Monday, April 23, 2018
News Roundup

Ice cream further cools Tampa's waterfront parks

If you're on the Tampa Riverwalk any Saturday or Sunday near Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, look for Screaming Delicious Ice Cream vendor Tami Rothfield. The Friends of the Riverwalk have helped bring Rothfield to the walk as an added enticement. More vendors may come after the walk is connected, but for now folks have a place to get water and a sweet treat.

And if that's not enough, Blue Bell Ice Cream will give away free ice cream at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park this Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m.

Still no word on if either vendor will sing Italian songs. …

Yes, the previous sentence contains a Chicago reference, and with the legendary group coming to the Clearwater Jazz Holiday later this year, let me just say I can't believe Chicago hasn't been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. If you're with me, like "Induct Chicago into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame" on Facebook and come out to Coachman Park Oct. 17. Make me smile. …

Seen on a T-shirt: I May Be Old, But I Got To See All The Cool Bands. …

The Hat-Attitude Empowerment Voyage will give women a chance to sport their fancy hats while hearing inspirational speakers and raising funds for the Spring of Tampa Bay. The trip on the StarLite Sapphire Yacht takes place Saturday in Tampa with boarding at noon. For tickets, go to www.hatattitudeinc.com. …

Did you know both Pinellas and Hillsborough have Lost and Found Pets pages on Facebook? It's a worthy page for owners searching for beloved pets. I've got friends in Plant City hoping to find their dog Cricket. I hope the page helps. …

That's all I'm saying.

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