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15 Things You Must Do in Tampa

Visit Florida | Posted 01.20.2017 | Travel
Visit Florida

Were it not for Henry B. Plant's visionary railway system in the late 1800s, Tampa would not have attracted the cigar factories and other industries that helped grow little port town into a bustling metropolis.

Passionately Not Showing Up To The Polls

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: CHAZ HUBBARD/Youth Radio Ben Hooper. 26, works as a chef in Florida. He will not be voting in today's election. By Chaz Hubbard Today i...

Tampa Fights Miami In A War For Cuban Sandwich Supremacy

Visit Florida | Posted 09.10.2012 | Travel
Visit Florida

Ybor City native Jack Espinosa scoffs at the notion that Cuban sandwiches were always pressed. "The only thing you pressed was your pants,'' he jokes

Guinness World Records Rivalries and the Longest Cigar in the World

Stuart Claxton | Posted 03.06.2012 | Weird News
Stuart Claxton

The art of cigar smoking is almost like a rite of passage. It's like getting your first car, going to your first concert, or having your first beer. It's something you remember for years. And so it should be.

Democratic Efforts, Celebrity and Grassroots, Paying Off In Florida

Ron Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ron Levitt

The intensity and variety of the Democratic Party efforts and their ground-level quality here are partly what gives the illusion that they are working independently. But they are being coordinated in Tallahassee.