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Manatee Viewing Center at Apollo Beach

Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach is not only a local electric company but also a manatee viewing center and refuge. Manatees flock in large numbers to the power station’s discharge canal where saltwater – taken from Tampa Bay to cool Unit 4 – flows, clean and warm, back to the bay. As Tampa…

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DIY Healthy Makeup Remover Wipes

I’ve seen a lot of DIY makeup remover wipes, but none that use unbleached paper towels (or a mason jar). White paper towels are bleached using chemicals and that’s something I really don’t want to put on my face (or anywhere else!). Here is a cheaper, healthier option to the makeup remover cloths. It’s something…

Hyde Park Chalk Walk 2014 in Tampa, FL. Photo/Kendra Yost

Hyde Park Chalk Walk in Tampa

The Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts (TBBCA) 6th annual Chalk Walk art festival took place March 14th through the 16th at Hyde Park Village in Tampa, FL. The ribbed sidewalk displayed vibrant chalk masterpieces in front of upscale boutiques as critics admired and snapped pictures along the way. Food trucks and vendors…

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Robin Kavanagh Gallery

Robin Kavanagh is a Canada based artist and graphic designer who has been painting and drawing seriously for almost 25 years. Click here to read Robin’s full biography and to view his artwork. Kavanagh describes his work below each portrait.   Love and Muse – oil on panel This is a simple portrait of my love…

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Tarpon Springs at the Sponge Docks

Tarpon Springs, located on the west coast of Florida just 40 miles South of Tampa, is a modest Greek town that is home to the Sponge Docks. In fact, Tarpon Springs has the highest percentage of Greek Americans of any city in the United States. The first Greek immigrants arrived in the city during the…