1. You'll find more than books at the Clearwater Main Library. At the library's "Thingamabrary," people can check out board games, tools, telescopes, technical kits, art kits, jumper cables, video games and enjoy Wi-Fi hot spots.
  2. Tampa Bay Times reporters Gabrielle Calise and Helen Freund will be your guides in the new One Day in Tampa Bay newsletter.
  3. From left, Mike Shapiro, Sue Shapiro, Matt Shapiro and Alena Shapiro DiBenedetto pose for a portrait at their shop on Beach Drive in St. Petersburg in 2019. Shapiro's Gallery celebrates 25 years in downtown St. Petersburg on March 25.
  4. The Suite Sun Deck on Wonder of the Seas is exclusively for passengers staying in the Suite Neighborhood. The private neighborhood includes a plunge pool, bar and the Coastal Kitchen, an exclusive restaurant.
  5. Offerings at the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival include Five Spice Duck Lettuce Wraps.
  6. People take in the festivities at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City on Thursday.
  7. College student Nico Brown plays a round of catch with friends during his last day of spring break at Ben T. Davis Beach in Tampa in 2022. Six of the area’s public school systems, as well as the University of Florida and the University of South Florida, have the same week off this year, so expect big crowds.
  8. Contestants participate in the Deep Fried Strawberry Shortcake on a Stick Relay at the Florida Strawberry Festival on Thursday, in Plant City.
  9. Thousands of patrons attended the Florida Strawberry Festival in 2022. The most-attended festival in Florida returns March 2-12 in Plant City
  10. The Banned Book Library at American Stage started Feb. 18.
  11. Rescuers search for victims and survivors in the rubble of buildings in Turkey. International organizations are rushing to provide relief.
  12. Golfers head out to the putting greens when the Sarasota PopStroke opened in April. A quote by co-owner Tiger Woods is seen on display at the entrance of the TGR Design courses.
  13. Kids hang on to their ride at the 2022 Florida State Fair, which will return Feb. 9-20. It was founded more than 100 years ago and now sports the nation's largest midway.
  14. From left, Sofia Rabelo, Emmy Auger and her sister Rylie Auger toss beads along with their shipmates from the Argh-Argh float during the 2020 Children's Gasparilla Parade in Tampa.
  15. TRON, the long-awaited ride at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom based on the 1982 film, is set to open in April.
  16. Bounce the Mall, a tour of elaborate inflatables, will be setting up shop at Tyrone Square in St. Petersburg Jan. 28-Feb. 19.
  17. Attendees mingle during a St. Pete Girl Boss networking event at the St. Petersburg City Theater on Dec. 9.
  18. Park goers are seen riding Cobra's Curse at Busch Gardens in 2021 in Tampa. The park announced a deal that lets you buy two Fun Cards for the price of one. The cards allow unlimited admission for the calendar year.
  19. In the weeks leading up to Epiphany, Hellas Bakery in Tarpon Springs will sell hundreds of loaves of the sweet yeasted New Year’s Day bread called vasilopita. There is a coin hidden inside the loaf, and like the cross divers, the finder of the coin is endowed with extra blessings.
  20. Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas is the world's largest cruise ship, holding nearly 7,000 passengers and 2,300 crew members.
  21. Post offices will be closed and no mail will be delivered Monday, Dec. 26.
  22. Customers shop for items at Hotbins on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Tampa.
  23. A woman with shopping bags walks past The Merchant, downtown on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, on Nov. 24, 2020. Retail was recovering the past two years from the pandemic, but now some businesses say it's falling flat.
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