🌱 Tampa Riverfest 2022 This Weekend + Tampa EDITION Hiring Call

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Happy Friday, neighbors! Let’s get you all caught up on what’s happening locally to start today off on an informed note.

First, today’s weather:

Humid; breezy in the p.m.. High: 86 Low: 75.

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1. Get pumped for Tampa Riverfest this weekend. Riverfest is a 2-day event held Friday, May 6 at Curtis Hixon Park starting at 4 p.m. with music and Taste of the Riverwalk, which highlights the dining options available along the Riverwalk as well as food and dessert trucks. On Saturday May, 7 the fun starts at 10 a.m. with more music, TacoFest, and the Florida Weiner Dog Races at Curtis Hixon and additional activities, such as the Paddle Board Invasion at Water Works Park. (ABC Action News)

2. The Florida Highway Patrol has arrested and charged a Tampa man with driving under the influence, causing a death, in connection with a crash Tuesday on I-75. 31-year-old Michael Troy Jones was charged with DUI manslaughter and DUI serious injuries. (Tampa Patch)

3. A Pinellas County deputy accidentally drove over a woman who was lying in the sand Wednesday afternoon at St. Pete Beach. The incident happened just after 1 p.m. She was injured and rushed to the hospital. Emergency crews say her injuries were not life-threatening. (WTSP)

4. Joseph Citro, who took four tries before winning a spot on Tampa City Council, was elected chairperson of the seven-member body for the next year by a 4-3 vote Thursday morning. Citro was nominated by Charlie Miranda and supported by Luis Viera. (Subscription: Tampa Bay Times)

5. The Tampa EDITION will be hosting an in-person hiring event today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the Tampa EDITION Recruitment Center. The hotel will host an casting call where job seekers can apply to work in the new luxury hotel concept. Job offers will be made on the spot. (That’s So Tampa)

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Today in Tampa:

  • Friends Of The New Tampa Regional Library Book Sale. (10:00 AM)
  • The Offspring Let The Bad Times Roll Tour With Special Guests at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. (3:00 PM)
  • Taste Of The Riverwalk at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. (5:30 PM)
  • Southern Wine And Dine fFaturing Bread & Butter Wines at Publix Aprons Coking School Of Citrus Park. (6:30 PM)
  • Tim McGraw: McGraw Tour 2022 at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre. (8:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Tampa Police Department is celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with an Officer of the Week. Meet Officer Eric Book. Officer Book has been with the department for 18 years, mostly patrolling south of Gandy (SOG) area. Officer Book is proud of his Korean/Swedish background and loves his grandfather’s Swedish pancakes. (Facebook)
  • In honor of National Firefighter Day, City of Tampa thanked the brave men and women of Tampa Fire Rescue for all they do to save lives and protect our community. (Facebook)
  • The St. Pete Tacos & Tequila Festival is taking over Vinoy Park on May 14. Enjoy 25 taco vendors, libations, prizes, and more. (Facebook)
  • Join Tampa Tarpons on Saturday, May 21 for its Armed Forces Night as it honors the men and women in the U.S. military services all night long. The night will be capped off with a spectacular fireworks show🎆. (Facebook)

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Now you’re in the loop and ready to start this Friday! See you all tomorrow for another update.

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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