Posted: 3:42 am Friday, May 11th, 2018
By Ann Kelly
The sold-out game one of the Eastern Conference finals between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Washington Capitals is tonight at Amalie Arena at 8 pm. Game two is also at Amalie will be Sunday at 8 pm. The Lightning having home ice advantage and will be back in Tampa for game five if necessary Saturday, May 19th. . For a chance to win your own pair of tickets of playoff tickets, just click here for details. You’ll have until Friday at noon to text to win.
A Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy is being called a hero after his quick actions saved the life of a three-month old baby in Ocala. Deputy Jeremie Nix was flagged down by the little boy’s mother and rushed the child to the hospital when he was concerned an ambulance would not arrive in time. Baby Kingston is doing just fine according to press release thanks to Deputy Nix. You can see the dashcam video that’s gone viral here.
The newest park in Tampa opens this weekend with free performance from the Florida Orchestra on Sunday. Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. Please bring along some non-perishable food items that will be donated to Tampa Bay Harvestt. Ann Kelly will host the Florida Orchestra’s performance that comes complete with fireworks starting at 7:30 pm.
If your picnic or tailgating plans for the weekend include salad, watch out for the romaine. The romaine lettuce recall now extends into 29 states, including Florida and is responsible on death, and possibly as many as 17 people reporting kidney failure from possible E. coli contamination. At least 149 people have been sickened, 17 in the hospital.
Digital license plates, called Rplates will be here soon. Reviver Auto is the manufacturer of the electronic plates that are already in use in California. Those plates cost $699, plus a monthly service plan fee. But you’d never have to go to the DMV ever again and can renew online. But as with any electronic device hacking is a concern.
That trip down to Amalie Arena on Friday or anywhere downtown will be a little slow. New traffic patterns due to the Water Street Tampa construction project will slow your trip. Brorein is permanently closed between Channelside and South Nebraska and that’s just the start. To plan your ride downtown to work or to play check here. MacDill Airfest is also this Saturday and Sunday to add to the congestion, along with the James Taylor Amalie Arena Saturday night. And don’t forget the grand opening of the new Julian B Lane park this weekend, with a free concert by the Florida Orchestra Sunday evening.
Former Buccaneer Head Coach Tony Dungy will be inducted into the Ring of Honor during a Monday Night Football game September 24th. The game will be between the Bucs and the Steelers. He is the only one to be inducted this year. Dungy went into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.