Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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Tampa Pig Jig on the River will fire up grill for good cause

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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 TampaPigJig.com 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.

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