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    November 25, 2013
    Brrrrrrr..... the chilly air has hit Tampa Bay. Warm up with a hot cup of java at the new SteamHeat Cafe in Tampa! Buddy Brew fans have a new café option to enjoy their favorite coffee! The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts recently opened a new coffee shop – SteamHeat Café – in a newly renovated space formerly occupied by the Center Store Gift Shop. The shop will serve Buddy Brew Coffee as well as a revolving menu of light dishes such as Panini, desserts...
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    November 23, 2013
    So much to do.... so little time. Here is my top things to do list for this weekend in Tampa Bay! If you are out and about, snap a pic and share with us at @VisitTampaBay :) Have a great weekend y'all! - Kat Friday Tampa’s Downtown on Ice (Fri-Jan. 5 th ) Ice Skating outside in Tampa? Yup! This chilly, tropical wonderland tradition is back again for another year and we couldn’t be more excited! Tonight, they are open until 10 p.m. (Sat: 10am-10pm and Sun: Noon-9pm). $10 and...
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    November 15, 2013
    Brrrrrr...... I am not sure who turned on the AC around here, but the boots and scarves are out and we are finally starting to feel a little winter chill, just in time for the holidays! This weekend is full of live music, historical traditions, burgers, beers and even an event focused on tats and tunes. Be sure to tweet us your pics around town @VisitTampaBay and have a great weekend! Cheers y’all! - Kat Friday: Gasparilla Music Fridays, Grand Central at Kennedy-Channelside Fire up your
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    November 14, 2013
    Exercise while exploring and learning more about Downtown Tampa! The Tampa Downtown Partnership is offering free guided walking tours of Downtown Tampa the first and third Friday of each month through May. The tours are from 12 – 1 p.m. and whether you’re working or have the day off, they are a perfect mid-day break to enjoy the great weather and waterfront views. The next tour is tomorrow, Nov. 15 and will meet in Lykes Gaslight Square . Themed “All Aboard,” the tour...
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    October 25, 2013
    I feel like I keep repeating myself each weekend when I tell you we have a jam packed weekend full of events. But really…. There is SO much to do! Lucky for me, I have a special visitor in town this weekend. My mom, Alice. She is a total artsy fartsy, funky mom who loves art, exploring and walking everywhere! A MUST do and top on her list for us to do is Saturday and Sunday in Hyde Park Village, the 24 th Annual Hyde Park Art Festival in addition to that we plan on brunching at some of my...
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    October 24, 2013
    Have you ever walked into a room, down an alley and had an immediate chill accompanied by a suspicion you aren’t alone? There will always be believers and non-believers, but whether you believe or don’t believe there are ghost stories galore about Tampa Bay. Some stories are entertaining while others send creepy chills up and down your spine, but a majority of those stories return to the roots and beginnings of Tampa. This week, in the spirit of Halloween, I decided to do some...
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    October 11, 2013
    Alright folks, I am back with my top 10 things to do this weekend in Tampa Bay! Lots of beer, lots of Halloween fun and plenty of festivals to keep you busy all weekend long! Remember, if you are out an about be sure to shoot me a tweet @VisitTampaBay with any photos or any questions you may have. Rock the Yacht Calling all the party animals (21+ only) that are ready to kick off the weekend with a live music party cruise tonight (Friday). Enjoy an R&B Dance Party featuring the Bus Stop Band
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    September 23, 2013
    Community centers are the most impactful resource in any region, they provide a safe place to work, play, relax, learn and stay physically fit. These facilities provide the feeling of belonging and enriching the lives of those living in the area. Tampa Bay is fortunate to be home of the 2 time Non-Profit of the Year, University Area Community Development Corporation (UACDC). Founded in 1998, UACDA was constructed in the University of South Florida area to address the severe economic and social
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    September 12, 2013
    Alright listen up my little fashionista’s, lovers of all things Louis’! Kat here to tell you about all the events happening for this year's Tampa Bay Fashion Week ! Tomorrow kicks off Tampa Bay Fashion Week , the Bay area’s official fashion week. Whether you are a devoted lover of fashion or interested in upcoming fashion trends this is THE fashion event of the year!!! Plan to enjoy a week full of fashionista festivities. Starting Friday, September 13, the official...
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    September 10, 2013
    The Land of Flowers. Isla de Beimeni. La Florida. Sixteenth century explorers had many names for Florida when they first discovered it. Now, you have the chance to see our beautiful peninsula as they did upon landing here over 500 years ago at the Tampa Bay History Center ’s newest exhibit. Marking the 500-year anniversary of Ponce de Leon’s 1513 arrival to Florida, the Tampa Bay History Center presents Charting the Land of Flowers: 500 years of Florida Maps , opening September 21....