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For Good House of the Drinking Contest mosaic on display at the MFA-St. Pete through August 2021.

MFA St. Pete reunites 5 ancient mosaics in 'Antioch Reclaimed'

When you visit the MFA St. Pete exhibit on ancient Greek mosaics, be sure to save time to watch some never-before-seen footage of the 1930s excavation in Antioch.

Buzz Cigars lined up awaiting labels.

J.C. Newman celebrates Founder's DaySaturday, May 15

Curious about what goes on inside Tampa's premium cigar factory? Now's your chance to see.

For Good Portrait of Booker T. Washington.

New Plant Museum exhibit sheds light on Tampa’s black history in early 1900s'When the Train Comes Along': Booker T. Washington at the Tampa Bay Casino

Plant Museum's "When the Train Comes Along: Booker T. Washington at the Tampa Bay Casino'' exhibit includes upcoming lectures and a gospel choir brunch. 

Innovation News Earth's Ally synthetic-free formulas provide bee-safe solutions.

Sarasota's Earth's Ally brings pollinator and pet-friendly organic products to gardeners nationwide

If you're looking for natural remedies for home gardening, see what Earth's Ally in Sarasota is doing.

Feature Story 1906 cigar factory

What’s next for Tampa’s historic buildings?

Tampa Bay preservationists see the future through the past with the adaptive reuse of local historic buildings, including several landmarks that have sat vacant for decades.

Feature Story Michele Smith is the Founder of the Resiliency School where she leads in-person and virtual training to build personal and organizational resilience. Her boutique yoga/art studio and apothecary are based in Tampa Heights.

Commentary: Patience and permission in a pandemic

The founder of the Resiliency School in Tampa offers advice for giving yourself space to carve out your own new normal in today's world.

Feature Story Zarra Elias and her family enjoying The Tampa Riverwalk.

Meet 6 Asian-American leaders you should know in the Tampa Bay Area

Six Asian-American leaders residing in the Tampa Bay Area share their stories with 83 Degrees. Read on to learn what makes them who they are: their passions, goals, and accomplishments.

Development News BP Oil settlement money helped restore the bucolic scene at Crest Lake Park.

Clearwater transforms city park into family-friendly oasis

The City of Clearwater invests BP Oil settlement money to transform a small city park into a tranquil, family-friendly green space less than 5 minutes from downtown.

Feature Story Psychiatrist Glenn Currier: "If symptoms persist more than a few weeks and they affect whatever it is you do in your life, you should talk to somebody.''

Time for a check-up? COVID-19 and your mental healthQ&A with a top expert on psychiatry

The opening up of Florida amid a still-active pandemic presents a conundrum for deciding what’s safe and what’s not. This latest tension adds to a growing pattern of emotional turmoil that has followed COVID-19 from the beginning.

Feature Story Tidy Buns (Japanese milk bun with various fillings). This one had hickory smoked brisket inside, sauced up Kansas City style with chipotle and black strap molasses and cheddar on top.

Food entrepreneur: Jamison B. Breadhouse Bakes creates drive-by bread market to meet demand

Breadheads line up for the Saturday drive-by market at Jamison B. Breadhouse Bakes to get a "WHAT'S IN THE BAG?" surprise and other baked delights.

Feature Story Real estate agent Sherman Milton III with millennial homebuyers Cody and Erin Parks.

Why millennials are moving to Tampa

Tampa is a strong magnet for millennials as COVID provides the opportunity to work remotely from anywhere in the world.

Buzz Ben Cardoso was the 2020 Tampa Hispanic Heritage Poster Contest Winner with his piece titled, "The Children are Our Future.''

Hello, Tampa! Tampa Hispanic Heritage wants your creative ideas

The theme of Tampa Hispanic Heritage's 35th Annual Poster Contest is “Traditions in Hispanic Culture.”

Feature Story Kurt and Cindy Loft

Destination: Bok Tower, Lake Wales

The tranquility at Bok Tower is palpable, a slice of Eden, the soothing carillon bells -- played every 30 minutes -- sound like prayers of peace.

Development News The City of Clearwater is offering grant funding for small businesses moving to downtown.

New grants designed to increase foot traffic, economic vitality

New grant funding is available for small businesses and property owners interested in sprucing up vacant or neglected property in downtown Clearwater.

Innovation News PCGS masters degree students work on a variety of food sustainability and climate resilience projects, ranging from virtual reality solutions for sustainable practices to aquaponics and hydroponics farming.

USF Patel College opens Fall '21 enrollment for new M.S. in Global Sustainability

USF's new master's degree in Global Sustainability includes five concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Food Sustainability and Security, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Transportation, and Water Sustainability. Learn more.

Feature Story Champions for Children is housed in South Tampa and provides services throughout the area.

Solution makers: Champions for Children aims to stop child abuse before it happensLessons of Child Abuse Prevention Month

Tampa nonprofit Champions for Children steps up during National Child Abuse Prevention Month to raise awareness of a widespread need amid the pandemic and recent natural disasters: Providing assistance to parents who are in over their heads.

Feature Story The Palmetto Book by Jono Miller

Book excerpt: The Palmetto Book by Jono MillerHistories and Mysteries of the Cabbage Palm

Jono Miller, a longtime educator, activist, and natural historian in Florida, writes about the natural and cultural history of the iconic palmetto plant, also known as the cabbage palm or Sabal palmetto (the state tree of Florida and South Carolina). Read one chapter to get the flavor of the book.

Partner Content Amgen team members march at the 2019 Tampa Pride Parade.

Biotech pioneer Amgen supports local STEM equity, racial justice, COVID-19 relief efforts

Global biotech pioneer Amgen partners with Tampa Bay Area nonprofit organizations to support local people and programs working on STEM equity, racial justice, and COVID-19 relief. Learn what the company is doing in Tampa.

Feature Story Tampa City Councilman Luis Viera

Commentary: Autism awareness matters every month, not just in April

While the City of Tampa and other communities have made progress in solving equity issues facing people with Autism and other health challenges, we have a long way to go as a society. Read more in this Commentary by Luis Viera.

Buzz Dan, the protagonist of Life’s Rewards, in a scene from the series (the DonCesar looms in the background).

Sun, Sand, ACTION! Sunscreen Film Festival in St. Pete

Local film buffs, as well as filmaholics from around the globe, are expected to descend on St. Pete for the annual Sunscreen Film Festival running April 29-May 2.

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