A shower or thunderstorm in spots this evening; otherwise, partly cloudy
Rises at 6:48 AM with 13:31 of sunlight, then sets at 8:19 PM
Rises at 1:59 AM with 13:32 of moolight, then sets at 3:31 PM
If you were a kid in Tampa 30 or 40 years ago, you remember Fairy Land.
It was full of life size storybook characters. For many kids it was the main attraction at Lowry Park.
"We had Fairy Land and it was available to us and free," says Tampa native Mario Nunez. "It was a magical place for us."
But, time passed and Fairy Land lost its luster. The characters were taken down years ago, but now they've reappeared!
They're outside a city garage near MacDill AFB. They were squirreled away by city workers years ago. "They couldn't let them go. They were too special," says Robin Nigh, the city's art manager.
"We've got Peter Pan, The Three Little Pigs, Little Miss Muffet. And, we've got the tuffet somewhere," she laughs.
Nigh is searching for someone who might restore and display the figures. "I'd like to see these figures refurbished back to their original state and maybe left somewhere in the city limits," says Nunez.
Wherever they go, their surprising return will remind us of a simpler time when kids in Tampa found magic in Fairy Land.
The stench of rotting flesh will soon permeate the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), possibly this week, when a rare plant known as a corpse flower blooms and releases an odor similar to that of putrefying flesh, botanists say.Read Story >
Another postponement may be in store at Pocono Raceway as widespread showers and thunderstorms threaten Pennsylvania on Sunday.Read Story >