Gasparilla 2021 Pirate Festival canceled due to continued COVID-19 concerns

Gasparilla Invasion – Courtesy: Gasparilla Pirate Fest website It seems like every other week another major Florida event is canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and this week serves as another example as to why public safety is the main priority for festival and large-scale event organizers during the pandemic. Despite having the

Could Florida be in the clear from COVID-19 by June of this year? One Epidemiologist believes it’s possible

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Casimiro PT One of Florida’s leading epidemiologists from Tampa Bay believes the state could be in the clear from the COVID-19 virus by June of this year, adding a slight change in the way the state tackles the virus could improve the outlook even more.  According to data from the Florida

Pinellas County officials say the city of Oldsmar faced attempted water supply poisoning

Water testing – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image By Irina Kozorog Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said a team of local and federal officials is investigating an attempt to taint the city of Oldsmar’s water supply last week Friday. According to Gualtieri, someone attempted a cybersecurity attack on the city of Oldsmar’s water supply by remotely accessing

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

Yet another Canadian Professional Sports organization may make the move to Florida—joining the Toronto Raptors

Courtesy: Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images Canadian snowbirds may have missed their opportunity to come down to South Florida for the winter and spring seasons due to the pandemic—but their professional sports teams seem to have the system figured out, eh? The Sunshine State could soon be home to yet another Toronto sports team, the

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

Tampa Bay’s Busch Gardens welcomes Speedy Revamp to storied Wooden Coaster— Meet Iron Gwazi, the fastest and tallest coaster of its kind

Courtesy: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay A video released by Busch Gardens has surfaced showing the all-new additions to the once wood-only rollercoaster at the popular Florida theme park. Gwazi, as it once was called, was a dueling wooden roller coaster with opposing running tracks named Lion and Tiger; the name originated from a fabled creature

Largo, Fla., DK Farm Festival brings seasonal fun to residents

Courtesy: Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay Itching to get out of the house and get some fresh air? Fall is in the air and that means it’s pumpkin patch season. DK Farms in Largo, Fla., is hosting a fall festival extravaganza for families with a range of activities. Included in this year’s festival are

Florida Teachers Union Sues to Stop Reopening Schools in the Fall

Image by Holly Dornak from Pixabay  The Florida Education Association (FEA) has filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida and Governor Ron DeSantis, suing to delay the reopening of schools and to not allow in-person classroom teaching in the fall. The state issued an emergency order on July 6 to reopen public schools for