Man brutally attacked after leaving Ybor’s Bradley’s on 7th: “Always have someone with you”

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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Tampa | Peter Reeber was brutally ambushed after leaving Bradley’s on 7th on June 30, leaving him with a concussion, broken nose and a loss of hearing—and now he’s speaking out, urging others to use caution in the area.

According to Reeber, a pharmacist who lives in South Tampa, he was ambushed and robbed following a night out with his friends at the Ybor hotspot. He had left the venue by himself. “No wallet, no phone, no watch, no necklace and no shoes,” Reeber told his local ABC affiliate, still recovering from bruises, scrapes and blackened eyes.“They took everything.”

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Balance Tampa Bay’s 3rd Annual Masquerade Ball was a black (and white) tie affair

By : Jeremy Williams
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What’s black and white and was the talk of Tampa on July 28? The answer is Balance Tampa Bay’s Third Annual Masquerade Ball at The RITZ Ybor.

Tampa Bay came out— dressed to the nines— to dance, mingle and to eat cake. Global superstar DJ Toy Armanda, all the way from the Philippines, kept the music pumping and the dance floor filled with masked strangers.

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It’s all Black & White for Balance Tampa Bay’s Masquerade Ball at The RITZ Ybor

By : Sophia Mackrides
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TAMPA | Balance Tampa Bay is back, masks on and ready, for the Third Annual Masquerade Ball coming to the Ritz Ybor July 29.

Balance Tampa Bay’s first two Masquerade Balls —2015’s inaugural party that had hundreds of paper faces on parade and last year’s Summer Olympics-inspired Rio-themed bash— were some of the biggest celebrations in Tampa Bay, and there is no reason to think that this year will be any different.

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All Hallows brought out all the ghost and goblins for the 40th anniversary Masquerade Ball

By : Jeremy Williams
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TAMPA – The Halloween season kicked off in a yuuuge way with the annual All Hallows’ Masquerade Ball at the Museum of Science and Industry Oct. 15.

Hundreds of people filled the museum dressed in every costume imaginable as All Hallows celebrated their 40th anniversary with the theme Ruby Red.

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Tampa Bay Overheard: Masquerade Ball, Metro grant and the Best of the Bay

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The heroes Tampa Bay deserves

After one of the most talked about parties last year, Balance Tampa Bay kicked it way up Saturday night, Aug. 6, for the second annual Masquerade Ball, presented by the AIDS Heathcare Foundation. This year’s Masquerade Ball had the theme “Rio,” and stepping into District 3 in downtown Tampa was like taking a step into Brazil’s Carnivàle. This year’s event benefited Francis House, a Tampa HIV supportive service charity serving about 450 clients each month, and early estimates have the event raising $30,000 for them. The “Masquerade Ball: Rio” was attended by more than 400 people and featured stilt walkers, scantily clad beauties and more feathers than the Olympics’ Opening Ceremony. Once the party cooled at District 3, Balance Tampa Bay took the dancing to Southern Nights in Ybor City for an after-party that went on into the wee hours of the night. But helping the community doesn’t allow for sleeping in, not even on the weekends. A dozen or so of those dedicated Balancers got up at 7 a.m. Sunday morning and took to Hyde Park United Methodist Church to help feed the homeless. Charitable actions all weekend long; the power of Christ compels you!

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Balance Tampa Bay’s “Masquerade Ball: Rio” was hot, hot hot!

By : Deanndra Meno
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After one of the most talked about parties last year, Balance Tampa Bay kicked it way up for the second annual Masquerade Ball, presented by the AIDS Heathcare Foundation.

This year’s Masquerade Ball had the theme “Rio,” and stepping into District 3 in downtown Tampa August 6 was like taking a step into Brazil’s Carnivàle.

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