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Buildings Alive Tour Showcases Ybor City History
83 degrees - February 28, 2014
Hop aboard a Jolley Trolley and get an insider's look at Ybor City's most historic buildings. For the third year, the Ybor City Museum Society is sponsoring the Buildings Alive Ybor City Architecture Hop. Read more from 83 degrees.
Pick your poison: Fuma Bella, Ybor City
Creative Loafing - February 27, 2014
Fuma Bella is Italian for “nice smoke.” Best time to go: Sundays for Bloody Marys, during shows at neighboring New World Brewery for a crowd, Monday happy hours for a mellower mood. Read more from Creative Loafing.
Walking tour of history in Ybor City
WFLA - February 26, 2014
If you are a history buff but not a fan of reading books, there's another way to learn about some unique history in Tampa Bay area on a walking tour of Ybor City. The journey takes you back to Ybor's creation as a cigar manufacturing town in the 1800s, visiting several historical landmarks along the way. Read more from WFLA or watch the video below.
Visiting Tampa Bay’s historic legacy
The Canadian Jewish News - February 24, 2014
Most snowbirds heading to Tampa Bay are looking for sun and a little poolside lounging, but for culture and history buffs, there’s another fascinating activity that’s easy to do – search out the area’s Jewish roots. In the city’s historic district of Ybor City those roots are deep. Read more from The Canadian Jewish News.
Fiesta Day: Ah, flan, we love you so
The Tampa Tribune – February 22, 2014
They came for the flan. They stayed for the fiesta. The streets of Ybor were packed Saturday for the annual Fiesta Day and Flan Festival. Hundreds of people spent the day on Seventh Avenue, perusing booths and sampling cuisine that celebrated Ybor City’s Hispanic heritage. Read more from The Tampa Tribune.
Ybor historian Reyes to discuss new cigar book
The Tampa Tribune – February 20, 2014
A native of Puerto Rico, Wallace “Wally” Reyes, 60, has called Tampa home for 40 years. A historical researcher, he is often featured at conferences and now is the historian at the Ybor City Museum, where he leads walking tours of the district. He earned his master’s and doctorate degrees at the University of Florida. Read more from The Tampa Tribune.
Smokin' Tampa Bay
Travel Industry Today – February 19, 2014
Coincidentally, Tampa began as a sleepy fishing village that the Native American tribes called “Tanpa,” meaning “sticks of fire,” because of frequent lightening storms. Over the years, early explorers changed the spelling to Tampa. Don Vicente Martinez Ybor, an influential cigar manufacturer and Cuban exile, moved his business from Key West to a palmetto-covered area, east of Tampa in 1885. Read more from Travel Industry Today.