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Feature Story Jackson Heights Neighborhood Association President Fran Tate says bus stops like this one at 34th Street and 26th Avenue lack adequate shelter from the Florida sun and rain.

Jackson Heights leader calls for public transit improvements in East Tampa

Neighborhood Association president calls on state and local officials to prioritize projects that center on what she identifies as an overdue need to improve public transit service in East Tampa.

Feature Story Children who attend the local Potter Elementary School should have sidewalks keeping them away from traffic, but inadequate and incomplete sidewalks require kids to cross busy streets to find safe spots to walk or bicycle.

City prioritizes road safety in East Tampa, but tight budgets create roadblocks

Three major transportation projects in East Tampa currently respond to urgent needs identified by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Vision Zero: City of Tampa, and Vision Zero Hillsborough.

Feature Story Betty and Ed Rosenthal of Florikan, right, check ground control plants with a NASA scientist at the Veggie Lab at Kennedy Space Center.

NASA opens patent portfolio to HCC, USF students in Tampa

NASA has broadened access to its patent portfolio, enabling Tampa Bay Area entrepreneurship students at Hillsborough Community College and the University of South Florida to begin exploring how to commercialize NASA technology.

Feature Story Family fun awaits on Big Cypress Swamp Walk.

Looking for unique gifts this holiday season? Shop local2021 gift guide from 83 Degrees

From artist-made pieces to experiences for sharing, our Tampa Bay Area guide to shopping local for the holidays offers a selection of unique and special gifts.

Feature Story Artists and other makers display their creations.

Creative exploration SPACEcraft lands at parks around Pinellas

SPACEcraft, a free hands-on mobile art experience built out of shipping containers, moves around public parks in St. Pete, Clearwater, Largo, Dunedin, and Palm Harbor.

Feature Story Installation view, Marks Made: Prints by American Women Artists, 1960s to the Present, an exhibition curated by Katherine Pill in 2015.

Shaping the local art scene: Katherine Pill at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Pete3rd of 5 in a series about local curators

While Curator Katherine Pill does research for exhibitions on artists who may not have gotten their due acclaim while they were alive, her passion is working with living artists -- especially women and underrepresented emerging artists.

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