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Happy Wednesday, neighbors! Here’s everything you need to know going on today.


First, today’s weather:

Partly sunny. High: 85 Low: 68.

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Here are the top stories today in Tampa:

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1. The 53rd annual commencement for Hillsborough Community College will be held on Friday, May 6th, in the Expo Hall of the Florida State Fairgrounds. This year’s commencement speaker is Shilen Patel, chief executive officer and founder of HealthAxis. The student speaker is Melany Ysabel Sampi Bravo, an international student from Peru who has earned an associate in arts degree in political science. (Tampa Patch)

2. Florida Sweeties You-Pick Farms is located in the St. Joe community in Pasco County, north of San Antonio. Their Peachy Keen orchard is scheduled open this weekend for families and individuals who register through their Facebook page. (WFLA)

3. The St. Petersburg Police Department came now out in force on Tuesday, cracking down on speeders and says they are targeting some of the most dangerous intersections in the city. Police say said they had already written 212 citations and given 32 warnings by the afternoon on Tuesday. (WTSP)

4. LiveNation and Hot 101.5-FM announced plans to team up with Crunch Fitness to throw a birthday party for Lizzo, who is headed to Tampa this fall for a concert. The event is today, April 27th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and is free, open to the public, and happening at Crunch’s Channelside location near downtown Tampa. (Creative Loafing Tampa)

5. Over the next two decades, Tampa International Airport is projecting an average of 880,000 new passengers each year. That would take the hub from 21.2 million passengers this year to 38.8 million in 2042, 20-year increase of 83 percent. Changes are required to prepare for the increased demand. (Subscription: Tampa Bay Times)


Today in Tampa:

  • Baby Time at Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative. (10:15 AM)
  • Checkmate! Learn Chess At The Library. (4:00 PM)
  • Wine Wednesday at Independent Bar & Cafe. (4:00 PM)
  • Hillsborough River Cleanup Scheduled at Rivercrest Park. (4:00 PM)
  • The Who Hits Back Tour at Amalie Arena. (6:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Professional Development Chief Mary O’Connor and a team of female leaders are back in Tampa after a trip to the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE) conference in Miami. (Facebook)
  • As the weather continues to warm, Florida’s largest reptiles are becoming more active and looking for mates. Alligator mating season has begun. (Facebook)
  • City of Tampa staff participated in Ecofest Earth Day Tampa Bay this past weekend. Their team is dedicated to transforming Tampa into a more sustainable future. (Facebook)
  • Tampa was ranked amongst the ‘Top 10 Best Large Cities to Start A Business’ by WalletHub. (Facebook)

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Carlos Hernandez

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