1. Chief's Creole Cafe on 901 22nd Street South in St. Petersburg on June 9, 2020 in the 22nd Street business corridor known as the Deuces. The former restaurant will transform into a speakeasy and lounge called The Catalyst.
  2. A traveler walks past a jumbo screen projecting images of Walt Disney World in the east hall atrium at Orlando International Airport on Thursday. A feud between Gov. Ron DeSantis and The Walt Disney Co. started last year after the company publicly opposed legislation concerning lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity in early grades that critics called Don’t Say Gay.
  3. A still from "MerPeople," Netflix's four-part documentary series that revolves around mermaid culture. The series includes mermaids from Tampa Bay's own Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.
  4. Busch Gardens is bringing back free beer. You can get a complimentary 7-ounce beer and Pass Members get two per visit. The offer ends July 20.
  5. Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish is located at 1350 Pasadena Ave S, St. Petersburg.  Peters opened his restaurant  in 1951.
  6. Tampa Bay Times staffer Lane DeGregory is pictured in 2013.
  7. Luis Alberto Urrea's new novel is "Good Night, Irene."
  8. Joe Vila, Willie Vila, Wilfred Vila, Hector Vila, Robert Vila, Denio Vila and Tony Vila at Vila Brothers Park in 2005. The brothers served in the military, spanning World War II to Operation Desert Storm.
  9. Tampa Bay Times reporters Gabrielle Calise and Helen Freund feel alive at Lassing Park in St. Petersburg.
  10. Tina Turner performs in a concert in Cologne, Germany on Jan. 14, 2009. Turner, the unstoppable singer and stage performer, died Tuesday, after a long illness at her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, according to her manager. She was 83.
  11. Marine Corps Veteran Jack Strong plays 'Taps' during Remembrance Service. Here is a list of Tampa Bay area food and drink specials to help you mark the holiday.
  12. Chef Ebbe Vollmer is opening a fine-dining chef's counter restaurant called Ebbe in downtown Tampa on May 24.
  13. Memorial Day is May 29.
  14. Broadway star Idina Menzel will perform at the St. Pete Pride Friday night concert, the day before the big parade.
  15. In October, the St. Pete Pier event attempted to break the world record for the largest hammock hangout. The Hammock Festival returns June 10.
  16. Watch as area chefs attempt to build a world record-setting 280-foot-long Cuban sandwich at the annual Cuban Sandwich Festival in Ybor City on Sunday. The sandwich is expected to feed around 700 people experiencing homelessness.
  17. Madai Favaro, a museum educator with Tampa's Glazer Children's Museum, introduces Big John, the world’s largest documented fossilized triceratops skeleton, during a visit with kindergarten students from Booker T. Washington Elementary School in Tampa.
  18. Visitors explore the beach at sunset on Thursday, June 2, 2022, in Mexico Beach. On Saturday, the NAACP issued a travel advisory for the state of Florida.
  19. Ed Sheeran performs during his Subtract Tour at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Friday, May 19, 2023. On May 20, he will headline a show at Raymond James Stadium, a concert he said has already broken the tour's ticket record.
  20. This still from a video posted on the Instagram account of the George S. Middleton High School Marching Tiger Band shows a visit from Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran in Tampa on Friday. Sheeran is in Tampa Bay for two concerts: an intimate show at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Friday and a performance at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday.
  21. Jimmy Brown (32), running back for the Cleveland Browns, is shown in action against the New York Giants in Cleveland, Ohio, on Nov. 14, 1965. Brown, an NFL legend, actor and social activist, passed away peacefully in his Los Angeles home on Thursday night with his wife, Monique, by his side, according to a spokeswoman for Brown's family. He was 87.
  22. The main beach at Caladesi Island State Park near Dunedin is pictured in 2008. Caladesi Island State Park has been ranked No. 4 on the list of the nation's best beach for 2023, according to the annual list released Thursday by the university professor known as “Dr. Beach.”
  23. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a tour at North Baptist Church in Spartanburg on Wednesday April 19, 2023.
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