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Where to find Tampa Bay fireworks on July 4, and where to park

Where to find Tampa Bay fireworks on July 4, and where to park

Here’s where to see fireworks across the Tampa Bay area tonight, with parking suggestions.PinellasDowntown St. Petersburg: Weather conditions may bump the start time up to as early as 8 p.m. or delay the start time until 10 p.m. 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St...
Published: 06/29/18
Updated: 07/04/18
At new Toy Story Land, millennial parents are Disney’s target

At new Toy Story Land, millennial parents are Disney’s target

With little kids of their own now, millennial parents visiting the new Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios can step back into their childhood. And they can suck on a vodka-laced lemonade from Woody’s Lunch Box on a bench made of Lincoln Logs...
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Disney announces details on new Star Wars land, Mickey and Minnie and Cars rides

Disney announces details on new Star Wars land, Mickey and Minnie and Cars rides

LAKE BUENA VISTA — Disney’s Hollywood Studios will add Lightning McQueen’s Race Academy next year, as well as a Mickey Mouse cartoon that puts visitors inside the animation. And Disney leaders called the new Star Wars First Order battle attraction co...
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Tim Allen visits Disney’s new Toy Story Land

Tim Allen visits Disney’s new Toy Story Land

LAKE BUENA VISTA — Toy Story star Tim Allen showed up at Friday’s dedication of the new Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. He was introduced by Bob Chapek, Disney’s chairman of parks, experiences and consumer products."I’ve been a part of ...
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Top things to do this weekend: Fireworks, corgi racing, Boy George, Jurassic Quest, Toy Story Land

Top things to do this weekend: Fireworks, corgi racing, Boy George, Jurassic Quest, Toy Story Land

CutenessCorgi Racing at horse track: Dozens of short-legged racers will take their marks Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs for Corgi Racing. The world’s cutest sport will take place after horse racing has finished for the day. The first horse race is at 12...
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Instagrandmas: Women over 60 are in fashion on social media

Instagrandmas: Women over 60 are in fashion on social media

Photographed with a hip thrust forward to show off her Margiela apron dress and modishly frayed jeans, Lyn Slater projects a kind of swagger pretty rare among her peers. A professor at the Graduate School of Social Service at Fordham University, with...
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Poet Donald Hall’s ‘A Carnival of Losses,’ to be published after his death, offers essays on his life

Poet Donald Hall’s ‘A Carnival of Losses,’ to be published after his death, offers essays on his life

Donald Hall, a former U.S. poet laureate, died on June 23 at his home in Wilmot, N.H. He was 89. An influential poet for more than 60 years, the prolific Hall published more than 20 poetry collections as well as memoirs, fiction, essays, biographies,...
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Prozac and ThunderShirts: Keeping dogs calm for prolonged July 4 fireworks

Prozac and ThunderShirts: Keeping dogs calm for prolonged July 4 fireworks

With July 4 approaching, a handsome but skittish German short-haired pointer named Jake is stocked up on his Prozac. He’ll be wearing a weighted vest at all times for at least a few days, and he will be on an extended leash most of the time with his ...
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Review: Tommy Orange’s ‘There There’ a powerful portrait of urban Indian life

Review: Tommy Orange’s ‘There There’ a powerful portrait of urban Indian life

Every American is a child of immigrants.The only difference is how long ago your forebears came here from another land, by sail or steam, on foot or by jet engine, by choice or by enslavement.The clear winners of that contest, of course, are Native A...
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You’ve heard of Kensington Palace. You should have heard of Blenheim Palace.

You’ve heard of Kensington Palace. You should have heard of Blenheim Palace.

WOODSTOCK, EnglandEven if you’re no lover of the monarchy, Britain’s palaces are hard to resist.There’s Buckingham Palace, where a recent changing of the guard featured a regimental band cheekily playing Our House. And there’s Kensington Palace, home...
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