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USF Grad Creates Churn To Produce Magical Butter

Medicinal marijuna isn't legal in Florida but it is in many states and around the globe. That availability helped spur Garyn Angel of Port Richey, a USF alum, to invent a botanical extractor that can churn out Magical Butter and other special potions.

The talented inventor and entrepreneur is gaining accolades for creativity and innovation.

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New Westshore Apartments Feature Historical Tampa Tiles

The new Jefferson Westshore Apartments in Port Tampa feature tiles, beams and metal from the Wenczel Tile Factory that once occupied the same site.

Neighbors and prospective renters applaud the preservation of history effort at the new luxury complex.

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Ybor City Tops For Halloween Visit, Says AOL Travel

Guavaween may be tamer and more family-oriented than most locals realize with its transition to a street fair and themed costumes, but it still ranks among the nation's top destinations for Halloween.

AOL Travel ranks it 4th behind Boston, New Orleans and New York.

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TMA Design Attracts Attention From USA Today

The Tampa Museum of Art -- designed by Architect Stanley Saitowitz -- ranks among the top museums in the nation for the architectural significance of the building itself, says USA Today.

Starchitecture sometimes offers as much of an attraction as does a museum's art collection when it comes to provinding a destination to drive tourism and the local economy.

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Visit Tampa Bay Markets 'Beercation' In Tampa

Given that Tampa has long been known for its connection to Anheuser Busch, it may come as no surprise that the local tourism agency is touting the craft beer industry as reason enough to Visit Tampa Bay.

The making of craft beers is a a growing industry that attracts tourists to Tampa from around the globe.

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Tampa Bay Must Build Consensus On Future Of Transportation

Unless and until the Tampa Bay region can start building consensus on key issues, it will always lag behind when it comes to major projects requiring state and federal funding.

That conclusion came out of business and community leaders gathered to talk about finding the best way to improve transportation and tranist in the Tampa Bay region.

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Tampa Housing Market Continues To Heat Up

As demand for housing increases in Tampa Bay, the supply of homes for rent, lease or sale continues to shrink. The result is prices are inching up, new home construction is beginning in many neighborhoods and some sellers find themselves pulled into a bidding war by prospective buyers.

It's all good for homeowners and government tax rolls.

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New Owner Spurs Optimism At Hyde Park Village

It's a new day with reason for optimism in Hyde Park Village with the recent investment by WS Development of Boston.

WS is promising to spruce up vacant storefronts and attract new independent shops to fit in with the upscale surrounding South Tampa neighborhood.

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University Of Tampa Grows, Attracts Most Students Ever

The University of Tampa, just across the Hillsborough River from downtown Tampa, is enjoying record growth in students and new construction on campus.

West Kennedy Hall is just the latest residence hall to open for some of the record 7,343 students now enrolled.

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Tampa Airport Plans To Add New Shops, Restaurants

A major renovation of airport shops, other retail spaces and restaurants is in the works for Tampa International Airport. The airport plans to upgrade and expand choices for shoppers and passengers to enhance the experience at the airport.

The plan is to build upon the old and create new for a major overhaul to be complete by 2017.

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Buzz In Downtown Tampa Creates Sweetness And Honey

If your ears are buzzing in downtown Tampa traffic, it just might be something other than tinnitus.

Attorney Paul Maney is has installed beehives and is producing honey on the roof of his downtown law firm. Tampa Urban Honey can now be purchased at Duckweed Urban Market.

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Florida Now Bans Texting While Driving

No more texting while driving on Florida streets, roads and highways. A new law goes into effect today (Oct. 1) banning the practice that too often leads to accidents caused by distracted drivers.

A new awareness campaign will include signage, media announcements and T-shirts conveying the ban.

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Efforts To Save Jackson House Grow

Hillsborough County Tax Collector Doug Belden and businessman Marvin Knight are stepping up to try to save the historic Jackson House from decay and wreckage. The Jackson House once served as Tampa's most popular overnight rooming house for visiting black celebrities like Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway and James Brown.

The historic house is already listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

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Tesla Expands Sales Center in East Tampa

Innovative California car maker Tesla is moving into Central Florida with an expanded sales center in East Tampa that is expected to increase interest in as well as sales of the futuristic automobiles that run on electric-powered engines.

Tesla is the automaker that many anticipate will bring to market energy-efficient smart cars that could provide a solution to traffic congestion in densely popularted California and Florida.
 
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Hillsborough Adopts New Online Gradebook Edsby

No more "the dog ate my homework'' excuses now that parents, teachers and students all have access to online gradebooks, homework assignments and teachers' note under a new computerized communications system being employed by Hillsborough County public schools.

As the eighth-largest school district in the nation, Hillsborough is climbing onboard the tech revolution with Edsby to test drive what promises to be a better method for families and educators to catch up and keep up.

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