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For Good Danny Gallagher, recycling coordinator for Hillsborough County, at the  Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County's Clean Air Fair 2022.

Hillsborough County's Danny Gallagher practices and preaches recycling

Danny Gallagher, the recycling coordinator for Hillsborough County, was inspired to protect the environment in the fourth grade. Today, at 27, he oversees a program recycling 10 million tons a month. 

For Good The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg reopened its Center for Health Equity January 20th with a daylong public event.

Foundation For a Healthy St. Petersburg reopens Center for Health Equity to the community

Following two years as a COVID vaccine and testing site, the nonprofit Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg has reopened its Center for Health Equity with a vision to make it a community space for organizations and individuals working for racial and health equity.

Buzz The 2023 Gasparilla Parade of Pirates is Saturday, January 28th.

Buzz: Gasparilla Pirate Festival invades Tampa Saturday

The 2023 Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Festival invades Tampa this Saturday with pro wrestling legend "Nature Boy" Ric Flair as grand marshal of the Parade of Pirates.

Feature Story A team led by USF Health and Tampa General Hospital won the Patents for Humanity Award from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for using 3D printing to create nasal swabs for COVID testing during a shortage at the height of the pandemic.

From COVID testing to prosthetics for zoo animals: 3D printing at USF Health and TGH

USF Health and Tampa General Hospital's innovative use of 3D printing enhances care in several specialties and recently earned national recognition.  

Feature Story Tampa's Green Team is an environmental stewardship service work program launched in collaboration with AmeriCorps and Volunteer Florida.

In Tampa Bay, community members help local governments with environmental stewardship

Tampa's newly launched Green Team program and Pinellas County's Adopt-a-Drain initiative are two examples of local governments in Tampa Bay turning to the community for help with environmental stewardship.

Masthead gallery: Circle B Bar Reserve


For Good Tampa's Stageworks Theatre now owns its theater space at Grand Central at Kennedy in the Channel District thanks to a donation from developer Mercury Advisors.

Tampa's Stageworks Theatre becomes a homeowner

Tampa's Stageworks Theatre now owns its theater space thanks to a donation from Grand Central at Kennedy developer Mercury Advisors. 

For Good Rodrique Rodney and his three daughters volunteer at the St. Pete Youth Farm during the MLK Day of Service.

At St. Pete Youth Farm, MLK Day of Service makes a difference

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service helps the nonprofit St. Pete Youth Farm gain exposure for its mission and attract new volunteers.

Development News The Deputy Kotfila Memorial Dog Park in the Channel District is an example of THEA's efforts to activate public space under the Selmon Expressway.

THEA wants park ideas for Selmon Expressway project

The Tampa Hillsborough Express Way Authority (THEA) has an online survey up through January 27th to get public input on ideas for a future park at the Bay to Bay Boulevard underpass of the Selmon Expressway.

Feature Story Opened in the Spring of 2021, the University of Tampa Ferman Center for the Arts is a place to learn, create and perform.

UT Ferman Center for the Arts: A new artistic hub emerges in Tampa

Since opening near downtown in 2021, the University of Tampa's Ferman Center for the Arts has emerged as an artistic hub for students, faculty and arts lovers. 

Feature Story Friends, family and staff of Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties gather to celebrate new homes for the Diviney and Al-Rubaye/Qasim families.

Tampa Bay nonprofits innovate to help families caught in affordable housing crisis

Long-established nonprofits Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties and Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay are innovating new approaches to help families caught in the affordable housing crisis.

For Good This month, the Tampa Bay History Center's Florida Conversations series focuses on legendary Cuban revolutionary José Martí.

Tampa Bay History Center Florida Conversations: José Martí in Tampa, Carver City/Lincoln Gardens

The Tampa Bay History Center's Florida Conversations series featured retired Judge Emiliano Jose “E.J.” Salcines, Jr. talking about Cuban revolutionary José Martí's time in Tampa in January and anthropologist Lisa Armstrong's talk on the historic Black Tampa communities of Carver City and Lincoln Gardens in February.

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In Tampa Bay, Athena Society continues fight to pass Equal Rights Amendment in Florida

In Tampa Bay, the Athena Society continues its fight to improve the status of women and pass the Equal Rights Amendment. 

Innovation News Stan Liberatore, founder of Disrupt the Bay, which promotes health tech innovation and raises funds for pediatric cancer research, food insecurity and other causes.

Health tech innovation event Disrupt the Bay returns to Tampa

Health tech innovation event Disrupt the Bay returns for a fourth year on February 4th at the Tampa Marriott Water Street.

Feature Story A crowd of hundreds filled The Coliseum on January 4th for a community meeting on the redevelopment proposals for the Tropicana Field property.

In St. Petersburg, four visions to redevelop Tropicana Field property

In St. Petersburg, four development teams are vying to redevelop the Tropicana Field property and fulfill decades-old promises made to the community when the Gas Plant neighborhood was razed to make way for the baseball stadium.

Feature Story "Audre #2" by Rico Gatson is part of the exhibit "Poor People's Art: A (Short) Visual History of Poverty in the United States"  at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum.

January Arts: Woodson Museum, HEIRESS, Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Creative Pinellas, Tempus Projects

The January arts scene in Tampa Bay has exhibits at Tempus Projects' new location in the Ybor City Kress Building, a photography exhibit on the history of poverty in the U.S. at the USF Contemporary Art Museum, a new theater company debuting in Bradenton and much more.

For Good At the Chabad Jewish Center of Greater St. Petersburg's 20th annual Hanukkah in the City, a message to be a light in the darkness.

St. Pete's Hanukkah in the City: Shining a light to counter the darkness

Chabad Jewish Center of St. Petersburg celebrates 20th Hanukkah in the City with a message to be ambassadors of light. 

Feature Story Gary Wishnatzki's book "Generations of Sweetness: Stories That Shaped My Family and the Journey to Wish Farms" celebrates his family's history and the 100-year anniversary of the family berry business in Plant City.

Book excerpt: Generations of Sweetness by Gary WishnatzkiStories That Shaped My Family and the Journey to Wish Farms

Gary Wishnatzki celebrates his family's history and the 100-year anniversary of the family berry business in Plant City in "Generations of Sweetness: Stories That Shaped My Family and the Journey to Wish Farms." 

Feature Story The BAM! program at the Carey Family Boys & Girls Club of Brandon uses art to develop children's social skills and confidence and build a foundation for future academic success.

BAM! makes children masters of art at Brandon Boys & Girls Club

The Brandon Art Masters (BAM!) program at the Carey Family Boys & Girls Club of Brandon develops a love of art, social skills and a sense of self-esteem in children from kindergarten through fifth grade.