TAMPA BAY - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Wednesday, December 5.
(1) Jared Cano sentencing
Jared Cano is expected to be sentenced on Wednesday for plotting to set off bombs at Freedom High School.
Cano was arrested in August 2011 year after Tampa Police say they found bomb-making material at his home, along with crudely drawn pictures and a manifesto detailing his plans, which included killing two school officials as well as students.
In October he pleaded "no contest" to threatening to discharge a destructive device and attempting to discharge a destructive device with intention to harm.
Cano could be sentenced up to 15 years in prison for each of the counts. His attorney, Norman Canella, Sr., is confident Jared will get time served. If that turns out not to be the case, Cano has reserved the right to appeal the judge's sentence.
Cano also pled no contest in October to three separate drug-related charges relating to marijuana found in his home when Tampa police searched it after his arrest.
He has given up his right to appeal those charges, for which he could receive a maximum of a seven-year sentence.
Today's sentencing hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
(2) Primrose School South Tampa groundbreaking
Primrose School South Tampa will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for their new $6.6 million school on Wednesday.
Two dozen preschool children, outfitted with hard hats and shovels, will be on site for the ceremony. The new school, scheduled to open in August 2013, will provide leading educational childcare as well as create 70 new jobs.
"We are excited to open our third school in the area, and continue the Primrose mission to provide the highest quality early education and care," says owner Jana Radtke.
Primrose opened its Cross Creek school in 2001 and Tampa Palms school in 2003.
The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 10:00 a.m. at 1700 West Kennedy Boulevard in Tampa.
For more information, visit PrimroseSouthTampa.com .
(3) Mayor Bob Buckhorn visits Colombia
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn will lead an entourage of business and community leaders on a trade mission to Barranquilla, Colombia beginning on Wednesday.
The goal of the four-day mission is to promote international economic development for the Tampa Bay region by attracting job-creating foreign investment to Hillsborough County.
The mission comes only months after the US-Columbia Free Trade Agreement took affect. The trade pact is expected to generate new export opportunities for businesses through the reduction of export tariffs.
Mayor Buckhorn's trip to Barranquilla complements Governor Rick Scott's four-day economic trade mission to Bogotá, Colombia, which ends today.
(4) Food Truck Fiesta
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn's Food Truck Fiesta returns to Lykes Gaslight Square Park in downtown Tampa on Wednesday.
People will be able to choose meals from ten different food trucks from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
"Every month we've been able to add new food trucks and satisfy every taste imaginable," said Mayor Bob Buckhorn.
This month features two new food trucks: Nate Paul's Q4U and Destination Grill.
The eight returning trucks are: NYO Food Truck, Keep'n It Reel, Cuppin Cake, Graffeaties, Pictureman Catering, Michelle Faedo, Killer Samich and Taste of Chicago.
The Food Truck Fiesta is held the first Wednesday of every month. For more information, visit www.tampagov.net/foodtruck .
(5) Flair bartender Christian Delpech in Tampa
One of the world's most famous flair bartenders will be performing in Tampa on Wednesday.
Christian Delpech, star of Applebee's new advertising campaign, will be performing tricks behind the bar and serving guests throughout the evening at the Hillsborough Avenue Applebee's location
The 35-year-old Delpech began his flipping bottles after seeing the movie Cocktail in 1995. He started entering flair bartending competitions five years later and quickly showed he was a natural. Christian won the Legends of bartending individual competition four straight years from 2001 to 2004.
The tricks Delpech will do tonight are inspired by Applebee's new Spirited Cuisine menu.
Christian will be performing behind the bar from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Applebee's located at 3920 West Hillsborough Avenue.
To learn more about Christian, visit his official website at www.christiandelpech.com .
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