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Tampa Pig Jig on the River will fire up grill for good cause

Any event that serves food rates as great in my book, but the Tampa Pig Jig on the River, set for Saturday from noon to sundown, exudes a certain cool, starting with its location in the Heights. Not many events occur in the promising area north of downtown Tampa (1910 N Ola Ave.). The river vista will relax the mind while the barbecue excites the senses and entertainment comes from the likes of Edwin McCain (I'll Be).

Plus, it's for a good cause. The friends of Will Wellman have rallied to his cause since he was diagnosed with a potentially debilitating kidney disease. Proceeds will go to the NephCure Foundation that seeks a cure. Go to for information. …

If you can't make the Pig Jig, drop in to Mott & Hester Deli, 1155 S Dale Mabry Highway, and order a Wild Will Wellman (wild turkey, sauteed mushrooms, pepper jack cheese). It's donating $1 from each to the cause. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Watch Out For The Idiot Behind Me. …

Success Unlimited gathers lawyers to offer free advice and seminars at Lawfest, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Manhattan Casino, 642 22nd St. S in St. Petersburg. …

After seeing Chicago at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, I'm even more convinced the band should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The horn-blending rock makes them uniquely qualified. …

I'll never forget how U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young honored my departed colleague Paul de la Garza by entering a tribute into the Congressional Record. A politician saluting a journalist is uncommon. The magnanimous gesture spoke volumes about both men. Young will be missed.

That's all I'm saying.

Tampa Pig Jig on the River will fire up grill for good cause 10/20/13 [Last modified: Sunday, October 20, 2013 10:24pm]
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