Monday, June 25, 2018
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What you need to know for Thursday, Nov. 24

• It's going to be a warm Thanksgiving, with temperatures heating up to the 80s by the afternoon, according to 10Weather WTSP.

• As you head out for your holiday commute, check out our live blog for the latest traffic updates and road conditions across Tampa Bay.

• For the creators of the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center, this weekend is a big one. Todd Ramquist and his partner, Kiaralinda, will finally see their longtime dream come to fruition as a three-day celebration marks the nonprofit center's official opening. Check back for a story around 11:30 a.m. about how they hope the center will serve as an artistic hub for the Tampa Bay area.

• Eli Joyner discovered a whole new world without leaving Dade City. It happened because the 13-year-old decided to check out the Drone Club at Hugh Embry Library. And as he flew a few of the popular remote-controlled miniature aircraft, he uncovered his new passion. See how the drone club in Dade City is introducing young people to the endless possibilities to drone technology. A story should be online around 8:30 a.m.

• Alicia Alonso is considered one of the greatest ballerinas and choreographers of all time and the Cuban National Ballet company she founded in 1959 remains one of the best in the world. But Cold War tensions between Alonso's nation and the United States have kept the Cuban dancer and her company from performing in Tampa. At age 94, the prospect of an Alonso plie or arabesque on a local stage has long since passed. However, with relations between the United States and Cuba normalizing under President Barack Obama — even as the world awaits President-elect Donald Trump's take on relations with the island nation — Alonso might still walk on stage alongside her Cuban National Ballet.

• Times are tough for U.S. commandos, who are leading the fight against jihadis around the globe. Seven Green Berets have been killed in action since Oct. 4, with another killed in a training accident in Key West. And in the past year, the number of commandos severely wounded has nearly doubled, from 18 last year to 31 so far this year, according to a Tampa charitable organization, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. With commandos taking brunt of battle, see how the charity helps support families of fallen commandos.

• Here are the top things to do today in Tampa Bay including turkey trots and a Thanksgiving Day cruise.

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