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Wimauma Matters

Video voices: Why Wimauma should matter to you and to everyone

As inevitable transformational change takes place in Wimauma, the questions become who will help shape that change, what will it look like and how will it affect local residents as well as the rest of Hillsborough County, Florida and the nation.

Cyber security

Local cybersecurity concerns grow along with attacks

Florida ranks among the top states in the nation for the number of Internet crime victims. Here’s what you need to know to better protect yourself.

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Placemaking in Tampa: The Hall on Franklin opens to rave reviews, big crowds

The Hall on Franklin is expected to be a major catalyst that drives further investments in the emerging Heights neighborhoods north of downtown Tampa.

Wimauma Matters

Voces de video: Por qué Wimauma debe importarle a usted ya todos

A medida que el cambio transformacional inevitable tiene lugar en Wimauma, las preguntas se convierten en quién ayudará a dar forma a ese cambio, cómo será y cómo afectará a los residentes locales, así como al resto del Condado de Hillsborough, Florida y la nación.

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Local entrepreneurs carve out niche in paleo food scene

Tampa Bay Area companies and consumers embrace popularity of paleo lifestyle, turning hobbies and lifestyle choices into profitable businesses.

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TPA Lady Project inspires, engages female entrepreneurs

Revival of local networking group aims to create a welcoming environment for conversations among women about challenges, opportunities, possible collaborations.

Model for 'Family' sculpture by Junior Polo

Placemaking: Public art creates a sense of place in North Tampa neighborhood

Junior Polo's "Family'' is one of three public art displays designed to create a sense of place and community pride in and around Harvest Hope Park in North Tampa.

Entrepreneur Collaborative Center in Ybor City

Trep Talks: Mentors play key role in business success

Local entrepreneurs and experts appearing at Trep Talks share how -- and where -- to find mentors who can help you take your business to the next level.

Michael Schwaid is an avid cyclist in the Tampa Bay region.

Vision Zero: Tampa bicyclist lives to tell his story after near-fatal crash

A stickler for visibility and safety, Michael Schwaid biked the same route to and from work at the Clearwater Courthouse from his home in Odessa in central Hillsborough County -- for years. But his life changed forever when a car hit him one day in 2016.

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Book excerpt: Images of Modern America, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez

The rich history of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is illustrated in a new book that traces its origins as an Anheuser-Busch brewery and visitor center in 1959 through its growth as an internationally known theme park and accredited zoological facility. Read an excerpt.

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Downtown Tampa transformation continues with prep for West River development

On the west bank of the Hillsborough River near downtown Tampa, community leaders are striving to build a better future from the rubble of a sometimes troubled past.

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Best way to get to Clearwater Beach? Popular Clearwater Ferry alleviates traffic, parking woes

Clearwater Ferry to expand services to Dunedin this fall as ridership between downtown and Clearwater Beach continues to grow.

Doris Ross Reddick Elementary

Getting ready for kindergarten: Community effort emerges in Wimauma

If children enter kindergarten way behind their peers, will they ever catch up to grade level? Pre-kindergarten classes return to Wimauma in effort to help kids succeed.

Doris Ross Reddick Elementary

Preparándose para el Jardín de Infantes: un esfuerzo comunitario de Wimauma

Si los niños entran al jardín de infantes de manera diferente a sus compañeros, ¿alguna vez alcanzarán el nivel de grado? Las clases de pre-kindergarten regresan a Wimauma en un esfuerzo para ayudar a los niños a tener éxito.

Beth Ross is Executive Director at Blanket Tampa Bay.

How to end homelessness? Tampa Bay area nonprofits bring fresh, new approaches

From developing urban rest stops and locations for people to fill water bottles to expanding mental health programming, local charities are focused on solutions to end homelessness.
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