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Mayor Bob Buckhorn The Weekly View
Monday, March 12, 2012
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Mayor Buckhorn helped unveil the first six figures from Tampa history that will be displayed along the new Historical Monument Trail on the Riverwalk

News Review

  3/7/12 Top Story | Tampa Bay Times: Tampa Riverwalk to honor six local trailblazers
  Tampa’s Riverwalk will soon also serve as a Historical Monument Trail. Mayor Buckhorn was on hand to help unveil the first six of Tampa’s historical figures that will be honored with a bust. The figures chosen represent early settlers (the Indian mound-builders) as well as early strivers in shipping (James McKay Sr.), railroads and hotels (Henry B. Plant), cigar-making (Vicente Martinez-Ybor), nursing (Clara Frye) and women's rights (Eleanor McWilliams Chamberlain). Read the full story.
  3/8/12 Study: Tourists get value in Tampa
  Just in time for Spring Break, released the results of its Travel Value Index study. The Travel Value Index considers a destination’s entertainment, value, and attractions. Out of 72 cities, Tampa finished sixth on the list. It should come as no surprise that Tampa also ranked as the 9th most popular Spring Break destination on’s list.
  3/7/12 Fox 13: Downtown Food Truck Fiesta grows
  Since the very first Mayor’s Food Truck Fiesta last November, thousands of people have shown up to Lykes Gaslight Park once a month to enjoy the unique outdoor dining experience. The Mayor’s event continues to attract people from all over the Bay area to come and enjoy lunch in downtown Tampa.

Men in suits and ties and women in heels waited in line for gourmet burgers, cupcakes, crepes, organic wraps, and lots of other choices.

Sue Wright saw the food truck rally advertised and decided to drive 40 miles from Hudson, just to see what all the buzz is about.

"It just seems like a neat thing to do, to go around to the different trucks and pick something out. Just seemed like a fun thing to do," she said. Watch the full report.

Today's Schedule
  Tue Mar 13, 12 p.m. Tampa Bay Business Journal's Biztech Innovation Summit Luncheon
  Wed Mar 14, 10 a.m. Delivering meals as part of the Mayors For Meals Hunger Awareness drive
  Thur Mar 15, 12 p.m. Interbay Rotary Club
  Fri Mar 16, 8:15 a.m. Avila Professional Alliance Meeting
  Fri Mar 16, 11:30 a.m. Saint Joseph's Feast Day
  Fri Mar 16, 2 p.m. Tampa Hillsborough EDC Executive Committee Meeting
  Sat Mar 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mayor's River O'Green Fest
  Sat Mar 17, 4:30 p.m. The Steward's Foundation Mayor's Cup Regatta
  Sat Mar 17, 8 p.m. Rough Riders Saint Patrick's Day Night Parade
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