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


First, today’s weather:

Mostly sunny and humid. High: 90 Low: 75.

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1. May is National Water Safety Month and this year, through a donation from Pool Corp., Tampa Bay area children can once again receive free water safety and swim lessons at their local Y from Monday, May 16 to Wednesday, May 25. (Tampa Patch)

2. The trial for New Port Richey Black Lives Matter activist Marlowe Jones started Wednesday, even though the state attorney prosecuting the case has admitted there is no evidence other than cop testimony. (Creative Loafing Tampa)

3. A group of educators who planned their wedding ceremonies throughout the pandemic received extra help on Monday. Satin & Lace Bridal Boutique in Riverview partnered with Hillsborough County schools to give away wedding dresses to educators. (WFLA)

4. Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee has been designated the beneficiary of the May 6th “Music on Main” event hosted by Lakewood Ranch Communities. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Lakewood Ranch Main Street and will feature rock, soul, and R&B performer Paul Fournier. The free concert event is family-friendly. (Tampa Bay Newswire)

5. Tampa International Airport continues to be one of the greatest hubs for international travel in the country. Frontier Airlines and TPA officials just announced 4 new nonstop routes including San Juan, Puerto Rico; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. (That’s So Tampa)


Today in Tampa:

  • Cinco De Mayo Celebration at Publix GreenWise Market At Water Street Tampa. (7:00 AM)
  • Art On The House at Tampa Museum Of Art. (4:00 PM)
  • Cinco De Mayo at MacDinton’s Soho. (4:00 PM)
  • Cinco De Mayo Bar Crawl – Downtown Tampa at Park & Rec Tampa. (4:00 PM)
  • Cinco De Mayo Party Cruise at Freedom Boat Club – Tampa: Rick’s On The River. (5:30 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Another likely erased Black cemetery in Tampa Bay, found via “thousands of death records, land deeds, newspaper archives, lawsuits, government statutes and meeting minutes.” (Subscription: Tampa Bay Times)
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning announced recently that they will be hosting the fifth-annual Bolts Brew Fest at Amalie Arena on Friday, August 5, beginning at 8 p.m. The event will offer craft beers from a variety of different local craft breweries, oversized games, ThunderBug and more. (Tampa Bay Newswire)
  • Green Pagoda has opened in north St. Pete and is located at 7900 4th Street North in the space formerly home to E.B.I. Sushi, and before that Hooks. (St. Pete Rising)
  • A ceremonial groundbreaking was held last Friday for the Lake Maggiore Apartments, a 330-unit mixed-income apartment community coming to 6th Street South, just east of Lake Maggiore in south St. Pete. (St. Pete Rising)

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Carlos Hernandez

About me: Hello my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.

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