Friday, December 31, 2010

Looking for Manatees

Finding Tampa

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Fried Shrimp
With Beef Fried Rice
$5.95.....At New China, 8900 North 56th Street In Temple Terrace
How Much Was Your Last Value Meal?
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2011 Be More Giving Award

Jamie Synn Of Tampa

I'm 27 years old and live in Tampa, Florida where I was born and raised. The thought of leaving the "Sunshine State" has never even crossed my mind.
Visit Her.....Here

Creative Loafing To Host Tampa Mayoral Debate

February 10, 2011
Ybor Square

1911 N. 13th St. In Ybor City
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First Night St. Pete

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Tampa Bay Bloggers

2010 Highlights

The feud between Tampa Bay's own Michael Hussey and The Godfather Kenneth Quinnell seems to be over, Hallelujah!
Tampa's fugitive monkey is running for mayor.
Jim of The State of Sunshine we miss you.
And last but not least, Peter Schorsch of St. Petersblog makes us all proud!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Breaded Pork Chops
With Black Beans And Rice
$4.99.......At The Gold Ring Cafe, Tampa St. And Columbus Dr. In Tampa
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Tampa's Nebraska Avenue

From Ybor City To The Hillsborough River
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Stogie Recommends

The Last Winter
Starring Ron Perlman, James LeGros, Kevin Corrigan, Larry Fessenden And Connie Britton.

Great Si-Fi

Tampa Bay's Couch Homeless

A new way of measuring has produced a broader, bleaker look at homelessness in Tampa Bay. In 2011, new rules will affect the local counts in each county, which previously failed to capture many of the so-called couch homeless.
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Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd

A Case Of Excessive Ego In The First Degree
This just in! Stop the presses! Get me rewrite, baby! Grady Judd has just announced he had Cheerios for breakfast this morning! Grady Judd has also proclaimed he plans to have a ham and cheese sandwich for lunch and as for dinner, stand by — a press conference will be forthcoming.
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Valencia Garden Restaurant

The End Of A Tampa Institution.

Tampa Bay Homeless

Meet Richard
He Is 70 Years Old. He Is From Ohio, But Now Lives On The Streets Of Tampa.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Gyro
With Fries
$3.99.......At The Gas Station, 50th Street And Busch Blvd.
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Friends Of Stogie

In Tampa

Tampa Community Focuses On Energy Efficiency

An affordable townhome community planned for Tampa is expected to be one of the first in the nation to achieve a top-tier rating for energy efficiency, reducing usage by more than 45 percent. The 57-home Westshore Landings One, expected to be complete in 2010, is a joint effort between TECO Energy’s Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas in cooperation with the Westshore Community Development Corp.
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Ivory Mandarin Bistro In Dunedin



Ivory Mandarin Bistro

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Daniel Powers: Ybor City, Florida

Wanderlust

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Jesus Christ Day

"Before Santa and presents and shopping and all the attendant Christmas (stuff) got involved, this holiday was enshrined to commemorate a guy who got nailed to a tree for daring to tell people to be kind to one another. If you have two cloaks, He said, give one away. Remember those who have less than you, be charitable, be good, be merciful."......William Rivers Pitt

Via....
Michael Moore

Pirates Cove: Homeless In Paradise

DO NOT ENTER!!!
Danger!! Stop Now! or else. Thank you" reads a sign aimed at visitors who venture down a wooded path, through pines and palmetto, to a clearing behind a drugstore and a busy intersection. The path leads to Pirates Cove, where, in a circle of tents and tarps, a few members of Southwest Florida's growing homeless population try to survive the downturn in an outdoor existence reminiscent of pioneer life.
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Is Dick Greco A Democrat?

During the past year, Greco has been quietly building a coalition of business, civic and political allies to back his bid, including GOP fundraiser and longtime friend Al Austin, philanthropist and businessman David Straz and John Sykes of Sykes Enterprises.

To run his campaign, Greco, a Democrat(?) who has supported Republicans, including Jeb Bush and George W. Bush, has also enlisted entrenched Republicans, presumably to siphon potential votes from Rose Ferlita, the only Republican in the nonpartisan race.

They include former state Rep. Trey Travesia, a conservative known for his anti-abortion stance, and Cameron Ross, who served as a campaign manager for Mike Prendergast, who lost a bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, in the Nov. 2 elections. Greg Truax, a Tampa-based Republican activist who worked on former Gov. Charlie Crist’s gubernatorial and congressional bids, is also working on Greco’s campaign.
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Friday, December 24, 2010

Kelly Benjamin For Tampa City Council

Today, the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections office validated a portion of the over 1000 petition signatures needed to nominate my name to appear on the ballot for the Tampa City Council, District 6. I could not have done this without the hard work and selfless dedication of several residents in District 6 who envision a new future and improved representation on the Tampa City Council.
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Vote Kelly

Happy Holidays From Mary Mulhern

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Bess The Book Bus In Tampa



Bess the Book Bus

America's Worst Bosses

Tampa's Casanova Kevin White #25
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Retro Love Session – Ybor City

Kerri McConnell Photography

Villages For The Homeless

Today on BBC World Update, which will also be aired on NPR, Dan Damon presents a program on homelessness, which includes a segment on the proposed Tiger Bay Village, a pedestrian village for the homeless that would consolidate most of the two dozen homeless agencies in Volusia and Flagler counties and provide a permanent solution to adult homelessness. The county-owned land, already zoned for group homes, is next to an existing drug rehab center.

