1. These two photos show the new Del Taco on Manatee Avenue and a Taco Bell sign poking fun at their new competition.
  2. Bill DeYoung is one of a trio of St. Petersburg Press authors appearing Friday.
  3. Kate Atkinson's new novel is "Shrines of Gaiety."
  4. Tens of thousands of lights are on display at the Oakdale Christmas house in St. Petersburg, pictured in 2021.
  5. Members of the Tarpon Springs Leadership Conservatory for the Arts' marching band rehearses in front of friends and family in Tarpon Springs. The students will be performing in the 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
  6. ZooTampa at Lowry Park's Christmas in the Wild event runs 16 select nights in 2022.
  7. Dominic Fike performs at Jannus Live during his sold-out St. Petersburg stop on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022.
  8. Taylor Swift fans are ticked off at Ticketmaster because its website crashed and burned this week as millions of people were desperately trying to get tickets to Tay Tay’s first tour in four years.
  9. Jose Marti is seen in this replica photograph and collectors stamp. He is in the middle, with the white shirt and mustache.
  10. Jo Dyke tests the lights on the branch of a cherry blossom tree. The LED lights can be programmed to display different colors. The cherry blossom trees will be pink.
  11. The two-day Shopapalooza Festival features more than 350 vendors and is expected to attract thousands to Vinoy Park this weekend.
  12. Christmas Town at Busch Gardens in Tampa a variety of colorful elements.
  13. Gertrude Warnick was working as a practical nurse when she died while reportedly rescuing nursing home residents in a fire that killed 32 others in Largo in 1953. She was buried in an unmarked grave until last month.
  14. Shadow and Stella are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  15. A trio of turkey hats are pictured during the Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 in Clearwater.
  16. The downtown Tampa Winter Village has added a new “street curling” attraction that is free to play any time the holiday district is open in Curtis Hixon Park. They will even have a new curling league that is signing up teams now.
  17. The 1947 classic "Miracle on 34th Street," with Edmund Gwenn and Natalie Wood, will be among the holiday movies presented at Tampa Theatre. In addition to holiday movies, there will be an in-theater sock ball fight.
  18. Laura Hine is resigning as executive director of The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg. “I’m going to dedicate my time and energy to public education, advocacy and improvement through my role as an elected school board member,” she said.
  19. A biologist from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium helps a recently hatched sea turtle find its way from the beach to the water. While sea turtle nests are up this year, the aquarium reported an alarming number of times the hatchlings were confused by artificial lights and headed to hotels and garages instead of the ocean.
  20. Ticketmaster says it is canceling Friday’s planned general public sale for Taylor Swift’s upcoming stadium tour because it doesn’t have enough tickets.
  21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady attends a news conference after a practice session in Munich, Germany, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022.
  22. Actor Maulik Pancholy is the author of "Nikhil Out Loud."
  23. “Mujer Vestida” (Dressed Woman), an 8-foot tall bronze sculpture by Colombian artist Fernando Botero has been bestowed to the Tampa Museum of Art by collector and philanthropist Jorge M. Pérez.

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