Hey neighbors! I’m back in your inbox this morning with the latest issue of Tampa Daily. Keep reading for everything you need to know about what’s happening in the city, including updates:
- 🥫 Capital ministries prepared and packaged over 10,000 Thanksgiving meals for those in need thanks to community support.
- 🎞️ The new Screen Door micro-cinema hopes to create a local film community.
- 📈 Louis Pappas, the popular Greek restaurant chain in Tampa, is introducing a 10 percent “inflationary” charge to consumers.
But first, today’s weather:
Variable sunny weather, warm and humid. High: 82 Low: 69.
Here are Tampa’s top news today:
one. Metropolitan Ministries ready over 10,000 Thanksgiving dishes for people in need in the Tampa Bay area this holiday. This includes 2750 pounds of turkey, 1800 pounds of mashed potatoes, 1600 pounds of vegetables, 100 gallons of sauce, 800 pounds of toppings and 560 pies and desserts. Community donations have been vital to support the effort (WTSP)
2. Ruff Athleticsa Christian organization working to build children’s confidence in sports, volunteered for Thanksgiving on Saturday and Helped feed 100 homeless people in Tampa Hope. The Tampa Hillsboro Homeless Initiative reports that any night in Tampa there are several thousand homeless men, women and children. (Tampa Patch)
3. screen doornew Cinema with 38 seats in Ybor Cityhopes to bring moviegoers to the Tampa Bay area and build a community of supporters. Donated seats from Los Angeles will soon increase the theater’s capacity to around 55 seats. (Gulf News 9)
four. Louis Pappaspopular chain of Greek restaurants in Tampa Bay, introduced 10 percent “inflation” fee in all seven locations. The USDA reports, the cost of all food has increased by almost 10.5% this year. Surcharges have proved unpopular in recent times as consumers face tight budgets and make difficult decisions about where to spend their money. (ABC Action News)
5. A Hillsborough County MP was suspended for drunk driving., according to authorities. Hillsborough Detention Assistant Nathan Weaver, 42, from Riverview was aarrested on Wednesday by the Clearwater Police Department. Weaver suspended without pay. (ARAF)
Today in Tampa:
- Time for a change at the Tampa Museum of Art. (9 am)
- Exhibition of girls and boys and their toys in Florida at the Sulfur Springs Museum and Heritage Center. (11 am)
- Works by photographer and filmmaker Shane Brown on display at the Florida Museum of Photography. (noon)
- Photos with Santa at the Florida Aquarium. (3pm)
- Play of the Season on Water Street. (18:00)
From my notepad:
- Theatrical series “Christmas cabaret”. comes to St. Petersburg early december. The series will begin with Ha Ha Holiday Comedy & Cabaret. (Creative idleness Tampa)
- Tampa Bay Local Hospitals flooded with flu patients. A surge in admissions in contrast to previous years. The H3N2 strain of influenza A is dominant and causes more severe outbreaks than other types of influenza. (Subscription: Tampa Bay Times)
- Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center starts new monthly support group in December 2022 for the Sarasota Guardians. The group is open to the public and hosted via Zoom so Lighthouse can offer support in the 5 counties they serve. Participation is free. (Tampa Bay News Feed)
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Now you’re in the know and ready to start this Friday off right. See you tomorrow morning in your inbox with a new update!
— Carlos Hernandez
About me: Hi, my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I run the food blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also publish food blogs and articles in several newspapers and magazines.