The Mottola Twins first performed live when they were eight years old. Mom and Dad set up instruments for the boys in front of a strip mall during Christmas. Anthony and Vincent played holiday songs that they had been practicing.
Over the past eight years Anthony and Vincent have continued to perform in talent shows in elementary, middle, and high school. The boys have also done many performances at their church, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church where they attended faith formation and Life, a teen youth program.
Vincent loves dancing, playing drums, piano and acoustic guitar. Anthony and Vincent both love photography, acting, and travel, and performed in the play Bye Bye Birdie at the Richey Suncoast Theatre. The Mottola Twins were selected one of 26 talented youths in the Tampa Bay Area out of 300 applicants to join the Grammy Revolution Project at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Anthony composed two original songs and performed them live at Ruth Eckerd Hall, and came first runner up in a local singing contest at the 21st Annual Philippine Festival. The boys are devoted to their studies and being respectful to everyone.
The Mottola Twins perform locally as an acoustic duo playing anything from Justin Bieber, Greenday to James Taylor. Anthony and Vincent recently played at the Grand Opening of the Rays 3rd baseman Evan Longoria’s restaurant, Ducky’s. They also performed at Taste of South Tampa, Oldsmar Beef O Brady’s, and are preparing for their third performance at Tarpon Springs First Friday.
Tarpon Springs has a unique and amazing opportunity to secure funds to dredge the Anclote River Waterway. These funds will help to restore and maintain access to the City’s working waterfront for both commercial fisherman, commercial sponge divers (for which Tarpon Springs is known worldwide), and for our many visitors who bring tourism to our City and County. Please take a few minutes to submit a survey and comment on this issue. Your support is needed and appreciated. Give the County Your Feedback about using the BP Settlement Funds by Friday, April 29th, 2016. On April 13, the County issued a news release with an online survey on its website as public call for input into the use of the $7.1 million in BP Settlement Funds. This is a tremendous opportunity for us to get our project in the forefront at the beginning of the County’s process. We encourage each of you to complete the online survey, and please share this with others that you know who are supportive of the dredge project. HERE is a link to the survey The last part of the survey allows you to type in your ideas for a project, and this is where we encourage you to submit comments. SAMPLE TEXT TO USE IN THE SURVEY (Use this directly or draft your own): As a (member of the Marine Commerce Committee/resident/business owner), I would like the County to consider a maintenance dredge of the Anclote River. The dredge is a Federally Authorized Project, and was last dredged nearly 20 years ago. Commissioner Eggers has met with City leadership and has expressed his interest to utilize BP Settlement Funding to support the City in the same or similar manner as the 1998 dredge. I feel that such a project would be an ideal fit for the use of the BP Settlement Funds as it will help to restore and maintain access to the City’s working waterfront for both commercial fisherman, commercial sponge divers (for which Tarpon Springs is known worldwide), and for our many visitors who bring tourism to our City and County. I thank you for considering this input. HERE is a link to a recent news article about this project Read a Newspaper Article About the Project In case you didn’t see it, HERE is a link to the Tampa Bay Times article of April 15 on the project Watch a Video about BP Settlement Funds At a work session on April 5, Pinellas County Commissioners had an initial discussion about the funds, and HERE is the link to the video City of Tarpon Springs We have also posted links to the survey on the City’s Facebook page (comments welcomed) and the City’s Official Website
The bistro will feature Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO) and Aged Balsamic Vinegars along with artesian foods from local producers...Jams, Pasta's, Pickled Products, Mother Kombucha Fermented Teas and more.Olive The World Bistro will allow you to have a light snack, lunch or dinner and taste the EVOO's and flavored Balsamic's paired with food. They will be offering salads, fun filled raviolis and paninis in addition to specials. Think of a Tapas like eatery where you can sit down with friends and order several items that you share together.
The beer menu will feature craft brews from the USA and Europe, and wine offerings are now in development.
The Bistro now has the Weihenstephaner "1516 Kellerbier" in honor of the 500 year Beer Purity Law that went into effect in the year 1516. It is a Limited Edition, unfiltered beer brewed and bottled by the State Brewery in Bavaria, in the town of Freising, Germany. Weihenstephaner Brewery is the oldest, still operating brewery in the world, founded in 1040.
These are handmade frozen treats made with only locally sourced fresh ingredients. We have these flavors available now: Pineapple Mango, Strawberry Orange, Raspberry Limeade, Mixed Berry and Orange Ginger. The heat is coming, stop in the Bistro and cool off with a Professor Pops Treat!