| Feb 14, 2015
| 10:13 AM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The newest addition to Adventure Island has an official opening date.
The Tampa Tribune reports that Colossal Curl, a 70-foot-tall blue slide that holds up to four passengers and features twists, turns, funnel and wave wall,...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 8:30 PM
"You swallow hard when you discover that the old coffee shop is now a chain pharmacy, that the place where you first kissed so-and-so is now a discount electronics retailer ... . You say, 'It happened overnight.' But of course it didn't. Your pizza...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 8:17 AM
Busch Gardens is asking the public for input on the naming of its baby gorilla through a poll on its Facebook page.
Officials at the Tampa theme park have selected three names inspired from global dialects. Their suggestions include Birungi (meaning...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 6:57 AM
Legislators are accepting fewer freebies, the Virginia Public Access Project reports, and Shad Plank’s look at what Peninsula legislators receive shows the value reported is also way down.
The biggest drop reported is from Senate Majority Leader...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 7:17 AM
A gorilla is in the family way again at Busch Gardens.
Mary, a 27-year-old western lowland gorilla, is expected to give birth in March, officials at the Tampa theme park announced on Thursday. It will be her fifth offspring.
Mary came to Busch Gardens...
| Dec 14, 2014
•The Luck of the Irish, Ace in the Hole Dinner Theatre, March 17, $80. Abie's Irish Rose, Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, April 15. $78. Mike Albert & the Big E Band: Ultimate Tribute to Elvis, Penn's Peak, May 13. $75. Allentown AARP...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Winter in Florida is the best time of the year. The cooler weather makes this time ideal for enjoying the outdoors, whether at parks, zoos or playgrounds or in your own backyard.
Winter is also a great time to visit Florida's theme parks. January...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Schmidts were waiting in line at 7:30 a.m., snacks and sandwiches at the ready. But they weren't hoping for a holiday deal. They just wanted to soak up the holiday spirit -- as soon as Disneyland opened at 8 a.m.
They'd driven 565 miles from Redding,...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 4:21 AM
Move over Black Friday, Cyber Monday may be taking your place.
Although Black Friday deals get all of the hype — and most of those start on Thursday — Cyber Monday accounted for 42 percent of the overall sales during the Thanksgiving...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:39 PM
SeaWorld visitors can use a monthly payment plan to buy annual passes, but the credit-card charges don't end after a year —they keep recurring until the customer opts out.
That part of its EZpay system has prompted a federal lawsuit against...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 9:54 PM
Young shooting phenom Sarah Osborn of Hampton has earned a ticket to the World Cup season opener in Changwon, South Korea, in early April.
Osborn, 15, will be representing USA Shooting in the women's 10-meter air rifle competition. It will be her...