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Something new for Gasparilla — your own private boat captain
People dance and cheer on the water while part of  the Gasparilla Pirate Invasion flotilla.  [Photo Luis Santana | Times 2014]
TAMPA — The Gasparilla Parade of Pirates may be this city’s most festive event, but law enforcement maintains its zero-tolerance policy for drinking and driving, whether on land or on water.So if you plan on consuming alcohol at the parade, get home...
Being the first in the country on the fair-going calendar, the Florida State Fair is also the first to roll out the outrageous deep-fried food. Among this year's entries is a Banana Frenkel Funnel Cake, a funnel cake surrounded with a ring of bananas and topped with custard and a choice of chocolate or caramel drizzle.
Photo courtesy Florida State Fair
This year’s Florida State Fair food oddities include catfish ‘sundae’ and chicken and waffles pizza
Pinellas County school district officials will brief the School Board at Tuesday's workshop to see if later high school start times could be a reality next school year. The current start time is 7:05 a.m. A transportation task force is taking a close look at bus routes. [LARA CERRI   |   Times]
Pinellas to look at high school start times today

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Hernando County Greek Festival packs food and fun

BROOKSVILLE — What started eight years ago as a one-day indoor festival quickly grew and expanded to two, then three days.

Its popularity most likely is the food and pastries, which often...

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Florida

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Jan. 26

Festivals

Odessa Powwow: The Spirit People Intertribal Family’s annual three-day powwow will be Jan. 26-28 at Gunn Highway Flea Market, 2317 Gunn Highway, Odessa. Gates open at 10 a.m. each...

Today: Death penalty decision coming in Seminole Heights murders
Pinellas to look at high school start times today
Back to work: Government shutdown ending as Dems relent
Male bicyclist struck, killed by vehicle in Pinellas Park
Judge: Victims of sports doc are ‘sister survivor warriors’

Offbeat

California cop feeds critter for Squirrel Appreciation Day
You may have overlooked Squirrel Appreciation Day, but the police force in Clovis, California, didn't forget
Eagles fan who slammed into pole in subway says he's OK
75 years since massive temperature swing in Spearfish
Doughnut-eating champ charged with stealing from Dunkin'
Fifth-grader thought she brought gummy candies to school, but they were laced with marijuana
Philadelphia greasing light poles to stop fans from climbing