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WEATHER CLOSINGS: Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo and more closed today because of flooding


Long-range cost to ease Tampa flooding: $250 M


  1. Richard Dreyfuss bringing 'Jaws' anniversary screening to Capitol Theatre


    We're gonna need a bigger theater. Actually, the intimacy of Capitol Theatre is perfect for a 40th anniversary screening of Jaws, followed by a Q&A discussion with Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss, hosted by Tampa Bay Times movie critic Steve Persall. Tickets ($39.50-$75) go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. …

    Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw in Jaws, 1975.
  2. WEATHER CLOSINGS: Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo and more closed today because of flooding


    The rain that will not end is ending the fun for a lot of us. Here's some venues and activities canceled today because of the record rainfall and flooding:

    Motorists attempt to navigate standing water on Decubellis Road near Starkey Boulevard in New Port Richey as heavy rain and flooding continues in Pasco County Monday morning. [BRENDAN FITTERER  |  Times]
  3. Summer squash: What it is, how to cook it, 10 recipe ideas


    There's no escaping summer squash.

    It’s easy to make Zucchini Oven Chips.
  4. Restaurant review: St. Pete's Urban Comfort needs some tinkering

    Food & Dining


    Andy Salyards thinks big. He opened Urban Brew and BBQ toward the end of 2013 having little barbecue experience, but assured in the knowledge that he was filling a hole in the St. Pete dining scene. He would load up his Cookshack smoker late evening and come morning the fragrant meats were ready to …

    The fried chicken at Urban Comfort in St. Petersburg is a solid offering. The restaurant is housed inside a former 
1950s-era gas station.
  5. Drink of the Week: Cigar City Brewing White Oak Jai Alai beer

    Bars & Spirits

    Ask non-Floridians to name the first Florida beer that comes to mind, and many will likely say Cigar City Jai Alai. The iconic Florida IPA, a citrused-out take on the popular East Coast style, is a staple in bars, restaurants and refrigerators across the state. In a recent blind tasting of 116 American IPAs held by …

    Cigar City Brewing White Oak Jai-Alai beer
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    Kick off the tax-free holiday with these fun finds

    The first day of school is nigh, and the time to plot your tax-free holiday survival is now. Start your year off right with these fun finds, and don't forget that Florida’s back-to-school sales tax holiday will last a record 10 days beginning Aug. 7. Take advantage of tax breaks on apparel $100 or less per item, school supplies $15 or less and computers and other electronics $750 or less. The holiday runs through Aug. 16. Ready, set, go!...


    Bush allies 'all but giddy' about Trump freezing field

    Donald Trump took to Twitter this morning to criticize the premise of this New York Times story, describing Jeb Bush’s “enthusiasts … all but giddy.

    “Despite the false @nytimes story about Jeb Bush being happy with the Trump surge, He fell more than anybody & is miserable,” Trump wrote....


    Richie Shaffer expected to be called up Monday

    Slugging prospect 1B/3B Richie Shaffer is expected to be called up Monday to make his big-league debut with the Rays in Chicago....