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Big Bird puppeteer is retiring after 50 years on 'Sesame Street'

Big Bird puppeteer is retiring after 50 years on 'Sesame Street'

WOODSTOCK, Conn. - The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on "Sesame Street" is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show.Caroll Spinney tells the New York Times that Thursday will be his last day on the program, which he joined from the st...
Published: 10/17/18
Best pizza in the U.S. comes from this Boston restaurant, TripAdvisor says

Best pizza in the U.S. comes from this Boston restaurant, TripAdvisor says

TripAdvisor offered its views of the best pizza restaurants in the country, and while New York can claim one big victory, it fell short of the ultimate prize -- the best pizzeria in the land.
Published: 10/17/18
Roseanne overdosed on opioids and left ĎThe Connersí behind. Itís better this way.

Roseanne overdosed on opioids and left ĎThe Connersí behind. Itís better this way.

BC's The Conners, a retitled reboot of a revival, made its return Tuesday night with the now widely known news that its main character, Roseanne Conner, had recently died in her sleep at the sitcom family's home in Lanford, Illinois, a small town tha...
Published: 10/17/18
Dr. BBQ opens to the public today. Hereís a look.

Dr. BBQ opens to the public today. Hereís a look.

ST. PETERSBURGDr. BBQ needed a beer. Mission accomplished: A sip of Green Benchís Dr. BBQ Pale Lager dispatched, he was ready to start the tour. See that teal tufted couch against that wall? Itís like something from Girl & the Goat in Chicago. The wo...
Published: 10/17/18
Recipe for bread pudding with bourbon sauce

Recipe for bread pudding with bourbon sauce

Enjoy a taste of the Big Easy with Bourbon Bread Pudding With Bourbon Sauce.
Published: 10/17/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Sunday, Oct. 21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Sunday, Oct. 21

Upper Tampa Bay Chamber Oktoberfest: The large annual Oktoberfest celebration includes music, dancing, German style food, festival foods, beer, a midway carnival and games for kids and competitions including stein holding, log sawing and keg tossing....
Published: 10/16/18
Updated: 10/19/18

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Oct. 19

Mark your calendars.
Published: 10/16/18
Updated: 10/18/18
To get to Yborís spookiest bar, step through the secret bookcase

To get to Yborís spookiest bar, step through the secret bookcase

TAMPAAsked to describe his newly opened SpookEasy Lounge in Ybor City, youíd expect EvanChristopher Traver to go with any number of words. "Goth." "Victorian." "Hidden." Even an on-the-nose "spooky speakeasy" would have worked.His actual response: "A...
Published: 10/16/18
Updated: 10/17/18
Realignment at Big Bend intersection promises safer traffic flow after construction headaches

Realignment at Big Bend intersection promises safer traffic flow after construction headaches

GIBSONTON - A new north-south road is coming to relieve traffic along U.S. 301, but making way for it promises some short-term traffic headaches for a South Shore region already stymied by congestion.The new road would run more than four miles from G...
Published: 10/16/18
Updated: 10/17/18
Cross-Bay Ferry returns Nov. 1 with lower prices and later voyages

Cross-Bay Ferry returns Nov. 1 with lower prices and later voyages

The Cross-Bay Ferry returns Nov. 1 with lower ticket prices and voyages that sail later for dinner-time and evening-out trips to Tampa and St. Petersburg.One-way fares will be $8 for adults ó $2 less than during the ferryís first season two years ago...
Published: 10/16/18