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Feature Story State Lawmaker Fentrice Driskell and Tampa City Council Chair Luis Viera listen to community concerns.

Tampa community leaders consider how best to memorialize local men killed in lynchings

Public input and letters of support for honoring the victims of lynchings in Tampa and Hillsborough County will be gathered from the community at large including chambers of commerce, governmental bodies, churches, mosques, and synagogues.

Feature Story Signage at front of new USF Health College of Medicine in downtown Tampa.

Building anticipation: New places and spaces opening soon in the Tampa Bay Area

The Tampa Bay Area continues to be among the fastest-growing metropolitan regions in the nation. Read up on the latest: The grand openings of a new USF Medical School and Embarc Collective downtown plus more than 25 new apartment and condo buildings, bars and restaurants, workspaces, and hotels to open in 2020.

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USF debuts newly refurbished limited edition Steinway at special concert

Pianist and Philanthropist Rebecca Peoples will tickle the ivories of a newly refurbished and rare Steinway piano at an upcoming concert at the USF School of Music Concert Hall in Tampa.

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LIMELIGHT speakers series returns to Tampa Theatre

The 2020 LIMELIGHT speakers series at Tampa Theatre in downtown Tampa features an Olympic gold medalist, a NASA astronaut, an Academy Award-winning actor, and a Professor of Ethical Leadership.

Development News The Gasparilla Festival of the Arts 2020 will relocate to Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park.

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts in Tampa moves to Riverfront Park

The 2020 Gasparilla Festival of the Arts will be on the west bank of the Hillsborough River in Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park overlooking downtown Tampa.

Feature Story Dr. Patricia Lawman, President and CEO, in the offices of Morphogenesis.

Cancer research company in Tampa nears breakthrough

Morphogenesis, a Tampa cancer research company, plans a Phase II initiative that will focus on skin cancer and the ability to perform a direct injectable into melanoma tumors.

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Tampa Bay Area thought leaders share what they most anticipate in 2020

Building on diversity as a strength. Growing talent. Community and business collaborations. Investment opportunities. Greater mobility. Protecting our environment. Affordable housing. No drama. Read what Tampa Bay Area thought leaders most anticipate in 2020.

Buzz Sarasota Art Museum now open in former Sarasota High School

Sarasota Art Museum opens in renovated high school

Need a fresh idea for taking a trip to Sarasota? Check out the new Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College.

Development News WeWork Place in downtown Tampa.

WeWork Place now open in downtown Tampa

WeWork’s signature style is to design shared space and common areas with light, airy, modern and hip décor, art, and flashes of neon. Startups and more seasoned entrepreneurial businesses ready for new growth are among WeWork’s targeted market.

Feature Story David Habib of Yo Mama's in Clearwater.

Clearwater Business SPARK helps new businesses thrive

Yo Mama's whirlwind success story is just one underway at business incubator Clearwater Business SPARK. At least 3 more tech firms -- health care innovator OnMed, AI and machine learning analytics firm Sc2, and communications specialist TranslateLive -- are thriving.

Feature Story Visitors to Ybor Beverage Co. can settle into a comfy sofa, lounge chairs, or barstools.

Ybor City: Rediscovering its history, building for the future

Striking a balance: New development in Ybor City is reshaping one of Tampa’s most iconic and historic neighborhoods.

Feature Story The leaders pushing for a new African-American Museum in St. Pete.

Deuces Rising: Bigger, bolder future for St. Pete’s African-American Museum

A new, modern Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum is among proposals for a reimagined Deuces Live Historic Main Street in St. Petersburg’s Midtown neighborhood.

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The Heal is Real: Nonprofit helps women overcome toxic breast implants

Tampa entrepreneur launches nonprofit to spread awareness about breast implant illness.

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Could bacteria eaters save the planet?USF students delve into the science of unique phages

No pressure, but: A growing consensus within medical science is that the future of humanity could lie in the phage positioned under students' microscopes at the University of South Florida.

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Give the gift of shared experiences this holiday season

Create lifelong memories of the season by spending time with loved ones at one of the Tampa Bay Area's local boat parades, Christmas strolls, holiday markets, museum exhibits, and outdoor activities. So many things to do, so little time. 

Feature Story Beau Blouin talks with young participants in a fishing tournament supported by local businesses.

So you want to be an entrepreneur? Here's how I did itAdvice to a young friend

When a young friend asked: How do you make a living doing what you love without any money? Marine Corps veteran Beau Blouin offered his own story as a path forward.

Innovation News Energy-producing cycles at Centrifuge Cycling Studio in St. Pete.

Megawatt sweat: Centrifuge Cycling Studio pedal power fills the grid

“We’re here to prove that every little bit counts when helping the environment,” says Centrifuge Cycling Studio Founder Emma Baiz.  

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Florida Botanical Gardens features dazzling lights, nature, and history this holiday season

Channel the holiday spirit with shiny lights, flora and fauna, and historic charm at one of the Tampa Bay Area’s most verdant and enchanting family attractions.

For Good Volunteers are needed to delivery meals to homebound Pinellas County residents.

Drive? Have a heart? Meals on Wheels St. Petersburg needs you

MOWSP is looking for volunteer drivers to deliver meals on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Routes take about one hour to complete.

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Getting to know The Mosaic CompanyThe evolution of phosphate operations in Florida

Being a responsible neighbor is a priority for Mosaic. The company encourages its nearly 3,000 Florida-based employees to be active participants in the communities where they operate. Whether it’s coaching a youth baseball team or volunteering at a local food pantry, their efforts and impact can be seen throughout Central Florida.

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