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813Area has new update 14 hours ago Quick Strikes: Lightning, Crunch issue weekly team awards, Flyers fire Hakstol 
Plus: Lightning play games; Syracuse in the community. -The Tampa Bay Lightning got an important piece of their team back on the ice Sunday night when defenseman Anton Stralman hit the ice again. His team was certainly happy to have him back. On Stralman: "I thought he was awesome. It was a great first period for him to settle in and get his feet going again. I thought he skated really well and moved the puck well... It’s been a long time coming and it’s great to see him out there."#TBLvsWPG | Ryan McDonagh:— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) December 17, 2018 -Speaking of Stralman... Why did it take so long to answer who's the best dressed? Coby and Strals coming through with the hard-hitting questions:— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) December 18, 2018 -Once the Lightning’s West Coast road swing is done, home fans will want to keep an eye on a few local construction projects that have changed traffic patterns around Amalie Arena. TRAFFIC ADVISORY #Bolts fans! Starting today, please be advised of two temporary road projects (Channelside Dr and Old Water St) that will impact travel to our upcoming home games. :— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) December 17, 2018 -Both the Lightning and the Syracuse Crunch will have various community initiatives and appearances going on in the coming weeks. Wednesday night, Lightning fans can join Phil Esposito at American Social Tampa: Join us at @amsotampa this Wednesday for Lightning Hockey Night Live with special guest Phil Esposito!We’ll be there from 7-8pm, and you can snag a complimentary @budlight or @coorslight if you show up in #Bolts gear. ??— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) December 17, 2018 -Lightning players Anthony Cirelli and Mathieu Joseph were at Tampa General Hospital yesterday, doing...uh...this. View this post on Instagram the perfect picture doesn’t exi– A post shared by Tampa Bay Lightning (@tblightning) on Dec 17, 2018 at 3:32pm PST -Registration for the 2019 Bolts Chel Challenge NHL 19 tournament opens on January 7th, with qualifying matches taking place on February 2nd. The Tampa Bay Lightning will be hosting the “2019 Bolts Chel Challenge” with qualifying matches kicking off on February 2, 2019. The final four participants will face off at AMALIE Arena on February 16, 2019 when the Lightning take on the Montreal Canadiens for a chance to take home part of a $10,000 prize purse. The Top 3 finishers will then go on to represent the Lightning at the 2019 Chel Classic, a 3v3 showcase match against the Washington Capitals in Washington, D.C. -The Crunch is spending a lot of time helping out its community, too. The team released a list of events yesterday: We’re spreading the love this holiday season.During our week of assists, #SyrCrunch players and front office staff are volunteering their time around Syracuse.— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) December 17, 2018 -One of those community initiatives is a first for the Crunch: a charity calendar featuring players and adoptable pets. It was the best day at the rink. Our friends at @HumaneCNY brought some adoptable animals and our players brought in their pets for a calendar shoot presented by Carubba Collision.— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) December 17, 2018 -The Lightning gave their honorary award for last week to none other than their captain, Steven Stamkos: The Captain making #Bolts history.Steven Stamkos is our Player of the Week for Dec. 10-16! ?? :— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) December 17, 2018 -The Crunch gave their own weekly award to Otto Somppi, who scored his first AHL goal last week. With his first @TheAHL goal and a shootout game-winner, you Otto know @OSomppi is our @Toyota Player of the Week.— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) December 17, 2018 -The Crunch celebrated the holidays with their season ticket holders last week. The front office showed off the night’s festivities in a summary video. We started the holiday season with our annual season ticket holder party. ?There’s nothing better than spending an evening with the best fans in the league.— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) December 17, 2018 -Speaking of the Crunch’s season ticket holder holiday party, I spent a few minutes talking with Syracuse defenseman Cameron Guance about his Tickets For Teachers program. Crunch fans can nominate their favorite teacher to receive two tickets to a Syracuse Crunch home game. He told me that this is something he’s done in previous cities in order to better recognize educators, a section of the community that he feels may not get as much recognition as others. As an educator myself, it was lovely to speak with him about his program. -The Orlando Solar Bears got a new roster last week, though it wasn’t necessarily by choice. Life in the ECHL can be a busy one, but if the goal is balancing rosters while getting results, Orlando did pretty well. -The Philadelphia Flyers relieved Dave Hakstol of his duties as head coach yesterday. Scott Gordon, who was coaching the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms, took over as head coach on an interim basis. -The