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Giving Back this Holiday Season

By WOW Editor | November 29, 2023

Whether you are looking for ways to volunteer as an individual or family, or have a student looking to earn Bright Futures hours, several organizations can use a helping hand this holiday season. Below are just a few. Meals on Wheels What they do: Meals on Wheels is dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation […]

Best Spots for a Bike Ride in Tampa Bay

By WOW Editor | October 5, 2023

Our Northwest neighborhoods are home to a number of trails and bike lanes perfect for a bike ride. Chances are, however, that you have ridden many of these routes over and over again. Now that cooler weather is on the horizon, why not head out and try a new cycling route? Tampa Bay is chock-full […]

Best Birding Spots in Tampa Bay

By WOW Editor | October 5, 2023

Moderate temperatures and ample supplies of food and water bring a number of migratory species to Tampa Bay each winter. While we are fortunate to have a wide variety of birds that call Florida home year-round, winter is the perfect time to get out and spot some visitors from up North. Warblers, goldfinches, American robins, […]

10 Local Spots to Channel Your Inner Artist

By Karen Ring | October 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 […]

A Guide to Tampa Bay Farmers Markets

By WOW Editor | September 14, 2023

As the temperatures start to cool, it’s the perfect time to check out our local farmers markets. 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 and explore different corners of the […]

Ideas for Indoor Fun

By WOW Editor | August 14, 2023

  In Florida, August is more commonly known as “Is it November yet?” This month has been particularly brutal with record temperatures that just won’t quit. We have a few ideas across Tampa Bay to have fun while staying cool. Skate the day away What better way to cool off on a hot summer day […]

Trivia Nights in and around Westchase

By WOW Editor | June 21, 2023

It is probably no coincidence the advent of trivia nights coincided with the debut of the much-loved show, Jeopardy! For those of us not lucky enough (or clever enough) to make it onto the Alex Trebek stage, there are plenty of opportunities to test your knowledge right here in your own community. Across the country, […]

A Beach for Everyone

By WOW Editor | June 21, 2023

When it comes to spending a day at the beach in our area, you really can’t go wrong, but it does help to have an idea of what to expect before you head out. Below, we break down a few of our favorite beaches and what makes them unique. Fred Howard Park Beach: The family […]

Free and Discounted Museum Admission

By Karen Ring | June 12, 2023

Tampa Bay is home to a plethora of museums for all ages and interests, and many of them offer free or discounted admission days. Whether you are looking to entertain the kids or simply want to take a break from the summer sun, below are a few great museum deals. Heritage Village Museum Location: 11909 […]

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