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Brianda Villegas


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Past articles by Brianda:

Celebrating Pi Day in Tampa Bay

While some people celebrate the day by raising awareness about careers in STEM for women, others commemorate it by eating actual pie. → Read More

Check out the ‘World’s Largest Bounce House’ in Tampa this weekend

Here’s something that will have you jumping for joy this weekend. The ‘World’s Largest Bounce House’ is in Tampa. → Read More

14-year-old driver prepares for Firestone Grand Prix in St. Pete

There is less than one month left until the 19th Annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete Presented by RP Funding kicks off. → Read More

Local non-profit helps renovate veteran’s home after fire

A Tampa Bay non-profit has been helping veterans with homes or properties that are not up to county or city code. → Read More

New class to be inducted into Circus Ring of Fame this weekend

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) — A new class of circus greats will be inducted into the Circus Ring of Fame in Sarasota this Saturday. For the past 35 years, the Circus Ring of Fame has celebrated those who have made a global impact in the circus arts over the span of a career. More than a […] → Read More

Take your Gasparilla beads to Florida Aquarium for discount

The Florida Aquarium is offering a discount to those who drop-off a five-gallon bucket full of Gasparilla beads before February 12th. → Read More

Last minute shoppers rush to local shops ahead of Gasparilla

With the pirate invasion approaching, some of us are already prepped and ready to party but others are still putting the finishing touches on their outfits. → Read More

Security in place for Gasparilla Children’s Parade

A big part of the pirate invasion and Children’s Parade is making sure there are law enforcement agencies keeping an eye on land. → Read More

Thousands attend City of Tampa MLK Day Parade

Floats, marching bands, cars and motorcycles lined up at Cascaden Park Monday morning for the annual City of Tampa MLK Day Parade. → Read More

Manatee County Fair kicks off with youth livestock shows

The Manatee County Fair has returned with 11 days full of food, games, rides, music and livestock shows. → Read More

New Pirate River Quest attraction to open at LEGOLAND this week

Get ready to set sail on LEGOLAND Florida’s first ever boat ride attraction named Pirate River Quest opening on Thursday. → Read More

Pinellas County teacher places first in ‘Strongman’ competition

Boca Ciega High School Teacher Andee Goode has been named one of the strongest women in the country. → Read More

Final poll to name TPA flamingo ends Monday

There are only a few hours left to help name the big flamingo sculpture at Tampa International Airport. → Read More

New coffee shop to provide inclusive job opportunities in Tampa Bay

CUP (Coffee Uniting People) focuses on providing job opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. → Read More

Play with snow at The Florida Aquarium this week

‘Snow Days’ event has returned and transformed The Florida Aquarium into a winter wonderland with tons of activities to explore. → Read More

St. Pete firefighters deliver gifts to families affected by fires

St. Pete Fire Rescue and Santa visited three families who have lost their homes and personal belongings in home fires this year. → Read More

Iconic Munch’s Restaurant & Sundries to close next week

The iconic Munch’s Restaurant & Sundries in St. Pete will be closing its doors next week. → Read More

Iconic Munch’s Restaurant & Sundries to close next week

The iconic Munch’s Restaurant & Sundries in St. Pete will be closing its doors next week. → Read More

Family reunites with Polk Fire Rescue paramedic who saved baby’s life

The reunion happened on Wednesday in Lake Wales with the family exchanging hugs and thanking the firefighter. → Read More

Clearwater Christmas Parade returns after 20 years

The Clearwater Historical Society hosted the “Making Spirits Bright Parade” as part of their 12 Days of Christmas celebration this month. → Read More