Local Groups Fight Evictions + Labor Day Booking + History Museum

Hello, neighbors and Happy Sunday! Carlos Hernandez here with today’s Tampa Daily.

First, today’s weather: Rain in the evening. High: 92 Low: 76.

Here are the top stories in Tampa today:

1. Local community groups and legal advocates are working hard to get help to people after the United States Supreme Court struck down the federal eviction moratorium this week that was recently put into place by the CDC. There are fears there will be a rise in homelessness. In Hillsborough County, data from the clerk of court’s office shows that more than 5,000 eviction cases have been filed this year alone. (WTSP)

2. COVID-19 is taking a toll on local law enforcement. 29 officers have died in Florida so far from the virus, with numerous deaths in recent weeks. Rising cases have also led to many staff members being out sick with the virus. Many officers remain unvaccinated and sheriffs are ramping up their effort to encourage vaccination. (Fox 13 Tampa Bay)

3. If you’re planning to go camping or outdoors for Labor Day weekend, reservations are now available in the Tampa Bay area. Labor Day is Monday, September 6th, 2021. Although many camping grounds may already be booked, sometimes there are cancellations on the day of. (St. Pete Patch)

4. St. Petersburg Museum of History is looking for photographs, objects, documents and stories “that share the African American and LGBTQIA+ experiences from St. Petersburg.” The 99-year old museum is looking to expand its display of these items and keeps thousands of historic items. (Creative Loafing Tampa)

5. Sugar growers in Florida are suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over proposed reservoir water levels they say will be far too low. Everglades restoration activists are in support of the water level rules and say the sugar growers are only prioritizing their own interests. (ABC Action News)

Today in Tampa

  • Sunshine Sunday – Glazer Children’s Museum. (10:00 AM)
  • Board on Sunday? at Chill Cawfee. (10:00 AM)
  • Par-TEE on the Pier at Armature Works. (10:00 AM)
  • Sunday Makebreak at Michael’s Stores. (2:00 PM)
  • Summer Classics: The Black Pirate (1926). (3:00 PM)
  • Rodeo Fest 2021 at Florida State Fairgrounds. (6:00 PM)

Tampa Patch Notebook

  • Tampa Bay Rays: “Even the deepest part of the ballpark couldn’t contain this 453′ blast” (Facebook)
  • Feeding Tampa Bay: “Join us in celebrating our extraordinary hunger hero, Fred Bach, from Saint Jerome Food Pantry…” (Twitter)
  • City of Tampa: “Are you interested in being part of the Citizens Review Board? City Council is accepting Citizens Review Board applications until Friday, September 3, 2021. The selection date is set for Thursday September 9, 2021 at 5:01 p.m. Learn more…” (Facebook)
  • Forbes named Tampa in the Top 10 Emerging Tech Cities in the United States.

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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 food blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.

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