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Photos: It’ll take months, if not years, to rebuild Fort Myers after Hurricane Ian

Last weekend, volunteers from Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADR) went to the areas of Southwest Florida that were hardest hit by Hurricane…

By Justin Garcia

Shirley (L) and Denny outside the historic Venice Theater in Venice, Florida on Oct. 1, 2022. The duo hunkered in a bathroom to ride out Hurricane Ian.
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Tampa Bay's best restaurants, food and drink of 2022, according to our readers

More than 500,000 votes were cast in the 2022 Best of the Bay reader's poll, and the results are finally in. These…

By CL Staff

Best Non-Alcoholic Cocktails
Winner: Willa's Tampa
Runners-up: Ciro’s Speakeasy, The Saint
Photo via Willa’s Tampa/Instagram
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Photos: Hurricane Ian leaves Tampa with downed trees and temporarily sucks water out of Hillsborough River

Maybe it's the spirit of the Tocobaga, maybe it was Florida Man, but for some reason Tampa Bay chased away another direct…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Hurricane Ian leaves Tampa with downed trees and temporarily sucks water out of Hillsborough River
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Rapper Lil Wayne is selling his Florida mansion for $29.5 million

Rapper and Young Money founder Lil Wayne is selling his giant Florida mansion, and he's asking quite a bit more than "A…

By CL Staff

Rapper Lil Wayne is selling his Florida mansion for $29.5 million
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