Montreal Canadiens are finding success this season, something which has quite a few surprised. Greg Wyshynski, Emily Kaplan and more pondered their season and the reasons behind the excitement. -The Colorado Avalanche might be inclined to make a move before the holiday roster freeze comes into play later on today. Tom Hunter broke down why and some potential trade partners over at Mile High Hockey. They want to be a true contender in the Central Division, and the addition of a very good middle-six forward - especially one with a right-handed shot - would help the Avalanche achieve that goal. It may be early, and we might not see any new faces until February, but at some point Joe Sakic is almost certainly going to swing a trade. Why not get a leg up on the competition and do it before the roster freeze? -All I really know about Dallas Stars defenseman Gavin Bayreuther is that he was sympathetic to Sean Shapiro’s loss of voice. That’s going to have to be enough for me. (pay walled) -St. Louis Blues prospect Klim Kostin, currently with the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL, will join Team Russia at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships. -Remember that thing I said last week about hockey writers living in the past all the time? Corey Pronman re-drafted the NHL’s 2013 draft for...some reason. What happened with Tampa’s picks? I have no idea, but if you have a subscription with The Athletic, you can find out! -Old goalie masks really were terrifying. Good God. Penguins goalie Les Binkley who, along with partner Joel Daley, still does not wear a facemask in games believes that soon all NHL goalies will be forced by the league to wear facial protection.— 1968 Hockey Tweets (@1968NHLtweets) December 17, 2018
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14 hours ago Travis Scott reschedules Tampa concert at Amalie Arena for March 17
All tickets for the original show are valid for the rescheduled date.
813Area has new update 15 hours ago Attorney Mark Rasch Will Be Joining The Whistleblower Law Firm
The Whistleblower Law Firm, P.A., is located in downtown Tampa, Florida, and at 601 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. Attorney Natalie ...
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21 hours ago Science, innovation create jobs, help shape future of St. Pete
3D bio-printing of medical devices, implants, and tissue. Facial recognition technology to count fish. Scientists and physicians in St. Pete’s Innovation District tell their stories.
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21 hours ago For Good: The Red Tent Women's Initiative provides safe space for transition to stability
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21 hours ago USF scientists dissect fish eyes to track change in oceans
Cutting-edge research at the USF College of Marine Science looks at the lens in fish eyes to provide answers about environmental change and the health of our oceans. Learn more about what they are discovering.
813Area has new update 21 hours ago Tampa brings back memories for Baker
It was an intense 16-hour day that left nearly everyone tired, yet, as the team pulled up to the Hilton Tampa Downtown, Marshall wide receivers coach ...
813Area has new update 23 hours ago USF Women’s Basketball Blows By Vermont 102-55
Even plagued by injuries, they’re still the best team on campus. Five Bulls finished in double figures, including three with 20-plus points as the USF women’s basketball team blew out Vermont 102-55 for a fifth straight victory on Monday night at the Yuengling Center to improve to 9-2 on the season. “We got off to a really good start tonight...we almost played as perfect a first half as you can play,” head coach Jose Fernandez said. “We shared the ball, played unselfish and made the extra pass.” Fueled by junior Alyssa Rader, the Bulls ended the first quarter on a 25-2 run to take a commanding 28-7 lead. It was the most points USF has scored in the opening frame all season. Rader finished with a season-high 21 points, hauled in four rebounds and was an impressive 3-for-5 from behind the arc. On the heels of toasty three-point shooting, USF grabbed a 49-26 halftime lead and more impressively, did not commit a single foul in the first half. “We only had three turnovers, we had zero fouls and we did a great job on the glass,” Fernandez said of the opening half. Leading 73-42, freshman Sydni Harvey, named to the American Athletic Conference Honor Roll on Monday afternoon, drained another three to end the third quarter. Harvey finished with a career-high 20 points, dished off six assists, grabbed two rebounds and was 2-for-3 from distance. She has finished in double figures in nine of USF’s 11 games this season. “It’s my teammates,” Harvey said. “It’s great, they pass me the ball and I try to read the defense.” As a team, the Bulls shot 57% (38-for-67) from the floor and 60% (12-for-20) from three-point range en route to finishing off a perfect non-conference home slate. Senior Laura Ferreira joined the 20-plus point effort, registering 22 points, six boards and drilling four three-balls. “One of the things great programs do is take pride in defending your home floor,” Fernandez added. “These guys do a good job of doing that.” USF will hit the road for contests against Creighton on Thursday and Virginia on Friday in the Florida Sunshine Classic in Orlando.
