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Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
Diverse Gasparilla parade has transcended insult of racism
Among the participants in the Bamboleo Parade was the Hillsborough High School Band. Bamboleo replaced the Gasparilla parade for one year in 1991 when Gasparilla was canceled. [Times file]
TAMPA — The Gasparilla Parade of Pirates, Tampa's signature good-time event, brings back memories of disappointment and insult for Fred Hearns.A clarinet player with the Middleton High School Marching Band in 1965, Hearns was thrilled to learn...
Thousands of families line up to catch beads while enjoying the beautiful weather during Saturday’s parade, which featured 100 floats.
A calmer Gasparilla parade for the kids sans beer and sin
This four-year-old home on protected sailboat water in St. Petersburg's Snell Isle area sold for $3.7 million in August 2016. 
[Chris Della Penna]
Here are Tampa Bay's 25 priciest homes of 2016

Florida

2 arrested in house fire that killed more than 50 pets
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Florida higher education bills pass Senate committee

Offbeat

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