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King of the Coop ready to expand into Westchase

It's the restaurant that brought Nashville Hot Chicken to Tampa Bay and King of the Coop is quickly expanding. → Read More

Irish 31's iCare Foundation launches 4th annual effort to thank educators

For the fourth year in a row, Irish 31's iCare Foundation will launch its Annual Cheers to Public Service Awards. → Read More

Dancing Goat Farm needs more volunteers

Probably not quite what you'd expect for the area but it's been a successful farm since 2007. → Read More

Tampa Bay streamer hopes to raise money for Feeding Tampa Bay

A Tampa Bay gamer is hoping to give back to the community. Nadia Amine plays Call of Duty and streams on the platform Twitch. "I've been doing this I think since I was five years old, I used to play with my cousins. And I just used to always game but I just started recently streaming in January once COVID and all. I used to do acting before this. So then I needed — yeah, I couldn't get jobs, so… → Read More

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay helps connect people with non-profits

If you're looking for ways to safely donate this holiday season, check out the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. They can help connect you with a number of non-profits in five different counties in the Tampa Bay area. First, they encourage you to find a non-profit that you're passionate about. But, they also suggest looking at the critical needs list on their website. Sheila Kinman, Senior VP,… → Read More

Pinellas County nonprofit sees larger need for diapers, formula

Babycycle is a non-profit in Pinellas County that provides diapers, wipes and other items to mothers and children in need. → Read More

Local artist creates new mural at Roselli Park

At Roselli Park in the Isle of Capri on Treasure Island, a local artist is working to beautify a concession stand. → Read More

Treasure Island's Sunset Beach Pavilion is popular wedding spot

The Sunset Beach Pavilion on Treasure Island has it all for the perfect wedding or event — ceremony spot on the water, covered pavilion for reception and a beautiful sunset. → Read More

Signs going up around St. Pete Beach to promote beach clean-ups

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. — There's a brand new effort here in St. Pete Beach to make sure the beaches stay clean. New signs will be going up in the next few weeks at public beach entrances in the city. Visitors will be able to scan the QR code and see when and where upcoming beach clean-ups are. Hendrik Bisanz with SEASALT properties said, "Well, from being involved in property sales and property… → Read More

Visitors retreat to the historic Don Cesar hotel during the pandemic

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. — The Legendary Pink Palace opened in 1928 and has seen its fair share of celebrity guests, from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The hotel now sits on the National Register of Historic Places but inside it's keeping up with the times. "As we go into our 94th year — it's just such an amazing place. The history is just so extraordinary. You know, when… → Read More

Gulf Beaches Historical Museum takes you through St. Pete Beach history

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. — Unlike many portions of Tampa Bay, the St. Pete Beach area didn't really start to boom until the 1920s. Fun fact: St. Pete Beach was originally called Long Key. Living in the area was difficult — storms, mosquitoes and a lack of air conditions made conditions rough. The Gulf Beaches Historical Museum is located right on St. Pete Beach and they'll take you back in time… → Read More

You can swim with the fish at St. Pete Beach's RumFish Grill

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. — On St. Pete Beach you can swim with the fish over at RumFish Grill. The massive tank in the middle of the restaurant is actually something you can snorkel in. The program is thanks to the restaurant's partnership with the Marine Exploration Center. The goal is for the public to get up close and educational experience to the fish. Alexis Hoffstadter with Tradewinds Resorts… → Read More

Businesses find success on Corey Avenue in St. Pete Beach

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. — "I have seen this community grow so much with all the construction and the roads being finished. And we're just really excited for the holidays coming up and all the new stuff going down at the end," said Lindsay Miller-Madril, Owner of the London Hair and Spa on St. Pete Beach's Corey Avenue. There's no doubt that people are flocking to Corey Avenue. The streets were busy… → Read More

Guests continue to flock to Tradewinds Island Grand Resort

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. — A trip to Tradewinds' Island Grand Resort is fun for the whole family. You'll find a whole list of activities from paddle boats and kayaking to arts and crafts for the kids. Travelers have been flocking to St. Pete Beach, and Tradewinds is definitely feeling the impacts. Alexis Hoffstadter with Tradewinds Resorts said, "So since February, we've actually been at full… → Read More

TGH, Florida Cancer Specialists to bring proton therapy for Tampa Bay area cancer patients

A brand new partnership in the Tampa Bay area is bringing a type of cancer treatment for patients. → Read More

Conch Republic Grill finds continued success on North Redington Beach

If you're looking for a Key West vibe on North Redington Beach, the Conch Republic Grill has been here for years. The restaurant sits at the site of a former Howard Johnson's on Gulf Boulevard. The Conch Republic Grill has been going strong for about 20 years now. Everything is made from scratch — from cutting their own fish to their salad dressings. "We are experiencing, you know, sales like… → Read More

Redington Shores' Friendly Tavern is a local favorite

Friendly Tavern on Redington Shore is known for serving a variety of food and friendly faces. It's located right across Gulf Boulevard from the public beach access. They serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and stay open for late nights. "Our customers have fun, the atmosphere is fun, food is delightful from casual to whatever you're looking for," Chef Rainbow Sallis at the Friendly Tavern said. "We… → Read More

Seabreeze Island Grill prepares for busy season in Redington Shores

The Seabreeze Island Grill in Redington Shores sits right on the Intracoastal. The restaurant, which recently expanded its outdoor patio, is actually owned by Crabby Bills. "We tend to have snowbirds that come through here. Our busy season obviously is October through say May or so which coincides with stone crab claws season which just started too so we tend to make sure we're buying from our… → Read More

Clearwater's Moccasin Lake Nature Park home to dozens of birds of prey

Just a short drive from the beaches you'll find Moccasin Lake Nature Park in central Clearwater. → Read More

Frenchy's celebrates 40 years on Clearwater Beach

Frenchy's, one of the most popular restaurants on Clearwater Beach, is getting ready to celebrate 40 years. → Read More