Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Here is a list of fun ways to spend your Fourth of July holiday in the Tampa area.
Looking for something fun to do with the kids or a night on the town with that special someone this Fourth of July? Don't sweat it, Patch has you covered with a complete list of Tampa-area events for the holiday this July 4. Do you know of another special event happening in the South Tampa area this Fourth of July? Tell us about it in the comments section! Related Coverage:
Monday, May 21, 2012
From Caladesi Island to Siesta Key, there are plenty of renowned beaches just a day trip away.
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Monday, May 21, 2012
With Memorial Day weekend and its rising gas prices on the horizon, we're in luck: There are plenty of celebrated beaches within a one-tank trip of the Tampa Bay area. Which local beach is your favorite? Maybe it's Siesta Key, named best beach in the U.S. in 2011. Farther north, Fort De Soto beach and Caladesi Island took top honors in 2005 and 2008. Or maybe you prefer Anna Maria Island, St. Pete Beach or Clearwater Beach, which are perennial vacation favorites. Here's a rundown of some of the most popular coastal destinations in the greater Bay area — just follow the links below for directions and information. Cast your vote for your favorite beach in the poll below. Did we miss your favorite? Please let us know in the comments. About …
Monday, May 7, 2012
From Sarasota to Tarpon Springs, there are plenty of excellent museums just a day trip away.
School is almost out for the summer, and parents in the Tampa Bay area are in luck: There are plenty of esteemed museums within an hour's drive of the Tampa Bay area. Which local museum is your favorite? Here's a rundown of art, science and history destinations across the Bay area — just follow the links for hours, directions and upcoming events. Cast your vote for your favorite museum in the poll below. Did we miss your favorite? Please let us know in the comments. About Readers' Choice: Voting is open from 9 a.m. Monday to 9 a.m. Friday. Any ties will be broken based on reader comments and reviews. Poll choices represent a sampling of local businesses and are not intended to be all-inclusive. Would you like a free business listing in the…
Friday, August 19, 2011
If Special Hoperations were a child, it would just be starting to walk. Instead, the group is sprinting at full speed.
Only a year old, South Tampa homebrewers group Special Hoperations is gaining a reputation for its quality beer creations – and bringing home the medals to prove it. Members earned four medals at the recent First Coast Cup competition in Jacksonville. Sponsored by Jacksonville home brew club CASK, the competition brought 575 entries from across Florida and the Southeast. "I am so proud that Special Hoperations members are beginning to embrace homebrew competitions," said Danny Reid, the club’s president. “CASK's First Coast Cup was the third competition that Special Hoperations has entered as a club. So far, each competition has seen greater participation, and for this competition we actually had 37 entries from members. Better yet, …