Night in the Tropics, the annual fiesta put on by Greater New Port Richey is Friday Aug. 23. The Key West style street party goes from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Jimmy Buffett tribute band Jason Webb & the Caribbean Chillers will be bringing the jams, along with other bands. And of course there will be food and drink aplenty, including Cuban sandwiches, gyros and more.
Lowry Park Zoo Has a New Star: Visitors to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo are in for a treat courtesy of new arrival Mavi. The baby African elephant was born back in July, but her name was just selected courtesy of Bay area residents who voted in a contest and the little bundle of joy’s Mom, Matjeka.
Poll Says Voters Are Saying No to ‘The Lens’: A new poll out of St. Petersburg says voters there aren’t too keen on the idea of the city building The Lens to replace the old Pier. What do you think about the proposal? Tell us by commenting below!More Afternoon Storms on Tap: While forecasters anticipate blue skies and plenty of sunshine as the kids head off to school Wednesday, another round of afternoon storms is likely on the horizon. Highs in the 90s are expected again today, as well.