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Tampa News Wednesday, June 6

Tampa tea company ‘TeBella’ getting global attention

  • Tebella Tea Company is up for major honors at the World Tea Expo including the John Harney Lifetime Achievement Award, and is one of six finalists for best retail tea shop or tea chain.
  • Tampas Abigail St. Clair opened her artisan shop about eightyears ago.
  • The shop andcafe specializes in loose leaf tea .
  • I wanted to own a tea shop on Davis Islands and bring really high end tea to the Tampa Bay community,said St. Clair.
  • Today her childhood dream of owning a tea shop has blossomed into an expansive business.

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Tampa tea company ‘TeBella’ getting global attention

Veterans, families mark 74 years since Allied D-Day landings

  • COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) – U.S. and other allied troops have joined veterans of the D-Day invasion and families of fallen soldiers to mark 74 years since the massive military operation that change the course of World War II.
  • Amid fog and wind, ceremonies were held Wednesday at the American military cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer and along the Normandy beaches and cliffs where Allied forces landed in Nazi-occupied France.
  • Thousands of U.S., British, Canadian and French troops launched a combined naval, air and land assault as dawn was breaking on June 6, 1944.
  • The invasion weakened the Nazis hold on Western Europe after they suffered a punishing defeat in Stalingrad in the east.
  • Wednesdays ceremonies were relatively low-key, while bigger events are planned for the 75th anniversary next year.

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Veterans, families mark 74 years since Allied D-Day landings

WATCH: Futuristic 700-mph pod would transport people from Tampa to Orlando!

  • TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Imagine getting from Tampa to Orlando in just a few minutes!
  • Passengers would travel in a pod through a low pressure tube at speeds up to 700 miles an hour.
  • But key players of transportation planning are certainly open to the idea.
  • There are a lot of people who come to Florida for the great theme parks in Orlando area and are looking to get to the beach.
  • Clearwater is one of the highest rated beaches in the country if not the world so having a better connection between Orlando and Clearwater, Saint Pete would be important for us, said Beth Aldean, who is with the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization.

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WATCH: Futuristic 700-mph pod would transport people from Tampa to Orlando!