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For Good Periphery Media's creators Shelby Baerwalde and Clay Hollenkamp.

Submissions now being taken for art exhibition 'Shelter: Concepts of Home'

Periphery Media of Plant City is partnering with the USF’s Humanities Institute and The Portico (a nonprofit that supports homelessness issues in Tampa) to display art about the many ways people create a home, even if it isn’t the prettiest or most comfortable of environments.

Development News Artist rendering of new Moxy Hotel in The Heights.

Marriott Moxy Hotel coming to The Heights in Tampa

Marriott International Moxy Hotel brand is the big-name addition to the next phase of The Heights District mixed-use development along the Hillsborough River.


Development News Tampa Theatre marquee

New Tampa Theatre microcinema opening in 2021

The new micro movie theater adjacent to Tampa Theatre in downtown Tampa will accommodate 40 to 50 guests and offer an intimate filmgoing experience unlike any other in the Tampa Bay Area.

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Murals pump new life into downtown Tampa Channel District

Lots of eye candy made of bold colors reflected in the imaginative artistry of larger-than-life murals are beginning to cover otherwise blank walls in the Channel District of downtown Tampa.

Feature Story The wine selection at Pour Yours.

The evolution of downtown Clearwater: New things to do after dark

Downtown Clearwater has started to come alive after dark with an array of distinctive, welcoming establishments offering live entertainment, trivia, comedy, games, friendly conversation, and more.

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Music helps DJ preserve mental health, encourage others

Joseph Loiacono, a senior at the University of Tampa, credits DJing with helping him find peace and a purpose following a rough period of mental illness and drug abuse. He now urges others to seek help when they need it.

Development News SHINE mural festival in St. Pete.

5th annual SHINE Mural Festival opens in St. Pete

Downtown St. Pete is an outdoor art gallery from Oct 18-26 as the annual SHINE Mural Festival returns for its fifth year.

Development News Wide Open Space on Historic Hyde Park.

Streetscaping vision for Hyde Park historic district in Tampa

Wide Open Office prepares a streetscape vision plan for Historic Hyde Park with a focus on West Swann, South Howard, West Morrison and South Willow avenues, and South Boulevard.

Feature Story The Lotus of Eternity by TD Glass is featured in “Our Perspectives, Our Cultures, Our Community.”

The evolution of downtown Clearwater: Check out the infusion of art

If you haven't visited downtown Clearwater for a while, you're in for some unexpected treats in the form of new art galleries, art on display, and events featuring local artists. Part 1 of 4.

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Book excerpt: The Emotional Infrastructure of Places by Peter Kageyama

Author Peter Kageyama of St. Petersburg explores the role of emotional infrastructure in building cities and communities where people want to live. Read an excerpt.

Feature Story Teens concerned about suicide.

Love IV Lawrence: Dimmitt family changes conversation about suicide

The Dimmitt family, Pinellas County’s first family of car dealerships, launches Love IV Lawrence to raise awareness about suicide, depression, and mental health.

Innovation News St. Petersburg construction firm Power Design's CrewConnect app  is the winner of the Tech Project of the Year  in the 16th Annual poweredUP Tampa Bay Tech Awards.

Tampa Bay Tech awards spotlight region's tech leaders, innovators

The 16th annual poweredUp Tampa Bay Tech Awards recognize innovative companies and individuals in the region's tech community. 

Development News Urban Excellence Awards

Meet the finalists for Tampa's Urban Excellence Awards

The Tampa Downtown Partnership has named the finalists for its Urban Excellence Awards, a celebration of what makes downtown vibrant and unique.

Development News Hallmark filmed Love in the Sun in Pinellas County.

St. Pete-Clearwater Film Commission enjoys record year

Spurred by Hallmark movies, independent films, and major studio releases, the St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission reports a record year. 

Feature Story The sun reflecting off one of Sunken Gardens many vibrant flowers.

Finding a mindful escape without going far from home

Feeling overwhelmed by global strife, economic uncertainty, and the crazy that dominates today's political scene? Or simply need to get away without flying anywhere? Here are a few peaceful places in our midst that aren't always in plain sight.

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Promising new therapy for Alzheimers, dementia

“These results provide preliminary evidence that TEMT administration we assessed in this small study may have the capacity to enhance cognitive performance in patients with mild to moderate disease,’’ says Amanda Smith, M.D., Director of Clinical Research at USF's Byrd Institute.

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New arts and crafts museum will add to St. Pete's creative vibe

Businessman and arts collector Rudy Ciccarello's long-planned Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement is scheduled to open in December, adding to St. Pete's thriving museum scene.

Feature Story A drum circle at Free Museum Day at the Carter G. Woodson African American Museum.

Next up for St. Pete's Woodson Museum? Big vision for what can be

Leaders of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum propose expanding its footprint to further showcase the legacy of African-Americans in St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay region.

Feature Story A wet nose greets visitors to Golden Spirit Alpaca Ranch.

Worth the trip: An alpaca paradise just north of Tampa

Ever had an alpaca experience? You can now by getting up close and personal at a small ranch in Northwest Hillsborough that is home to more than 200.

Buzz Stanton Storer giving tour at Scarfone/Hartley Gallery at UT.

Unbound: Local collector shares his love of art

Stanton Storer started collecting art created by Florida artists 20 years ago with his first purchase of a piece by the late Theo Wujcik. It and others are now on display at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery in Tampa.

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