Make us your home page

Briefs: Wine event will make filing taxes go down easier

St. Petersburg

Wine event will make filing taxes go down easier

In honor of looming tax deadlines, Vino 100 is holding a wine tasting to make filing a little easier. Along with neighbors Firehouse Subs and H&R Block, the wine store at 5056 Fourth St. N will share samples from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. H&R Block will offer tax-filing advice and also $20 gift cards to customers who buy two or more bottles of Vino 100 wine at the event. Firehouse Subs will have sandwich samples. For more information, visit or call 522-8466.


Yacht yard offers flea market, seminars

Sailor's Wharf Yacht Yard is celebrating its 30th year in business with a nautical flea market and a series of marine seminars Saturday. The boat repair business, started by Sandy and Jopie Helsen in 1978, will sell marine items like anchor platforms, sailboat masts, aluminum hatches and mainsail covers. Seminars will focus on life rafts, maintenance, hurricane preparation, antifouling bottom paints, and bow and stern thrusters. The yard is at 1421 Bay St. SE. Events start at 9 a.m. Visit or call 895-4305.


Local Hilton rated tops by customers

The Hilton Carillon Park Hotel earned the top spot in the Hilton corporation's annual customer surveys. The 227-room hotel was rated best among all Hiltons in the Americas. The hotel is owned and operated by Hobbs & Curry Limited Partnership and managed by Heartland Hotel Corp. The hotel has 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space, an executive lounge and the Luna restaurant.

Briefs: Wine event will make filing taxes go down easier 04/01/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 11:14am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. In advertising, marketing diversity needs a boost in Tampa Bay, nationally


    TAMPA — Trimeka Benjamin was focused on a career in broadcast journalism when she entered Bethune-Cookman University.

    From left, Swim Digital marketing owner Trimeka Benjamin discusses the broad lack of diversity in advertising and marketing with 22 Squared copywriter Luke Sokolewicz, University of Tampa advertising/PR professor Jennifer Whelihan, Rumbo creative director George Zwierko and Nancy Vaughn of the White Book Agency. The group recently met at The Bunker in Ybor City.
  2. Tampa Club president seeks assessment fee from members


    TAMPA — The president of the Tampa Club said he asked members last month to pay an additional assessment fee to provide "additional revenue." However, Ron Licata said Friday that the downtown business group is not in a dire financial situation.

    Ron Licata, president of the Tampa Club in downtown Tampa. [Tampa Club]
  3. Under Republican health care bill, Florida must make up $7.5 billion


    If a Senate bill called the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 becomes law, Florida's government would need to make up about $7.5 billion to maintain its current health care system. The bill, which is one of the Republican Party's long-promised answers to the Affordable Care Act imposes a cap on funding per enrollee …

    Florida would need to cover $7.5 billion to keep its health care program under the Republican-proposed Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.  [Times file photo]
  4. Amid U.S. real estate buying binge by foreign investors, Florida remains first choice

    Real Estate

    Foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate recently skyrocketed to a new high with nearly half of all foreign sales happening in Florida, California and Texas.

    A National Association of Realtors annual survey found record volume and activity by foreign buyers of U.S. real estate. Florida had the highest foreign investment activity, followed by California and Texas. [National Association of Realtors]
  5. Trigaux: Tampa Bay health care leaders wary of getting too far ahead in disruptive times


    Are attempts to repeal Obamacare dead for the foreseeable future? Might the Affordable Care Act (ACA), now in dire limbo, be revived? Will Medicaid coverage for the most in need be gutted? Can Republicans now in charge of the White House, Senate and House ever agree to deliver a substitute health care plan that people …

    Natalia Ricabal of Lutz, 12 years old, joined other pediatric cancer patients in Washington in July to urge Congress to protect Medicaid coverage that helped patients like Ricabal fight cancer. She was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma in 2013 and has undergone extensive treatments at BayCare's St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa. [Courtesy of BayCare]