Thursday, May 23, 2013
The project will be in Tampa Bay from July 26-28. We talked to a local filmmaker who has created films near Seminole Heights.
In 2001, the Guzzo brothers - Paul, the journalist, and Pete, the one with the film specialization degree - made their debut on public access TV. The New Jersey natives shot short films around town with friends, and finally had a platform to show them off. "They were awful," says Paul, laughing. "We thought we were making groundbreaking stuff, but it gave us an outlet to learn the skill." Fast forward to four years ago, when Paul and a group of friends pulled the category "mockumentary" out of a hat during the 48 Hour Film Project. "I wrote it in 15 minutes," Paul says, "and I still say it's the best thing I ever wrote." Viewers agreed. Shot near Seminole Heights, the movie - about an interview with a "real life superhero," as Paul says - …
The camp runs from June 10 to August 16.
If you're a Seminole Heights parent looking for a summer program, there's still time to sign up for a local offering. The Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA and Glazer Children's Museum are partnering for the "Camp Connect" program. No charge is offered for weekly programming for any family that purchased Camp Connect sessions. Weekly sessions run from June 10 until August 16, with morning and evening times available. Click here for more information.
The celebration will run Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 25 at various locations throughout Historic Ybor City.
The GaYBOR District Coalition is gearing up for its annual GaYBOR Celebration this weekend. The three-day event features parties and other events at nightclubs, restaurants and other businesses throughout Historic Ybor City. The celebration kicks off Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m. with Movie Night at Muvico Centro Ybor, featuring "Red Lodge," filmed by award-winning director Dan Steadman in Ybor City. Tickets are $7. Prior to the film, County Commissioner Kevin Beckner and other local officials will present proclamations to the coalition, kicking off the celebration. The fun continues Friday at Hamburger Mary's, 1600 E. 8th Ave., with drag shows at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. starring Alaska ThunderF*** and featuring Daphne, ChiChi and Kathryn. The …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
You can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment. Pro tip: Gas up early this week to save money.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. Here are two options for cheap gas, though prices are fluctuating daily as we head into the long weekend: "If you can gas up today to prepare for your Memorial Day driving, do so," said …
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Seminole Heights Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a…
The dog was discovered this morning.
A black labrador retriever was found in Seminole Heights this morning, according to resident Catherine Boney. The dog was found on Boney's porch on Comanche Avenue near Highland Avenue, just north of Hillsborough Avenue in Seminole Heights. The good-natured boy has been given plenty of food, water and shade, Boney said. Anyone who may know the owner or who wants to take him in can call Boney at 727-375-6959.
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Seminole Heights residents should take note of the collection schedule from the City of Tampa.
The City of Tampa's solid waste collection schedule will be altered this weekend for Seminole Heights residents due to the Memorial Day weekend holiday. According to a news release from the City of Tampa, there will be no residential garbage, yard waste recycling or blue box recycling collection on Monday, May 27. Garbage will be collected on the next service day, which is Thursday, May 30. Yard waste collection and blue box recycling will resume on Monday, June 3. Commercial services scheduled for Monday service will resume on Tuesday, May 28, with normal collection schedules starting again on June 3. If you have questions, call the City of Tampa Utility Services Customer Care at (813) 274-8811 or visit the City of Tampa online at …
The sales tax holiday is Aug. 2-4 this year.
Attention, Seminole Heights parents: If you're planning to take advantage of this year's back-to-school sales tax holiday, here's an incentive: The state will now include some electronics as part of the deal, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Those include laptops, desktops, tablets, electronic book readers or tower computers, according to the Times. Purchases can't exceed $750, the Times said. What do you think about the sales tax holiday this year? Will you buy new electronics for yourself or your family? Tell us in the comments.
More than 50 patients dressed up and took part in an Arabian Nights-themed prom.
Despite being hospitalized, more than 50 pediatric patients at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa were able to attend prom, thanks to child life specialists at the hospital. Dressed in evening gowns and tuxes, the patients took part in an Arabian Nights-themed prom at the hospital May 3 that included music, dancing, refreshments and keepsake photos. "For some seriously ill pediatric patients, this prom may have been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Kelly Outlaw, child life supervisor at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. “We think it’s a night that every child should have, no matter how sick, which is why we gave all of our patients a chance to go to prom now.” For more details and to see more photos, click here. Got an event …