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Development News An aerial view of Casa Gomez and Casa Marti, the new office and apartment developments at the western gateway of the Ybor City Historic District.

Casa Gomez, Casa Marti set to revitalize gateway to Ybor

The latest development from Darryl Shaw's Casa Ybor adds office space, apartments and restaurants to a city block at the western gateway of the Ybor City Historic District. 

Feature Story Tugboats helped maneuver ship traffic through Tampa Bay and surrounding waters.

Masthead gallery: Touring Port Tampa Bay

The eclectic work-play environment of Port Tampa Bay includes gantry cranes, cruise ships and ferries, and a variety of boats designed for different purposes, some more obvious than others. Curious to learn more? Scroll through this photo gallery of images taken during a recent visit.

Partner Content The Closing the Gap program's signature event in Pinellas County elementary schools is the annual Boys Read Book Battle.

Pinellas schools closing the gender gap in reading with classroom strategies, a little competition

Ten years ago, a Pinellas Education Foundation report shined a light on the gender achievement gap in reading. Working for solutions, the nonprofit partnered with Pinellas County Schools on Closing the Gap, a program that uses research-based results-driven teaching strategies, teamwork and competition to boost elementary school boys' interest and scores in reading.

Feature Story Mello, president of the Tampa Bay chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse, presents Tampa General Hospital President and CEO John Couris with a tiny "cut," or biker's vest, during a ceremony for National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Raising awareness, working for solutions

During Child Abuse Prevention Month, community agencies across the Tampa Bay region are raising awareness about the problem and the organizations and programs available to help reduce it.

For Good The Chinsegut Hill Historic Site in Hernando County

Tampa Bay History Center Duckwall Lecture on Chinsegut Hill

On April 24th, the Tampa Bay History Center's annual Duckwall Lecture Series delves into the history of Chinsegut Hill in Hernando County. The event is free and in-person and Zoom options are available to attend.

For Good The Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association's new "Sunday Dinner" series is a quarterly community meal event and a fundraiser for a planned community kitchen.

Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association launches “Sunday Dinner” community meal and fundraiser series

The Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association's new "Sunday Dinner" series is a quarterly community meal event and a fundraiser for a planned community kitchen.

Partner Content Easterseals Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist Lisa Negron

Easterseals helps children hit crucial developmental milestones

With funding from the Children's Board of Hillsborough County, the Easterseals Early Early Learning & Intervention Program helps young children meet key developmental milestones.

Feature Story The new exhibit explores 50 years of Feld Entertainment’s transformation of the circus experience.

Photo story: The Greatest Show on Earth® at The Ringling in Sarasota

Thanks to generous philanthropic donors and driven by a mission to inspire, educate and entertain, The Ringling in Sarasota opens its latest exhibit on the emergence of the modern circus. 

Feature Story New Creative Pinellas CEO Margaret Murray brings wide-ranging experience and accomplishments to her role at the county's nonprofit arts agency.

Tampa Bay arts leaders: Creative Pinellas CEO Margaret Murray

New Creative Pinellas CEO Margaret Murray brings wide-ranging experience and accomplishments to her role at the county's nonprofit arts agency. 

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Masthead gallery: St. Pete's MLK North District

A photo gallery from St. Petersburg's MLK North District.

For Good Ellsworth "Tony" Williams, the founder of Tampa Bay nonprofit Veterans Counseling Veterans, organizes the annual Miilitary Sexual Trauma Summit to provide veterans who have been sexually assaulted support and healing.

Tampa Bay nonprofit on mission to help veterans heal from trauma of sexual assault

The third annual Military Sexual Assault Summit is part of Tampa Bay nonprofit Veterans Counseling Veterans' mission to help veterans who were victims of military sexual assault find support and healing.

Feature Story Gallery114@HCC Ybor City Campus is one venue on the first Spring Ybor Arts Tour.

April arts roundup: Spring Ybor Arts Tour blooms

The April arts scene in Tampa Bay has the debut of the Spring Ybor Arts Tour, a production of "Beauty and the Beast" for the annual American Stage in the Park, Bob Devin Jones' final play at The Studio@620 after 20 years as artistic director, and much more.

For Good Nonprofit group Saving Our Seniors ilaunches a new Produce Pac program in early April.

Nonprofit Saving Our Seniors expands its impact with new Produce Pac program

Tampa Bay nonprofit Saving Our Seniors looks to expand its community impact with new Produce Pac program.

For Good The Tampa Pride Diversity Parade drew tens of thousands to the Ybor City Historic District on Saturday, March 23rd.

Sights and scenes as the 10th Tampa Pride Diversity Parade rolls through Ybor City

The 10th annual Tampa Pride Diversity Parade drew tens of thousands to Ybor City on Saturday, March 23rd to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

For Good The Kennedy Bridge was one Tampa landmark illuminated blue and yellow for World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st.

Tampa Bay landmarks light up blue and yellow for World Down Syndrome Day

Old City Hall, Kennedy Bridge, the Riverwalk, Raymond James Stadium and the Truist building in Tampa and the Dr. Frederick Grassin Bridge in New Port Richey were each illuminated blue and yellow on March 21 to mark World Down Syndrome Day.

Partner Content Jesus Nino became the executive director of the City of Clearwater Community Redevelopment Agency in January 2024.

Clearwater’s vision for housing affordability takes teamwork at the top

Clearwater Community Redevelopment Agency Director Jesus Nino and Economic Development & Housing Department Assistant Director Chuck Lane are collaborating on efforts to create attainable and affordable housing solutions for the community and its residents.

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Masthead gallery: Tampa Heights murals

A photo gallery of the vibrant mural art of Tampa Heights.

Innovation News Merary Simeon, vice president of diversity and engagement at PepsiCo, speaks during one of The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women's leadership luncheons.The nonprofit is expanding its leadership training programs with a webinar series.

The Centre for Women enhances leadership training and development efforts with webinar series

The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women is launching a leadership training webinar series as the latest addition to the nonprofit organization's Pat Collier Frank Leadership Institute. The seven-week program starts April 3rd.

For Good The Jacob Kamis Photography Contest honors the memory of a former Hillel Academy student who died in 2022.

Tampa Bay student photography competiton honors memory of former Hillel Academy student

The Jacob Kamis Photography Contest honors the memory of a former Hillel Academy student who died in 2022. It is open to middle and high school students from the Tampa Bay area.

For Good Massive oak trees provide shade for the Aerial Silk Fantasy performances during the 2024 Bay Area Renaissance Festival.

Photo story: 2024 Bay Area Renaissance Festival

A photo gallery from the 2024 Bay Area Renaissance Festival in Dade City