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Buzz There is a free food distribution event at Dr. Traci's House in East Tampa at 11 a.m. Saturday October 1st as a Hurricane Ian community recovery effort.

Buzz: East Tampa food distribution event Saturday for families impacted by Ian

There is a free food distribution event at Dr. Traci's House in East Tampa Saturday morning as a Hurricane Ian community recovery effort.

For Good A partnership of area charitable organizations have activated the Tampa Bay Resiliency Fund to support nonprofit groups working on Hurricane Ian recovery efforts.

Nonprofits activate Tampa Bay Resiliency Fund to support Hurricane Ian recovery

A partnership of area charitable organizations have activated the Tampa Bay Resiliency Fund to support nonprofit groups working on Hurricane Ian recovery efforts.

For Good Eckerd College staff, students and faculty volunteer at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve during a day of service to launch the school's St. Pete Center for Civic Engagement and Social Impact.

Eckerd College connects campus to community in St. Pete

Eckerd College recently launched the St. Pete Center for Civic Engagement and Social Impact to connect with the community and work to solve real-life problems in the school's hometown.

Development News .

“Live Grow Thrive 2045:” A long-term vision for rapidly changing Tampa

The "Live Grow Thrive 2045," update to the City of Tampa's comprehensive plan is underway to shape the policy direction of a rapidly growing and changing city.

Buzz Pizzo K8 School teacher Liz Valdez prepared a children's area and a snack station to welcome families that would shelter in her classroom during Hurricane Ian.

Buzz: As Hurricane Ian threatens Tampa Bay, a Hillsborough teacher's act of kindness

Liz Valdez, a second-grade teacher at Pizzo K8 School on USF's Tampa campus, prepared her classroom with a children's area and a snack station for families who have to shelter there during Hurricane Ian.

Feature Story USF Health Senior Associate Vice President and Dean of the College of Nursing Usha Menon

USF Health College of Nursing takes healthcare to the streets in Tampa Bay

The USF Health College of Nursing will use federal grant money to launch a rolling mobile health unit in underserved communities around Tampa Bay.

Feature Story The SHINE Mural Festival returns to St. Petersburg in October

October Arts Roundup: SHINE Mural Festival returns to St. Petersburg

The October arts scene in Tampa Bay includes the SHINE Mural Festival in St. Petersburg and the 33rd annual Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.

For Good On October 1, the Diverse Abilities Arts Festival will celebrate the talent and work of special needs artists.

Diverse Abilities Arts Festival celebrates Tampa Bay's special needs artists

On October 1, the Diverse Abilities Arts Festival will celebrate the talent and work of Tampa Bay's special needs artists.

Innovation News USF Health Morsani College of Medicine 's Dr. Yaël Bensoussan is the principal investigator on a pioneering project to use voice and AI to diagnose disease.

USF Health co-leads landmark project using voice, AI to diagnose disease

USF Health is co-lead on a pioneering, NIH-funded project to establish the use of artificial intelligence and patients' voices to diagnose disease.

Feature Story Tampa plant nursery owner Anita Camacho is on a mission to save the endangered monarch butterfly.

Tampa advocate on mission to save the endangered monarch butterfly

Fascinated with butterflies since she was a child, Anita Camacho is on a mission to save the endangered monarch. 

Feature Story The Florida Chamber of Commerce inaugural Florida Technology and Innovation Solution Summit at Water Street Tampa at the end of August

In Tampa, Florida Chamber's inaugural tech summit showcases state of innovation

Tampa Bay took center stage as industry and thought leaders gathered at Water Street Tampa recently for the Florida Chamber of Commerce's inaugural Florida Technology and Innovation Solution Summit.

For Good Lions Eye Institute President and CEO Jason Woody.

Tampa's Lions Eye Institute expands its size and impact

Tampa-based Lions Eye Institute acquires Seattle’s SightLife to become the largest nonprofit ocular research center in the world.

Development News Rodney Riley with RSR Capital Advisors.

Developer eyes mixed-use project in Clearwater's North Marina area

Rodney Riley's RSR Capital Advisors plans a mixed-use redevelopment project on 21 acres in Clearwater's North Marina District. 

Buzz The Tampa Historic Preservation Commission has recommended expanding the Hyde Park Local Historic District to include more of the area that was once part of the tight-knit African American community.of Dobyville.

Buzz: Tampa advisory board recommends adding Dobyville area to Hyde Park Local Historic District

On August 30th, Tampa's Historic Preservation Commission unanimously recommended expanding the Hyde Park Local Historic District to include the area that was once the Black community of Dobyville.

Innovation News International firm Inpeco, a leader in the laboratory automation industry, has opened a regional headquarters for North America  at the USF Health CAMLS building in downtown Tampa.

International firm Inpeco selects USF CAMLS in downtown Tampa for regional headquarters

International firm and laboratory automation giant Inpeco opens a regional North American headquarters at USF CAMLS building in downtown Tampa.

Feature Story The scrub jay living in Golden Aster Nature Preserve near Gibsonton is believed to be the last one of the endangered birds in Hillsborough County.

The last scrub jay in Hillsborough County?

The Florida scrub jay living in Golden Aster Nature Preserve near Gibsonton is believed to be the last of the endangered birds left in Hillsborough County.

Feature Story Sing out and Read (SOAR) uses song to help struggling students develop their reading skills.

At Dunbar Elementary in Tampa, at-risk students Sing Out and Read to succeed

Tampa-based nonprofit Sing out and Read (SOAR) uses song to help struggling students improve their reading skills by leaps and bounds.

Innovation News In July, German-based tech firm AnyDesk opened its U.S. headquarters in Clearwater.

AnyDesk, DeliverHealth open headquarters in Clearwater as Tampa Bay tech boom continues

German remote desktop software company AnyDesk and healthcare software and services company DeliverHealth open offices in Clearwater as Tampa Bay's reputation as a tech hub continues to grow.

Feature Story USF Health and Tampa General Hospital are at the cutting-edge of non-invasive surgery techniques, including focused ultrasound to treat essential tremor and Parkinson's.

USF Health, Tampa General Hospital pioneer next generation of non-invasive surgeries

USF Health and Tampa General Hospital are innovating cutting-edge non-invasive surgeries that can transform the future of medicine and patient care.

Feature Story September's art events in Tampa Bay include the return of Bloom on Franklin in downtown Tampa.

September Arts Roundup: USFCAM, Bloom on Franklin, Jobsite, Stageworks, Florida Orchestra and more

September's art scene in Tampa Bay has exhibit openings, new seasons for the Florida Orchestra, Jobsite and Stageworks, the return of the Bloom on Franklin art walk and a lot more.