Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent Opens 

Posted: 4:46 am Monday, November 6th, 2017

By Ann Kelly

 

Metropolitan Ministries holiday tent officially opens this morning in downtown Tampa at the corner of Cass and Nebraska. The need for donations is expected to be stronger than usual thanks to our hurricanes and families coming into the area from Puerto Rico. For more on what is needed click here, and make plans to join The Dove for our Feed the Bay food drive for Metropolitan Ministries on Friday, Nov. 17th at the Land O Lakes Wal Mart.

The Bucs drop their fifth in a row to New Orleans on Sunday 30-10. Jameis Winston left in the second quarter after he took a hit to his already injured shoulder. Starting defensive end William Gholston also suffered a neck injury and left the field on a cart. Up next for the Bucs it’s the NY Jets on Sunday at Ray Jay.

Food for Florida continues today through Wednesday in Pasco County. The event is at the Pasco County Fairgrounds, and  You can apply online ahead of time here.

Seminole Heights residents paid tribute to the three people shot and killed by an unknown person at their annual Taste of the Heights Sunday. A new mural was unveiled at Nebraska and Osborne and residents wrote their own tributes as well. The search is still going on and you’re asked to call with any information at 1-800-873-TIPS.

The Dogtoberfest-2017-SliderSuncoast Animal League returned from Puerto Rico with more than 100 dogs and a dozen cats that were left homeless after Hurricane Maria destroyed much of the island. Many of those rescued will be up for adoption this Saturday as part of Dogtoberfest at Highlander Park in Dunedin. Ann Kelly will host the events ant they are accepting donations. To see how you can help just click here

Autonomous shuttle service will be in Tampa, possibly as early as Gasparilla weekend this January. It’s a limited route for the driverless shuttle that will only run between HART’s Marion Street Bus Center and about a mile away to downtown Tampa. It’s a test for the city and would be the only one of its kind operating in regular daily traffic.