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Janan Talafer

Janan Talafer enjoys writing for a diverse group of clients, including print and online publications, nonprofit organizations and public relations agencies. One of the highlights of her writing career was flying with the 91st Air Refueling Squadron out of MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa FL for a feature about this elite military team. A journalism graduate of Bowling Green State University (OH), Janan’s early career was in health care marketing and public relations for hospitals in Connecticut and Tampa Bay. She is an avid gardener, loves East Coast swing dance and enjoys touring around St. Petersburg on the back of her husband’s scooter. 

Features

A historic home at Lang's Bungalow Court in St. Pete.

Reuse, rebuild, repurpose: St. Pete historic buildings get new leases on life

1920-era buildings in St. Pete like the Euclid School and Uptown Historic Flats have been transformed into cool apartment buildings. Quirky pockets of the city like Al Lang Court are getting historic designation.

Phillip Connor and Artist Carrie Jadus at the new Arts XChange for artist entrepreneurs in St. Pete.

Arts Xchange opens in Warehouse Arts District, St. Pete

The nonprofit Arts Xchange will house 28 artist studios and event space for gallery openings, private and public parties and educational classes.

Castille Landon and miniature horse Apple on the red carpet at the Sunscreen Film Fest in St. Pete.

Movies, stars bring glitz to Tampa Bay Area film festivals

The Tampa Bay Area’s growing arts and culture scene boasts film festivals that attract international celebrities and partygoers while promoting local talent and locations.

Some of the decor at Chief's was original to the building.

School garden project celebrates community entrepreneurs

The Edible Peace Patch Project’s annual Cultivating Community Golden Carrot Award goes to Carolyn and Elihu Brayboy, local entrepreneurs committed to rebuilding the historic 22nd Street South Deuces community in St. Petersburg.

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Building a virtual community for positive social change

Long-time community activist Jan Roberts of Tampa champions social change agents: people up to something big for the greater community good.
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