Rays’ season comes to a stinging end in World Series Game 6

Courtesy: Ringo Chiu – Shutterstock – A fan reacts during a drive-in live broadcast of game 3 of the World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Oct. 23, 2020. In a season of twists and turns, the 2020 Major League

Rare first edition maps of Florida on display in Tampa exhibit

Courtesy: Naples Florida Weekly It’s crazy to think that up until the early 2000s, a map was the GPS of the past. Now, two decades removed from GPS’s popularization, we entrust our cars and smartphones to lead us to our destination. Turn right in 500 feet. Wrong.  Even with the countless leaps in technology, our

City of Tampa Awarded Grant from USDOT

The Tampa Riverwalk. Photo: www.tampa.maps.arcgis.com A federal transportation grant of $24M is being awarded to the City of Tampa to extend the west portion of Riverwalk North and connect to nearby neighborhoods. The grant is awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant. The money will pay

Florida One of the Top Destinations for Labor Day Weekend Despite Rising COVID-19 Numbers

Image by David Mark from Pixabay  Despite the number of COVID-19 infections, Florida seems to still be a top spot to vacation for many Americans this year. This comes from official data collected by the travel itinerary app TripIt. The data collected shows millions of people plan to travel to COVID-19 hot spots, with Florida

Trump Administration Revokes Rule Requiring Foreign Students to Take In-Person Classes

Students walk to classes on the University of South Florida college campus quad in Tampa, Florida, USA on January 15, 2020. Photo and Caption: Leigh Trail/Shutterstock.com International students can breathe a sigh of relief… for now. The Trump administration has rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer schools or leave the

Take Two: Florida Supreme Court Asks to Hear Out Battling Parties Again

Image by Terre Di Cannabis from Pixabay  All is fair in love and war, but not in the Florida State Legislature, apparently. The Florida Supreme Court has asked two parties to come together again to discuss a lawsuit over the 2016 constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana. The lawsuit saw Tampa-based Florigrown challenging the 2017 vertical

8 Communities Compete to Be U.S. Space Force’s Florida Headquarters

Governor Ron DeSantis has endorsed all eight nomination letters for communities looking to host the U.S. Space Force headquarters. Following a call on Tuesday, June 7, with staff from the Florida Congressional delegation, Space Florida announced Gov. Ron DeSantis had endorsed the nomination letters from all eight communities vying for the Space Force headquarters. Space

Some Florida Courts to Revert to Phase 1 Operations

Image by David Mark from Pixabay  Some courts in Florida are now retracting their plans due to an increase in coronavirus cases. Just a few weeks ago, the courts had announced plans to safely reopen even while the pandemic was still going on. With the new cases in Florida rising daily, courtrooms in Florida have

Walt Disney World to Tentatively Open in July; SeaWorld in June

Photo Credit: ErikAggie/Pixabay.com Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom theme parks would re-open to tourists July 11, and SeaWorld would welcome guests a month earlier on June 11, if Gov. Ron DeSantis approves the plans presented on Wednesday, May 27 to an Orange County task force. Despite being another major tourist attraction in

Tampa’s Cuban Club & St. Augustine Lighthouse Nominated For USA Today’s 10Best List For Best Haunted Destination

Are the spooky experiences the Cuban Club in Tampa and the St. Augustine Lighthouse enough to land the two places on USA Today’s 10Best list for Best Haunted Destination?