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Start registering for Spring Garage Sale Saturday

Start registering for Spring Garage Sale Saturday

Lithia, FL -  FishHawk Ranch hosts a very large garage sale each spring.


In past community garage sales there were housewares, clothing, sporting goods, furniture, bikes, toys, books and much more to purchase second hand.


If you like to register you can do so in person at the Osprey Club.

2011 Florida Strawberry Festival is under way

2011 Florida Strawberry Festival is under way

PLANT CITY, Florida -- There's plenty of new stuff to see, ride and taste at this year's 2011 Florida Strawberry Festival.

But don't worry, if you're nostalgic for the pig races, they still have that too.

Photo Gallery: 2011 Florida Strawberry Festival

International Film Festival tickets go on sale today!

International Film Festival tickets go on sale today!

Tampa, FL -- Tickets sales for the 1st Annual International Freethought Film Festival will begin at noon on Thursday, March 3 at the Tampa Theatre box office and on the Tampa Theatre Website.

Ten screenings during the event will consist of independent, full length features and short films selected from submissions, which were entered for consideration by the filmmakers.

The line-up reflects the purpose of the International Freethought Film Festival, which is to promote reason, critical thinking and freedom of inquiry through the medium of film. Discussions and Q&A sessions will also be a part of the program.

Award-winning author discusses social media and journalism

Award-winning author discusses social media and journalism

Tampa, FL -- If you are interested in how social media has affected mainstream journalism, the Friends of the Library will explore that issue with Four-time Overseas Press Club Award Winner George Packer.



Packer's topic for this Four Season Author Series is Long-Form Journalism in the Twitter Era.



Park will be the guest speaker for the Friends of the Library's 2nd Luncheon Lecture Series on Friday, March 25.

Ybor City Mardi Gras Ball this Sat

Ybor City Mardi Gras Ball this Sat

Tampa, FL -- Tickets are now on sale for the Ybor City Mardi Gras Ball.


The party will be held this Saturday, March 5 at the Historic Don Vicente Inn.


It is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.


Tickets for the ball are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. They can be reserved by going to info@yborartproject.com.


All proceeds from the event go to support the Adamo Drive Mural Project, which is a joint public-private venture to enhance the appeal of the Ybor Historic District.

Riverview and Apollo Beach residents can get free tax preparation help!

Riverview and Apollo Beach residents can get free tax preparation help!

Riverview, FL - If you live in the Riverview or Apollo Beach area and you need help with tax preparation you're in luck thanks to the Prosperity Campaign of Hillsborough County.


The agency supports low- and moderate-income working people through the promotion of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit (CTC), free income tax preparation assistance, financial education and affordable deposit accounts and Individual Development Accounts (IDAs).


There are two locations in or near the Riverview and Apollo Beach communities.

Bike your way through USF and earn prizes!

Bike your way through USF and earn prizes!

Tampa, FL -- Bike across USF this weekend and earn prizes in USF's Amazing Race bicycle scavenger hunt.


You'll be part of a team, solving clues that will lead you to checkpoints on campus.


All you have to do is take pictures of each checkpoint and be the first to cross the finish line.