Archive for the ‘Tampa Bay’ Category

Are Any Tampa Bay Haunted Houses Open This October?

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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Haunted Houses Halloween 2020 Near Tampa Bay St. Petersburg Clearwater 

One of the staple activities for many folks during the Halloween season is to have themselves scared half to death at a local haunted house. Whether it’s blood and gore that scares you best or jump scares and spiders, the Halloween 2020 haunted houses around Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater are sure to do the trick.  


When Do We Turn the Clocks Back in 2020?

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
Alarm clock by pumpkin in fall scene

When Does Daylight Savings Time End in Florida 2020? 

The time to turn back our clocks is nearly here, meaning we are getting closer and closer to earlier sunrises and sunsets here in Florida. The end of Daylight Saving Time is quickly approaching and like many around our great state, you have likely found yourself Googling “when does Daylight Saving Time end in Florida 2020?”  


Is Trick or Treating Happening in Florida this Year?

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
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Tampa Bay Halloween Trick or Treating Times and Alternatives 2020 

Everything these days feels up in the air for most as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter events and holiday plans. With Halloween just two weeks away, many Tampa Bay locals are wondering if trick or treating is happening in Florida this year. While things are still up in the air for many places around Tampa Bay, some towns have confirmed that trick or treating will go on as usual for Halloween 2020.  


How Much is a 2018 Kia Soul Worth?

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
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Tampa Bay Kia Vehicle Trade-In Information  

If you’ve found yourself considering taking the plunge and upgrading to a new vehicle, you may be wondering how much your current vehicle is worth. At Friendly Kia, we offer free trade appraisals and rapid quotes so you know right away how much we can offer for your trade-in. Quit wondering how much your current vehicle is worth around Florida and instead use the online appraisal tool here on our website for instant results.  


What Fall Activities Are Going on In Tampa?

Friday, October 9th, 2020
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Corn Mazes and Fall Activities 2020 Near Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota 

Fall festivities are here and with the year we have all had there’s no better solution to the 2020-blues than by enjoying activities from our childhood. Corn mazes and fun fall activities are popping up all around Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota this month and our guide is here to give you a look at what fun there is to be had in our area.  


Pick-Your-Own-Pumpkin Patches Around Tampa Bay 2020

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
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Local Pumpkin Patches and Farms Tampa Clearwater St Petersburg FL

The time for fall fun is here and local pumpkin patches and farms around the Tampa Bay area are beginning to open for the 2020 season. Nothing can bring out the feeling of childhood excitement quite like pumpkins, corn mazes, and all things fall.


Emergency Preparedness: CPR

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
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How to Perform CPR and Local CPR Lessons Tampa Bay 

Being prepared for a wide range of emergencies is critical and as we continue to be in the middle of hurricane season our team at Friendly Kia has been putting together a series of emergency preparedness guides. So far we have covered hurricanes and swimming lessons and this time around we’ll be going over CPR.  


Emergency Preparedness: Swimming Skills and Water Safety

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
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Swimming Schools and Lessons Tampa Bay FL 

Learning how to swim might be something fun to do during the summer, but it is also an essential part of being prepared in case of an emergency. Being able to swim is crucial for those living around Florida, as for many the threat of hurricanes and flooding is a yearly occurrence. While hurricanes are something we don’t often like to think about, being prepared for them is critical.  


Emergency Preparedness: Hurricane Safety and Preparation 101

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
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How to Prepare for a Hurricane in Florida 

Here in Florida, our hurricane season lasts around five months in total, spanning from the beginning of June through the end of October. Most often our storms peak around August and September, meaning we are currently in a hotspot for hurricanes in our area. Regardless of what the forecast is looking like, community members throughout the state should prepare for potential storms and plan what to do in case of an emergency.  


Want Cookout Ideas for Labor Day Weekend 2020? Here’s Your Guide!

Friday, August 28th, 2020
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Local Butcher Shops for Labor Day 2020 Tampa Bay  

Many typical Tampa Bay-area Labor Day traditions have been canceled or postponed this year to help locals stay safe and healthy as social distancing guidelines are still strongly enforced. While Labor Day around Tampa will look a little different this year, one thing will remain the same and that is that backyard cookouts will be going on all around town this upcoming holiday weekend.