Sunday, August 19, 2018

Deals & Shopping

Find locally made goods and funky gifts at The Merchant and get style advice at International Plaza

Find locally made goods and funky gifts at The Merchant and get style advice at International Plaza

NEW SHOP SPOTLIGHT: THE MERCHANTLovers of locally made goods and fun gift items will be delighted to know a new shop specializing in those has opened on the 600 block of St. Pete's Central Avenue, in the former Strands of Sunshine. The Merchant has a...
Published: 08/16/18
5 things to do under $5: Duck Race, pet adoption drive, Reel Western Movie Series

5 things to do under $5: Duck Race, pet adoption drive, Reel Western Movie Series

1 Incredible Duck Race: The Hillsborough River will be awash in yellow when the Kiwanis Club of Tampa lets loose some 10,000 rubber duckies to "race" and win their adoptive parents cash prizes. The first-place duck gets $5,000, second place is $1,000...
Published: 08/15/18
Busch Gardens, SeaWorld holding flash sale this week with BOGO admission

Busch Gardens, SeaWorld holding flash sale this week with BOGO admission

Busch Gardens and its sister park SeaWorld are having a flash sale this week that can save you more than $50 on admission tickets, but the offers expire Sunday. Calling it a BOGO Back to School sale, Busch Gardens announced Tuesday you can buy one s...
Published: 08/15/18
Collect vinyl, CDs and other goodies at Daddy Kool’s 50 Cent Sidewalk Sale and more shopping deals

Collect vinyl, CDs and other goodies at Daddy Kool’s 50 Cent Sidewalk Sale and more shopping deals

GIVE BACK: ART FOR TEACHERSTeachers, especially art teachers, notoriously buy their own supplies, so why not help out local teachers and donate some art supplies? The supplies will go to the Nomad Art Bus, a wonderful organization in the form of a co...
Published: 08/09/18
More than 100 shooting stars expected in weekend’s Perseid meteor shower peak

More than 100 shooting stars expected in weekend’s Perseid meteor shower peak

This weekend is a good time to catch the annual summer light show known as the Perseid meteor shower.Some 60 to 100 meteors — better known as shooting stars — can be seen per hour as the Earth encounters the gritty debris of Comet Swift-Tuttle, the i...
Published: 08/09/18
To drink fine bourbon on a budget, hunt ‘unicorns’

To drink fine bourbon on a budget, hunt ‘unicorns’

For more than year, I have chased unicorns.I’ve searched the Tampa Bay area. I’ve hunted in Baltimore, Denver, Detroit, Cleveland andLas Vegas. I’ve walked through dozens of doors, but I often strike out.I’m not chasing mythical creatures. My unicorn...
Published: 08/09/18
Tax-free weekend is here, and so is a sneaker convention

Tax-free weekend is here, and so is a sneaker convention

BACK TO SCHOOL:  TAX-FREE WEEKENDBefore the first bell rings, Florida residents have a chance to do their back-to-school shopping during the annual tax-free weekend Friday to Sunday.And corporate retailers in the Tampa Bay area are gearing up fo...
Updated one month ago
At Tessera of Brandon, seniors are all about organic food, goat yoga and living

At Tessera of Brandon, seniors are all about organic food, goat yoga and living

BRANDON — Virginia Geisler, 84, sat in a patio chair, her two Tennessee beefsteak tomatoes tied off tightly in a plastic bag. She would make tomato sandwiches with them, using the lettuce she grows in a planter box outside her unit at Tessera of Bran...
Updated one month ago
Christmas in July in Seminole Heights and the Prego Expo returns

Christmas in July in Seminole Heights and the Prego Expo returns

SEMINOLE HEIGHTS: CHRISTMAS IN JULYNotice all the Christmas in July events the online retailers and big box stores are having this month? Well, what's good for them is great for small businesses, so a bunch of shops in Seminole Heights are having the...
Updated one month ago
Let's go shopping: How do Tampa Bay's smaller, specialty grocery stores compare?

Let's go shopping: How do Tampa Bay's smaller, specialty grocery stores compare?

We set out to compare some of the newest chains or the specialty stores that have expanded in recent years. Let's go shopping, shall we?
Updated one month ago