1. Butterfinger and Marcus are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  2. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band, pictured during a 2012 show in Tampa, will play Amalie Arena in Tampa on Wednesday.
  3. Skyla Carter, 24, of Tampa, waves during the 2023 Gasparilla Parade of Pirates.
  4. The Falcon's Fury drop tower ride at Bush Gardens opened in 2014. It was closed "out of an abundance of caution" after a fatal accident on a similar ride in Orlando last March, and it hasn't reopened since.
  5. Four generations show what it's like to toss beads from the Royal Float of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla. From left are Hudson Clarke (Bryan Clarke's 10-year-old son and a royal page), Richard S. Clarke Sr., 95, Richard S. Clarke Jr., 69, and Bryan T. Clarke, 38, a Tampa veterinarian. They will all participate in the Gasparilla parade Jan. 28.
  6. Thousands of ravelers cheer and wave during the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates along Bayshore Boulevard in 2022 in Tampa. This year's parade is Jan. 28.
  7. Juliette and Simbah are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  8. Hemingway, a dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, was estimated to be about 37 years old. He was found stranded off Fiesta Key in July 2019.
  9. Bounce the Mall, a tour of elaborate inflatables, will be setting up shop at Tyrone Square in St. Petersburg from Jan. 28-Feb. 19.
  10. A float comes through Bayshore Boulevard during the Children’s Gasparilla Parade on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, in Tampa.
  11. The Children's Gasparilla Parade will begin its route at 4 p.m., at the same time rain is forecast to begin rolling in the area on Saturday. Sydney Holton, left, and her friend Jordan Lewis yelled for beads along with other revelers along the Children's Gasparilla parade route in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
  12. The Glazer Children's Museum is getting a skeleton of the largest triceratops ever discovered for a new display that will open Memorial Day weekend. Nicknamed "Big John," the record-setter is nearly 26 feet long and 10 feet high.
  13. 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.
  14. Kevin and Riddle are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  15. Parade goers gather for the start of the 34th annual MLK Dream Big Weekend Parade in 2020 along First Avenue S in downtown St. Petersburg.
  16. TRON, the long-awaited ride at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom based on the 1982 film, is set to open in April.
  17. Addie and Walter are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  18. Bounce the Mall, a tour of elaborate inflatables, will be setting up shop at Tyrone Square in St. Petersburg Jan. 28-Feb. 19.
  19. This image provided by Novo Nordisk in January 2023 shows packaging for the company's Wegovy drug. Children struggling with obesity should be evaluated and treated early and aggressively, with medications for kids as young as 12 and surgery for those as young as 13 who qualify, according to new guidelines released by the American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in December 2022, found that Wegovy helped teens reduce their body mass index by about 16% on average, better than the results in adults.
  20. Keith Kubec, left, of Davenport dresses as the Mandalorian, a Star Wars character, while surprising Chris Plourde of Tampa during the second St. Pete Comic Con at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg on Saturday. The two-day, multigenre event featured comics, anime, sci-fi, and cosplay. Fans were treated to meet and greets with voice actors, comic artists, and cosplayers.  The event invited guests to participate in cosplay contests, listen in on panel discussions and show off their costumes in photo shoots.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Allie and Kutch are two of many animals hoping tp find "fur"ever homes.
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