Gregory Porter and Ledisi are hitting the road for their 10-city co-headline tour. Gregory Porter, two-time Grammy winning vocalist, and Ledisi, 12-time Grammy nominated vocalist, will be headlining at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater on February 21st at 7:00pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, OctoberContinue Reading

“Sequences”, a retrospective collection of works by world-renowned artist Jean Kazandjian will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at Chasen Galleries, one of Sarasota’s most venerable art galleries. The exhibition opens on Thursday, November 14 and extends through to Saturday, December 28, 2019. Two very special, not-to-be-missed in-gallery receptions with theContinue Reading

Circle A brand

Pride of Florida, a Raiford, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 64,797 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday. The raw ground beef items were produced on various dates from Sept. 23, 2019 toContinue Reading

real estate

Starting today, homeowners in the Tampa Bay region have a new option when it comes to selling their homes by selling directly to Zillow through the company’s Zillow Offers service. The program is already available in other parts of the state, including South Florida and Orlando. Selling a home is a stressful process for nearly all sellers,Continue Reading

jobs

On Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.2 percent, as labor force participation increases. Florida’s economy continues to create new private-sector jobs, adding 215,000 private-sector jobs over the year. The professional and business services and financial sectors continue to grow and supply the need for aContinue Reading

Kathy Castor

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) recently rallied with Gonzalo Valdes from Sierra Club Florida and Yaritza Perez from Ecomadres (Green Latinos/Moms Clean Air Force) to outline the steps needed to ensure a healthier future for all as temperatures climb and risks escalate – no matter what zip code you liveContinue Reading

St. Petersburg police are reporting a pedestrian traffic fatality that occurred on Thursday evening. According to police, on Oct 17 at about 7:30 p.m, a pedestrian, Quynh Van Pham, 89, was walking westbound across 34th Street North, mid-block, in the 3400 block. A 2018 Audi, four door sedan, was southboundContinue Reading

Since its inception in 2011, the Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) Foundation has provided over $5.5 million in grants to help cancer patients in need. The FCS Foundation has awarded $1.16 million in grants year-to-date in 2019, surpassing the prior year’s total. The FCS Foundation provides financial support to qualified adult cancer patients inContinue Reading

On Wednesday, Attorney General Ashley Moody announced a major investigation into more than 20 vaping companies doing business in Florida.  The announcement comes after Attorney General Moody concluded a statewide fact-gathering mission into the dramatic increase in vaping among Florida youth. Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “As a mother, I cannotContinue Reading

Woo Woo

The manhunt for murder suspect, 35 yr old Stanley Eric Mossburg AKA “Woo Woo,” according to Polk County Sheriff’s this morning. Sheriff Grady Judd made the announcement this morning. Mossburg was taken into custody around 5:10 a.m. this morning, Tuesday, October 15, 2019, by PCSO SWAT. He has been barricadedContinue Reading

mosquito

Hillsborough County, FL health officials are reporting a confirmed local transmission of dengue fever, prompting the issuance of a mosquito-borne advisory. This follows 11 previous locally acquired cases (Miami-10 and Broward-1) this year. In addition, Florida has seen a larger number of travel-associated dengue cases this year. Through Oct. 5,Continue Reading

amoeba awareness

The Fourth Annual Jordan Smelski Foundation for Amoeba Awareness Beach Walk is scheduled for Saturday, November 2 at St. Pete Beach. The beach walk benefits the Jordan Smelski Foundation for Amoeba Awareness (research and community education) & the USF Foundation Philip T. Gompf Memorial Fund (I-4 billboards). Sponsorships are availableContinue Reading

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in an update today on the lung injury cases and deaths associated with the use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products. According to the latest data, 1,299 confirmed and probable lung injury cases associated with use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products were reportedContinue Reading

Pasco County health officials issued a rabies alert for the southwest region of Zephyrhills due to a raccoon testing positive last week. The raccoon was tested after it attacked an owned dog the previous day. The dog was recently vaccinated against rabies and has been placed on observation. The recentContinue Reading