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🌱 SoHo ArtWalk coming in October + Humane Society receives donation

Hello everyone. I’m back in your inbox this morning with your new edition of the Tampa Daily. Here’s what you need to know about what’s happening in town, including…

  • 🐕 The Humane Society of Tampa Bay receives vital pet food donations amid rising inflation.
  • 🎨 South Tampa will have its first SoHo ArtWalk in October.
  • ⚖️ A Tampa man was sentenced to one year in federal prison for defrauding the government on SNAP.

Today is the first day of autumn. If you haven’t enjoyed a Pumpkin Spice Latte yet, I’m sure it’s almost everywhere at this point. 🎃

But first, today’s weather:

Wet; a wandering storm pm. High: 92 Low: 74.

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Here are the top stories in Tampa today:

1. The Tampa Bay Humane Society receives 7,500 meals Food for canine animals to feed the dogs at his current shelter this month. The donation is part of the company’s budget “Pound for Pound to the RESCUE” effort, a pound-for-pound donation campaign and celebrates the national expansion of Canidae’s Kibble refill stations at petco. (Tampa Patch)

2. A 60-year-old man from New Port Richey was arrested and accused of exploiting an elderly person at buy thousands of dollars worth of guns, liquor and a dog, according to the arrest documents. According to police, Jay Renton transferred money from the victim’s bank account to his own and began using over $28,000 without authorization. (WFLA)

3. The first SoHo ArtWalk is vscoming in october. The one-day event will feature local artists, painters at work, face painting, caricatures, custom typewriter poetry, and more. Local artwork in various styles will be available for purchase during the event. (It’s so Tampa)

4. Local tourism dollars are on the rise record in Tampa, according to Visit Tampa Bay. Total Tourism Development Tax collections in the first 11 months of FY2022 were impacted nearly $54 million. This represents a 59% increase over the same period in 2021. (Fox 13 Tampa)

5. Ahmad Al Saleh, 59, of Tampa, was sentenced to one year in federal prison for participating in a conspiracy to defraud the government excluding food benefits for needy families. The court also ordered Al Saleh to return to the United States Department of Agriculture the $654,502.28. (Tampa Patch)

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Today in Tampa:

  • Raise the Flags — Buccaneers at Armature Works. (11 a.m.)
  • Memorial in honor of deceased officer Henry R. Lett at the Tampa Police Department. (11:30 a.m.)
  • 24 HANDS Opening Reception at the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Tampa. (6 p.m.)
  • Hold on to your guns at L’Orphee. (6 p.m.)
  • “The Violet Color” at Stageworks. (8 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • bonobos Head towards The Ritz in City of Ybor Thursday, September 29. The producer recently released some new music. Tickets are now available. (Creative Loafing Tampa)
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have sign WR Cole Beasley and Justin Skule to the practice squad. The signing comes amid a one-game suspension from WR Mike Evans. (Tampa Bay Buccaneers via Facebook)
  • JD Power named Tampa International Airport the 1st major airport in its North American Airport Satisfaction Stud 2022there. (Tampa International Airport via Facebook)
  • The University of Tampa is listed in the Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of the best and most diverse business schools from 2022-2023. The Sykes College of Business MBA program was ranked #79 out of 117 business schools in the United States and the world at large. (The University of Tampa via Facebook)
  • ⚠️ The closure on North Florida Avenue has been extended until October 7 due to the Southeast Seminole Heights Stormwater Project. (City of Tampa via Facebook)

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Carlos Hernandez

About me: Hello, my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the culinary blog Carlos Eats ( and also contributes to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.

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