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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.

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.

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.

John Kuhn, an Associate Professor for  the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

USF patents: Local scientists pursue innovations to make our lives better

How does research being done at USF in Tampa matter to you and your family? See the progress professors and students are making in converting waste to energy, and to prevent and treat strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, paralysis and more.


Leo Rodgers and former Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor.

Vision Zero: Bicycling with local paralympic cyclist hopeful Leo Rodgers

Tokyo 2020? "I want the jersey, I want the medals, and I want to do this for my city. I want to put the whole Tampa Bay Area on my back and represent us, so I've been pushing hard,'' says Leo Rodgers.

Elaine Liftin

Commentary: Local business community can fill void as public school funds dwindle

Elaine Liftin, President and Executive Director of the Florida Council for Educational Change, calls on private business leaders to partner with public schools to ensure quality in the face of budget cuts.

True Stories at Spitfire Theater.

Moving to Tampa Bay: How to plug into the local storytelling scene

The storytelling scene is flourishing in the Tampa Bay area, building organic connections through vulnerable truth-telling. It’s a unique medium, a fantastic hybrid of creative nonfiction and oral memoir.

Wimauma Cares training session is offered by Enterprising Latinas in Wimauma.

How to create jobs and help neighborhoods prosper? Support local entrepreneurs

Investing in local entrepreneurs and nonprofits that support them can lift low-income neighborhoods out of poverty and help shape a city's future. Nonprofits fueled by innovation and grit in Tampa, Detroit and Memphis are proof positive that it works. 

Leigh Tucker, founder of Kiwicha Bar

USAmeriBank supports women entrepreneurs

USAmeriBank customer Leigh Tucker, founder of the Kiwicha Bar, works with Buddy Brew and other Tampa Bay Area small businesses to sell her gluton-free superfood bars.  

Shortage of daycares in Wimauma

¿Cómo crear trabajos y ayudar a la prosperidad de los barrios? Apoyar a los empresarios locales

Invertir en empresarios locales y organizaciones sin fines de lucro que los apoyan puede sacar a los barrios de bajos ingresos de la pobreza y ayudar a dar forma al futuro de una ciudad. Las organizaciones sin fines de lucro alimentadas por la innovación y la arena en Tampa, Detroit y Memphis son prueba positiva de que funciona.

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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.
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