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🏛 Museum pro tips: A Bank of America card gets you free entry to participating museums around Tampa Bay and the U.S. the first weekend of each month — AKA this weekend.
The results are in.
State of pie: Despite the ongoing efforts of Rep. Lawrence McClure (R-Dover) and Sen. Danny Burgess (R- Zephyrhills) to make strawberry shortcake Florida's official state dessert, our reader poll showed an overwhelming preference for our current sugary state symbol.
People moving to the Sunshine State are getting their first lessons about Florida scammers the hard way.
Why it matters: Complaints to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services about moving companies are on track to double from last year, WFTS reports.
- Nearly 1,200 people reported moving company problems between January and early November.
The National Football League (NFL) on Thursday suspended three players —Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown and safety Mike Edwards as well as former wide receiver John Franklin III — for violating COVID-related protocols.
Why it matters: The suspensions come after the NFL reviewed allegations that the players "misrepresented their vaccination status," and ultimately concluded that all three violated league protocols.
It's no shocker that we turn to Twitter to complain about the effects of red tide: things like itchy eyes, coughing and dead fish.
It's only going to get more difficult and expensive to buy a house in Tampa Bay.
What's happening: Tampa had the second-highest national home price increase for a metro market in September 2021 with a 27.7% increase, per the Associated Press, behind only Phoenix.
Bring on the borscht.
What's happening: Babushka's, a traditional Russian restaurant that launched in a Temple Terrace strip mall in 2018, is set to open a new site on Dec. 15 in a prime South Tampa location, 901 W Platt Street.
- The building formerly housed popular brunch spot Boca, which closed in 2020.
When the Rays give an enormous contract to a 20-year-old rookie who has played just 70 major league games, what they are really doing is investing in fans in a place where team loyalty is fragile as a snowflake.