1. Ardene opened at the Westfield Brandon mall in 2022.
  2. Assistant manager Cristian Jimenez, left, helps Randall Conley of St. Petersburg locate fireworks on Tuesday at Phantom Fireworks in Tampa. Sales of personal fireworks exploded during the pandemic and it looks like people haven’t leveled off even though big city shows are back on this year.
  3. Dave Uyak of Charleston, South Carolina, shops with his sister SueEllen Byers of Tampa, at the Amalie Arena Lightning team store on Monday. “He comes down from Charleston every home playoff game,” Byers said of her brother. “My husband is bad luck so during the playoffs he’s not allowed to come anymore.”
  4. This photo from 2014's Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando shows the first time they had a haunted house based on the 1978 movie "Halloween."
  5. Felissa Rose, as shown here in the 1983 cult-horror movie Sleepaway Camp, will make an appearance at the Tampa Bay Screams Horror Convention June 11-12.
  6. Signs around Universal Studios in Orlando encourage guests to "skip the regular lines" with its Universal Express Pass, which starts at $79.99, to skip the line at most popular attractions at least one time. Theme park experts say line-cutting fees are becoming more of an issue as the busy vacation season approaches.
  7. Young guests enjoy seeing Winnie The Pooh, and Tigger, too, at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in May 2021 shortly after guests were allowed to go maskless in outdoor areas of the parks, but characters still maintained a social distance.
  8. To celebrate the Magic Kingdom's 50th birthday, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are dressed in sparkling new looks custom made for the 18-month event, highlighted by embroidered impressions of Cinderella Castle on multitoned, irridescent fabric punctuated with pops of gold.
  9. Manuel Garcia and Devin Collins, who are entertainers at Busch Gardens, react after riding Wahoo Remix, a new family water slide that opened this spring at Adventure Island in Tampa.
  10. Ginny Skoglund, 11, poses for a picture in front of a new sign at Adventure Island in Tampa on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.
  11. Fashion label Rag & Bone, known for denimwear like the jeans shown in this company photo, is opening a boutique in Hyde Park Village in Tampa.
  12. Clockwise from top left: A Tiki Gardens pennant, a decal depicting the water skiers of Cypress Gardens, orange blossom perfume made in Jacksonville, an alligator-skin handbag and a Weeki Wachee-themed coloring book. All of these items will be at Floridania Fest at the Gulfport Casino on May 21.
  13. The crowd at Riverfest 2017 watched hot air balloons at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. The illuminated balloons will return for Riverfest May 6-7 in Tampa.
  14. A view of the gift shop at the Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement in St. Petersburg. Take Mom to the museum this Mother's Day and let her pick out her present in the gift shop.
  15. At the 2015 Free Comic Book Day a pair of Spider-Men welcomed fans to Yancy Street Comics. After 20 years, the event has turned into the biggest day of the comic book industry.
  16. Patrons dine at The Ozona Pig as scooters and bicyclists cruise by in Ozona. The North Pinellas enclave is one of the hamlets that the recently revised book "Visiting Small-Town Florida" recommends.
  17. At the 2011 Green Thumb Festival, a patron walks by the garden baskets at the Colorfield Farms booth at St. Petersburg's Walter Fuller Park. The annual plant and landscape festival returns Saturday and Sunday after a two-year absence.
  18. The Dillard's clearance center, one of the few remaining retail anchors at the former University Mall in Tampa, will close April 28.
  19. Marvel actor and former WWE star Dave Bautista watches as tattoo artist John Kural works to finish a tattoo sleeve on the arm of Mia Lanz, 41, of Tampa at DC Society Ink in Tampa. Bautista and Kural are the owners of the Kennedy Boulevard tattoo studio, which opened in January.
  20. Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Joey Krehbiel, a Seminole High School grad, is wearing these specially designed cleats as the Rays play the Orioles this weekend. His agent connected him with Eckerd College student Abby O’Donnell, who runs a side business designing shoes.
  21. The giveaway at the April 23 Rays game is a Randy Arozarena bobblehead with the star leftfielder sliding into postseason legend when he stole home in Game 1 against Boston last October.
  22. Rod Wave, shown here performing at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa in 2021, has said he will give away $25,000 worth of gas in St. Petersburg April 9.
  23. A piece from Zimmermann’s Spring 2022 fashion collection. The Australian design label is planning to open a store in Tampa's Hyde Park Village this summer.
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