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Leigh Armstrong (Open Post)

Leigh Armstrong

From shooting pictures and writing stories while in the Army to being the night-life blogger for the St. Petersburg Times, my life has taken me lots of interesting places so far. Photography and writing have been my passion for as long as I can remember so working as a reporter seemed like a natural fit for me. Through the years, I've picked up other skills like design, videography and public relations that have helped me be a more rounded journalist.  Like my photography, I strive for diversity in my writing style. I have experience in hard news, features, reviews and event coverage to name a few. I'm always looking for new and different ways to shoot and write and try to challenge myself with every endeavor.

Recent Contributions

Hiring? What To Ask, and Not Ask, Job Candidates

There are plenty of tips out there for job candidates. Here's help for the person asking those tough questions.
Giving Back in Gulfport: Phyllis Miller

Giving Back in Gulfport: Phyllis Miller

Phyllis Miller is our volunteer of the week. Miller volunteers at the fitness center at the Gulfport Senior Center.
Pleasure Doing Business: Beach N' Body Boutique

Pleasure Doing Business: Beach N' Body Boutique

Beach N' Body Boutique combines a bath and body shop with local flair from artists.
Where is it: Relaxing Sunset

Where is it: Relaxing Sunset

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New Home Chosen for Chamber of Commerce

New Home Chosen for Chamber of Commerce

The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce will be moving to it's new location in less than three weeks.
Viewfinder: First Friday

Viewfinder: First Friday

Gulfport's First Friday art walk brings the creative people of Gulfport to center stage.
Pleasure Doing Business: Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ

Pleasure Doing Business: Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ

Smokin' J's brings the barbecue from the Texas capital down to the beaches of Gulfport.
Giving Back in Gulfport: Tasha Paul

Giving Back in Gulfport: Tasha Paul

Tasha Paul volunteers at the Gulfport Library during the half of the year she spends in Gulfport.
'Spring Breakers' on St. Pete Beach

'Spring Breakers' on St. Pete Beach

Hey, is that Selena Gomez? The teen starlet is on the movie set filming 'Spring Breakers,' along Corey Avenue.

Occupy Best Buy, St Pete

Three families pitched a tent in front of the Best Buy in St. Petersburg to be first in line for Black Friday sales.

Bellydance Convention on the Beach

Hip Expressions of St. Petersburg led the belly dancing classes, as devotees practiced their shakes and shimmies.

St. Pete Lions Benefit Paws for Vets

The service organization hosted a fundraiser for an agency that places service dogs with war veterans.

Skimboarders Ride Hot New Trend

These young skimboarders show what it's like to skateboard the waves.
Photo Album of St. Pete Pride at the Beach

Photo Album of St. Pete Pride at the Beach

The weekend-long party for St. Pete Pride extended from dowtown St. Petersburg's outdoor fest to the Fire and Ice Party on St. Pete Beach.
Viewfinder: Animals in the Park

Viewfinder: Animals in the Park

Ted Phillips Wood Ibis Park offers a up close encounter with Florida wildlife.
Pleasure Doing Business: Thai-Rific Orchids

Pleasure Doing Business: Thai-Rific Orchids

With home furnishings, flowers and gifts from the other side of the world, Thai-Rific Orchids brings a little bit of Thailand to Gulfport.
New in Town: Gulfport Super Gas

New in Town: Gulfport Super Gas

One of Gulfport's busiest intersections has a new gas station providing low priced fuel and excellent service.
Patch Whiz Kid of the Week: Hunter Jones

Patch Whiz Kid of the Week: Hunter Jones

Hunter Jones is an honor student, athlete and Patch's Whiz Kid of the Week.
Giving Back in Gulfport: Marie Louise Love

Giving Back in Gulfport: Marie Louise Love

Marie Louise Love has been volunteering at the Senior Center for 27 years and is Patch's Volunteer of the week.
Viewfinder: Fun in the Sun Day

Viewfinder: Fun in the Sun Day

Gulfport's Fun in the Sun Day offered spring time distractions for kids.