Hi there. It’s me, Carlos Hernandez, your host from the Tampa Daily. Let’s start this Friday off on the right foot, with a quick dive into the most important things happening in the city.
First, today’s weather forecast:
Partly sunny and humid. High: 96 Low: 81.
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Here are the top five stories from today in Tampa:
1. Tampa Bay Restaurant Week is now underway. Dozens of local restaurants in the Tampa Bay area offer affordable three-course prix-fixe meals for 11 days, as well as special libation deals. Creative stroll also sponsors a restaurant week photo contest where diners can enter to win $500 in offers and $700 in gift cards in restaurants participating in Restaurant Week. (ABC Stock News)
2. Most Hillsborough County Offices and Facilities will be closed Monday, June 20, on the occasion of the feast of June 16. There will still be regular solid waste collection on Monday, June 20 (including garbage, recyclables and yard waste) in the unincorporated service area of Hillsborough County, which also includes Tampa Palms, Hunter’s Green and New Tampa. (Tampa Patch)
3. Reptricsa Tampa-based technology company, received a Investment of $600,000 by TampaBay.Ventures. The investment is part of a $1 million funding round. Reptrics was founded by Kevin Goodwin and Zack Simonwho previously founded Colorado-based US Based Techs, which was acquired in 2014. (Subscription: TampaBayINNO)
4. Crypto problems continue with Celsiuswho opened an office in Tampa in September 2021, recently announcing a pausing all withdrawals, swaps and transfers between accounts. The New Jersey-based company managed $11.8 billion in assets as of May 17. (St. Pete Catalyst)
5. One Tampa man, 21, Cedric Durhamwas charged in the United States District Court with being a convicted criminal in possession of a gun and ammunition. If convicted, Durham faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison. (Tampa Patch)
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Today in Tampa:
- Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibit Comes to Tampa at WestShore Plaza. (10h)
- Dinosaurs around the world at the Museum of Science and Industry. (10h)
- 3rd Annual Tampa Juneteenth Flag Raising and Festival at the old town hall. (10:30 a.m.)
- mahjong at the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative. (2 p.m.)
- Tampa Roller Derby game at home at Skateworld in Tampa. (9 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- All children’s hospitals issued a statement on childhood vaccines saying, “We generally await vaccine supplies from the state’s program, Florida SHOTS. While we understand that the State of Florida has not ordered a vaccine supply , we are look for other ways to provide the vaccine to this vulnerable age group.” (Twitter)
- Fatburger’s The parent company recently announced that the burger chain will be heading to Tampa Bay for the first time. Its sister brand, a concept called Buffalo Express, will also open concepts in Tampa. (Creative Loafing Tampa)
- Tampa International Airport resumes tours which will cover the history, structure and design of the TPA, as well as other topics after a pandemic-related hiatus. Tours are free, take place daily and can accommodate up to 40 people. (Tampa Patch)
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You are now aware and ready to go out this Friday. See you tomorrow morning for another update!
— Carlos Hernandez
About me: Hello, my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.
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