City of Tallahassee Mayor, John Dailey, on Life, Football Season, and Community

By Cristi McKee TALLAHASSEE, Fla — There are some things that most know about City of Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey. He was elected the mayor of Tallahassee in 2018, he is a private business owner, and prior to becoming mayor, he served on the Leon County Board of County Commissioners. However, he also has a rescue dog named Lulu, his favorite season in Tallahassee is … Continue reading City of Tallahassee Mayor, John Dailey, on Life, Football Season, and Community

Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Shawanda Crooms, Community Beautification and Waste Management Driver

By Heather Teter / Special to The Tally Wire TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Shawanda Crooms grew up believing that she could do anything she set her mind to. As the first and only female operations driver with the City of Tallahassee’s Community Beautification and Waste Management Department, she has lived her life that way, accomplishing one goal after another.  “It’s scary to be the first…anything,” Shawanda … Continue reading Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Shawanda Crooms, Community Beautification and Waste Management Driver

Rundown of StarMetro’s Tallahassee Weekday Bus Routes

By Sixtus Kuudaar | Photo: City of Tallahassee Government How you move around Tallahassee shapes your social life, job, and school schedules, and even your time with loved ones. One of the cheapest ways of getting around the city is through using the bus system in town. The Tallahassee bus system, operated by Star Metro, provides city buses that run by your favorite destinations. Take a … Continue reading Rundown of StarMetro’s Tallahassee Weekday Bus Routes

A Guide to Hurricane Preparedness Week 2020 in Tallahassee

By The Tally Wire Staff | Photo: Jonas Kaiser National Hurricane Preparedness Week is this week, running from Sunday, May 3, 2020-Saturday, May 9, 2020. The 2020 hurricane season runs from June 1, 2020-November 30, 2020, and now is the time to evaluate your own personal hurricane risk. Here are several things to do to get you and your family and friends ready for the … Continue reading A Guide to Hurricane Preparedness Week 2020 in Tallahassee

How to Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week in Tallahassee

By The Tally Wire Staff | Photo: Jessica Furtney May 3, 2020 – May 9, 2020 marks National Travel and Tourism Week, and here in Tallahassee, you can take part in it even while social distancing. Here are several ways to do so. Get takeout from a local restaurant — To kick off your National Travel and Tourism Week activities, consider getting takeout from a … Continue reading How to Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week in Tallahassee

A Guide to Locally-Sourced Mother’s Day Gifts in Tallahassee

By The Tally Wire Staff | Photo: Antonio Janeski Mother’s Day, falling on May 10, 2020, is quickly approaching! This year, while you may not be able to shop around in-person for the perfect Mother’s Day gift, there are still plenty of options to find a great locally-made gift! Check out this guide to locally-sourced gifts for mom. A plant or two from a local … Continue reading A Guide to Locally-Sourced Mother’s Day Gifts in Tallahassee

U.S. National Weather Service-Tallahassee Offering Virtual Storm Spotter Courses

By The Tally Wire Staff | Photo: NOAA If you would like to learn how to be a trained storm spotter, this opportunity is for you! This week and next week, the U.S. National Weather Service – Tallahassee will be offering two virtual training sessions to teach participants how to be trained storm spotters for the National Weather Service. One training course will be held … Continue reading U.S. National Weather Service-Tallahassee Offering Virtual Storm Spotter Courses

Jubilee Orchards Open for U-Pick Blueberry Season, Offering Pre-Picked Blueberries for Pickup This Week

By Cristi McKee | Photo: Jubilee Orchards Local farm, Jubilee Orchards, located at 12008 Miccosukee Rd, is open for their 2020 U-pick blueberry season! Offering 50 acres of locally and organically-grown blueberries, their U-pick season runs until June 2020. This year, amid COVID-19 concerns, they are also offering pre-picked blueberries for pickup some weeks. The first week of their U-pick season, which kicked off on … Continue reading Jubilee Orchards Open for U-Pick Blueberry Season, Offering Pre-Picked Blueberries for Pickup This Week

WAVE Tallahassee Kicks of Sunshine Bag Campaign

Special to The Tally Wire | Photo: WAVE, Inc. Widening Adult Vital Experiences, Inc. (WAVE) has announced its Sunshine Bag campaign in an effort to reach out to our friends in the special needs community. The campaign aims to distribute goodie bags with games and activities for folks to use during this time of social distancing. The Sunshine Bags include a stress ball, a deck … Continue reading WAVE Tallahassee Kicks of Sunshine Bag Campaign

Round Up of Indian Restaurants in Tallahassee

By The Tally Wire staff | Photo: Amirali Mirhashemian The Tally Wire has rounded up all of the Indian restaurants here in Tallahassee. Get your butter dosa, naan, chicken tikka masala, and mango lassi fix at one of these spots! Essence of India — Essence of India, located at 1105 Apalachee Parkway, serves an exotic cuisine “reflecting the authentic Indian food with myriad blending of … Continue reading Round Up of Indian Restaurants in Tallahassee