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St. Pete's newest arts gem: James Museum of Western & Wildlife ArtRead Article

Where can you find one of the top collections of Western art in the world? Would you believe downtown St. Petersburg FL? Learn more about the Tampa Bay Area's newest museum.

First urban hydroponic container farm opens in St. PeteRead Article

St. Petersburg entrepreneurs Shannon O’Malley and Brad Doyle launch a green, high-tech venture -- a boutique hydroponic farm where they grow artisan greens inside refurbished shipping containers.

Redesign of Trop focuses transformational change in St. PeteRead Article

St. Petersburg is embarking on a long-term vision for transforming Tropicana Field, both the stadium that is home to the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team, and the 86 acres of land that surround it.

Q&A: Sridhar Sundaram, University of South Florida, St. PeteRead Article

Why would a rising entrepreneur or businessperson value a degree from the Kate Tiedemann College of Business at USFSP? Read along as Dean Sridhar Sundaram talks about the college and what's next in business education. 
Sridhar (Sri) Sundaram, dean of the Kate Tiedemann College of Business at USFSP.

Moving to Tampa, St. Pete: How to plug into local sailing sceneRead Article

What makes the Tampa Bay Area a port of call for so many sailors? Whether you’re a cruiser, a kid, an expert sailor or a true beginner with dreams of the open Gulf, this is a great place to embark. Cue Styx on the playlist -- let’s sail away.

For Good: Big-hearted kids at The Kind Mouse Productions help Pinellas hungryRead Article

Since 2012 The Kind Mouse has helped over 100 families with food, pet food and housewares through their Transitional Family Program, and Mouse Nibbles has provided more than 12,000 hungry kids with food for the weekend.

St. Pete Localtopia celebrates power of buying localRead Article

This year’s Localtopia in downtown St. Petersburg attracted more than 25,000 residents and tourists discovering and supporting local businesses while strolling through Williams Park on a recent Saturday.

Warehouse Arts District, Deuces Live collaborate on revitalization planRead Article

Two iconic downtown St. Petersburg communities -- the Warehouse Arts District and Deuces Live Main Street -- are putting together a joint action plan to revitalize their respective areas, draw more visitors and attract business investment.

Book excerpt: Son of Real Florida by Jeff KlinkenbergRead Article

“HOO-TEEHOO!” If you hear that call, you'll know it's time to gather round for A Swamp Wedding as told by a Son of Real Florida. Read more.
The unveiling of the Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Center at USFSP.

A class act: new St. Pete Pier expected to be drawing cardRead Article

The new $76 million St. Pete Pier, slated to go vertical in late spring or early summer, is expected to transform the city’s downtown.

Toll roads are key revenue stream for building roads.

Focus is on Bus Rapid Transit as first step in Tampa Bay Area transportation solutionsRead Article

BRT is seen as part of the transition that will be necessary for the Tampa Bay Area to go from a car-centered transportation culture to one that includes transit. Learn how.

Luxury high-rise under construction in downtown St. PeteRead Article

The Miami-based Related Group has begun work on its $80 million Icon Central in downtown St. Petersburg, which will include the renovation of the 1926 Union Trust Bank building.

Kathy Gibson of Arthouse3 installing work in a client's home.
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About $2 billion has been invested in downtown redevelopment since the late 1990s, establishing St. Petersburg as among Florida's coolest cities to live, work and play. The Dali Museum, Crislip Arcade, USFSP and the Morean Arts Center have helped spark the city's rebirth as a hub for marine science, academics and the arts. Other diversions include visiting an array of funky stores and restaurants, the Museum of Fine Arts, American Stage, the Palladium Theater and Tropicana Field for a Tampa Bay Rays' game. Housing choices range from historic bungalows to high-end waterfront condominiums to college dorms.
PikMyKid, a school safety app, is gaining in popularity.

Tech Bytes: PikMyKid ramps up school safety efforts

(L-R) Kalyn Kearney and Amber Gatto, student presenters from USF, at the 7th annual National Academy of Inventors.

Tampa Bay Area inventors: Growing community gains respect

Kenyatta Lee, HART's Chief Administrative Officer/Interim Chief of Staff

Transit conference focuses on technology, future trends

Rendering of proposed work by Nick Ervinck

St. Pete selects 3 artists to display in Pier District

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Tech Bytes: TiE recognizes area business leaders

Phillips Development project for Skyway Marina District

Beyond downtown: St. Pete's newest emerging neighborhoods

Mike Owen and Donna Glann-Smyth marry near a ghost orchid-bearing tree in the Fakahatchee Preserve State Park.

Book excerpt: Son of Real Florida by Jeff Klinkenberg

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Tourme: A digital platform transforming the tourist industry

Sri Sundaram, dean of the Kate Tiedemann College of Business at USFSP

For Good: USFSP develops financial literacy training

The new Bodega will have two shuffle boards on site.

Bodega restaurant expanding into Seminole Heights

Dining room area rendering

A class act: new St. Pete Pier expected to be drawing card

Jonathan Truong, co-founder of Verapy, a start-up at Tampa Bay Wave's Accelerator Build program.

Tampa Bay WaVE: Diversity highlights latest tech cohort

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Read more articles by Amber Sigman.

Amber Sigman is a photographer with over 16 years experience covering both small-town and international stories; from a Florida woman visiting her native Cuba, to sacred spots in Thailand, and underwater adventures in Florida’s springs. Amber also taught photography to teenagers with the theme “The World is Your Classroom” in Southeast Asia honoring both her love for education, and diversity. When she isn’t taking pictures, she can sometimes be found globetrotting, snorkeling, or volunteering with animals.

Read more articles by Amy Hammond.

Amy Hammond is a feature writer for 83 Degrees Media in the Tampa Bay region of Florida

Read more articles by Cheryl Rogers.

Cheryl Rogers is a freelance writer and editor who enjoys writing about careers. An ebook author, she also writes Bible Camp Mystery series that shares her faith. She is publisher of New Christian Books Online Magazine and founder of the Mentor Me Career Network, a free online community, offering career consulting, coaching and career information. 

Read more articles by Dyllan Furness.

Dyllan Furness is a freelance writer and born-again Floridian based in Tampa. He covers the Tampa Bay Area’s development boom for 83 Degrees, with an eye out for sustainable and community-driven initiatives. 

Read more articles by Janan Talafer.

Janan Talafer enjoys writing for a diverse group of clients, including print and online publications, nonprofit organizations and public relations agencies. One of the highlights of her writing career was flying with the 91st Air Refueling Squadron out of MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa FL for a feature about this elite military team. A journalism graduate of Bowling Green State University (OH), Janan’s early career was in health care marketing and public relations for hospitals in Connecticut and Tampa Bay. She is an avid gardener, loves East Coast swing dance and enjoys touring around St. Petersburg on the back of her husband’s scooter.

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