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Feature Story BYOB Reusables improve everything from household tasks to picnic adventures.

On the hunt for unique holiday gifts from local makers in the Tampa Bay area

83 Degrees Media set out to find unique gifts by local makers throughout the Tampa Bay region as samples of what one can find online and at area markets, boutique shops, and small galleries. While the number out there is pretty impressive, we include just a few here to whet your appetite for mining out these and other gems.

Feature Story Lickity Split (Purple Headstand Spread Eagle), sterling silver pendant with 25 pieces of hyacinth jasper, Lucin variscite, howlite, and rainbow obsidian.

Meet a few of the creatives behind 83 Degrees Media

The team at 83 Degrees Media has been telling the stories of the Tampa Bay Area's creatives, artists, authors, entrepreneurs, techies, musicians, and so many others since 2009. Learn a bit more about the writers and photographers who bring you those stories and what else they do. 

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If the shoe doesn't fit ...

Dr. S. "Aaron'' Laden, a retired pathologist in the Tampa Bay Area, looks for humor in the everyday vicissitudes of life.

Feature Story The Winter Village Choo-Choo, a 12-seat, three-car trackless train, makes 10-minute loops around Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park during the evening light shows. Train cars are limited to one family at a time due to COVID.

10 local places designed to get you in the holiday spirit (despite COVID-19)

The Tampa Bay Area is getting decked out in holiday displays this year (2020) as everyone looks for a little extra cheer amid the woes surrounding the pandemic life. Here are a few worth a look.

Feature Story Paresh Patel, CEO of HCI Group.

Why Tampa? Tech leader shares the reasons

"We are within 1 or 2 unicorns to having our own unique Tampa Tech scene,'' says Paresh Patel, CEO of HCI Group in Tampa.  "One way or the other, I think, in this coming decade, there will be some big valuation companies born and bred in Tampa. That is the best way of spreading the joys of Tampa and tech jobs and other startups throughout the area.''

Feature Story THAP CEO Derrick Blue volunteers at Potter Elementary in East Tampa.

Commentary: Calling business leaders to commit to young learners, teachers

Tampa area organizations call for local business leaders to make a commitment to positively impacting the lives of young learners and educators. Sign up now for the CEOS in Schools volunteer event in February.

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West Tampa is an historic Tampa neighborhood undergoing transformational change as new people and businesses move in. Traditionally defined by its working class, primarily Latin culture, the neighborhood is increasingly seen as a place of opportunity for a diversity of ...