Omicron Update: Tampa hospital first to report patient with new COVID-19 variant

Omicron — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Andrii Vodolazhskyi TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa Bay hospital announced its first confirmed COVID-19 omicron variant case on Tuesday. A spokesperson for James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital in Tampa confirmed the omicron case in a statement. “The patient is experiencing mild symptoms and had recently returned from international

Pendry Hotel opening first Florida location in Tampa

Tampa Skyline — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Sean Pavone A luxury hotel brand is making its first Florida debut and will join downtown Tampa’s bustling skyline.  The luxury hotel brand from Montage International announced on Wednesday that Pendry Hotel and Resorts is coming to Tampa’s Riverwalk. A 37-story tower is scheduled to open in 2024 where

Food & Wine: This weekend, food & drink lovers enjoyed the SAVOR St. Pete two-day festival overlooking beautiful Tampa Bay

Courtesy: SAVOR St. Pete Festival on Tampa Bay This weekend, the SAVOR St. Pete festival took place in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, overlooking beautiful Tampa Bay in North Straub Park. SAVOR St. Pete offered an array of food and drink options, with a colorful combination of small bites, crafted libations, and vendors. Like

Study finds Florida homes are overpriced by 20% with those in the Tampa area being the most expensive

Beautiful Residential Home – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Mike Focus Florida homes continue to sell for much more than what they are worth, and recent buyers who paid high prices might be seeing their real estate investments pay off much later than they originally anticipated. According to a study conducted by researchers at Florida

Tampa unseats Miami on Best Cities in America list for 2021

Tampa, Florida, USA downtown city skyline over the Hillsborough River – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by ESB Professional News Flash! There’s more to Florida than just Miami. While Miami is certainly the most well-known city in the Sunshine State for a number of reasons, people often forget about the other big cities that make Florida—well,

Tampa Bay woman set to represent Florida in 100th Miss America Competition

(Source: Polk County Tourism & Sports Marketing)- via WFLA Petitions to formally change Tampa Bay to “Champa Bay” should seriously be considered because it seems like every game, competition, and contest over the past year has some winning ties to the Bay area. Joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tampa Bay Lightning, Miss Tampa

Tampa Bay Lightning look to finish off 2021 Stanley Cup run with second consecutive title, Game 1 at home against Montreal Canadiens

TAMPA, FL – JUNE 25: The Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate the game and series victory against the New York Islanders in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Semifinals of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on June 25, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images) The reigning Stanley Cup

Tom Brady led Tampa Bay Buccaneers hoist Lombardi Trophy for first time since 2003

Courtesy: NFL Images Was it ever in doubt that a Tom Brady led team would lose on football’s biggest stage? Well, it depends who you ask.  Coming into Super Bowl LV (55), Florida’s home team was a 3.5 point underdog, despite the clear advantage they had playing on their home field, the first team to

Super Bowl LV stage is set: Tampa Bay Buccaneers become first host city to play with home-field advantage

Quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bruce Arians celebrating after NFC Championship win on Jan. 24, 2021. Courtesy: Stacy Revere – Getty Images The stage is set for what is likely to be the most-watched television broadcast of 2021—Super Bowl LV. While this year has certainly brought its fair share of challenges and obstacles, one

FDOT announces $67 million contribution to expanding Tampa Streetcar service

Rendering of future TECO Streetcar Line. Courtesy: InVision Tampa.gov Tampa Bay’s TECO Line Streetcar just received a massive boost from the Florida Department of Transportation in the form of a $67 million state match donation to expand the Hillsborough County transit service. The FDOT contribution brings the streetcar line one step closer to expanding north