Niece of the Week: Beth Fisher 

Beth is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. She always has a big smile on her face. Ask her about her very interesting roommate. LOL!

You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

The Flamingo Auto Group was hosting a car club weekend in Fort Lauderdale. The hotel was owned by a car collector and the lobby was full of fun auto collectibles. We went to reserve our room online. For just a little more, we could upgrade to the penthouse, which we did. We arrived to check in with a lot of luggage. After checking into the penthouse, they actually said, “Take the elevator to the 10th floor. Then get out and take the stairs up one flight to the penthouse.” We did it and there was a sign on the door that said “Employees Only.” LOL! What the current owners of the hotel called the “penthouse” were actually the former employees’ rooms that were add-ons on the roof!

Murdered Matthew Shepard Triggers Laramie Reform

The Laramie, Wyoming City Council on Wednesday approved a local anti-discrimination ordinance in the college town where gay student Matthew Shepard’s death triggered nationwide sympathy and brought a re-examination of attitudes toward gays 17 years ago.

The council voted 7-2 in favor of the measure that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, employment and access to public facilities such as restaurants.

New at Hamburger Mary’s 

Thursday Nights at Hamburger Mary’s in GaYBOR are changing. It is now a special show night for newcomers in our community.

Small Living 

On the corner of 15th Street & 5th Avenue in Ybor City there are three new homes going up. The sizes of these homes are under 300 square feet each. Hmm…

Next Generation 

Metro Wellness and Community Centers now has a fun youth group page on Facebook. Called “Next Generation,” this is a social group for ages 13-18 to meet, make friends and be who they are.

Ybor City Wine Bar’s Wine Spring Fling

You are invited to join us for our annual Wine Spring Fling at the Ybor City Wine Bar on Sunday, May 31 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Admission is only $50. Enjoy a unique spring-themed wine tasting event featuring over 100 wines as well as food pairings to select from. The event will be held outdoors in the beautiful courtyard of Centro Ybor in front of the wine bar. You can purchase tickets in advance online ( or at the Ybor City Wine Bar. For more information about either event, please call 813-999-4966 or email

Girls in Wonderland 

The Honey Pot was packed with wild girls for the “Girls in Wonderland Party.” CC and her team did a wonderful job.

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There will be an artists’ reception on Thursday, May 28 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. There will be gallery talks starting at 6:30 p.m.

Seven silk painters from the U.S. and Europe have created an installation of 2D and 3D landscapes and dreamscapes celebrating the rising awareness of women’s world visions on global and environmental concerns. The artworks are all hand-painted silk, curated by Tampa silk artist Elizabeth Mitchell.

The gallery hours are Monday and Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and on Tuesdays from noon to 7 p.m. Visit us online at or call (813) 253-7674 for more information.