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What is Coast Bike Share?

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By Ashley Reams Mistretta

Coast Bike Share is expected to launch in Tampa by November.

What exactly is the program and how does it work?

In this video, we explore the concept of bike sharing as workers assemble 300 bikes in a Franklin Street warehouse.

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Dog owner searching for people who saved his beagle’s life

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By Ashley Reams Mistretta

Whenever beagle Soco is on a boat, she’s going to be wearing her life vest.

Pet owner Nick Felts, 30, learned this lesson the hard way after Soco fell off his boat in St. Pete on Aug. 24.

A couple minutes went by before anyone realized 10-year-old Soco was gone, and Felts and his friends spent hours searching for her before they ran out of gas. Leaving without Soco was the toughest thing Felts said he’s has ever had to do.

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Check out this cool Coast Bike Share video

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By Ashley Reams Mistretta

Coast Bike Share is a program that is launching soon in the City of Tampa.

It’s designed to bring bicycle sharing to downtown Tampa, Hyde Park, Davis Island, Channelside and Ybor City.

So, how does it work?

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Check out the photo that Fitz and the Tantrums took in Tampa

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By Ashley Reams Mistretta

Indie pop band Fitz and the Tantrums played the USF Sun Dome on Wednesday and had a great time.

That’s according to their Instagram, where they posted this photo of the crowd.

The caption reads: “Thank you Tampa!!! #tampa #fitzandtantrumsatthedome #usf #fitzandthetantrums”

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What do you think of Apple’s new watch?

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By Ashley Reams Mistretta

I remember watching “Inspector Gadget” as a kid and thinking about how cool it would be to have a watch like Penny’s.

She could monitor her clueless uncle’s movements, communicate with her pet dog, and stop evil from overtaking the world all with a device she wore on her wrist.

“I wish my watch could do all that,” I would think to myself. “Maybe one day in the future it actually will.”

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Why you might already have the new U2 album

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By Ashley Reams Mistretta

Have you noticed some new U2 songs randomly show up in your iTunes? Here’s why.

Love them or hate them, U2 is releasing a new album called “Songs of Innocence” and giving all 11 tracks away to every iTunes user.

If you’re one of the roughly 500 million people with an iTunes account, the album should have shown up for free in your music library Tuesday afternoon.

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‘From street to canvas,’ graffiti artwork is trending in Tampa

Published:   |   Updated: September 9, 2014 at 03:09 PM
By Olivia Stacey

When you think of graffiti, you may picture spray painted city streets. However, graffiti has found a more upscale home in a South Tampa art gallery.

“Outsiders: From street to canvas” is the latest exhibit at CASS and features five graffiti artists with national and international acclaim.

Cassie Greatens, co-owner of CASS, says graffiti artwork has come a long way in recent years. In this video, we talk with Greatens about the street artwork trend and how it’s showcased at CASS.

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Brew Bus, world’s largest bowling pin among Movoto’s ‘11 Secret Things In Tampa You Never Knew Existed’

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By Ashley Reams Mistretta

Enjoying a beer on the Tampa Brew Bus, checking out the world’s largest bowling pin at Splitsville, and parking your bike in funky racks in Dunedin.

Those are three of the ‘11 Secret Things In Tampa You Never Knew Existed,’ according to real estate website Movoto, which posted its list of insider things to do in the area.

The story is one of the latest in a series on Movoto’s blog that examines the hidden gems in cities across the country.

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How adorable is this baby aardvark born at Busch Gardens?

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By Ashley Reams Mistretta

Need a cuteness break to get you through your last day of work before the weekend?

Here it is thanks to Busch Gardens, which shared a video and photos of a baby aardvark born Aug. 5.

This 1-month-old cutie is rare because aardvark births are uncommon as a result of the animal’s penchant for solitude, according to the park. Although the baby’s gender is unknown at this time, it’s expected to grow to more than 120 pounds by its first birthday.

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Coppertail Brewery opens temporary tasting room in Ybor

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By Olivia Stacey

Coppertail Brewing Co. opened a temporary tasting room in Ybor City this week. Craft beer enthusiasts can enjoy the brews from 3:30 to 9:30 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. The brewery is located in Tampa at 2601 E 2nd Ave.

Those wanting to sample the Coppertail beer in St. Petersburg can join Coppertail at their pop-up event on the other side of the bay. The tasting will take place at the St. Petersburg Shuffle Club from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Entry is free tomorrow, but if you want to play shuffleboard it is $5 for non-members and free for members. For those with an appetite, flights of food by Eat This will be paired with Coppertail’s craft beer selection. While the beer tasting is free, bring cash or card if you want to enjoy the food pairings. The shuffle club is located at 559 Mirror Lake Dr North in St. Petersburg.

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