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Put Your Mask on and Be Ready to Party at Downtown Crawlers' Annual Masquerade Bar Crawl!
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Dishonorable Mention Podcast Episode 39: Non-Profit Work, Internet Memes, and Women in Space
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12DecMusic Bingo Fundraiser Night
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Today at 07:30 PM - 10:30 pm

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12DecKLL 2nd Annual Christmas Pajama Party
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12DecBoots on the wtr
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12DecDamon Fowler LIVE at The Forge!
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12DecOPEN MIC
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12DecPaint and Sip-Multichromatic Snowstorm
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Join the Fun with the Ugly Christmas Sweater Bar Crawl with Downtown Crawlers in Tampa Saturday, December 14th!
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CineBistro has new update
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We are typically open for a first showtime around 10:30am and last showtime around 11pm during the holidays.
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WFLA News Channel 8 has new update
18 hours ago The next full moon occurs on 12/12 at 12:12 a.m.
CLEVELAND (WJW) – Make sure to keep an eye on the sky before bed on Thursday. According to the Farmers’ Almanac, the next full moon will occur on Dec. 12 at 12:12 a.m. It’s often referred as the “Cold Moon” or “Long Nights Moon.” “This full moon is distinctive for its high trajectory across the sky, causing it […]
813Area has new update 18 hours ago Lightning Round: Why the rivalry with the Panthers doesn’t always feel like a rivalry
Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images Rivalries need stakes and this one hasn’t had them. The Lightning’s 2-1 win last night was the 137th time they’ve faced off against the Florida Panthers in the regular season (if you threw in pre-season contests that number climbs to roughly 471). There is no team Tampa Bay has squared off against more times than the Panthers, nor is their a team they’ve racked up more points (145) against. The same stats hold true for the Panthers. They’ve played the Lightning the most times in their franchise history and have recorded more points (158) against them than any other team. Both teams can claim winning records against the other with the Lightning sporting a 61-53-10-13 record while the Panthers are 66-45-10-16. Only in the NHL can two teams claim winning records against each other. Thank you, overtime loss pity point! So with such stiff competition against each other and their geographic closeness, why hasn’t the rivalry that the NHL has long hoped for every really developed? As far as I can tell there are two reasons, and they’re both kind of related. They are never really good at the same time. They have never met in the playoffs. The Lightning’s history is one of much struggle early on, building to a Stanley Cup, a fall from glory and a rebuild into a consistent contender. On the other hand, the Panthers started off pretty hot, reaching the Stanley Cup in their third year and making the playoffs in their fourth year (the only time they’ve reached the playoffs in back-to-back years) and then a long stretch of mediocrity sprinkled with a couple of playoff appearances. The win-loss records between the clubs started with Florida dominating for the first seven seasons (the Lightning had a 6-22-7 record during those days), the teams splitting the next ten seasons (27-21-3-6 for the Bolts), and then Tampa dominating the since the 2010-11 season (28-10-0-3). The only time the Lightning lost the season series was in 2015-16 when they went 1-3-0-1 against the Panthers. There hasn’t really been a season where both teams have been really good. In fact, there have only been two seasons where they’ve both made the playoffs at the same time and those came 20 years apart: 1995-96 and 2015-16. That leads to the second point. Playoffs are where real rivalries are born. Think of that stretch when the Lightning met the Detroit Red Wings multiple years in a row. You really came to not like them at that point, right? The same would happen if the Lightning and the Panthers could ever get their act together in the same season (and it’s one of the reasons I’m personally in favor of the way the playoffs are organized right now). Could this be the year it all changes? The Panthers have gotten off to a hot start and even after the loss on Tuesday night are in third place in the Atlantic. The Lightning have shown glimpses of being the Lightning over the last couple of weeks and have crept up to fifth place and are only two points behind the Panthers with a game in hand. These two teams may actually be battling for a playoff spot for the rest of the season (which makes it kind of sad that their last regular season meeting is December 23rd, but the argument for an unbalanced schedule will take place at another time). Based on the way the game flowed on Tuesday, a seven-game series would be highly entertaining. The Lightning put up almost 50 shots, but Sergei Bobrovsky was stellar. The Panthers were getting great looks early in the game but kept getting stoned by Andrei Vasilevskiy. Both teams have talented forwards, and Pat Maroon jaw-jacking with Mike Hoffman for seven straight games would be highly entertaining. Hopefully it happens and after more than two decades of sharing the hockey world in Florida these two teams can finally start a real rivalry. The Game vs. The Panthers The score may have only been 2-1, but the Lightning dominated the game via the eye test and the advanced stats test. Oh, and Vasilevskiy was pretty good as well. [Raw Charge] Goal of the night: Great job by Alex Killorn to read the play and pick-off the loose puck and feed it to Steven Stamkos who made a nifty move to wrap it around Bobrovsky. Feel free to ignore Stamkos getting away with a trip behind the net that caused that loose puck. See the refs aren’t totally against the Lightning! The Organization Where in the world is Cory Conacher? Syracuse. For now. [Syracuse Crunch] The Tampa Bay Times takes a look at what goes into a Theme Night at Amalie Arena. Also, learn what Jan Rutta’s first car was. [Tampa Bay Times] Matt breaks down the...well...breakdowns against the Islanders [Raw Charge] The Rest of the Game Former Lightning assistant coach Rick Bowness returns as a head coach after spending the last 15 years as an assistant. He will serve as the interim coach in Dallas after the organization parted ways with Jim Montgomery. [Defending Big D] Those hoping for a Team North America return in 2021 will be disappointed as Gary Bettman confirms there will be no World Cup. [ESPN] More on the World Cup and some tidbits about the 2021 All Star game, a possible date for Seattle’s logo and colors unveiling, and a possible location for the 2021 Winter Classic (hint, it’s not Tampa or St. Pete) [Sports Business] Craig Custance had two NHL executives, two scouts, a NHL coach, and Dom Luszczyszyn get together and rank team’s microcores. What’s a microcore? A team’s number one center, number one defenseman, and number one goaltender. The Lightning (Point, Hedman, and Vasy) did very well. The Devils did not. [The Athletic - subscription needed]
Tampa Bay Business Journal has new update
18 hours ago Maine coffee chain enters Tampa market with two locations, plans 50 more over the next 10 years
Tthese locations are just the first of 50 franchise locations the chain plans to open in Tampa Bay.
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18 hours ago Florida Aquarium and TECO partner on new solar rooftop, exhibit
The Florida Aquarium will soon harvest the power of the sun as partner TECO installs a new solar-powered rooftop and canopies. "We were faced with the opportunity to refresh or upgrade our existing canopy structures over two habitats," Florida Aquarium COO Andy Wood told the Tampa Bay Business Journal. The aquarium initiated the conversation with TECO nearly a year ago about installing solar panels for the habitats — the coral reef habitat, which houses the sand tiger sharks and where guests…
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What a great view! Plenty of seafood and other entrees to pick from. They've got big banquet rooms that are perfect for hosting a special occasion or party too.

