11-21-17 Dishing with Mark n Carrie

1st USF Football Pride Night

USF vs UCF Football, War on the I-4


This Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve



Small Business Saturday is Coming!

November 25th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

They are the job creators, the entrepreneurs that help build our economy.  The mom and pop shops whose very presence makes a neighborhood, YOUR neighborhood.  The Shop Small Movement inspires people to shop with and support these small businesses as well as give back to the places that have given their communities so much.

Do your part…Shop Small, Shop Ybor!


Make any purchase at the Ybor City Saturday Market on Saturday, November 25th and receive a FREE shopping bag!

Florida documentary series ‘Making it in America’ features Ybor City immigrants



Forbidden Christmas: A Naughty Cabaret

Santa will need lots of coal for this naughty bunch of cabaret singers! Join the men of Una Voce: The Gay Men’s Chorus of Tampa Bay for this one-night-only bawdy salute to the Yuletide. Selections will include familiar standards that poke fun at the holiday season, as well as original parodies that only Una Voce can deliver. Spend your evening with song & spirits, a silent auction, and saucy surprises!


From the MC Film Mail Bag

New Marriott hiring on Boy Scout Blvd. New AC Hotel in Tampa Bay Recruiting 45 New Full-Time Jobs

Tampa’s New Premier Downtown Hotel Conducting Casting Call Nov. 28 in Anticipation of Early Winter Opening

TAMPA, Fla. (November 15, 2017) – AC Hotels by Marriott, the modern, design-driven, lifestyle Brand from Marriott International, Inc., has announced an open casting call to hire 45 full-time positions on Nov. 28 from 1:30-4:30 PM at Bar Method Tampa located at 4102 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Ste 1.

The 175-room AC Hotel Tampa Airport is scheduled to open in early winter 2018 in Tampa’s Westshore neighborhood.

AC Hotel Tampa Airport is seeking unique individuals who exemplify the modern AC Hotel brand for a variety of positions including Guest Experience Specialists, Guest Environment Specialists, Lifestyle Bartender, Guest Service Expert, Maintenance, Loss Prevention, Cooks and other operational positions.

“AC Hotels is revolutionizing the way we hotel, and we seek a team of passionate individuals who exemplify our brand and will provide our guests with highly specialized service,” said, Aaron Hoefen, General Manager of the AC Hotel Tampa Airport. “With the addition of more than 120 jobs during construction, as well as 45 new permanent jobs for ongoing operations, the AC Hotel Tampa Airport will have substantial economic impact on the Tampa Bay area.”

Located three miles from Tampa International Airport, property highlights include high-design guest rooms and public spaces with sleek furnishings and intuitive technology features. A central feature of the property will be its exquisite AC Lounge highlighted by a full bar featuring a mixologist bar tender. When combined with the hotel’s 2,170 square feet of flexible meeting space, outdoor area, swimming pool, AC Lounge and additional luxury amenities, the AC Hotel Tampa Airport modern chic rooms and exceptional personalized service will make the hotel a premier location for business meetings, weddings, weekend gateway and much more.

The AC Hotel brand focuses on the beautiful essentials, while also pay homage to the diversity of the bay area.  “As we near the official opening of the hotel, we are greatly looking forward to contributing to the vitality and success of our exciting city,” Hoefen added.

To RSVP for the open casting call:  AC Hotel Tampa Airport Open Casting Call

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About AC Hotels by Marriott:

AC Hotels by Marriott®, a lifestyle brand that celebrates a new way to hotel complemented by a European soul and Spanish roots, boasts more than 90 design-led hotels in Brazil, Denmark, Italy, France, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and the United States. Design-driven AC Hotels edit away the unnecessary to remove friction, providing thoughtfully designed moments of beauty, allowing guests to focus on what’s important to them. Property highlights include high-design guest rooms and public spaces with sleek furnishings and intuitive technology features. For more information, visit ac-hotels.com. For more information, visit http://achotels.marriott.com.


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Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is the world’s largest hotel company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with nearly 6,000 properties in 120 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts. The company’s 30 leading brands include: Bulgari®, The Ritz-Carlton® and The Ritz-Carlton Reserve®, St. Regis®, W®, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, The Luxury Collection®, Marriott Hotels®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Renaissance® Hotels, Sheraton®, Delta Hotels by MarriottSM, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Tribute Portfolio™, Design Hotels™, Gaylord Hotels®, Courtyard®, Four Points® by Sheraton, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, Residence Inn®, TownePlace Suites®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Aloft®, Element®, Moxy® Hotels, and Protea Hotels by Marriott®. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com and @MarriottIntl.