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Mike Owen and Donna Glann-Smyth marry near a ghost orchid-bearing tree in the Fakahatchee Preserve State Park.

Book excerpt: Son of Real Florida by Jeff Klinkenberg

“HOO-TEEHOO!” If you hear that call, you'll know it's time to gather round for A Swamp Wedding as told by a Son of Real Florida. Read more.

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How to attract industry, investments? Make Tampa a better place for mobility

Sam Gibbons of Tampa, a regional planner and advocate for social and environmental justice, urges a shifting of priorities when it comes to transportation.

Kelly Farrell looks over water line plans for a major expansion at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park.

Park redo creates key community gathering space for West Tampa

The newly renovated Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in West Tampa will offer an abundance of outdoor activities and event space, similar to Curtis Hixon Park across the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa.

New apartments in downtown Tampa increase need for transportation solutions.

What's next for Florida: Sam Gibbons, Tampa

When it comes to transportation, the goal must to be find equilibrium between what is socially, economically, and environmentally just for all people.

Lauren, Hudson, and Bryan Durkin pick up a popsicle at Duckweed Urban Market in downtown Tampa.

Downtown Dwellers: Raising urban kids in Tampa

For Downtown Tampa families with young children, the neighborhood isn’t an urban jungle. It’s an urban jungle gym.

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Tampa Bay Area thought leaders share what they anticipate most in 2018

Find out what's on the minds of local thought leaders at the start of the new year, and what it could mean for you.

Jennifer Collins at USF

What will climate change mean for Florida?

Learn from local experts, including Charles Paxton of the National Weather Service and USF Professor Jennifer Collins, co-authors of "Florida Weather and Climate: More Than Just Sunshine.''

Ybor 3-D mural in progress.

European 3D street artist brings painted illusions to Ybor in Tampa

Leon Keer's 3D mural created in Ybor City uses light-heartedness as a way to cut thought-provoking and biting social commentary.

Charles Gallagher paints his first mural outside Cafe Hey and Oceanic Restaurant Equipment.

Heights Walls take public art in Tampa to new heights

Creative placemaking at work: Heights Walls aims to turn blank buildings into artworks reflecting community, creating civic pride, enhancing sense of place. 

Winter Village in downtown Tampa.

Video: Experience Winter Village in downtown Tampa

What's it like to visit Winter Village in downtown Tampa? Experience the ambiance in this 83 Degrees video.

Ashly Anderson, senior design manager for Downtown Tampa Partnership

Q&A: Ashly Anderson and Shaun Drinkard, Tampa Downtown Partnership

When President and CEO Christine Burdick retires from her post at the Tampa Downtown Partnership, she will leave behind a team of creative thought leaders working to enhance the city's urban scene. Meet two key team members.

Florida Fishing Legends

Book excerpt: Florida's Fishing Legends and Pioneers by Doug Kelly

83 Degrees periodically publishes excerpts from books by local Tampa Bay Area authors. Read an excerpt from "Florida's Fishing Legends and Pioneers'' by Journalist Doug Kelly of Clearwater.

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.

OE is for Oxford Exchange.

Urban Stimuli: The Oxford Exchange in Tampa

Five years after opening, the Oxford Exchange in Tampa continues to be an example of creative placemaking that stimulates additional investment in a neighborhood and helps define an urban area. Learn how OE has evolved and what’s next.  

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.
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