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Southwest, JetBlue Among Employers At Tampa International Airport

The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, airlines, shops, restaurants, rental car companies, ground handling services and other TPA businesses will be taking applications at the event. The employers hope to fill more than 400 positions ahead of the spring break season, the busiest travel period of the year for TPA. Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, the Transportation Security […]

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The Best Room at … The Tampa Edition

Tampa is one of the oldest cities in the United States, settled some 200 years ago with a history that stretches back even further to the arrival of the conquistadores in the Americas. But it’s never quite gotten its due on the national stage, overlooked, perhaps unfairly, in favor of its larger, beachier and flashier […]

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Pets

SPCA Tampa Bay announces no-fee adoption period for pocket pets –

Starting today, you could bring home Jet the rabbit, Coco the guinea pig, or even Taraji the lizard – all completely free. From now through January 31, SPCA Tampa Bay is waiving all adoption fees for pocket pets and livestock, helping connect potential owners with the newest members of their family. SPCA’s special pocket pet […]

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Phoebe Has Flamingo Fanatics Flocking To Tampa International

TAMPA, FL — With more than 37,000 people voting, Tampa International Airport’s famous flamingo sculpture now has a name: Phoebe. The giant pink flamingo sculpture, which is the centerpiece of the airport’s main terminal, was completed by New York-based artist Matthew Mazzotta in September. And while Mazzotta titled the public artwork, “Home,” the larger-than-life 21-foot-tall […]

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Tampa named ‘Best city to live in Florida’ by Forbes

Ybor Historic District in Tampa, Florida — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: kanphiphat Tampa is ranked first in a new list by Forbes Advisor of the top locations to live in Florida. Tampa was named the best place to live in the Sunshine State, citing “pristine beaches,” positive attractions for families and young adults, and […]

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NYE Celebrations Around Town + Tampa International Airport

Hi all. I’m back with your fresh copy of the Tampa Daily. Come along for the most important things happening in town. Today you’ll learn about these stories and more… There are plenty of options for NYE today. Dr. BBQ in St. Petersburg’s EDGE District has permanently closed. Tampa International Airport has narrowed down the […]

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🌱 Coffee Uniting People Coming To South Tampa + FHP Investigation

Hello, neighbors! It’s me, Carlos Hernandez, your host of the Tampa Daily. Here’s what you need to know about what’s happening locally, including: A new coffee shop is opening in South Tampa to help those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Florida Highway Patrol is seeking tips from the public in the death of a mother […]

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Centers work to keep seniors from feeling lonely during holidays

BRADENTON, Fla. — While many Americans will travel to spend Christmas with their family this year, some are not so fortunate, particularly members of the senior population. What You Need To Know According to the United States Census Bureau, 21% of Florida’s population is made up of seniors Experts say that Christmas is a time […]

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Missouri fans brave winter storm to travel to Tampa

When Missouri fan Steve Ware left his house in Kansas City on Thursday morning, he looked forward to getting through what he hoped would be a relatively easy travel day to Tampa, Florida. Mother Nature, however, had other plans. Both Ware and his family were scheduled to depart Kansas City Airport for Dallas-Fort Worth at […]

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Winter woes set to hit as Florida holiday travel picks up

TAMPA, Fla. — Florida is a long way from the winter storm threatening the Midwest this week. But those planes carrying people to Florida could get delayed. Or if the weather is bad enough canceled altogether. Tampa International Airport officials are telling travelers to check with their airline before coming to the airport starting later […]