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Summer Reading Programs

By WOW Editor | May 12, 2023

Summer is almost here and maintaining good reading habits in the summer months helps keep kids’ minds sharp. Summer reading programs encourage children to explore new literary adventures while having fun and earning rewards. Not only do these programs provide incentives for children and teens to keep reading, but they also encourage parents and family […]

Eight Spots for the Perfect Picnic in Tampa Bay

By Karen Ring | March 28, 2023

April 23 is National Picnic Day. While the temps may be starting to heat up, there’s still time to get out and enjoy a scenic picnic before the rainy season kicks in. Below are a few of our favorite spots!   Upper Tampa Bay Conservation Park 8001 Double Branch Rd. Tampa, FL 33635   Just […]

11 Great Dog Parks in Tampa Bay

By Karen Ring | March 5, 2023

There is still time to take advantage of milder temperatures and treat your pup to a day at the park. Why let the kids have all the fun? Here are a few of our favorite dog parks perfect for letting your four-legged family members run free. Northwest Dog Park 8951 W. Waters Ave., Tampa This […]

10 Local Spots to Channel Your Inner Artist

By Karen Ring | March 1, 2023

We put a lot of focus on finding ways for our children to channel their creative energy. But what about adults? It is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind and neglect our creative side. Tapping into our creative energy, however, has numerous benefits – from improving overall mental health to reducing the […]

Summer Camps your Kids Will Love

By WOW Editor | February 5, 2023

Looking for a quality summer camp program for your child? Look no further! We are fortunate in Westchase to have so many quality camp programs just a short drive away. From fine arts to wakeboarding and everything in between, there are camps for all interests and age levels. Check out a few of the great […]

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

By Karen Ring | January 29, 2023

April 22 marks 53 years since the first Earth Day celebration was held in 1970. Twenty million Americans took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet—and the movement caught on. Today, Earth Day is a global movement, with more than […]

Spring Training: A Tampa Bay Tradition

By Joey Johnston | January 8, 2023

  If you enjoy Major-League Baseball, you’re in the perfect place. The Tampa Bay area is one of the prime spots for spring training. Most MLB teams will report to sites in Florida and Arizona around Valentine’s Day and full-squad workouts begin shortly thereafter. The Tampa Bay area, a key spring-training hub for decades, features […]

A Guide to Tampa Bay Farmers Markets

By WOW Editor | September 13, 2022

As the temperatures start to cool down just a little, it’s the perfect time to check out the various markets in Tampa Bay. Not only will you find everything from fresh, locally sourced produce to handcrafted jewelry, but you will also support local artists, farmers and vendors. Plus, it’s a fun way to get out […]

Cool Off in Florida’s Natural Springs

By WOW Editor | July 14, 2022

Florida is typically known for its gorgeous white-sand beaches, but the abundance of natural springs found in the state are equally impressive. Florida springs offer crystal clear, cool water that is perfect for swimming, tubing and kayaking year-round, but they are particularly refreshing in the heart of summer. Below are six springs, some nearby, others […]

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