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  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday May 24


    Rush: The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers celebrate 40 years and this is their only Florida show at 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $46-$151. (813) 301-2500;

    NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22:  Musician Alex Lifeson of Rush performs at the Barclays Center on October 22, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York, New York.  (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)
  2. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday May 23


    Memorial Day Live with Flo Rida and Lunch Money Lewis: Ubiquitous hitmaker Flo Rida and Bills rapper LunchMoney Lewis headline this year's WFLZ Memorial Day Live concert at Shephard's on Clearwater Beach beginning at 9 p.m., 619 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. $35 weekend pass. (727) 442-5107.

    Flo Rida attends 93.3 FLZ's Jingle Ball in 2013.  [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  3. Tampa's Riverwalk offers water recreation options (w/video)

    Human Interest


    The Tampa Riverwalk is beautiful. It's scenic. It's easy to forget you're in bustling downtown Tampa.

    Tampa’s Riverwalk offers relaxation and recreation. Arielle Waldman, left, and Chelsea Tatham head out on water bikes rented from Tampa Bay Water Bike Co. The Tampa Bay Times reporters check out the numerous options on Page 8.
  4. Letters: Tests fail our students again


    Latest school tests tossed | May 20

    Tests fail our students again

  5. Tell Me About It: Kids' weight shouldn't be focus for family


    Q: I am very concerned about my nephew and niece, both clinically obese. Their pediatrician warned years ago that they were at risk of getting diabetes, but every passing year they get bigger and bigger. They are young enough where their diet is largely controlled by their parents, yet poor nutrition is the …

    Gramaticas honor wounded veteran with new home

    The Gramatica brothers -- Martin with the Bucs, and Bill and Santiago at USF -- are a decade removed from their time as Tampa's place-kickers, but they're still making a huge impact on the community through their Gramatica Family Foundation....


    Jeb Bush: Republicans need to 'get outside of our comfort zone'

    Jeb Bush played up his reputation as “Veto Corleone” in a speech today and said Republicans need to “get outside of our comfort zone” and reach Hispanics, African-Americans and college students....


    This is the photo illustration on the Stone Crabs Twitter feed.

    Rays minor-league team hosting "A-Rod Juice Box Night!"

    Alex Rodriguez still gets booed in most stadiums, but the novelty of his return to the Yankees from a year-long suspension seems to have worn off.

    But not in Port Charlotte, where the Rays advanced Class A affiliate is promoting tonight's game against the Tampa Yankees as "A-Rod Juice Box Night!"

    Per the team web site, the first 500 fans get a free juice box (which they can drink or donate to the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition) and any fans bringing A-Rod T-shirts, hats or other merchandise to be donated to the Salvation Army can get a free ticket.

    In a photo illustration on the team's Twitter and Facebook pages, a woman is drinking from a box with this label (and, yes, with the wrong spelling of effects):

    The Sports Drink
    100 % Juiced
    Side Affects include: tainted records, inflated ego, omission from the Hall of Fame, and more!...