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Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

By Karen Ring | April 9, 2024

April 22 marks 54 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 […]

Summer Camps your Kids Will Love

By WOW Editor | February 5, 2024

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 […]

8 Spots for the Perfect Picnic in Tampa Bay

By Karen Ring | January 28, 2024

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 a few miles up the road, […]

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 here, why not head out and try a new cycling route? Tampa Bay is chock-full of bike-friendly […]

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 […]

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