersburg architect William B. Harvard

St. Pete Pier seeks volunteer ambassadors

The new and still under construction St. Pete Pier as seen from the Spa Beach area. (SCOTT KEELER | Times)
High school students are eligible

Jewish federation to host special Rosh Hashana program

Designed by Tara McCarty
The event for ages 8 and under is called "Rosh Hashana and the Honeybee.''