Monday, June 18, 2018
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Big Cat Rescue unveils new 'vacation spot' for tigers, lions

The animals at Big Cat Rescue have something new to look forward to in the coming weeks and months.

A new enclosure known as the Vacation Rotation allows the staff at the venue on Easy Street in northwest Hillsborough County to rotate cats in and out of the large habitat to let them experience new sights and smells, explore new trees and foliage, and enjoy new platforms, dens and toys.

The new $200,000 area was unveiled Tuesday at a media event in which a tiger named Bengali walked gingerly out of his cage and started exploring his home for the next two weeks. When you watch the video above and learn about his story, you'll see why the enclosure means so much to the animals and to the people who care for them.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 19

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 19

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George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer, more bringing Comedy Get Down tour to Tampa

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Daryl Hall and John Oates talk about becoming cool again, their creative partnership and more

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Celebrate summer with these family friendly events

TIMES STAFFThose looking to get out this weekend might want to check out a couple of family-friendly events in east Pasco. • It’s old fashioned summer fun as Color Me Abstract hosts their second Family Field Day Saturday at Florida Pioneer Museum in...
Published: 06/18/18

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting June 22

Art eventsUn-Common-Ly-Artsy: The event, which features a collection of fine artists, crafters and makers, will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23 at the Uptown Art Gallery at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Food trucks will be on site...
Published: 06/18/18
30 years later, ‘The Great Outdoors’ still annoying critics

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Did you know The Great Outdoors was one of the John Hughes movies least admired by critics? Would you be further shocked to know the only '80s flick by Hughes to be liked even less was She's Having a Baby?Both She's Having a Baby and The Great Outdoo...
Updated: 10 hours ago

Sports on TV/radio for Monday, June 18

TODAYBaseballYankees at Nationals7 p.m.MLBRays at Astros8 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMMarlins at Giants10 p.m.FSFDiamondbacks at Angels10 p.m.ESPNCollege baseball, World SeriesOregon State vs. Washington2 p.m.ESPNNorth Carolina vs. Mississippi State7 p.m.ESPN...
Published: 06/17/18
Latest podcast: Tom Hanks’ classic ‘Big’ turns 30

Latest podcast: Tom Hanks’ classic ‘Big’ turns 30

If you could feed a quarter to a Zoltar fortune machine and make a wish, what would it be for? To be young again? To have studied computer programming in college instead of journalism? Ouch. Well, if you wished for a podcast honoring the spirit of th...
Published: 06/17/18
Marilyn Manson covers unexpected ’80s classic

Marilyn Manson covers unexpected ’80s classic

Could it be that Marilyn Manson is the latest to honor the band Toto by covering Africa? No, that's ridiculous. Maybe Safety Dance by Men Without Hats? Come on. No, Manson has just released his own take on Cry Little Sister by Gerard McMann R...
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