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Early Friday morning a New Port Richey school bus was involved in a minor accident. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Back-To-School Guide In Tampa

That crazy back-to-school time doesn’t have to be hectic and stressful for families. In this economy, spending a few hundred bucks getting those kiddos outfitted and set for school puts the pressure on parents. The Hillsborough Education Foundation estimates that 60 percent of students in the Tampa Bay area qualify for free or reduced lunch, and that area parents struggle to send their children to school prepared for the new year. Buckle down and get ready to venture out to snag the best back-to-school opportunities the area has to offer.

08/01/2012

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Family Friendly Getaway Guide to Longboat Key

While Longboat Key boasts some of the whitest sands and clearest waters that Florida’s Gulf coast has to offer, families can still find a host of things to do when they’re not beaching it. From kid-friendly museums to the pristine natural wonders of state parks, the area offers ample fun for all ages.

07/20/2012

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Best Ways to Spend A Hot Summer Day with Your Family In Tampa

Experience the beauty, fun and excitement of summer in Tampa as it is meant to be enjoyed: with family. Whether engaging in outdoor, scenic activities, enjoying the beauty of the bay or cooling off in Tampa’s refreshing waters, this city offers a plethora of family friendly activities every summer. Grab your suits and take the kids and splash around in a natural spring, or put on your hiking boots and enjoy nature firsthand. The best ways to spend a hot day in Tampa offer a little bit of everything for everyone.

07/06/2012

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Best Volunteer Opportunities For Kids In Tampa Bay

Give the gift that brings the best rewards: your time … and your kids. Volunteering in the Tampa Bay area is easiest accomplished with an adult, and kids can never start too early. For children between the ages of 6 and 10, volunteering must typically be a family event. Tweens will find more opportunities available through their local schools and neighborhoods, while teenagers have nearly unlimited prospects. Start your search here, with the cream of Tampa’s volunteering crop.

05/25/2012

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Best Easter Events For The Family In Tampa

Enjoy Easter as it is meant to be experienced: with pastel-colored egg hunts, jellybeans, chocolates, brunches and wholesome family fun. Tampa Bay offers a wide array of family friendly Easter fun for every family. Get the baskets ready and check out these Tampa-area Easter events.

03/30/2012

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Best Summer Cooking Classes for Children & Teens

If you have kids it’s time to start planning what they are going to do this summer. Instead of the usual summer camp that does arts, crafts and lots of field trips how about a summer cooking program? We have collected a list of the best Tampa Bay programs that will teach your kids to cook either in your own home or at the cooking school.

CBS Tampa–03/28/2012

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Family Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Events In Tampa

Keep the little leprechauns in your life busy this St. Patty’s Day with myriad events designed specifically for kids and families. From live entertainment to great food and activities, Tampa is the place to be Irish for a day.

03/09/2012

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Enjoy Family Friendly Entertainment During the Final Days of the Florida State Fair

Every fair is an overwhelming array of monster truck rallies, heart-attack inducing, delicious food, and exotic animals meant to scare and excite audiences for days. A little planning goes a long way with events like these. Check out these awesome options before you hit the stands.

02/17/2012

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Tampa’s Best Stuff For Infants & Toddlers

If something is meant for infants and toddlers, it had better be fun for parents, too. After all, when it comes to finding something interesting for the littlest set, interesting the big people is half the battle. In Tampa, there are many things that fit this description.

CBS Tampa–01/30/2012

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Tampa’s $6 Day At The Zoo

Mark your calendars Lowery Park Zoo’s first $6 day of 2014 is coming in February.

CBS Tampa–01/18/2012

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