Things to Do
Reader, we know how hard it can be to find the perfect gift for that special someone.
- So we thought we'd trot out the coolest, best and most useful things we found this year — one by one, now 'til Christmas — in hopes you'll find some inspiration.
Here's our curated guide to buying local for everyone in your life this holiday season.
🧦 Stocking stuffers: Stickers from Moonlight Sticker Co., local artwork and goods from a Lucid Vending machine, essential oil rollers from GURU, a retro nightlight from Lucky Lighthouse Designs and quirky earrings from the extensive collection at ARTpool.
The weather has finally turned, and while the rest of the country is stocking provisions and prepping for winter hibernation, we Floridians can finally go outside.
- That means it's time to hike.
The City of Tampa says we're ruining recycling.
Driving the news: The city's Solid Waste Department says it's been dealing with an all-time high of contaminated recycling loads.
If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, it's time to start getting ready.
Why it matters: Palm Harbor-based food blogger Isabel Laessig, who runs Sunday Supper Movement, shared some advice with us to help make this year's Turkey Day run as smoothly as grandma's gravy recipe. Her tips:
If you want to catch the last of the glorious explosion of color that happens each fall in the Great Smoky Mountains, best leaf now.
What's happening: Trees at higher elevations have already dropped the last of their leaves, but the sweep of oranges, reds and yellows haven't escaped from the sweetgum, red maple, sugar maple, scarlet oak and hickory trees at lower elevations yet.
Looking for things to do this weekend? We've got you covered.
One Weekend. Eight Bands. One Cause: Bring supplies to help those impacted by Hurricane Ian and enjoy live music all weekend from Moonquakes, Speak Easy, Sunde, Purple Gurl, Kaelin Ellis, Jeverson, Akiem and The 502s.
POV: You're trying to find a place to eat a nice, cheap lunch. We've got you covered with four tasty lunch options for $12 or less.
What's on the menu: Take your pick of over a dozen different Jewish-inspired sandwiches and other cuisine.
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