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Your Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide

This CBS Local Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide will have you prepared for the best Independence Day since 1776.

06/12/2014

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle visited the Port of St. Petersburg in June 2013 (photo credit: Franco Ripple/CBS Tampa Bay)

The Current: Independence Day Weekend Edition feat. Tampa Bay Veterans, Author Eric Blehm on Fallen Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown

Did you miss this past weekend’s Independence Day edition (July 7th) of CBS Tampa Bay’s The Current? No problem! Click the audio player above to catch the whole episode featuring: Three Tampa Bay-area veterans on […]

CBS Tampa–07/08/2013

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The Current: Florida Education Association, Fireworks Safety, CW44 Bayside on Humane Society of Pinellas, the $290 Billion Medical Secret

Did you miss this past weekend’s edition (June 30th) of CBS Tampa Bay’s The Current? No problem! Click the audio player above to catch the whole episode featuring: Florida Education Association president Andy Ford on […]

CBS Tampa–07/05/2013

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Read The Declaration Of Independence This Independence Day

On this July 4, it’s my hope and prayer that every American citizen (and those whose desire to become an American) will start a new tradition by including the reading of the Declaration of Independence […]

CBS Tampa–07/03/2013

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Best Summer Vacation Activities In Tampa Bay

Summer has arrived and vacation time is near. It’s time to plan that perfect family vacation activity.

06/26/2013

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Best Firework Displays Across the Country

From the patriotic heart of Washington, D.C. to the big city flash of New York, these spots are known for their impressive summer events.

06/21/2013

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4th Of July Party Essentials

Creating a memorable family gathering for the Fourth doesn’t have to be fussy or complicated. Here’s how to set a sizzling table, serve a crowd-pleasing meal, and keep everyone entertained with minimal effort or hassle.

06/17/2013

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Make Your Own Patriotic Gear For July 4th

Have some fun with a DIY Fourth of July!

06/17/2013

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Best Places To Watch 4th of July Fireworks In Tampa Bay

These Tampa-area July 4th fireworks shows aim to please the most patriotic spirits and promise to be worth the wait and the crowds. Pack up the kids, the bug spray and chairs or picnic blankets for a perfect firework-filled 4th of July night in Tampa Bay.

CBS Tampa–06/13/2013

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Best Places For Summer Accessories In Tampa Bay

If you are looking for the hottest or coolest accessories this summer, you will want to check out these stores.

06/06/2013

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Fourth Of July Fireworks

Fireworks are the traditional way to celebrate the July 4th holiday. See some of our nation’s finest displays.

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Our Country’s National Parks

National Parks preserve some of America’s most interesting and unique environments. Take a trip to these national treasures.

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Fourth of July Patriotic Fashion Ideas

This Fourth of July, wear your patriotic spirit on your sleeve…or face, or feet, or anywhere! Here are some cool, weird, and funny July Fourth inspired fashion ideas using America’s national colors of red, white […]

On July 25, 1990, Barr performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” before a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and Cincinnati Reds. What will go down in history as probably the worst rendition ever, Barr offended many including President George H.W. Bush, who called her rendition “disgraceful.” (Photo: AP) Click Here for Video

Best, Worst Versions of the National Anthem

Patriotic flags, cuisines and tunes abound on July 4th. The Star Spangled Banner, the most patriotic of American songs, is played on radios, sung by musicians and hummed at barbeques. Famous renditions by singers vary […]

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