Red Tide Rally + Ice Cream Sanctions + FL Unemployment Lawsuit

Happy Monday, people of Tampa! Here’s everything you need to know going on locally today.

First, today’s weather: Possible light rain in the afternoon and evening. High: 91 Low: 79.

Here are the top stories in Tampa today:

1. Dozens of people gathered Sunday in downtown Tampa to raise awareness for environmental impacts seen in the area due to red tide. One group participating was a Facebook group called “Stop Red Tide St. Pete.” (WTSP)

2. Florida is threatening sanctions against Ben & Jerry’s because it plans to stop doing business in territories it believes Israel shouldn’t control. (Creative Loafing Tampa)

5. A group of attorneys filed a lawsuit Sunday in an effort to force the State of Florida to restore $300 weekly extended federal unemployment benefits. There are numerous similar lawsuits in other states that also ended unemployment benefits ahead of a planned federal sunset. (Spectrum News 13)

Today in Tampa

  • Hillsborough Schools Transportation Job Fair at Silo Bend. (8:00 AM)
  • Mothercraft at Community Roots Collective. (10:00 AM)
  • CareerSource Tampa Bay Open House. (10:00 AM)
  • South Tampa Professionals Networking Lunch at Wright’s Deli. (12:00 PM)
  • Intro to Ukulele at TRIBE Seminole Heights. (5:30 PM)
  • Yoga at the Park at Water Works Park. (6:00 PM)
  • Hyde Park Sweat with Bella Prana. (6:00 PM)
  • Summer Program At Hillsborough County Libraries. (6:30 PM)

Tampa Patch Notebook

  • City of Tampa: “DYK you can get your COVID-19 vaccine AT HOME for free?
    DeliveRxd Pharmacy is offering free at home vaccines for individuals who live in @HillsboroughFL and @PinellasCoNews . You do not have to be homebound or bedridden. For more information, call 813-932-6266.” (Twitter)
  • Tampa Bay Times: “Dr. Anthony Fauci says the CDC is weighing revising their COVID-19 guidelines to recommend that even fully vaccinated…” (Facebook)
  • Tampa Bay Times: “Largo native Anastasija Zolotic wins the United States’ first gold medal in Olympic women’s taekwondo by defeating Ru…” (Facebook)
  • Tampa Bay Times: “USF’s president announced he’s leaving two years into his term. What does that mean for the trajectory of the univers…” (Facebook)
  • Tampa Bay Times: “Nursing homes representatives asked officials not to tap into a fund reimbursing health care providers for expenses a…” (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 food blog Carlos Eats ( and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.

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