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Development News Architectural rendering on new Uptown Sky apartments near USF in Tampa.

Uptown Sky will create more affordable housing in North Tampa

Blue Sky Communities is working in partnership with the University Area Community Development Corp. to build the new Uptown Sky development near Fletcher and I-275 in North Tampa.

Development News Whole Foods Market is one of the newest shopping options at Midtown Tampa on Dale Mabry Highway near I-275.

Grocery shopping options up in Tampa as new stores open in downtown, Tampa Heights, Westshore Marina

The dreams of Downtown Tampa dwellers and workers come true as new grocery stores and expanded shopping options open within walking distance.

Feature Story A recent Sunday afternoon in East Tampa.

83 Degrees, USF Mass Comm launch East Tampa storytelling project

Solutions Journalism stories will focus on the grassroots efforts of people and organizations in East Tampa who are chipping away at difficult issues that continue to impact the quality of life in its historic neighborhoods.

Feature Story PSTA is looking for more drivers/bus operators.

Who's hiring? Advent Health, Tampa Bay Area transit agencies seek talent for new, open jobs

In this Tampa Bay Area jobs available monthly update, 83 Degrees features opportunities in the healthcare and transit industries. Plus more.

Innovation News Linda Olson, President of Tampa Bay Wave

TechWomen Rising Accelerator kicks off in Tampa

Tampa Bay Wave announces a 15-member cohort for its TechWomen Rising accelerator program. See who got picked and what they are doing.

Innovation News Applying for the Startup of the Year community is the first step toward consideration for the Startup of the Year Award.

New companies to compete for 2021 Startup of the Year

The deadline to signup for 2021's Startup of the Year community, the first step toward consideration for the annual Startup of the Year Award, is September 30.

For Good For one night only, check out Britt Ford’s nature-inspired pieces at Hyde Park Village.

September Arts Roundup: Lenticular experiences, a pop-up, and more

Looking for something new to do? Art events this Fall are starting to ramp up in the Tampa Bay Area. Make plans to visit now.

For Good Kindergarten to eighth-grade students claim awards for their bookmarks.

Student artists compete in Tampa library’s Hispanic Heritage contest

The Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library is accepting original artwork from K-12 students for its annual contest in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Plus an update on what’s happening at the library.

For Good Riverfront Park is part of the West River redevelopment plan.

Call for artists: Gasparilla Festival of the Arts plans for in-person event in 2022

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts organizers are looking for artist booth submissions for 2022; applications are due Oct. 1.

Development News Among the unique flavors offered at Chill Bros? Belgian Brown and Café con Leche Chunk!

Fitness Center, plus ice cream and coffee shops moving into Water Street Tampa

Three new shops agree to move into Water Street Tampa as the urban designed development seeks about 70 in total. 

Innovation News “Every guy needs a good custom suit in their closet,'' says Tweeds Founder Donald Carlson.

Tweeds Suit Shop of Sarasota expands to Tampa

Planning a special night out? Tweeds Suit Shop of Sarasota expands into Tampa with a mobile truck service (think food truck) that will arrive at your house for a custom fit.

Innovation News Participants at Tampa Hackerspace quickly learn the value of collaboration and sharing ideas.

Tampa Hackerspace gears up for Space Apps Challenge

Hackers, creative types, youths, and others who want to have fun competing can sign up for the NASA Space Apps Challenge being held virtually this year.

Feature Story Researchers based at the Florida Aquarium’s Apollo Beach campus in south Hillsborough County are successfully breeding wild corals with those growing in their own “coral farm.”

Florida Aquarium in Tampa advances coral spawning research

A team of marine biologists working at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa and Apollo Beach is successfully cross-breeding wild corals with those spawned in the lab, hoping one day to replace reefs killed by climate change and pollution.

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Fairgrounds St. Pete opens choose-your-own art and tech adventureAn immersive vintage Florida experience like none other

Art meets tech to create lots of fun at Fairgrounds St. Pete, the Tampa Bay Area's newest unique space for experiencing our eclectic and lovable Florida. 

Feature Story Elke and David Lubin add their creative touch to one of the glass masterpieces at the Imagine Museum in St. Pete.

Destination: Imagine Museum, St. PetersburgWorld Collection of Glass Art

Imagine Museum in St. Petersburg, featuring glass art by local as well as global artists, offers special exhibits year-round and is among several museums in the Tampa Bay Area that offer free admission on national Museum Day.

Feature Story Brian Serrano, Sample Insights leader for Nielsen; Chair of Tampa Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council

Local Hispanic, Latino leaders put life experience to work for othersNational Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15

Seven of Tampa’s Hispanic and Latino leaders share their unique stories of how they’ve pursued their passions to better the local community and the hardships that have transformed them into the influential leaders they are today.

Buzz Embarc Collective is a startup hub in downtown Tampa.

Florida's fastest-growing startup hub? Embarc Collective in Tampa

Embarc Collective works with a growing roster of 100 early-stage startups at its 32,000-square-foot office in downtown Tampa.

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St. Pete accelerator works with 7 small businesses in fall cohort

Seven companies are developing their businesses as part of the Tampa Bay Innovation Center’s Fall 2021 accelerator. Learn more about them.

Innovation News Florida companies involved in aerospace and related technologies will compete for $100,000 in prizes at this year’s Florida Early Stage Capital Conference Oct. 7 and 8.

Plans underway for Florida Early Stage Capital Conference

Florida companies involved in aerospace and related technologies will compete for $100,000 in prizes at this year’s Florida Early Stage Capital Conference October 7 and 8.

Feature Story Healthcare professionals like Dr. Jason W. Wilson are working around the clock to help patients with COVID-19.

Dual enemies: Doctors fight COVID and disinformationCommentary by Dr. Jason Wilson of TGH and USF

"Reality is that I am not seeing patients sick because of the vaccine. I am seeing patients sick with COVID. Most (90%) of those sick patients are unvaccinated.''  

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