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813Area has new update 1 day ago 2019 Synapse Summit spotlights innovation in Florida
The 2019 Synapse Summit, a symposium to help innovators build connections in the tech community, returns to downtown Tampa January 23rd and ...
813Area has new update 1 day ago Marshall football: Tampa brings back fond memories for WR coach Dallas Baker
Yet, as the team pulled up to the Hilton Tampa Downtown, Marshall wide receivers coach Dallas Baker couldn't help but feel the energy surge through ...
813Area has new update 1 day ago USF Coaches Try to Balance Recruiting and Preparing for the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl in the Same Week
“If you feel bad about your recruiting class, you’re a bad recruiter.” The University of South Florida Bulls football team is getting ready to face the Marshall Thundering Herd on Thursday in the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl at 8 p.m. on ESPN which smack dab in the middle of the early signing period which begins Wednesday and ends Friday. We had a chance to speak with the coaches today at the Lee Roy Selmon Athletics Center ahead of the game. Balancing Recruiting and Bowl Game Prep is a Must It’s a hectic time for the USF coaching staff as they try to put together a good 2019 recruiting class as well as prepare the 2018 team for the final game of the season and USF career for the seniors. “That’s what we asked for as coaches, obviously, right?,” defensive coordinator Brian Jean-Mary said. “It is what it is. We all know recruiting is the lifeblood of any program and obviously that’s a big priority for us. But, we also owe to the seniors and the current team that we’re on to give them the best opportunity to win...We’ve had some late nights, game planning and recruiting, but that’s part of the job.” BJM said the defense will be ready and motivated for the game after the difficulties they faced this season stopping the run and getting off the field on third down. “The morale’s been good and that’s something you always want to make sure that your guys are up for the bowl game,” Jean-Mary said. “Everybody always hears it every year, ‘the team that’s most motivated, has the advantage...I don’t think they liked the way the year ended so there’s a lot of motivation out there.’” While the season numbers look bad for the defense, they played well enough to beat Temple and up until that fateful punt in the fourth quarter on Black Friday, had held the Knights in check for most of the game, albeit without their starting quarterback. The defense is young a every position and should only get better next season. Any Surprises in Store for Signing Day? Despite losing multiple recruits leading up to signing day, the Bulls should be in good shape heading into Wednesday. “You always feel like you would only bring kids in that can help the program and fix some of the issues that you have,” Jean-Mary said. “We obviously wanted to load up on some defensive backs this year and we feel like we’re in on some really, really good defensive backs. We’re an old-school as far as our coach who believes you have to win at the line-of-scrimmage, so we’re always going to try to bring in some high-quality offensive and defensive linemen.” USF seems to be targeting JUCO cornerback Kelvin Clemmons and it appears it’s down to the Bulls and Kentucky for his signature. He also visited Toledo and UTEP. The Bulls also got a commitment from Coffeyville Community College cornerback McArthur Burnett last week to help shore up the defensive backs unit who will return 10 scholarship players, three of which did not see action in 2018. “[We] want to obviously replace some of the numbers we lost from seniors, but the main thing, especially where we’re at as program is we want to find difference-makers,” Jean-Mary said. Head coach Charlie Strong doesn’t anticipate any surprises on Wednesday. “We know who we’re gonna get. It’s already done,” Strong said. Justin Burke Will Call the Plays on Thursday. Who will Be the OC in 2019? As I reported last week, special teams coach Justin Burke will call the offensive plays on Thursday after former offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert took the head coach job at McNeese State. I mentioned in the story that Burke’s experience with Strong through three different stops, plus being his quarterback made the choice an easy one for Strong. “Well, I know Justin and Justin played quarterback for me and he worked with us at Louisville and Texas with me so I made the decision that he’s going to be the playcaller,” Strong said. #USF head coach Charlie Strong also stated he hasn’t interviewed potential offensive coordinators yet. “I’m not concerned about that right now. I want to focus on finishing the season with this team.” #USF— Nathan Bond (@BullsNathanSBN) December 17, 2018 Realistically, Strong has until mid-January to hire a new offensive coordinator and get them settled and in place for spring practice. I believe Strong will carefully consider all of his options and that it will not be someone already on staff with the Bulls.
