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Sponges, Greeks, and Florida…

February 2, 2016 , In: Culture , With: No Comments
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What do these three things have in common you ask? Tarpon Springs of course. This is a small town located right on the coastal edge of northern Pinellas county. It was founded in 1876 as a local fishing thCMVQ0ZJSvillage popular for Tarpon fishing, hence its name today. But what really put Tarpon Springs on the map was the sponge industry boom starting in 1905. Today the sponge industry still is alive in Tarpon Springs but is now also known for being the largest Greek community in the U.S. Tarpon Springs is a as close as you can get to Greece this side of the Atlantic.fs034325 The food, music, and atmosphere is incredibly authentic and makes you feel like you could be in the Mediterranean instead of the Tampa Bay. You can find so much to do from visiting the handmade soap shops to sampling local Greek culture, like delicious food and Greek traditional dancing. Also you can take a boat ride to see dolphins and even visit the local museum of sponge diving and Greek culture. You really can spend an entire day with thMSD627Q6your family in this quaint village and never want to leave. Every time I go to Tarpon Springs (which has been several) I always discover something new in this gem of a town, that is right in our backyard. So what are you waiting for? Load up the car or boat and set sail for Tarpon Springs, your Greek adventure awaits!!!

Miguel Marin
Miguel is a lifetime Tampanian, he loves soaking up the sun and the fun of the beautiful Tampa Bay. In his spare time when not working as a Document Imaging Coordinator at GTE Financial; he is a community theatre director and performer. Miguel has been involved in theatre in the greater Tampa Bay area for the last 10 years. Some of his credits are; Schroeder in “You’re a good man charlie brown” with m.a.d theatre of tampa, Maurice in “Beauty and the Beast”, Oliver Warbucks in the musical “Annie” with the Bulls Players, and many others along with various directorial and technical credits as well. Miguel is the president of the Brandon High School Thespian Booster Club, and assists several high school theatre programs in the Tampa area. He also enjoys cooking, music, and spending time with his family and his fiancée Sarai. He is excited to be writing this blog about the incredible arts culture in the Tampa Bay area.
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Miguel Marin
Miguel is a lifetime Tampanian, he loves soaking up the sun and the fun of the beautiful Tampa Bay. In his spare time when not working as a Document Imaging Coordinator at GTE Financial; he is a community theatre director and performer. Miguel has been involved in theatre in the greater Tampa Bay area for the last 10 years. Some of his credits are; Schroeder in “You’re a good man charlie brown” with m.a.d theatre of tampa, Maurice in “Beauty and the Beast”, Oliver Warbucks in the musical “Annie” with the Bulls Players, and many others along with various directorial and technical credits as well. Miguel is the president of the Brandon High School Thespian Booster Club, and assists several high school theatre programs in the Tampa area. He also enjoys cooking, music, and spending time with his family and his fiancée Sarai. He is excited to be writing this blog about the incredible arts culture in the Tampa Bay area.