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Artist Becky Flanders at East Hanna Studios in Seminole Heights.

Heights Art Studio + Gallery Tour showcases work behind art

Take a hike around The Heights neighborhoods -- Seminole, Tampa and Riverview -- to see where many local artists live, work and play. 

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Transformational change underway in North Hyde Park, West Tampa

The diversity of apartments, restaurants and shops in North Hyde Park is particularly attractive to young professionals and college students looking for an affordable neighborhood near downtown.

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Diversity in Florida workforce adds value to bottom line

In the context of today’s political discourse on the national and state levels, local businesses and corporations are trying to determine how to best engage in active conversations about diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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For Good: Officer Friendly volunteers read to tots, improving early literacy

Officer Friendly, volunteers from Pinellas County law enforcement agencies, including the Clearwater Police Department, tackles literacy issues among young children while conveying respect for adults and the helpful role of police officers.

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Tech meets hospitality at Tampa Bay Hackathon

From multibillion dollar investments by Jeff Vinik, Strategic Property Partners and Cascade Investment LCC to the growing number of tech startups, the local entrepreneurial ecosystem is rapidly unlocking its potential.

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Why should Amazon pick the Tampa Bay Area for its new HQ?

As Amazon looks to the future and where to strategically position itself for growth, Tampa Bay Area community leaders suggest why it makes sense to be here.

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Channel District grows along waterfront in Tampa

Looking across the horizon of downtown Tampa, what do you see? Construction cranes hovering over the Channel District as apartments, hotels and new shops emerge to create a walkable urban community.

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Lady Arm Wrestlers battle For Good in Sarasota

The league of misfit superheroes known as the Sarasota Lady Arm Wrestlers (SLAW) puts muscle behind nonprofit organizations in the Sarasota-Manatee region by placing a boisterous spin on traditional philanthropy models.

Tampa Heights Community Garden.

To 83 Degrees with love: So long and much success

Amber Sigman joins 83 Degrees Media as Lead Photographer following the departure of Julie Branaman, our original and long-time Managing Photographer, who is pursuing new adventures. Read Julie's departing love note to 83 Degrees, our readers, people we've featured and stories yet to come.

VPK class at Reddick Elementary.

Opportunity knocks

As growth expands to Hillborough County’s SouthShore, Wimauma is working to control its destiny in five key areas: transportation, public safety and security, affordable housing and healthcare, education resources for children, youth and adults; and recreational facilities for children, youth and families. Here’s a look at how they’re doing.

Florida Soul by John Capouya

Book excerpt: Florida Soul, From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band by John Capouya

Did you know that the international hit "The Twist" originated in Tampa? Or that Sam & Dave ("Soul Man") came out of Miami? In his latest book, Florida Soul, University of Tampa Journalism Professor John Capouya tells the history of soul music in Florida. Read an excerpt here.

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.

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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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