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Sarafina Brooks


Tampa, FL, United States

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Past articles by Sarafina:

Palm Harbor café receives top sanitation and safety award

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a new award has been created by the Florida Restaurant and Logging Association: The Seal of Commitment. → Read More

Ybor brewery gets food license to stay open during pandemic

After five long months, Rock Brothers Brewing in Ybor City is ready to welcome the public back inside its historic location. → Read More

Several cats killed, multiple injured after being shot by BB gun in Tampa neighborhood

Cats are under attack in a Tampa neighborhood. → Read More

Tampa woman trying to reunite lost stuffed monkey with owner

Armstong is now on a mission to reunite the stuffed monkey with his owner. She has even taken her search to Facebook. → Read More

St. Petersburg dog kennel surprises healthcare worker with puppy

On Friday, the staff at Advent Health, along with Lindsay’s family, surprised him on his lunch break with his new companion, Mako. → Read More

‘Edward Scissorhands’ home in Lutz up for sale

The home where Tim Burton filmed his 1990 cult classic, ‘Edward Scissorhands’, could be yours. → Read More

Farmer returns prosthetic leg that skydiver lost during jump

A Vermont skydiver who lost his prosthetic leg during a jump has it back, thanks to a farmer who kept an eye out for it and spotted it in a soybean field. → Read More

Pasco deputy helps family after woman suffers seizure while driving with teenage daughter

A deputy with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is being recognized for going above and beyond during a recent medical emergency. → Read More

Pinellas County restaurants helping Bay Area breweries

Happy’s Bayou Bites, Q Southern BBQ, Pisces Sushi Global Bistro, and The Honu promise to serve customers their brew with their meal at no additional charge. → Read More

German air taxi company eyes Tampa Bay area for US launch

Board members of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority met virtually on Friday to discuss the future of travel: Air taxis. → Read More

‘We’re in the hotbed of COVID’: Sarasota teacher voices concerns about going back to school

The 61-year-old teacher is currently entering her 27th year as an educator. She believes not only will her student’s health be jeopardized but their education will also take a hit if they’re forced to go back into a classroom. → Read More

Baby on board: Tampa Bay woman gives birth on pontoon boat on 4th of July

“Baby on board” has a brand new meaning for one Dunedin family after a woman gave birth while celebrating the Fourth of July on the water. → Read More

‘Boycott the 4th’ protest planned for Tampa Bay area

As the country prepares to celebrate its independence, there are some that won’t acknowledge the holiday, including Yourhighness Tafari, the co-owner of Tampa restaurant Vegg'd Out Vegan Kitchen. → Read More

John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in need of cotton face masks

According to the hospital, they're in desperate need of cotton fabric masks to protect patients, families and staff from COVID-19 in non-patient care settings. → Read More

61 cats rescued in Hillsborough County now in need of working homes

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA)-Over 60 cats were removed from a Hillsborough County home. According to Hillsborough County Animal Control, 61 cats were removed from a hoarding situation after their owner became overwhelmed. “Besides the unsanitary conditions, of course, the amount of cats in the building is not appropriate. I mean, it wasn’t big enough of a house […] → Read More

‘Tiger King’ saga featured in newly-released comic book

The “Tiger King” saga that gripped the nation earlier this year thanks to a Netflix documentary continues in an all-new comic book released this week. → Read More

2 Trump staffers who attended Tulsa rally test positive for COVID-19

Two more Trump staff members who were in Tulsa, Oklahoma for Saturday's rally have tested positive for coronavirus. → Read More

Florida Orchestra providing free virtual violin lessons to children

Painter explains to, professional artists and instructors like TFO’s musicians, while conscious of social distancing, are maintaining a hand’s on approach with their sessions, including offering student’s a virtual field trip to The Florida Orchestra. → Read More

Tampa business offers sonograms to moms during pandemic

Baby Scene opened it’s doors to the public in February and choose to operate during the coronavirus pandemic in order to help newly pregnant moms navigate the changing world around them. → Read More

‘It’s important to write’: Lakeland seniors looking for pen pals

The seniors at Lake Gibson Village in Lakeland are taking to social media to connect with the public – but not online. Instead, they’re asking for an older form of correspondence: A pen pal. → Read More