Our network


Westchaser at it again to raise money for cancer research

Westchaser at it again to raise money for cancer research

Tampa, Florida --  Brett Steinfeld isn't quite old enough to drive a car, but the young Westchaser has become the driving force of a unique fundraiser that's collected thousands of dollars for cancer research.

He's putting together the annual "Amazing Race for Life" as part of his Bar Mitzvah project.

Steinfeld says he was inspired last year by his grandfather for was dying of pancreatic cancer. 

Since he knew his grandfather would likely not survive to make it to his Bar Mitzvah, he decided to host the event last year so his grandfather could see his project.

What's the secret to southern cooking?

What's the secret to southern cooking?

Riverview, FL -- Want to learn the secret to southern cooking?

Adults can learn from Chef Brenda, from BE's Kitchen and Catering. On Saturday, Feb. 19 she will share her culinary experience, techniques and dishes.

In her class, you will learn how to prepare budget-friendly, simply-Southern, delicious meals. She will also teach you shortcuts to reduce the time you spend in the kitchen.

Attend USF's 39th Annual Engineering Expo

Attend USF's 39th Annual Engineering Expo

Tampa, FL -- Get a chance to play with science at USF's 39th Annual Engineering Expo.

The Engineering Expo seeks to educate K-12 students on the importance of math, science, engineering and technology within their lives.

Engineering Expo is a free event and a unique opportunity to meet and talk with Tampa Bay's local engineers and engineering student organizations at USF.

The event features hands on exhibits and shows that help encourage more students to pursue fields in science and mathematics.

USF's Engineering Expo is free for all ages. It runs Friday, Feb. 18 and Sunday, Feb. 19th from 9 a.m to 4 p.m.

Museum adds Happy Hour to up profile

Museum adds Happy Hour to up profile

Tampa, FL -- It is a little known museum in downtown Tampa that is trying to up its profile.

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts at 200 North Tampa Street, Suite 130 is extending its hours until 7 p.m. on Feb. 17 and March 17.

Normally, the museum closes at 5 p.m.

However, it is sponsoring a Happy Hour event on those two days in hopes that people will come see the latest exhibition, "Natural Fashion: Art and the Body, Photographs by Hans Silvester".

In addition to beer, wine and pizza selections, there will be music by cellist Betsy Isaak.

Ballroom dancers to go toe-to-toe in Tampa

Ballroom dancers to go toe-to-toe in Tampa

Tampa, FL -- Ballroom and Latin dancers from around the country are gathering for the 10th Annual Florida Superstars Dancesport Championships, being held in Tampa this weekend. 

Wearing their most enchanting outfits, dancers hope to dazzle the judges as they compete for $85,000 in cash and prizes at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Tampa, where the ballroom will be decked out in a Venetian Masquerade theme.

“This is an exciting and glamorous spectator sport where cheering for your favorite couples is all part of the fun,” Michael Chapman, event organizer said in a statement. “You’ll see amazing dancers of every age and skill level, from talented professionals and youths to dedicated students dancing with their teachers, just like on Dancing with the Stars. See them perform the Cha Cha, Rumba, Waltz, Quickstep, Jive and more. The competition runs morning to night, so you can come for a session or stay for the entire day.”

Award-winning Lights on Tampa returning to downtown

Award-winning Lights on Tampa returning to downtown

Tampa, FL --On Saturday, Feb. 19 come experience new media art at your own pace, in and around Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. 

Also, new to Lights on Tampa 2011, dance around, bring a friend and create your own shadow play from 5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 

Lights on Tampa is a biennial program and a public/private partnership that opens the door for visitors and residents alike to experience artistic excellence and emerging technologies in the urban environment.

The program's goal is to bring free access to artistic excellence to Tampa's citizens and visitors through a unique experience.

A blend of art and technology, the program features the talents of local, national and international artists commissioned by Tampa's Public Art Program, the private sector through Friends of Tampa Public Art and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Millions of people experienced Lights on Tampa 2006 and 2009, and this award-winning program will again put the spotlight on downtown Tampa, to continue its mission to engage, entertain and educate the community.

More than 100,000 expect for Knight Parade in Ybor

More than 100,000 expect for Knight Parade in Ybor

Tampa, FL -- Officials expect more than 100,000 people to turn out tonight in Historic Ybor City for the Pin Chasers 2011 Knight Parade presented by the Krewe of the Knights of Sant' Yago.

This year's Knight Parade will feature 60 floats along with 6 different marching bands. It starts at the west end of 7th Avenue and is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Last year officials say more than 110,000 people turned out for the event.

This is the 36th year for the parade.

Some reserve bleacher seats are available. For information visit www.knightparade.com.