Tampa http://wlrn.org en Florida Community Asks Mermaid To Swim Elsewhere http://wlrn.org/post/florida-community-asks-mermaid-swim-elsewhere Jenna Conti just wants to swim.<p>In her custom-made mermaid costume.<p>At the Fishhawk Ranch community pools in Tampa, Fla.<p>But rules are rules, the local development district board says. And the rules say no swim fins in the pools.<p>So Conti, or Eden Sirene as she's known when she swims, has been left high and dry.<p>She "just wanted to really show some magic here in Fishhawk," <a href="http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/22848231/2013/07/15/flap-over-fins-lands-mermaid-in-hot-water" target="_blank">Conti says</a>.<p>Still, her dream lives on. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 16:17:13 +0000 Mark Memmott 17656 at http://wlrn.org Florida Community Asks Mermaid To Swim Elsewhere At 'Nuestra Noche,' GOP Welcomes Hispanic Candidates http://wlrn.org/post/nuestra-noche-gop-welcomes-hispanic-candidates <p><span style="background-color: rgb(239, 239, 239); color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">National Republicans showed off some of the results of a Hispanic candidate recruitment drive during a packed-to-the-rafters blowout in Tampa's colorful </span>latin<span style="background-color: rgb(239, 239, 239); color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; "> community, </span>Ybor<span style="background-color: rgb(239, 239, 239); color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-seri Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:51:18 +0000 Rick Stone 1867 at http://wlrn.org Green Card Stories http://wlrn.org/post/green-card-stories <p></p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 21:52:30 +0000 Alicia Zuckerman 1568 at http://wlrn.org Green Card Stories Isaac Doesn't Drench Party Plans For Florida Delegates At RNC http://wlrn.org/post/isaac-doesnt-drench-party-plans-florida-delegates-rnc <p>Even as events were cancelled because of the weather, Florida’s delegates to the Republican National Convention managed to stay busy Monday.</p><p>The Florida delegation started the party Sunday night with a convention kickoff at Tropicana Field. Then, buses brought them back to their hotel for another reception.</p><p>Steve Zieman from Gulf Breeze in the Panhandle drank a beer and smiled after getting an update on Isaac. He almost didn’t make it.</p><p>“I had to decide whether or not the storm was really going to go on that course,” Zieman said. “But I wanted to support America.”</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Gina Jordan 1830 at http://wlrn.org Isaac Doesn't Drench Party Plans For Florida Delegates At RNC Funds Slashed For People With Disabilities http://wlrn.org/post/funds-slashed-people-disabilities <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.714em; text-align: justify; font-family: body-font; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); ">http://vimeo.com/41945480</p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.714em; text-align: justify; font-family: body-font; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); ">A network of Florida facilities that supports people with disabilities will lose nearly $1.6 million this year – just as the social services provided by the network are needed most.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 15:37:29 +0000 Sammy Mack 899 at http://wlrn.org The Cuban Sandwich War Is Over, Miami Concedes Defeat http://wlrn.org/post/cuban-sandwich-war-over-miami-concedes-defeat <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">After an incursion by the upstart Miami Cuban community, the people have spoken – Tampa is the true home of the Cuban sandwich.</span></p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 03:09:04 +0000 Scott Finn 9232 at http://wlrn.org The Cuban Sandwich War Is Over, Miami Concedes Defeat