Hi Tampa. I’m here in your inbox this warm fall morning to tell you everything you need to know about what’s happening in town. In today’s edition of the Tampa Daily, you’ll read about these stories and more:
- ☕ The Tampa Bay Art & Coffee Festival returns today after a 2-year pandemic hiatus.
- ? USF has narrowed its list of candidates for chancellor to four candidates.
- ?️ Taste of the Beaches has returned to Pinellas County with more than 40 restaurants participating.
Do you have a spooky display to share with locals this Halloween season? Share them with Patch.
But first, today’s weather:
Mostly sunny and nice. High: 87 Low: 66.
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Here are today’s top stories in Tampa:
1. The Tampa Bay Art and Coffee Festival it’s back today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Brandon after a two-year pandemic hiatus. The festival presents coffee roasters, artisans, vendors and industry professionals throughout the Sunshine State and is open to the public. Tickets start at $10. (ABC Action News)
2. The University of South Florida (USF) has released a name four potential candidates to succeed former President Ralph Wilcox as University President provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Town halls will be held with candidates open to the public on October 12, 13, 17 and 18. (Subscription: Tampa Bay Times, Free: University of South Florida)
3. A new double tower apartment development proposed for the Tampa Canal District by VeLa Development Partners and Post Road Group has received preliminary approval from the Tampa City Council. development would bring 532 new apartments to the area (Subscription: Tampa Bay Business Journal)
Four. Hallowe’en It’s celebrated all month in Tampa Bay this season. Patch Tampa has a guide to local haunted houses and attractions to visit, including haunted happy hour at the Capitol Theater in Bilheimer, the Polk County Haunted Jail Route, creatures of the night at ZooTampa, and more. (Tampa Patch)
5. The Taste of the Beaches starts today and includes more than 40 restaurants throughout Pinellas County. It runs through October 14 and tickets are $10 per flavor. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold will be donated to the PARC Center for Disabilities and to Hurricane Ian Disaster Relief. (WTSP)
Today in Tampa:
- The Great Pumpkin Patch of Seminole Heights at UMC in Seminole Heights. (9 a.m.)
- Carrollwood Market at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. (10 a.m.)
- Tampa Bay Moms Fall Spooktacular 2022 at the Brandon Park and Recreation Center. (10 a.m.)
- Fall Plant Festival at the USF Botanical Gardens. (10 a.m.)
- 32nd Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair in Hyde Park Village. (10 a.m.)
From my notebook:
- ZEN Noodle Bar will open soon near the University area in 8757 North South 56th Street. The concept comes from South Gainesville, where it’s a popular hangout with college students. (That’s so Tampa)
- the 14th Annual FishHawk Turkey Trot is scheduled for Thursday, November 24 at 5668 FishHawk Crossing Blvd.. The race includes a timed and untimed 5K walk/run and a timed 10K walk/run, as well as a 1-mile run just for fun. Registration fees will increase after October 15. (Osprey Observer)
- Florida Institute of Cancer Research and Specialists (FCS) construction began on a new facility on Sept. 20 at the corner of Hueland Pond Blvd. and SR 56. The new facility will offer expanded access for cancer care patients, as well as more exam rooms and treatment chairs. (News from the Tampa neighborhood and Wesley Chapel)
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— carlos hernandez
About me: Hi, 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 blogs and articles related to food.