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Food on a stick
Florida State Fair: The fair returns today and runs through Feb. 15 with rides, exhibits, entertainment, animals and of course lots of deep-fried food on a stick. Admission is $11-$13 at the gate at 4802 U.S. 301 N in Tampa. You can save money if …
HUZZAH! Bay Area Renaissance Festival
The Florida State Fair Runs Thursday through Feb. 15 at 4802 U.S. 301 N in Tampa. Admission: You can save money if you buy tickets in advance for $9, $5 ages 6-11 at FloridaStateFair.com. Otherwise it's $11-$13 at the gate. Make a donation at any Goodwill Industries location and get a coupon good for $2 off admission. …
Like the new "Sweetheart" doughnut from the Amish Baking Company, the Florida State Fair is stuffed with new attractions and fresh twists on old favorites.
Aside from the lack of snow and ice, it's great to be a Floridian in winter for the deals theme parks and attractions roll out during the slow time. The bargains come when the weather and the crowds are tepid.
Rupert Grint could feel Alan Rickman looming behind him as he drew an unflattering portrait of Rickman's character Severus Snape while filming a potions class.
Barbie finally ate a sandwich!
After more than half a century of boasting a waistline that in real life would measure about 18 inches, the Barbie doll will now be available in a "curvy" version, Mattel Inc. announced Thursday, along with "tall" and "petite" models as well as "original Barbie."
The metal dinosaurs look more like pieces of art than the dusty fossils you'd expect in a museum. Controlling the ferocious chomp of T. rex jaws gives the new "Dinosaurs in Motion" exhibit at Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry a primal thrill.
DADE CITY — The kumquat, a pint-size citrus fruit with a powerful punch, is an exotic that originally hails from south Asia. It can be popped in the mouth whole or mashed and mixed into confections, casseroles or desserts.
Plan your weekend
Gasparilla: Arr, mateys, it be that time again for the booze and the beads and that pirate costume buried in your treasure chest. Festivities include Pre-Invasion Celebration on Friday in Curtis Hixon Park with The Voice winners the Swon Brothers ($20). …