🌱 Riverview High Little Mermaid Concert + TPD Chief Vote Coming

Happy Wednesday neighbours! Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in town today.

First, today’s weather forecast:

Shower and thunderstorm. High: 77 Low: 65.

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Here are the top five stories from today in Tampa:

1. The Tampa Water Department will temporarily change its water disinfection process to chlorine between March 14 and April 4. The change of routine protects the quality of drinking water by prevent the appearance of bacteria in water pipes and service lines. Customers who are sensitive to chlorine may notice a stronger chlorine smell or taste during this transition period. (Tampa Patch)

2. Country singer Sam Hunt surprised fans Florida Strawberry Festival Sunday evening at City of Plants when he brought former Buccaneers finish Rob Gronkowski on stage during his performance. It happened hours after quarterback Tom Brady announced his intention to return to the Buccaneers for the 2022 season. The Bucs are hoping to re-sign Gronkowski now that Brady is back. (WFLA)

3. The emergency state in Hillsborough County, in force since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, is now overD. The county is closing its COVID-19 testing and vaccine site. Since March 10, the Hillsborough County’s COVID-19 positivity rate is 2.9%, according to the county health department. (Fox 13 Tampa)

4. The Tampa City Council East vote thursday to controversial candidate Mary O’Connor for the chief of policeaccording to a meeting agenda. Only 6 members will vote due to the recent resignation of Council Member John Dingfelder. (Tampa Bay Times)

5. Riverview High School Theater Program hosts a Disney screeningThe little Mermaidfrom friday april 7 for Sunday April 9. The decor of the show consists of over 10,000 reused plastic bottles, cans and food containers as part of its environmental message. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, and free to all Hillsborough County School District employees. (Osprey Observer)

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Today in Tampa:

  • City of Tampa Public Art Committee Monthly Meeting at the Tampa City Office Building. (12:00)
  • Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival. (12:00)
  • running club at Armature Works. (6:00 p.m.)
  • Reggae Rise Up Pre-Party with Steel Pulse at Jannus Live. (7:00 p.m.)
  • Dream theater with special guest: Arch Echo at the Duke Energy Center For The Arts – Mahaffey Theatre. (7:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Hillsborough County Local Residents and Transportation Leaders hope that the federal government can deliver to a noise barrier at a busy part of I-275 Where there is is currently not one. the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) say that because there is no expansion work takes place on the span of I-275 where a wall is absentFDOT technically cannot add or upgrade area with noise barriers despite complaints. (ABC Stock News)
  • The salty nun at 2501 Central Avenue East now in soft opening. It is a collaboration between Stella’s and recently closed Salty’s. (Creative Loafing Tampa)
  • the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and cornerback Carlton Davis to have agreed on the terms of a new contract, according to a report by NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport. (Tampa Patch)
  • A Pasco man is dead after a collision with a milk truckaccording to Florida Highway Patrol. (Fox 13 Tampa)

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Carlos Hernandez

About me: Hello, my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.

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