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    Peaches the flamingo walks along the shallow waters on the northern tip of the east beach at Fort De Soto Park on Tuesday, Sept. 26 in Pinellas County. Peaches, who has been solo, probably came from the Yucatan Peninsula or Cuba, gliding on the winds of Hurricane Idalia. Peaches was rescued, tagged and released. Her tag number is USO2, only the second flamingo to be tagged in the U.S.
  2. Crowds fill Main Street USA in front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom on the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World, in Lake Buena Vista on Oct. 1, 2021. Facing backlash, Walt Disney World’s governing district will pay a stipend to employees whose free passes and discounts to the theme park resort were eliminated under a policy made by a new district administrator and board members who are allies of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  3. A Pumpkin Cinnamon Bun Latte at The Chelsea in St. Petersburg.
  4. "Radical Self-Acceptance" a photographic exhibit of breast cancer survivors by Michelle Caudle, opens at the Brenda McMahon Gallery in Gulfport on Oct. 6.
  5. These are some of the items on display in the “Dignity and Grace: These Humbler Metals" exhibition at the Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement in St. Petersburg.
  6. “(The building is) in a great location,” said Dylan Desai of the family-operated My Hospitality Hotels, which purchased the factory for $1.4 million and is spending another $12 million on the project. “And it’s survived more than 100 years for a reason.”
  7. "Tiger King" star Joe Exotic has put himself in the middle of the Florida-Florida State rivalry because of Jordan Travis-related T-shirts.
  8. Hofbrauhaus, the now-closed German beer hall in downtown St. Petersburg, will become a GolfSuites City Club, an indoor golf simulator lounge, bar and restaurant. Plans are to open in mid-2024
  9. Joe Davison, who appeared in season two of "Stranger Things," wrote "The Bell Keeper" starring Randy Couture that premieres on Oct. 13.
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  10. A punk vampire at Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights in 2018 is the kind of roving scare actor that draws thousands of Halloween fans to the Orlando theme park every fall.
  11. Apple Snyder prepares a drink at King State Coffee in Tampa in June 2020.
  12. Raymond waves a flag after the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Sept. 6. The team will be giving out yard signs and car flags and other swag this weekend to gear up for the post season.
  13. The exhibition, "Icons of Black & White" is on display at the Florida Museum of Photographic Art at its new location in Ybor City, which opened in September 2023.
  14. Rides light up the night at the 2012 festival at St. Paul's Catholic Church in St. Petersburg. The festival has been going on for more than 40 years but had to cancel this year.
  15. The entrance to Busch Gardens at the corner of Busch Boulevard and McKinley Drive in Tampa  is pictured in in a Google image from 2022. A 20-year-old Louisiana man who was arrested after police said he jumped into the park's alligator exhibit in June will avoid criminal conviction if he completes the terms of a pre-trial intervention agreement approved last week.
  16. John Mulaney arrives at night one of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sept. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles.
  17. In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Morgan Wallen arrives at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville.
  18. Tampa native Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, married yoga instructor Sky Daily on Friday at at Indian Rocks Baptist Church.
  19. A gal on the phone in Silver Springs who does not know the new rules of phone etiquette: Text before calling and don't leave voice mail.
  20. A surprise performance of "Florida Kilos," requested by fans, made Lana Del Rey's Tampa concert stand out during her fall 2023 tour.
  21. Scare actors roam the grounds of Busch Gardens in Tampa during the 2017 Howl-O-Scream event. There are five haunted houses this year, including a new one called D.H. Baggum’s Circus of Fear with creepy clowns and a menacing midway.
  22. Wu-Tang Clan performs at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa on Sept. 24, 2023.
  23. Jerry Seinfeld brings his snarky comedy to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Thursday. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
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