* Gasparilla is back. Here’s hoping it’s not the pirate invasion version of South Dakota’s Sturgis motorcycle rally. This can’t be Omicronilla.
* “It would be a blow to us, for a city, a region as large as ours that is on an incredible trajectory, to lose a major league sporting franchise.”–Tampa Mayor Jane Castor.
* More than 200,000 passengers traveled through the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport in December. It was the airport’s busiest December on record. Traffic was up 67 percent over December 2020.