🌱 Adventure Island reopens + Mayday Ice Cream Inauguration

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Happy Monday, people of Tampa! Let’s keep up to date with what’s happening locally to start today on an informed note.

First, today’s weather forecast:

A lot of sun. High: 85 Low: 67.

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Here are today’s top stories in Tampa:

1. Adventure Island is now open year-round and go open two new water rides called this month rapids runner and Wahoo Remix. The new rides follow the 2020 opening of Solar Vortex. The water park reopened last Saturday as spring break begins and will remain open. (Tampa Patch)

2. One Ybor City Warehouse could one day become the home of around 55 affordable art workspaces and a gallery space called The Ybor meat yard. It would be a renovation and restoration of the former building of Dave & Gordon Co.g. The project is still preliminary planning stage, according to a report by Creative Loafing. (Creative Loafing Tampa)

3. Gas prices in the Tampa Bay area have risen more than 40 cents over the past week and topped $4 a gallon. The dramatic rising prices at the pump are felt by the Tampa Bay community and across the country as Russia invades Ukraine and the sanctions reverberate around the world. Prices should continue to rise. (WFLA)

4. Several landmarks around Tampa Bay to have illuminated in blue and yellow of support and solidarity with Ukraine last week. Illuminated monuments include the Tampa City Hall, Skyway Bridge, St. Pete Pier, Curtis Hixon Park Fountains, and more. (Tampa Bay Weather)

5. Based in St. Augustine Mayday artisanal ice cream celebrates Large aperture in Ybor City on Wednesday March 16by giving all guests a free scoop in a sugar caneand. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 1600 8th Avenue East in Ybor Center. It’s the 8th concept location. (Business Observer)

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Today in Tampa:

  • Vegan cooking at TRIBE Seminole Heights. (4:00 p.m.)
  • Introduction to Coding at the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative. (6:00 p.m.)
  • make curry at the Publix Aprons Cooking School in Citrus Park. (6:00 p.m.)
  • TBBW 2022: Bring on the funk! at Tampa’s independent bar and cafe. (6:00 p.m.)
  • Mayweather Boxing HIIT Course at Armature Works. (6:00 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • The Florida Strawberry Festival has passed now through Sunday March 13. Head to Plant City to enjoy all things strawberry, including the the famous festival shortcake. (Facebook)
  • the City of Tampa works with the The CLEO Institute encourage residents of all neighborhoods to determine which climate and equity challenges affect them the most on a daily basis. Join next listen to Friday 18th March from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to Port Tampa Community Center. (Twitter)
  • The living room of the Tampa house at the Tampa Convention Center is back March 19 and March 20. Participate for free explore wall-to-wall displays and exhibitions the latest home improvement trends. (Facebook)
  • Early Saturday morning a 22-foot-long boat overturned in Tampa Bay and the The US Coast Guard rescued four people, according to one assertion. (Tampa Bay Weather)

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Carlos Hernandez

About me: Hello, my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the culinary blog Carlos Eats ( and also contributes to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.