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Gasparilla Invasion and Parade of Pirates

The Gasparilla Pirate Fest is coming up this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, January 26th. & 27th. Saturday features all-day, live entertainment on multiple stages along Tampa's River Walk. Saturday afternoon also features the Gasparilla Invasion & Parade of Pirates. Sunday features the Gasparilla Jazz Fest and Sunday Brunch which will take place at Curtis Hixon…

Which Cars Do Tampa Area Drivers Hold Onto?

It isn't a difficult guess if you just look around at any traffic light. In fact its quite obvious that Tampa Bay loves their Toyotas. They are literally everywhere! And according to an analysis by iSeeCars, the top cars that our local drivers hold on to for 15 years or longer are almost exclusively Toyotas.…

Kia To Announce Yet Another Recall

Back in September we alerted you here to problems Kia was having with vehicle explosions. And now it seems they are having problem yet again. According to ABC Action News, Kia plans to recall tens of thousands of both cars and SUV's. The recall plan was dated January 11th and calls for inspections to determine…

Tampa Bay Gas Prices Up Overnight!

We all had a short thrill when the cost of gasoline dropped under the $2.00 mark this past week. But I hope you filled up then, because as predicted those prices did not last. The price per gallon jumped 9 cents a gallon overnight here in Tampa Bay and an average of 5 cents per…

Wawa To Hire 1000 Employees in Florida

Its the beginning of the year and if you're in  need of a job, you are in luck. As reported by ABC Action News, Wawa announced it is holding hiring events at Florida stores today (Wednesday January 16th) with a goal of adding up to 1,000 employees. All 160 Wawa stores in the state are hiring…

Tampa Bride Charged $500 For Asking About A Limo Charge

A Tampa Bay bride was charged $500 just for asking about a limo charge. Nancy Jennings discovered the new charge on her credit card, three months after she used a limo service for her wedding day. WFLA NewsChannel 8 reports that Jennings used a limousine through Barnes Professional Limousine Service. Jennings says she was quoted…

Another USPS Postage Increase

If you still mail letters the old fashioned way (through USPS), there's some bad news being delivered by the post office. The U.S. Postal Service will be raising the price of their "forever" stamps to .55 cents starting on January 27th. This will be the biggest price hike (percentage wise) since 1991, when the price…

No More Blue Light Specials?

Sad but true! The majority of us probably grew up going to K-Mart at some point and time. It was a staple store much like today's Target or Wal-Mart. But both Sears and K-Mart have probably seen their last days, according to The Bradenton Herald. The chain, famous for its “Attention, Kmart shoppers” announcements and…