813Area has new update 1 day ago Tampa investors sell off Tampa Bay Times' real estate in downtown St. Pete
The Tampa real estate investors who acquired the Tampa Bay Times' flagship office building in downtown St. Petersburg have sold the property to an ...
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1 day ago Tampa investors sell off Tampa Bay Times' real estate in downtown St. Pete
The Tampa real estate investors who acquired the Tampa Bay Times' flagship office building in downtown St. Petersburg have sold the property to an Orlando firm. A joint venture of Convergent Capital and Denholtz Associates said Monday that it has sold the 239,537-square-foot office building at 490 First Ave. S. to Lincoln Property Co. The deal closed Monday, Convergent managing director Nik Sachdev said. Sachdev did not disclose a purchase price. The partners bought the building from the Times…
813Area has new update 1 day ago Buccaneers vs Ravens: Day-After-Game Reactions
Score aside, this was an ugly loss for the Buccaneers. The score was 20-12 but this game never felt that close after the Ravens went ahead early. We’re going to take a different approach to this weeks Day After Game Reactions piece. Forget the segmented unit review. This team lost as a whole and we’re going to talk about them as a whole. The reaction to this one wasn’t pretty. There was very little to take away from this game when it came to positives but there were a whole lot of negatives. Day after reactions on the positive side. Peyton Barber started off hot and finished the day with 85 yards and the teams lone touchdown. If there’s one negative to take away from this it’s that the offensive play calling in the second half in a one score game all but forgot about Barber. Barber was the one good thing this pathetic offense had going for it on the afternoon. Barber scored in the first quarter and by mid 2nd quarter tallied 60 yards on the ground. Defensively there were two bright spots worth spotlighting in Lavonte David who racked up 12 tackles including the teams 2 sacks on the afternoon. 2nd is Vita Vea who had a career high in tackles with 9 combined. Vea was very active along the line of scrimmage and for good reason as the Ravens ran the ball via running backs and Lamar Jackson 49 times. The rest of the team filled the game with average to poor play... these are the reactions. Starting up front, the offensive line was awful again. Ryan Jensen was blown up in a critical moment yet again as Brandon Williams demolished him en route to a tackle for a loss on Peyton Barber’s 3rd and 1 attempt late in the game. The line gave Winston little pocket and time to work with throughout the game and in turn it was yet another week where the offensive line and play calling combined to hinder any chance of sustainable success passing the ball. Jameis Winston was very average in this game outside of a tremendous circus play which saw Winston perform his signature escape from the rush and deep heave downfield to Mike Evans. The play was the lone highlight from the passing game in this one. That pass aside, Winston tallied only another 93 yards on the afternoon while finishing 13 of 25. One can’t forget about an ugly underthrow that went for an interception. There’s debate as to whether Winston and his receiver were on the same page, tell me if you’ve heard that one before, or if it was truly just that poorly thrown. Regardless, it was another instance of a game where Winston did not look like a franchise savior and looked rather normal at quarterback. Normal/average are not what this franchise needs from him right now and in this ball game the offensive line and Chris Godwin did nothing to help out. Speaking of Godwin, he may have had his worst game as a professional in this one. Godwin had a terrible drop and failed to haul in either of his other two receptions in the game. Better yet, there was not a pass play of more than 9 yards to any player not named Mike Evans in this match. Side note, kudos to Mike Evans for turning 4 receptions into 121 yards. Coaching, game planning and adjusting with this staff appears optional. Dirk Koetter... what are you doing? As the head coach, how do you allow the in game play calls to not reflect the ebbs and flows of the game? You’re quarterback is struggling behind a piss poor offensive line and you choose to not help out with some faster hitting routes... why? You’re unable to throw the ball all second half yet you still continue to force it and get vanilla again with the run game... why do you allow this? That’s right, how silly of me? As Dirk himself has stated numerous times this season, he doesn’t know how to fix this. Mark Duffner, you are facing a still inexperienced quarterback yet you played soft coverage to end the 1st half as you watched Lamar freaking Jackson carve you up... why? Lamar Jackson single handedly beat this Buccaneer defense... how? The problem is the same as it always has been, this defense regardless of who coaches it simply can’t tackle the ball carrier and play disciplined. The sad part in reality is this, 20 points given up should be just fine for your offensive to out score the opponent and win. But not in Tampa Bay. Final reaction. It all comes back to the top where in Tampa Bay, coaching is optional. Tackling is optional. Blocking is optional. If things don’t drastically change in Tampa Bay over the near future, fandom will soon become optional for many. It’s time to make a statement. That statement needs to be holding those in charge accountable and breaking this staff apart.
