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At Disney World, 4 hotels to allow pets during pilot program

At Disney World, 4 hotels to allow pets during pilot program

LAKE BUENA VISTA — Four hotels at Walt Disney World Resort will allow guests to bring dogs beginning Sunday.The hotels near Orlando, Florida, are Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney Port Orleans Resort-Riverside, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and c...
Published: 10/13/17
A father-son pilgrimage to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown

A father-son pilgrimage to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.Poet Donald Hall wrote in his essay Fathers Playing Catch With Sons that "baseball is continuous, like nothing else among American things, an endless game of repeated summers, joining the long generations of all the fathers and all t...
Published: 10/12/17
Busch Gardens offers free admission to first responders, family discounts

Busch Gardens offers free admission to first responders, family discounts

Busch Gardens is giving first responders free admission through Nov. 24, with discounted tickets for their friends and family. "A first responder’s mission is to selflessly protect us each day, and this special offer is a small way to show our apprec...
Published: 10/11/17
From Coppertail to Crooked Thumb, 5 Tampa Bay Oktoberfest craft beers to try

From Coppertail to Crooked Thumb, 5 Tampa Bay Oktoberfest craft beers to try

Local breweries are going strong with traditional Oktoberfest brews, perfect for the transition from summer to fall. Food pairing: a giant pretzel, of course.The classic Oktoberfest brew is marzen, a medium-to full-bodied lager that lands firmly on t...
Published: 10/11/17
Restaurant review: Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber on Clearwater Beach is an oldie and, yes, still a goodie

Restaurant review: Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber on Clearwater Beach is an oldie and, yes, still a goodie

The packet’s front is stamped: "LIBRARY MATERIALS MAY NOT BE CHECKED OUT OVERNIGHT." It is chubby, gapping with yellowed St. Petersburg Times clippings date-stamped, the restaurant name underlined in red grease pencil. Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber had a...
Published: 10/09/17
Updated: 10/11/17

Things to drink at Oktoberfest that are not beer

International Bitterness Units. Dry hopping. Fermentable sugars. Beer, once the pale, watery symbol of casual consumption, has become bigger than itself. Everyone is an expert. The craft beer craze has Taylor from accounting explaining her home brew ...
Published: 10/09/17
Updated: 10/11/17
Meet Winifred, the 140-pound baby rhino at Busch Gardens

Meet Winifred, the 140-pound baby rhino at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens has a new bouncing baby rhino, a girl named Winnifred, who at 3 days old weighs 140 pounds. And she will grow quickly, gaining as much as four pounds a day, said Peter Black, a senior veterinarian at the Tampa theme park.The name Winnif...
Published: 10/06/17
Alessi Bakery rolls back prices to 1912 this week

Alessi Bakery rolls back prices to 1912 this week

This weekend, Tampa’s historic Alessi Bakery throws its own birthday party, and it will require a lot of candles.Alessi has been operating almost continuously since 1912, when Nicolo Alessi, originally from Italy, opened a bakery on Cherry Street and...
Published: 10/05/17
Updated: 10/06/17
New York wine country: Sips and scenery in the Finger Lakes

New York wine country: Sips and scenery in the Finger Lakes

By SALLY CARPENTER HALEAssociated PressWATKINS GLEN, N.Y.Two million years ago, glaciers clawed 11 long, deep gashes into what is now central New York. The resulting Finger Lakes are among the deepest in the United States, creating a microclimate per...
Published: 10/04/17
Theme park news: Epcot marks 35th birthday, Legoland gets virtual reality, Daytona revs up holiday lights

Theme park news: Epcot marks 35th birthday, Legoland gets virtual reality, Daytona revs up holiday lights

The virtual reality craze on coasters has mostly been aimed at thrill seekers, like those looking for an extra oomph on SeaWorld’s Kraken. Now Legoland, the Winter Haven theme park aimed at the younger than 10 set, is turning its Project X roller coa...
Published: 09/28/17
Updated: 10/06/17

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