Glazer Children's Museum has new update
2 days ago
GCM will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
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Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria | Tampa has new update
2 days ago
We are closed X-Mas Eve & Day but Open NY eve and day! Happy Holidays!
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Nicholas Day on Park & Rec Tampa
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One of the best bars in Channelside! Such a great gaming bar right in the heart of Downtown Tampa

Matthew Strickland on Cigar City Cider & Mead
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Mead was fresh and very tasty, like a low abv wine rather than the thick, sometimes cloying higher abv versions out there. I recommend the flights. You can mix and match from beer, ciders and meads and it's a great value whatever you pick.

Brittany Reed
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The Best Oysters in Tampa Bay
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Shinobi School has new update
5 days ago
Winter Break Camps - 9am - 1pm - Dec 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31, Jan 2, 3



Winter Break Open Gym - 1pm - 5pm - Dec 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31, Jan 2, 3 - All ages - $20/person
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Bartaco | Hyde Park has new update
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Our business hours on NYE will be 11am - 1am and our kitchen hours will be 11am - 11pm. As for happenings, on NYE we are accepting reservations, and we will also be having a complimentary Cava toast at midnight!
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Thursday Specials in Tampa

WTR Pool & Grill

7700 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway , Tampa FL, 33607
Kids Eat Free Thursdays

Free Meal+Ice Cream

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The Blind Goat Food and Drink Co.

4106 Henderson Blvd , Tampa FL, 33629
Monday - Friday
3pm - 7pm
$3 PREMIUM WELLS!
$4 GOBLETS OF ALL
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$5 COCKTAIL & FOOD SPECIAL OF THE DAY!
$5 HOUSE WINES

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