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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.

Heavy rains flood Tampa Bay Area streets.

Florida communities prepare for sea level rise, potential costs to economy

Planner Brady Smith cites the City of Tampa vulnerability analysis as an “example of regional leadership” that other communities may want to follow going forward. The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council also held a series of “Peril of Flood” workshops over the last year, as another.

View from the Opal Suite.

Where to stay in Clearwater? Check out new beach hotels

New hotels along Clearwater Beach -- from super luxury to family-oriented chains and motels to Airbnb homes -- are creating jobs and lifting the local economy. Nearby shops and restaurants are also doing well.

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.

Brick Street Farms is located in the Warehouse Arts District of St. Pete.

First urban hydroponic container farm opens in St. Pete

St. Petersburg entrepreneurs Shannon O’Malley and Brad Doyle launch a green, high-tech venture -- a boutique hydroponic farm where they grow artisan greens inside refurbished shipping containers.
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