Michael E. Arth has donated his design services. An engineering firm has offered to do the civil engineering for free, and one person has offered to donate her entire estate for its funding.
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Tampa Bay Homeless

University of Tampa

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Hillsborough County’s Homeless Persons’ Memorial Service

Susan Ketterer lights a candle while Niyoka Zeigler recites one of the names of homeless men and women who died in 2010 during the Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County’s Homeless Persons’ Memorial Service on Tuesday at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square.
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88.5 WMNF Releases New Schedule

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What Stogie Had For Lunch

Octopus Ceviche
$4.95.....At El Oso Blanco, 3611 West Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa
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Serf Living In Tampa

How Much Is Your Backyard Worth?

Friends Of Stogie

In Tampa

Americans Need Help

Yet We Get This....
Waste and fraud in US efforts to rebuild Afghanistan while fighting al Qaeda and the Taliban may have cost taxpayers billions of dollars.
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Why is it ok to squander our money on wars, but we can't help our own people? Oh wait, that would make us socialist.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Tampa's Mystery Monkey For Mayor

I’m a life-long primate who believes that the citizens of Tampa need to swing free of the norm and vote for orangachange in 2011. That’s why I am running for Mayor.
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Forget The Monkey, Stogie Recommends Ed Turanchik.

Spotlight Tampa - Bike Safety

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Clay Duke For Vendetta

"My testament: Some people (the government sponsored media) will say I was evil, a monster (V) . . . no . . . I was just born poor in a country where the Wealthy manipulate, use, abuse, and economically enslave 95 percent of the population. Rich Republicans, Rich Democrats . . . same-same . . . rich . . . they take turns fleecing us . . . our few dollars . . . pyramiding the wealth for themselves.".....Clay Duke

What Stogie Had For Dinner

Bandeja Paisa

Red Beans, White Rice, Steak, Pork Rind, Fried Egg, Plantain, Chorizo, Arepa And Avacado.
$11.99.....At Parrilla Y Carbon, 8904 North 56th St, Temple Terrace
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

WMNF Antenna Move

Because of a required tower construction project in January at our transmitter site in Riverview, WMNF will be operating at much lower power, reaching far fewer listeners. This work may cause us to be at low power for several weeks to a month or more.
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Republican Mark Sharpe

Mr. Sharpe, i thought you guys were for less government? I see the homeless everyday. I give them money, take their picture, and post them on this blog. I agree something has to be done.
But not what you are proposing.

"My question to Mark Sharpe and his supporters. Why is your solution to create more laws, criminalize more behavior, and increase the burden on an understaffed and underfunded police department, instead of looking to municipalities that have actually implemented programs that reduce costs and get the chronic homeless off the streets?".....Re/Creating Tampa

Stogie Recommends

Great Cast, Kate Hudson, Casey Affleck, Ethan Suplee, Christina Ricci, Brendan Sexton III, John Heard, Sara Gilbert, Peter Sarsgaard, Isidra Vega, and Lucinda Jenney. I know this film is 12 years old, if you have not seen it, you should.

Tampa Bay Homeless

Meet Winston
He Is From Georgia. Has Been Homeless 4 Years.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Weekend In Tampa

Tampa Bay Bartenders

Katrina
Gaspar's Patio In Temple Terrace

Bay Area Shelters Need Our Help

December 5, marked the first day of Hillsborough County opening its cold weather shelters welcoming dozens of residents, both homeless and those who live in homes without adequate heat. Such sites have assisted more than 6,000 individuals, during the winter months, providing them with evening meals, a place to sleep out of the cold as well as breakfast.......here

The County Shelters Include
Bethune Park Rural Shelter, 5809 Edina St. in Wimauma, 671-7618.
The Brandon Community Center, 510 E. Sadie St. in Brandon, 635-8179.
The Metropolitan Ministries, 2010 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa, 209-1077.
The Salvation Army, 1514 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa, 221-4440.
Those wishing to donate supplies should contact each individual shelter.

Event To Support Haiti Orphans In Ybor City



The Hot Spot 813 located in Ybor City is holding an event on Thursday December 16, 2010 at 7pm to help orphaned children of Haiti. Throughout the week leading up to
the event The Hot Spot 813 will be accepting Donations that will be sent to
Haiti after the December 16,2010 event at 7pm. The Dog's Bollocks located in
Ybor City will be sponsoring the food and beverages also there will be live
entertainment performed by Tim Walker.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tampa Bay Homeless

Meet Jeff
He Is From Jersey. Has Been Homeless For 10 Years.

Tampa City Councilwoman Yolie Capin's Holiday Bash

Wed, Dec 15, 5:30-8pm
Ceviche Restaurant
1502 S. Howard Ave, Tampa
Please RSVP to me so we're sure to have enough food and space for all to enjoy. Hope to see you there! Mike Fox, 727-320-4502


Free refreshments, great political conversation, and some "who's who's" of Tampa will be in attendance.