STONE CRAB SEASON – Opens today

The Florida stone crab season opens today. which means fresh claws will soon show up on dinner tables and specialty fish markets.

This crab looks like pop eye, with pumped up, beefy claws folded out in front of its body. The Florida delicacy can cost two times the price of Alaskan snow crab legs. About 2 million pounds of sweet crab meat was harvested last year fueled a $31 million industry.

I love JB’s Seafood in Gulfport, FL.  You can order online. Stone Crab season ends May 1.

TRIVIA 500 FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN IN 1923

The most frequently asked question during CHECK IN HOUSE TOUR – “name some famous people born the year this home was built?” It’s easy to name Henry Kissinger, Charlton Heston, Carroll Shelby, Hank Williams, James Arness, Maria Callas.

From a personal perspective, Gerald Aprino whose ballet “Confetti” I first saw at the Seattle Opera House in June 1970. Eight years later I was working for him as Executive Director of the Joffrey Ballet. James Truitte who I worked with at Cincinnati Ballet. Siobhán McKenna who in November 1976 starred in the Abbey Theater’s production of Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Helen Owen Carry Playhouse where I was serving as Director Of Development. Concert Pianist Alicia de Larrocha who I frequently shared an elevator at NY’s Hotel Salisbury throughout the 1980’s and lastly Melissa Hayden who from 1955-1975 I watched at New York City Ballet and ho later served on the visiting faculty during my tenure at DanceAspen.

Click the link below for an amazing list of more than 500 others who contributed much to the world we know today.

https://www.thefamouspeople.com/born-1923.php

New Airline EUROWINGS DISCOVER to connect Tampa to Europe

Tampa’s connection to mainland Europe is set to begin December 16, 2021 with nonstop service to Frankfurt, Germany aboard Eurowings Discover, the Lufthansa Group’s new leisure airline. They  will operate four times each week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays year-round. The flights will be approximately 11 hours long.The service will be Eurowings’ first flight to the United States. The airline decided to launch its first U.S. flight ahead of other U.S. destinations, which will follow in 2022.

The service will be Eurowings’ first flight to the United States. The airline decided to launch its first U.S. flight ahead of other U.S. destinations, which will follow in 2022.

Other Airlines at TPA