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This drawing shows front façade of new building being developed in Seminole Heights by Greg Barnhill. The building on the right will house Twisted Sun Rum Distillery. On the left, or southernmost part of the property, The Wine Bar Seminole Heights wi

Next up for Seminole Heights in Tampa? Craft rum distillery, wine bar

Three years in the making, a former neighborhood auto repair shop transforms into a wine bar and craft rum distillery in Tampa.

Amy Entress and Rob Rieke are building a multi-million-dollar food processing facility in Plant City.

Welcome home: Military veterans carve out niche as local entrepreneurs

One solution for the difficult challenges facing military veterans transitioning into civilian life: Help them create entrepreneurial opportunities that give them a chance to thrive.

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ComfyTree marijuana conference in Tampa

With medical marijuana now legalized in Florida, ComfyTree offers a crash course on what prospectors need to know about getting into the industry.

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Looking to invest in an emerging urban neighborhood? Check out plans for Downtown Clearwater

Local business owners and city officials express high hopes for attracting new investments and visitors back to downtown Clearwater with fun activities and new apartments designed to create a new urban live-work-play environment. 

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For Good: Social enterprise ventures help local nonprofits prosper, serve more people

Tampa Bay Area nonprofits can compete for prize money to start and sustain new for-profit businesses that can financially support the nonprofits’ missions.

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Ferry connecting Tampa-St. Pete adds new option for pleasure rides, potentially commuters

The new and long-awaited Cross-Bay Ferry service now deploys a 98-foot catamaran to connect St. Petersburg and Tampa via the water. The cost is $10 each way. Some free rides are available for a limited time.

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Imparten clases de cocina para mejorar la nutrición de habitantes de Wimauma

Con educación nutricional y clases de cocina, Hispanic Service Council busca romper esquemas alimenticios para que las familias de Wimauma coman rico y sano y para combatir la obesidad y la diabetes.

Reyna Barragan eats and feeds her family healthy food options.

Free cooking classes help Wimauma residents shop, eat, live better

In Wimauma, the Hispanic Services Council offers cooking classes that can improve nutrition and encourage better eating habits. The goal is to fight obesity and prevent diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Tampa Riverwalk sip and stroll cup at the Sail Pavilion.

Next stops along the Tampa Riverwalk? Food, drink and more fun things to do

Front door or back door? As Tampa explores options for greater use of its downtown riverfront, hotels and other establishments along the Riverwalk re-think how, what, when, why and where customers may want access.  

Nidia Morales is Production Team Leader at Cardio Command in Tampa.

Employers, educators encourage women to land manufacturing jobs

Not just for men: Tampa Bay area manufacturing companies seek women employees as the industry rebounds with newly created jobs paying higher salaries for those willing to consider them.

Delia Garcia, senior liaison, National Education Association, speaks at the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics event at H.C.C. in Ruskin.

Migrant families face familiar hardships in schools

A national White House initiative arrives in Hillsborough County to learn more about the special challenges migrant families face in trying to access education for their children.

Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics speaks at the event held at H.C.C. in Ruskin.

Familias migrantes hablan sobre retos en escuelas

Una iniciativa nacional de la Casa Blanca llega al Condado de Hillsborough para escuchar sobre los retos que los padres migrantes enfrentan al tratar de involucrarse en la educación de sus hijos.  

Fourth Fridays attendees scroll through the Tampa Museum of Arts exhibits.

What are you doing Friday night? Join the growing crowd hanging out at museums, restaurants

Need another reason to fall in love with downtown Tampa’s growing urban scene? Check out Fourth Fridays along the Riverwalk.

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Looking for family friendly outdoor activities this fall?

Fall festivals featuring seafood, international music and culture, fireworks, outdoor concerts and car shows are among the fun things to do in the Tampa Bay region in late October through November.

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On The Ground in Wimauma: Healthcare providers struggle to meet needs of indigent population

About 35 percent of the population in Wimauma ages 65 and under is uninsured. The challenges surrounding lack of access to medical care is tripled with the arrival of seasonal farmworkers.
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