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Buzz Tampa Mayor Jane Castor meets Cafe con Tampa.

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor joins the conversation on Cafe con Tampa

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor fields questions about COVID-19 recovery and the future of Tampa via a Zoom meetup with Cafe Con Tampa led by Del Acosta and Bill Carlson.  

Feature Story Streets in Hyde Park Village showing how far to stay apart.

Floridians move cautiously into summer as some restaurants, businesses reopen

Restaurants, hotels, and other businesses gradually reopen with new operational practices and infrastructure designed to keep people safer from COVID-19 during the weeks ahead.

For Good The Mahaffey Theater lobby is serving as a staging area for packing food for hungry kids.

With schools closed, community steps up to feed hungry kidsVolunteers distribute meals to feed about 550 children

Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger is partnering with a variety of community organizations to bring meals to children who might otherwise go hungry during the coronavirus pandemic.

Feature Story Dr. Thomas McDonald, MD. Professor, USF Health College of Medicine Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology; Professor, College of Medicine Internal Medicine.

Chemical glow from fireflies could help trace spread of COVID-19USF researchers follow the light

USF scientists produce a glowing COVID-19 pseudotype to study susceptibility factors and disparities across diverse populations.

Feature Story Researchers are especially eager to recruit African Americans and Latinos who are under-represented in many studies.

Can brain training fend off dementia? USF researchers want you to try itCognitive Aging Lab seeks diversity

Dr. Jerri Edwards is hoping to put 500 volunteers through brain training in 2020, especially African Americans and Latinos who are up to two times more likely to develop dementia and who are often under-represented in clinical trials.

Feature Story Attorney Melanie S. Griffin of Tampa.

Florida’s new work environment: Preparing your business to operate in the COVID-19 era

As more and more states, including Florida, revoke or allow their "stay-at-home'' orders to expire, it is important for businesses to understand the scope of the orders being issued that plan for economic recovery and how to best prepare their businesses. Read more.

Innovation News Kurt Long of BUNKR Life

Startup BUNKR Life is designed to protect consumer informationThe purpose-driven, entrepreneurial company is hiring

BUNKR Life, startup company located in St. Pete, utilizes cloud-based software technologies to build trusted networks, streamline daily tasks from any location, and protect households against threats to privacy in everyday modern life.

Innovation News USF HEXA Consulting members in virtual meetup.

HEXA Consulting group to offer zero-cost services for Tampa businessesUSF international students in engineering, marketing, finance

HEXA Consulting, organized by six undergraduate students at the University of South Florida, is now offering cost-free consulting services to businesses in the Tampa Bay Area.

Development News North Shore Aquatic Complex in St. Pete hosts a variety of swim meets.

Tampa reopens for recreation, fun, and socializing -- within limits

Tampa Bay Area residents are emerging from months wrapped in safer-at-home cocoons, eager to be social butterflies again.

Feature Story Sarah (Ying) Zhong, an assistant professor of engineering at USF.

Face Mask 101: USF researcher shares best mask-wearing practices

USF Assistant Professor Sarah (Ying) Zhong is researching the effectiveness of a technology designed to sterilize and re-charge N95 and surgical masks, making them safe for re-use in under five minutes.

Feature Story Curbside service at Majesty Title in Tampa.

How is the local real estate market preparing to re-open and what will be different?

With Florida's real estate market driving a huge portion of the local economy, 83 Degrees asked Tampa Digs agent Susan Nelson-Crowley to reflect on how the industry is adapting during the COVID-19 pandemic to meet the needs of local buyers and sellers. Here is her report.

Feature Story Chris Incorvaia of Stuart Dean Co. working at The Ring in Clearwater.

It's not all about the beaches: Clearwater begins to get back to business

Clearwater business owners and civic leaders weigh in on transitioning back to full-time operation during COVID-19 and seizing opportunities to start fresh.

Feature Story The Hideaway At Home livestreaming.

Tampa Bay Area creatives make music, build virtual audiences despite COVID-19

Tampa Bay Area musicians get creative with virtual performances while adapting to the lack of interaction with a live audience ready to cheer them on during the COVID-19 pandemic. See how you can listen and watch.

Feature Story Caitlyn Coleman, a first-year microbiology student, at USF transitions to online classes at USF.

With the lingering threat of COVID-19, what's next for USF?Students, faculty look ahead to fall

USF Bulls navigate new norms as the university continues its pandemic-driven transition to virtual learning, including virtual commencement.

Feature Story Dr. Sylvia Campbell at work on a medical mission trip to Haiti.

Tampa surgeon offers compassion, hope on front lines of suffering

Retired OB/GYN Dr. Bruce Shephard of Tampa interviews Dr. Sylvia Campbell, a general surgeon in private practice and medical director of the Judeo Christian Clinic in Tampa, about the local COVID-19 situation. Learn more.

Feature Story Tampa Bay Area restaurants open for pickup only.

COVID-19: Advice, best practices for reopening, rebounding, recovery Tampa Bay

As Florida businesses and public service organizations weigh the pros and cons of a gradual reopening in the midst of a global pandemic, words of wisdom and experience are being proffered from several areas of expertise. Learn more.

Buzz Florida Aquarium

Florida Aquarium makes major leap in reproducing endangered coral

For the first time in world history, the aquarium in Tampa, Florida has successfully reproduced ridged cactus coral in human care.

For Good Sample contents of Feed-A-Bull bags for hungry students.

USF food pantries seek donations to respond to heightened need during COVID-19

USF college students who are sheltering in place on campus without access to meal plans or cafeterias increasingly turn to USF food pantries to stave off hunger. You can help by making a donation of $10 or more.

Buzz USF Health SVP and Dean Charles Lockwood.

A message to the Tampa Bay Area from Dr. Lockwood at USFUSF Health Pandemic Response & Research

When it comes to the COVID-19 crisis facing Florida and the rest of the world, USF Health researchers and physicians are all in. Learn what they are doing and how you can help.

For Good Denise Maguire, Marcus Elam, Marcia Johansson, and Ryan O'Neil distribute resources and assess family needs at an outreach event for the Sulphur Springs community at Abundant Life Church.

USF College of Nursing, TPD partner to provide COVID-19 relief for Sulphur Springs families

Volunteers from the USF College of Nursing at the Tampa Police Department pool resources to help lower-income families in Sulphur Springs neighbhorhood.

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