Monday, November 20, 2017

Deals & Shopping

Hyde Park Village adds new tenants and markets abound in St. Pete

Hyde Park Village adds new tenants and markets abound in St. Pete

GREAT TIMING: NEW AT HYDE PARK VILLAGETampa shopping destination Hyde Park Village is the trooper of all local retail, chugging steadily along even as road construction made it hard to access. They made it through all that, all the while adding new s...
Published: 11/16/17
5 under $5: Sand sculptors, free ice skating, Pinellas Trail performances

5 under $5: Sand sculptors, free ice skating, Pinellas Trail performances

1Sanding Ovations: This annual Treasure Island sand sculpting competition brings master sculptors working in 150 tons of sand. This year artists come from Ireland, the Netherlands, Singapore, Russia, Lithuania, Canada and the United States. An adjac...
Published: 11/15/17
5 under $5: Festival of Reading, Florida Orchestra family concerts, Circus McGurkus returns

5 under $5: Festival of Reading, Florida Orchestra family concerts, Circus McGurkus returns

1. Ian Harvie: The actor who plays Dale on Amazon’s Transparent will give a free talk Tuesday as part of the University Lecture Series at USF’s Marshall Student Center. The comedian’s performance will demonstrate how laughter has no...
Published: 11/07/17
Updated: 11/10/17
5 things to do under $5: Snooty and Gregg Allman remembered, free tree climbing

5 things to do under $5: Snooty and Gregg Allman remembered, free tree climbing

1Festival of the Skeletons: Snooty the manatee and Gregg Allman, two much-loved local icons who died this year, will be honored with special Day of the Dead shrines at the Dia de los Muertos festival at Bradenton’s Village of the Arts. There wi...
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Busch Gardens offers 2018 Fun Card early, with a free Adventure Island pass

Busch Gardens offers 2018 Fun Card early, with a free Adventure Island pass

Busch Gardens has put its 2018 Fun Card on sale early, meaning you can get two free months to visit the Tampa theme park for the rest of this year and a free Adventure Islands water park pass in 2018. This is the fifth year that Busch Gardens has of...
Updated one month ago
Bodhi Basics celebrates their new location and Halloween ComicFest comes to local shops

Bodhi Basics celebrates their new location and Halloween ComicFest comes to local shops

It's likely you've seen products from St. Petersburg-based personal care company Bodhi Basics around town. The line was established in 2011 as a pop-up shop, and the response to the natural products was so positive that owner Kim Vorperian,...
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Splurge or save: Cozy home accessories for a designer-approved autumn refresh

Splurge or save: Cozy home accessories for a designer-approved autumn refresh

Summer is eternal in San Diego, much like Florida, but despite the year-round pleasant weather, interior designer Vanessa Matsalla still likes to decorate her home with cozy accessories for the fall."The autumn refresh is all about refinement using n...
Updated one month ago
These giant robots can pick strawberries. What does that mean for humans?

These giant robots can pick strawberries. What does that mean for humans?

DUETTE — It stands in the dirt-floored barn. Its 16 arms, with fierce-looking spikes at the ends, emit pneumatic hisses as they punch downward. It is 30 feet wide, 12 feet long, 14 feet tall. It’s like Optimus Prime, if the Transformer became a majes...
Updated one month ago
5 things to do under $5: Open Streets St. Pete, Tampa’s Fourth Friday, Doggy Derby

5 things to do under $5: Open Streets St. Pete, Tampa’s Fourth Friday, Doggy Derby

1 Open Streets St. Pete: Go play in the street! For five hours Sunday, Central Avenue will be closed to cars between Ninth and 22nd streets to allow the public to freely bike, stroll or roll skateboards. The pet-friendly afternoon will have vendors, ...
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McDonald’s soft serve in Florida is made with handshakes and happy cows

McDonald’s soft serve in Florida is made with handshakes and happy cows

Floridians licked nine million McDonald’s vanilla cones last year.All those swirled, reduced-fat soft serves. All those drips caught just as they roll down the side of the cone’s paper sleeve. All those car seats in receipt of the ones that escaped.T...
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