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74 winter 2015 public art enhancing the streets, including more than 50 murals on buildings. There are dozens of art galleries, plus the spectacular Salvador Dali Museum. Dale Chihuly, the amazing glass artist, visited the city, was captivated and, for the frst time, agreed to install a collection of his works in a new museum. The arts proliferation is nowhere more evident that at Grand Central, the arts and entertainment district two miles west of downtown. Back on the city scene, fve new craft breweries are adding to an employment scene that includes thousands of workers at companies headquartered in the area, including Home Shopping Network, direct marketing frm Valpak, and Jabil, which manufactures products for computer companies. New restaurants have opened, especially near the waterfront, which also hosts several parks and, says Bridges, the city has been "building and building and building." But historic neighborhoods are also being revitalized. However, with the median age of residents now under 40, Bridges notes, "There's no shortage of events and entertainment (in the area)." City action notwithstanding, Altaf Anga, M.D., is a committed beach afcionado. "I wanted to get nice weather year round, so I could get outside," is his explanation for moving to St. Petersburg. But it was a roundabout route, starting in his home country of India. He had fnished 11th grade when he arrived in the Philadelphia area. His only knowledge of English was the alpha- bet. He persevered and fnished his senior year, then went on to Temple University and to its medical school. After fve years as a hospitalist with Bryn Mawr Family Practice and somewhat infu- enced by family members in the St. Petersburg area, he headed south. Recently relocated, he is now a member of the Bayfront Health Medical Group. The physician practice is owned by Bayfront Health St. Peters- burg (BHSP), which is the fagship hospital of a network that includes six other hospitals along the Gulf Coast. Among Bayfront's most notable ser- vices, reports spokesperson Sawsan Jaber, are its accredited Level IV Epilepsy Center, surgical grid St. Petersburg, Florida Continued from page 73 Altaf Anga, M.D., and his family recently relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida, from Pennsylvania. "It's beautiful," he says. "My plan is to explore all the beaches." Continued on page 76 PHOTO BY AARON LOCKWOOD

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