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Moving to Tampa, St. Pete: How to plug into local sailing scene

What makes the Tampa Bay Area a port of call for so many sailors? Whether you’re a cruiser, a kid, an expert sailor or a true beginner with dreams of the open Gulf, this is a great place to embark. Cue Styx on the playlist -- let’s sail away.

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Local STEM thought leaders rally support to create space for youth to study robotics

The goal? To create a space where Tampa-area youths can work on robotics projects, test their creations, and plug into a rich network of mentors and resources.  

Claudia Gunns with Metropolitan Ministries, left, and Latisha Lomax.

For Good: Women helping women buck poverty

Unequal wages force many Florida women into poverty, but Tampa Bay Area community service organizations are working to improve their lot.

Our Lady of Guadalupe in Wimauma.

La fé, diversidad y unidad en Wimauma

¿Qué demuestran las Iglesias de Wimauma sobre su población diversa y los desafíos?  Parece que todos tienen las preocupaciones y desean soluciones para la comunidad entera. 

Curtis, Kimberly and Caleb Darby are graduates of the Family Promise of Pinellas County program.

For Good: Family Promise works with interfaith congregations to help homeless families

Fourteen host congregations set up make-shift living quarters for homeless families inside their houses of worship. Volunteers take turns supplying the guests three meals a day, as well as helping in whatever ways are needed, including taking kids to school, donating personal and household items, or offering social and emotional support. 

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Midtown comes into focus as USFSP students share neighborhood stories

Since 2006, the Neighborhood News Bureau, a USFSP student-run newsroom, has served as a voice for residents of Midtown, an historic and economically disadvantaged African-American neighborhood in St. Petersburg.

This drawing shows front façade of new building being developed in Seminole Heights by Greg Barnhill. The building on the right will house Twisted Sun Rum Distillery. On the left, or southernmost part of the property, The Wine Bar Seminole Heights wi

Next up for Seminole Heights in Tampa? Craft rum distillery, wine bar

Three years in the making, a former neighborhood auto repair shop transforms into a wine bar and craft rum distillery in Tampa.

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ComfyTree marijuana conference in Tampa

With medical marijuana now legalized in Florida, ComfyTree offers a crash course on what prospectors need to know about getting into the industry.

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For Good: Social enterprise ventures help local nonprofits prosper, serve more people

Tampa Bay Area nonprofits can compete for prize money to start and sustain new for-profit businesses that can financially support the nonprofits’ missions.

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Ferry connecting Tampa-St. Pete adds new option for pleasure rides, potentially commuters

The new and long-awaited Cross-Bay Ferry service now deploys a 98-foot catamaran to connect St. Petersburg and Tampa via the water. The cost is $10 each way. Some free rides are available for a limited time.

Tampa Riverwalk sip and stroll cup at the Sail Pavilion.

Next stops along the Tampa Riverwalk? Food, drink and more fun things to do

Front door or back door? As Tampa explores options for greater use of its downtown riverfront, hotels and other establishments along the Riverwalk re-think how, what, when, why and where customers may want access.  

Fourth Fridays attendees scroll through the Tampa Museum of Arts exhibits.

What are you doing Friday night? Join the growing crowd hanging out at museums, restaurants

Need another reason to fall in love with downtown Tampa’s growing urban scene? Check out Fourth Fridays along the Riverwalk.

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Internship program gives USFSP students competitive edge in workforce

Internships with local Tampa Bay companies help University of South Florida St. Petersburg students gain experience, make valuable contacts and “test drive” their future career choices.

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Tech-centric unconference contributes to progress for Tampa Bay as next tech hub

BarCamp participants and volunteers connect people to tech opportunities in the Tampa Bay area and help make the region’s entrepreneurship ecosystem a reality for the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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Network of business support nurtures Clearwater entrepreneurs

Through Clearwater Business SPARK, government and private services for entrepreneurs, tech companies and other small businesses are combining resources to support and attract more job creation in Pinellas County.
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