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WEATHER CLOSINGS: Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo and more closed today because of flooding


Long-range cost to ease Tampa flooding: $250 M


  1. Richard Dreyfuss bringing 'Jaws' anniversary screening to Capitol Theatre


    We're gonna need a bigger theater. Actually, the intimacy of Capitol Theatre is perfect for a 40th anniversary screening of Jaws, followed by a Q&A discussion with Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss, hosted by Tampa Bay Times movie critic Steve Persall. Tickets ($39.50-$75) go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. …

    Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw in Jaws, 1975.
  2. WEATHER CLOSINGS: Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo and more closed today because of flooding


    The rain that will not end is ending the fun for a lot of us. Here's some venues and activities canceled today because of the record rainfall and flooding:

    Motorists attempt to navigate standing water on Decubellis Road near Starkey Boulevard in New Port Richey as heavy rain and flooding continues in Pasco County Monday morning. [BRENDAN FITTERER  |  Times]
  3. Summer squash: What it is, how to cook it, 10 recipe ideas


    There's no escaping summer squash.

    Move well beyond simple sauteed vegetables with Zucchini Oven Chips.
  4. Restaurant review: St. Pete's Urban Comfort needs some tinkering

    Food & Dining


    Andy Salyards thinks big. He opened Urban Brew and BBQ toward the end of 2013 having little barbecue experience, but assured in the knowledge that he was filling a hole in the St. Pete dining scene. He would load up his Cookshack smoker late evening and come morning the fragrant meats were ready to …

    The fried chicken at Urban Comfort in St. Petersburg is a solid offering. The restaurant is housed inside a former 
1950s-era gas station.
  5. Drink of the Week: Cigar City Brewing White Oak Jai Alai beer

    Bars & Spirits

    Ask non-Floridians to name the first Florida beer that comes to mind, and many will likely say Cigar City Jai Alai. The iconic Florida IPA, a citrused-out take on the popular East Coast style, is a staple in bars, restaurants and refrigerators across the state. In a recent blind tasting of 116 American IPAs held by …

    Cigar City Brewing White Oak Jai-Alai beer
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    Kick off the tax-free holiday with these fun finds

    The first day of school is nigh, and the time to plot your tax-free holiday survival is now. Start your year off right with these fun finds, and don't forget that Florida’s back-to-school sales tax holiday will last a record 10 days beginning Aug. 7. Take advantage of tax breaks on apparel $100 or less per item, school supplies $15 or less and computers and other electronics $750 or less. The holiday runs through Aug. 16. Ready, set, go!...


    Pro-Hillary Clinton SuperPac nets just $250K in Florida money

    When the pro-Hillary Clinton SuperPAC Priorities USA Action released its half-year contribution summary late Friday, there was understandably little fanfare....


    UPDATED: Richie Shaffer called up to join Rays tonight

    UPDATE, 2:29: The Rays have made the move official, Shaffer has been called up, Moore optioned to Triple-A....