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St. Pete's newest arts gem: James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art

Where can you find one of the top collections of Western art in the world? Would you believe downtown St. Petersburg FL? Learn more about the Tampa Bay Area's newest museum.

BeachTran rendering at Clearwater Beach.

Clearwater company pushes futuristic solution to local traffic congestion

Passenger pods moving along a guide rail could deliver beachgoers from downtown Clearwater to Pier 60 and back with stops in between. Learn more.

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.

Petit Piquant, a French patisserie in West Tampa that uses farm fresh ingredients.

What's for dinner? Exploring West Tampa dining options

As West Tampa grows and evolves, local dining options are no longer limited to traditional Cuban or Spanish. See what's cooking beyond Boliche Boulevard. 

Treasure Seekers: Conquistadors, Pirates & Shipwrecks exhibit

Pirates, shipwrecks and maps await visitors to expanded Tampa Bay History Center

Tampa prepares to set sail on a journey with pirates through shipwrecks and an extensive Florida map collection as the Tampa Bay History Center opens a brand new permanent exhibit.

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.

Graze 1910 serves up American fare in what used to be a streetcar storage and maintenance facility.

Urban Stimuli: Armature Works, Tampa Heights

This is really Tampa: Armature Works will evolve how you think about Tampa Heights and the urban core.

Water fountains in Tampa Theatre are works of art.

Urban Stimuli: A peek inside restoration of Tampa Theatre

Cherished landmark Tampa Theatre completes one phase of major restoration thanks to a collaborative and multiparty commitment to preservation.

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.

Second Century Studios grand opening in downtown Clearwater.

New shops, new housing spur revitalization of downtown Clearwater

Momentum builds in downtown Clearwater as Imagine Clearwater referendum passes and downtown activity increases, including the opening of The Nolen multi-family, mixed-use development, and Second Century Studios & Bazaar Art Co-op.

Esterio Segura's artwork entitled 'Good Bye My Love Tampa, Seven Days a Week' at Tampa International Airport.

New public art arrives at Tampa International Airport as part of major expansion

Nine new artworks by big-name artists are being installed @FlyTPA to greet travelers.

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.

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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.
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