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On the Ground: Tour highlights assets, opportunities in Wimauma

A bus tour through Wimauma in rural South Hillsborough County connects local community leaders capable of finding solutions in an area undergoing transformational change spurred by pricey new gated communities and people moving in from other places.

Margaret Claritt leads a tour through Wimauma Elementary School.

On the Ground: Tour destaca activos, oportunidades en Wimauma

Una excursión en autobús a través de Wimauma en el condado rural de South Hillsborough conecta a líderes locales de la comunidad capaces de encontrar soluciones en un área en transformación cambiante impulsada por nuevas comunidades cerradas cargadas y personas que se trasladan desde otros lugares.

Innovation Fusion at FIBA

Innovation Fusion showcases local talent, global diversity in Tampa

The Tampa Bay Area has the talent and raw materials to succeed in the global innovation marketplace, Tampa Bay Lightning Owner Jeff Vinik tells a sold-out community gathering at Tampa’s Bryan Glazer Family JCC.

Bike Walk Tampa Bay

People, places, perspectives: Sharing experiences at Bike/Walk Tampa Bay

Savvy citizen cyclists, bicycle and pedestrian safety advocates, and transportation planners from Hillsborough and Pinellas counties convene for a pedal-powered meeting of the minds at Bike/Walk Tampa Bay's "People, Places and Perspective'' discussion panel and annual awards ceremony.

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Believe it! UrbanTech accelerator program attracts global attention for Tampa

Speaking to local techies gathered at The Attic Cafe, Dreamit Managing Director Andrew Ackerman of New York says Tampa is on track to become top tech hub of the Southeast.

Millennial Impact Summit

1st Annual Millennial Impact Forum shines light on shaping Tampa’s future

What does Tampa’s future hold? A big story, yet to be written -- one that millennials and other individuals can shape if they are willing to dive in and make a difference.

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Historians trace roots of South Hillsborough County communities

If you or your family members have roots in South Hillsborough County, historians at Hillsborough Community College want to hear from you.

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Los historiadores trazan las raíces de las comunidades del sur del condado de Hillsborough

Si usted o los miembros de su familia crecieron en el condado de South Hillsborough, los historiadores de Hillsborough Community College quieren saber de usted. 

Castille Landon and miniature horse Apple on the red carpet at the Sunscreen Film Fest in St. Pete.

Movies, stars bring glitz to Tampa Bay Area film festivals

The Tampa Bay Area’s growing arts and culture scene boasts film festivals that attract international celebrities and partygoers while promoting local talent and locations.

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UF research center in Hillsborough County picks food for your table, plants for your yard

From plant breeding research to selecting which food varieties land in your favorite restaurants and grocery stores, from laboratory specimens to neighborhood yards, agriculture around the globe benefits from work being done at the University of Florida's Gulf Coast Research and Education Center just north of Wimauma.

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Local beauty, wellness entrepreneurs focus on healing, health

Meet four female entrepreneurs working in the Tampa Bay Area to change lives one client at time by focusing on beauty and wellness. Their personal philosophies have led them to provide products that heal and services that inspire.

Walden Lake Preschool, Plant City.

For Good: Hillsborough County agencies partner to prevent child drownings

A local partnership sponsored by the Hillsborough County Children's Board is working to reduce and, hopefully, eliminate child drownings. The partnership offers programs that can keep kids safe this summer and year-round.

Freddy Barton and Rosalie Smith of Safe & Sound Hillsborough work on the first Safe Summit scheduled for June 3, 2017.

How to keep communities safe? Efforts to curb violence start with youth

Safe and Sound Hillsborough is designed to defeat the roots of violence in the Tampa Bay Area by working with youth. You can see the program's progress at Safe Summit ’17 on June 3 at University Mall in Tampa.

Artist Jason Hulfish and Richard Gonzmart.

Local artist restores Tampa Fairyland statues, helping revive lost theme park

Historic Fairyland figures, now undergoing restoration by local Artist Jason Hulfish, will soon return to the downtown Tampa riverfront for everyone to see. 

Some of the decor at Chief's was original to the building.

School garden project celebrates community entrepreneurs

The Edible Peace Patch Project’s annual Cultivating Community Golden Carrot Award goes to Carolyn and Elihu Brayboy, local entrepreneurs committed to rebuilding the historic 22nd Street South Deuces community in St. Petersburg.
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