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Our top 10 beach camping spots

Make plans now to enjoy a great beach camping spot. Most are not crowded from June through August. You just have to know where to go, what to bring and how to survive for a few days without, heaven forbid, air-conditioning.

 

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  1. Florida teachers union leaders: We want better pay for all, not a new legislative 'gimmick'

    Blogs

    Leaders of local and state teachers unions tell the Times/Herald that they are eager for more details on the Florida Legislature's planned expansion of …

  2. Senate will seek to 'take some of the edges off' controversial teacher bonuses

    Blogs

    David Simmons, the Senate's pre-K-12 education budget chairman, elaborated slightly on Thursday about the Legislature's intent to expand the controversial …

    The Florida Capitol in Tallahassee
  3. Senator says Florida Legislature crafting plan for $200M+ in teacher incentives

    Blogs

    The amount of money Florida spends to recruit and keep good teachers for its K-12 public schools could potentially quadruple next year, under tentative plans being crafted in private by Republican House and Senate leaders ahead of the 2017 session.

    Altamonte Springs Republican David Simmons oversees the Senate pre-K-12 education budget committee on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, where he said House and Senate leaders are discussing potentially more than $200 million in funding for teacher incentives in 2017-18.
  4. Ken Bone memes prove who really won the second presidential debate

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    It's hard to say exactly why Ken Bone, some guy who asked the candidates a question during the second presidential debate, went viral.

    Ken Bone won the hearts of Twitter during the debate.
  5. Florida Board of Education seeks to end controversial teacher bonuses

    Blogs

    From Gradebook:

    The Florida Board of Education on Friday backed a budget plan that would eliminate funding for the state's 

    Tinder x Spotify deal means new pressure to pick the best 'anthem' for your profile

    Blogs

    Dating app Tinder has teamed with music streaming app Spotify to create a new way for potential dates to judge your swipeworthiness. 

    Tinder now allows users to include an "anthem" on their profile.
  6. Tampa Bay area named 15th best major metro for college students

    Blogs

    The Tampa Bay area is the 15th best place in the United States for college students, according to a new ranking from the American Institute for Economic Research.

    Students cross campus at the University of Tampa between classes on Nov. 13.
  7. An ode to the ultimate fair food: Funnel cake

    Food & Dining

    Kevin McGrath's family has been frying up fair food since 1978, and for most of that time, the funnel cake never really changed.

    Luis Santana  |   Times (2/3/2015 Tampa, FL)   One of nine stands from company The Best Around funnel cake stands featuring Jane "Mama Jane" Harris recipes at the Florida State Fair. [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  8. Craving gluten-free pizza? Here are four spots that do it right

    Food & Dining

    A few years ago, no one really knew what gluten was, but today the word is part of most people's vernacular — and excluded from a lot of their diets.

    A selection of the most popular gluten-free pizzas at the Gourmet Pizza Company.
  9. Exotic flavors shake up Tampa Bay margarita menus

    Bars & Spirits

    Tequila, the drink of champions, can be presented in many forms to get you to your desired state of inebriation. There's the shot — clean and to the point — or a variety of mixed concoctions to tamp down the acidity, but increase the quantity that crosses the lips.

    The Apple Pie margarita at Tequilas in Ybor City tastes like a McDonald’s apple pie, but don’t be fooled: It’s mostly tequila.