Lightning Continue Battle For Stanley Cup + Bowling Alley Robots

Welcome back, Tampa! I’m here in your inbox today to get you up to speed on everything you need to know about what’s going on around town.

First, today’s weather:

An afternoon thunderstorm. High: 90 Low: 76.

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Here are the top five stories in Tampa today:

1. Tampa Bay Lightning’s Ondrej Palat gave Tampa Bay a 3-2 Game 5 win Friday night, extending the Stanley Cup Final and three-peat bid to today, when the Lightning will take on the Avalanche at Tampa’s Amalie Arena. Today is pivotal for the Lightning on its quest to win the Stanley Cup. (Tampa Patch)

2. Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas is in the heart of Tampa Bay along the Courtney Campbell Causeway and is a poolside destination for those looking for a weekend getaway this summer. Now with WTR Pool, the Godfrey offers a range of entertainment and crowd pleasers, including the Intracoastals, Sickkick, and Cedric Gervais. (Tampa Bay Newswire)

3. Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a man they say robbed a bank Friday morning in Lakeland, According to authorities, a man entered the SouthState bank around 10:40 am and robbed one of the tellers. (WTSP)

4. Robot servers have invaded a Clearwater bowling alley, Maples Lanes Countryside Bowling Alley, and may soon come to a business near you. The futuristic server called BellaBot knows its surroundings, can direct guests to their lanes, and delivers snacks. Kids also love them for photo ops. (Fox 13)

5. The city of Tampa Development and Growth Management’s Construction Services will host a specialized course for those interested in becoming certified private arborists, Applications will be accepted through the end of June. (Tampa Patch)

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Today in Tampa:

  • Sunshine Sunday at Glazer Children’s Museum. (10 am)
  • “Paul Jenkins: From America’s Heartland To An International Journey” Exhibition Closes at Tampa Musem Of Art, (10 am)
  • Bottomless Mimosas at MacDinton’s Irish Pub. (11 am)
  • WTR Pool Party Sunday With KREAM, (noon)
  • Photography Basics: Learn, Practice, Create at The Florida Museum Of Photographic Arts. (1 pm)

From my notebook:

  • A Wilhelm Scream is headed to Ybor City at Crowbar on Thursday, June 30. It’s been nearly a decade since new music was released by the group. (Creative Loafing Tampa)
  • St. Pete Pride saw a big turnout on Saturday. Check out this photo from That’s So Tampa. ,Twitter,
  • After almost two and a half years, as well as global pandemic and a driver shortage, the St. Pete Arts Alliance (SPAA) has contracted with Star Trolley to reinstate trolley service for patrons of St. Pete’s Second Saturday ArtWalk. (Tampa Bay Newswire)
  • The Propeller Club – Port of Tampa has announced its new leadership for the 2022-2023 program year. Darren Richards, the Chief Operating Officer of Tucker/Hall, one of the state’s largest Strategic Communications firms, has been named the group’s new president. (Tampa Bay Newswire)

Now you’re in the loop and ready to start this Sunday off right. See you all tomorrow morning for another update!

, Carlos Hernandez

About me: Hello my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food blog Carlos Eats ( and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.

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