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The Best Education Apps (iOS)

    The Best Education Apps (iOS) What’s your favorite education app for Apple devices?                   © Tampa Bay METRO Magazine & Blog   Advertisements [...]

12 Places to View July 4th Fireworks in Tampa Bay

  12 Great Places to View Independence Day Fireworks in Tampa Bay     Light Up Tampa Bay Tampa’s Channel District celebrates the Fourth of July with live music by Southern Train, entertainment by DJ’s Xplicid [...]

Gasparilla Music Festival Returns To Tampa’s Riverwalk

    The 2-day festival held on Tampa’s Riverwalk, will offer music and activities for the entire family. The festival will feature more than 40 bands along four stages. “GMF 2017 will feature the biggest acts [...]


  Tampa Bay METRO’s Summer Camps Guide 2017 Bay Area Parents, follow this evolving guide of great Summer Day Camps to keep your children engaged over the summer break.   Academy at the Lakes Academy at the [...]

Weekender: Escape to Luxury

  Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes By Ronda M. Parag   A drive to Orlando offers endless opportunities for fun and theme park mania. For an escape from all the usual Disney, Universal, Sea World hustle and [...]

Arrrrrr … Fun For Swashbucklers Of All Ages!

    2017 McDonalds Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza An alcohol-free event, celebrating the return of the Gasparilla Season to Tampa Bay     All Ages Welcome | Alcohol-free Saturday, January 21, 2017 Events Begin at 11 a.m. | Parade [...]

Grape Ideas For Heart-Healthy Meals

  Reach for grapes as a heart-healthy snack and an inventive ingredient   (Family Features) Grapes make the perfect snack: they are delicious, with a juicy burst of flavor, and are hydrating, easy to eat and [...]

Sun and Sand is Grand

    Ft. Lauderdale’s Pelican Grand Beach Resort By Ronda M. Parag     Summertime is the ideal time for a beach escape and there is no better place than Ft. Lauderdale’s Pelican Grand Beach Resort. [...]

10 Family Fun Adventures Before The Summer Ends

Summer Guide To Cool Every Floridian family knows the ‘real’ summer doesn’t hit until mid-July and can go into September.  METRO gives you great ways to beat the heat and enjoy the hot summer days and [...]

Glamorous Family Vacation

  Glamily Getaway to the Naples Grande Beach Resort   Created for families looking for the perfect balance of luxury and leisure this summer, also known as the glamilies, the lavish Grande Glamily package includes suite accommodations complete with Balcony Butler [...]


Tampa Bay Metro’s Summer Camps Guide 2016     Academy at the Lakes Academy at the Lakes offers more than 60 summer programs including academic, creative, recreation, and sports camps. Favorites include Camp Invention, Video Production, [...]

Mexico For Romance and Family Memories

  Excellence Riviera Cancun and Finest Playa Mujeres By Ronda M. Parag   The direct flight into Cancun from Orlando International Airport makes sense when trying to get to Mexico from Tampa. The hour and twenty [...]

Easter Egg Dyeing Guide

    (Family Features) Dye your Easter eggs in custom colors you won’t find in a kit with these unique food color combinations to bring seasonal hues to your Easter basket and dinner decor. For more [...]

Weekender: B Central To All Things Disney

  The Walt Disney World® B Resort & Spa The fresh design and contemporary interior of the B Resort & Spa create a feeling of peace and tranquility, in a place that can be crazy-filled with [...]

Come Ye Pirates Of All Ages!

The McDonalds Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. An alchohal-free event, celebrating the return of the Gasparilla Season to Tampa Bay!     Mateys of all ages jump and [...]

Scholarship Application Tips

  Tips for Winning a Scholarship     (Family Features)Winning a scholarship can be as competitive as gaining entrance to the college of your choice. While academic performance, extracurricular activities and character all matter, your success [...]

Family Profiles: Choosing A Private School

Deciding where your children go to school should involve a lot of research and visits to various schools around town. For some parents, the choice is made by their own experience and fond memories for the [...]

10 Tips for the Holiday Season

Simple Ways to Save Time and Enjoy the Holidays (BPT)   It may be the most wonderful time of year in the Bay area, but at times, it can also feel like the most stressful. This [...]


| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of Marital and Family Law MICHAEL LUNDY OLDER, LUNDY & ALVAREZ   Service, integrity and a relentless work ethic define Michael Lundy as one of Tampa [...]

Defining Lines and Soothing Tones

The Art of Southern Comfort and Sensibility By Mary Lou Janson  |  Photography by Elias Théroux   After relocating to Tampa from Boca Raton, Mark and Renee Radi embarked on an extensive search for their new [...]

5 Ways to Guide Your Family to Better Health

    (Family Features) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, your zip code is a greater predictor of your health than your genetic code. It not only impacts access to healthy foods, but [...]

Bug Off!

  Tips to Help Eliminate Dangerous Pests From Our Bay Area Lawns   A yard that is lush, green and free of weeds shows evidence of healthy lawn maintenance. However, many Tampa Bay area homeowners overlook [...]

Back To School Essentials

  Class is almost in session, and many busy Tampa Bay area parents have a few more items to check off their shopping lists. Help your kids get the grades this school year with a little [...]

Fourth of July Celebrations

Where To View Fireworks In Tampa Bay   METRO has assembled a quick guide to the best aerial Independence Day celebrations. Sunset on Saturday, July 4 is 8:30 p.m., and most fireworks shows begin around 9:00 [...]

All About Pool Safety

  All About Pool Safety   For many Bay Area families, some of the most anticipated summertime activities happen around the pool. But before you dive into the fun, be sure you and your family know [...]

7 Mouthwatering Burgers to Grill

7 Mouthwatering Burgers to Grill   (Family Features) May is National Burger Month, which means it’s time to grill up burgers that demand attention. Start by seasoning ground meat, then build with bold toppers and unexpected [...]

Discover the Festival of Lights

Lowry Park Zoo Extends Zoominations Festivities                           Due to popular demand, Tampa Lowry Park Zoo has announced that the lights will continue to shine [...]

Educational iPad Games

Learning can and should be fun for our children. Here is a list of games your kids will have fun playing … engaging in the learning process as they are having a blast!       [...]

Music Festival Offers ‘Something for Everyone’

Gasparilla Music Fest Expands It’s “KIDS FEST”   The Gasparilla Music Festival “GMF” has plenty to offer families as it has continued to expand its Kids’ Fest which runs both days of the festival from 11:00am-2:00pm [...]

Addressing Childhood Obesity

  Today, about one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in 1963. Amongst Bay area children today, obesity is causing a broad range of health problems. These include [...]

METRO Family: Community

Changing Lives Through Performing Arts Patel Conservatory Celebrates Ten Years |  By Ronda M. Parag     From the state-of-the-art classrooms to the stages of Broadway, concert halls and rock venues, the students who spend some [...]

North Pinellas Dining Guide

  North Pinellas Dining Guide North of S.R. 60, West of Courtney Campbell Causeway, Beaches (Clearwater, Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, Oldsmar, Dunedin, Indian Shores, Indian Rocks Beach, Bellaire, Redington Shores, Redington Beach)   Besa Grill Contemporary  [...]

Cirque du Bebe

    Vintage Parisian Circus Themed Baby Shower  |  By Ronda M. Parag             A non-traditional theme and co-ed shower was important to expectant Tampa Bay parents Alan Bridges and Megan [...]