813Area has new update 1 day ago Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 18
... the marching bands representing the teams march through downtown Treasure ... The Nutcracker: Tampa Ballet Theatre presents a family friendly holiday ... Christmas begins at 6:30 p.m. Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa.
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1 day ago Trust for Poynter founder's widow sues Tampa Bay Times for defaulting on multimillion-dollar loan
A trust controlled by the widow of Poynter Institute founder Nelson Poynter is suing the parent company of the Tampa Bay Times, claiming the publishing company owes the trust nearly $7.8 million after defaulting on a promissory note. The Marion K. Poynter Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust loaned the Times Holding Co. and Times Publishing Co. $9.1 million on May 2, 2016 — one day before the Times announced its acquisition of the Tampa Tribune — according to the lawsuit, filed Dec. 6 in Fauquier…
813Area has new update 1 day ago 10 Ways to Entertain Your Family Over the Holidays in Tampa
Get out and about during the holiday break. The post 10 Ways to Entertain Your Family Over the Holidays in Tampa appeared first on Tampa Magazine.
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1 day ago Synapse Summit adds business executives to growing list of speakers
Speakers will run across all industries at the upcoming Synapse Summit, which will feature key players in Tampa's banking, startup, technology and real estate scenes. The summit will be held Jan. 23-24, 2019 at Amalie Arena by Synapse, a Tampa-based accelerator group. There will be roughly 250 speakers with 5,000 people in attendance. Some of the main speakers, announced Monday, include: Jeff Vinik, partner of Strategic Property Partners, the developer of Water Street Tampa, and owner of Tampa…
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1 day ago State College of Florida remains hopeful for future startup accelerator
While Tampa will be receiving a new tech innovation hub in 2019 with Embarc Collective, the State College of Florida is hoping it will also get its own startup hub in the new year.
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1 day ago Sarasota manufacturer acquires Ohio company in $21M deal
Intertape Polymer, a Sarasota-based company specializing in packaging products, has acquired an Ohio company for $21 million, the company said on Monday. The company acquired Maiweave LLC, which manufactures engineered coated polyolefin fabrics and employs 75 people at two facilities in Springfield, Ohio. Its location, according to Intertape, is strategically located to service key U.S. markets. Maiweave’s products are used in applications such as grain and salt pile covers, pit and pond liners,…
813Area has new update 1 day ago Become a cheese (and natural wine) whiz at downtown Tampa's Lector
On Saturday, Dec. 22, learn how to expertly match the two pillars of holiday entertaining — you know, artisan cheeses and wines — with Lector.
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1 day ago Become a cheese (and natural wine) whiz at downtown Tampa's Lector
The shop wants to sharpen your holiday entertaining skills.
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1 day ago Patel emergency department at Florida Hospital Carrollwood readies to open (Photos)
Florida Hospital is ready to open the doors of the new $17.5 million emergency department. The hospital at 7171 North Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa will open the newly expanded emergency department on Dec. 19 to patients. The new Dr. Kiran C. Patel Emergency Department expansion includes state-of-the-art technology and 15 new private treatment rooms, with four being pediatric patient rooms. The expansion will double Florida Hospital Carrollwood's emergency department’s patient capacity. The hospital…
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1 day ago Live Nation names new president of Tampa/Orlando concerts
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) announced Monday that Neil Jacobsen will serve as president of Tampa/Orlando – U.S. Concerts. Jacobsen will run the U.S. Concerts business in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando and the Florida Panhandle. He has been with Live Nation and the company’s predecessors for over four decades, according to a press release. Prior to his time with Live Nation, Jacobsen held positions in the Northeast with the Don Law Co. and Electric Factory Concerts. He made the transition…
813Area has new update 1 day ago Ring in 2019 with these New Year's Eve events in Tampa Bay
Info: Enjoy NYE fireworks in Downtown Tampa! This family-friendly, alcohol-free firework show will be located at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park.
813Area has new update 1 day ago City of Tampa proposes plan to extend, modernize historic streetcar system
During a busy year of development for downtown Tampa, the City of Tampa has been conducting a study to determine the feasibility of extending and ...
813Area has new update 1 day ago City of Tampa proposes plan to extend, modernize historic streetcar system
During a busy year of development for downtown Tampa, the City of Tampa has been conducting a study to determine the feasibility of extending and ...

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