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5 things to do under $5 for Feb. 14-20

By Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times Staff Writer Tuesday, February 12, 2013 1Clearwater Sea Blues Festival: This weekend is a golden opportunity to satisfy your seafood cravings while enjoying live blues music. The annual Sea Blues Festival is bringing in K...

Watch nations vie for world title in dragon boat races in Tampa

By Susan Thurston, Times Staff Writer Wednesday, August 3, 2011 L ast month, Prince William and Kate Middleton paddled dragon boats for fun during a visit to Canada's Prince Edward Island. • This weekend in Tampa, 2,000 athletes from 17 countries will compete for the sport's top title. • The World Dragon Boat Racing Championships opened Tuesday and continue through Sunday in downtown Tampa ...

Youth sports means big dollars for local tourism

By Steve Huettel, Times Staff Writer Friday, September 17, 2010 The Aloha Invitational gymnastics meet at the University of Tampa brought out parents, friends and family last weekend. TAMPA As 8-year-old Kali Cobb vaulted and flipped her way through the Aloha Invitational gymnastics meet at the University of Tampa, dad Chuck and his fiancee were her loudest fans. They played another important ...