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Good day, neighbors! It’s me again, Carlos Hernandez, your host of the Tampa Daily.

First, today’s weather:

Humid; a stray p.m. t-storm. High: 83 Low: 70.

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Here are the top five stories today in Tampa:

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1. Jonathan Gautier, owner of Lakeland’s Sound House Studios, was nominated for the 64th Grammy Awards that took place Sunday. Sound House Studios is located at 113 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland. (Patch Lakeland)

2. Crescent Communities has announced plans for a new high-end multifamily community in Beach Park, a neighborhood within the WestShore District of Tampa. NOVEL Beach Park by Crescent Communities will include 289 units for rent with stunning views of Tampa. (That’s So Tampa)

3. The public is invited to experience the joy of youth in arts, as University Area CDC (Community Development Corporation) presents Prodigy® Showcases throughout the month of April. This year’s theme is “A Different World,” celebrating our diversity while building upon resilience to create a world filled with dreams and opportunities. (Tampa Bay Newswire)

4. Renovations on the historic Hacienda Hotel in New Port Richey are expected to wrap up in the next four to six weeks. The 95-year-old building will keep many original features including chandeliers and a courtyard fountain. (Bay News 9)

5. The Florida Highway Patrol arrested Gregory Sorensen Friday night after troopers say he was driving drunk in New Port Richey while in a vehicle adorned with student-driver decals and an open pack of Natural Light beer in the back seat. (Fox 13 Tampa)

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Today in Tampa:

  • New York Yankees V. Philadelphia Phillies at George Steinbrenner Field. (1:05 PM)
  • Vegan Cooking at TRIBE Seminole Heights. (4:00 PM)
  • Tampa Bay Lightning Vs. Toronto Maple Leafs at Amalie Arena. (4:30 PM)
  • Spark Golf – Fun & Social Golf. Multiple locations. (5:30 PM)
  • Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting at Hillsborough County Schools. (6:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • TECO recently submitted plans to the Port Tampa Bay for its Manatee Viewing Center to add a 152-foot, T-shaped pier that would extend out perpendicularly from the current pier into to the heart of the waters where the manatees reside. (thetampabay100.com)
  • A USF on-campus stadium appears to be quickly be moving past the talking phase. (Bay News 9)
  • $1 from every pint of Coppertail Brewing’s Florida Special Lager sold in April will go to Walk Bike Tampa and towards their efforts to promote safe, connected routes for cyclists and pedestrians throughout the city. (Twitter)
  • The Zombies circa 2022 are bringing its “Life Is A Merry-Go-Round” tour to downtown Clearwater. (Creative Loafing Tampa)

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