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Hampton Inn & Suites at Avion Park.

Looking for a place to stay near Tampa airport? New hotels open up in Westshore Area

Lodging near Tampa International Airport has played a vital role in the economic picture of the Westshore Area since at least the 1960s. But new developments -- housing, restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and offices -- are reigniting the hotel scene in this growing urban neighborhood

View of the Charles Wharton Johnson Pavilion at Coachman Park.

Redesign of Clearwater waterfront promises to enhance appeal, spur investments

The Imagine Clearwater process engages urban designers and local residents in a planning exercise for how everyone can better access and enjoy the city’s unique waterfront.

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Not Your Average Speakers: What smart people can learn from Wimauma

Public policy makers, elected officials, educators, business and other community leaders probably don’t think first of Wimauma when looking for new ideas, innovation and inspiration. But if they did, what would they see?

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Wimauma kids create artsy cards for holiday season

The specially designed holiday cards are sold in 10-unit packages, which allows the buyer to pick an individual design for all of them, or pick a different design for each of them.

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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Looking to invest in an emerging urban neighborhood? Check out plans for Downtown Clearwater

Local business owners and city officials express high hopes for attracting new investments and visitors back to downtown Clearwater with fun activities and new apartments designed to create a new urban live-work-play environment. 

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Imparten clases de cocina para mejorar la nutrición de habitantes de Wimauma

Con educación nutricional y clases de cocina, Hispanic Service Council busca romper esquemas alimenticios para que las familias de Wimauma coman rico y sano y para combatir la obesidad y la diabetes.

Reyna Barragan eats and feeds her family healthy food options.

Free cooking classes help Wimauma residents shop, eat, live better

In Wimauma, the Hispanic Services Council offers cooking classes that can improve nutrition and encourage better eating habits. The goal is to fight obesity and prevent diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

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.  

Delia Garcia, senior liaison, National Education Association, speaks at the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics event at H.C.C. in Ruskin.

Migrant families face familiar hardships in schools

A national White House initiative arrives in Hillsborough County to learn more about the special challenges migrant families face in trying to access education for their children.

Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics speaks at the event held at H.C.C. in Ruskin.

Familias migrantes hablan sobre retos en escuelas

Una iniciativa nacional de la Casa Blanca llega al Condado de Hillsborough para escuchar sobre los retos que los padres migrantes enfrentan al tratar de involucrarse en la educación de sus hijos.  

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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On The Ground in Wimauma: Healthcare providers struggle to meet needs of indigent population

About 35 percent of the population in Wimauma ages 65 and under is uninsured. The challenges surrounding lack of access to medical care is tripled with the arrival of seasonal farmworkers.

Pastor Carlos Irizarry is lead pastor along with his wife Judy at Wholesome Church.

Organizaciones locales luchan por cubrir la necesidad de servicios de salud en Wimauma

Alrededor del 35 por ciento de la población menor de 65 años en Wimauma no cuenta con seguro médico. Los desafíos alrededor de la falta de acceso a atención médica se triplican con la llegada de trabajadores agrícolas temporales.

Officails were on the site Oct. 21, 2016, for an official ceremonial groundbreaking of Channel Club and a downtown Publix on East Madison Street.

Great news for downtown Tampa: Grocery store in Channel District breaks ground

A new Publix grocery store and a new city park are being built adjacent to The Channel Club, a 323-unit apartment building now under construction near the corner of East Twiggs Street and Meridian Avenue.
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