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Innovation News North Tampa's vibrant Uptown District is represented in this vivid mural at Crossover Church, 1235 E. Fowler Ave. in the district.

Innovation Gathering: A showcase of talent and tech in North Tampa’s Uptown District

The 8th Annual Innovation Gathering: The Metaverse & You will showcase the companies, development and influencers in North Tampa's Uptown District near the University of South Florida.

Feature Story Dr. Katie Propst is the head of USF Health's pioneering Pregnancy and Postpartum Clinic.

USF Health pioneers postpartum care with new Tampa Bay clinic

In collaboration with Tampa General Hospital, USF Health has opened two clinic locations to pioneer the area of postpartum care for women.

Feature Story SunRunner, Tampa Bay's first bus rapid transit system, hit the road October 21st.

By boat or by bus, more ways to get around Tampa Bay

With the return of the Cross-Bay Ferry and the debut of the SunRunner bus rapid transit system, transportation options get a foothold in Tampa Bay.

Feature Story The Children's Board of Hillsborough County's ONEhillsborough initiative was established to address the decades of disparity affecting the lives of children and families in three specific Tampa area zip codes.

Children’s Board works to end racial disparities, create ONEhillsborough

The Children's Board of Hillsborough County is working to address decades of racial disparities and improve quality of life for families and children in three targeted zip codes with its ONEhillsborough initiative.

Masthead images: SPIFFS International Folk Fair


Buzz Vitale Bros. painted the mural "Rise and Shine" on the wall of Parc Center for Disabilities as a Bright S[ot Community Project during the SHINE Mural Festival.

Buzz: SHINE Mural Festival grand finale is Saturday in St. Pete

The annual SHINE Mural Festival celebration of public art wraps up in St. Petersburg on Saturday.

For Good The 11th Tampa Pig Jig hits Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park this Saturday, October 22nd.

Tampa Pig Jig: Backyard barbecue turned festival phenomenon

The Tampa Pig Jig has transformed from a backyard barbecue fundraiser for the rare kidney disease FSGS to a massive festival and a driving force funding research to find a cure.

Development News The Carrollwood Cultural Center is among the many cultural and recreational amenities in Carrollwood Village, the Tampa neighborhood celebrating its 50th anniversary at its October 22nd fall fest.

Tampa's Carrollwood Village celebrates 50th anniversary

Tampa's Carrollwood Village neighborhood celebrates its 50th anniversary at the October 22nd fall fest event.

Innovation News Twos app co-founders Joe Steilberg and Parker Klein.

Writing yourself reminders? Tampa app developers say it takes "Twos" to make a thing go right

The Tampa-based tech entrepreneurs behind the Twos app set out to build "the best place to write things down" for users looking to organize their daily lives.

Feature Story The Athena Society recently awarded its  Phyllis Marshall Career Assistance Grant to help four Tampa Bay women acheive their educational and career goals.

4 Tampa Bay women overcome challenges, strive for goals with help from Athena Society

The Athena Society is helping four hard-working Tampa women achieve their educational and career goals through a grant program that has awarded nearly $109,000 and helped 62 women since 2014.

Feature Story The historic Chinsegut Hill Manor House as it stands today in a 114-acre preserve in Hernando County.

Tour Chinsegut Hill and step into Florida’s past

A Tampa Bay History Center tour of the Chinsegut Hill property in Brooksville is a step into Florida's past.

Development News A rendering of the Clearwater Multimodal Transit Center PSTA plans off Court and Myrtle in downtown Clearwater.

PSTA, Clearwater land swap will give downtown a modern transit hub

The City of Clearwater and PSTA have finalized a long-discussed land swap to bring a new, modern transit center to downtown.

Innovation News Tampa Bay Wave has earned a federal grant to develop innovation clusters in three key tech sectors.

Tampa Bay Wave sets out to develop regional innovation clusters in three key tech industries

Tampa Bay Wave will use a $2 million grant from the United States Economic Development Administration Build to Scale program, and a local match, to strengthen the region's cybersecurity, fintech and health tech industries.

Feature Story Academy of the Holy Names student Lexline Johnson combined her knowledge of coding and quantum physics to win tech giant Apple's prestigious Swift Student Challenge.

Talented Temple Terrace teen wins prestigious Apple Swift Student Challenge

Academy of the Holy Names student Lexline Johnson combined her knowledge of coding and quantum physics to win tech giant Apple's prestigious Swift Student Challenge.

Feature Story A ceremony in late August commemorates the placement of a historical marker in memory of Robert Johnson, a wrongly arrested Black man who was a lynching victim in 1934.

In Tampa a historical marker memorializes victims of lynching and racial violence

A group led by Tampa City Councilman Luis Viera worked with the Peace and Justice Center to put a historical marker on the Tampa Riverwalk memorializing Robert Johnson, a Black man killed by a white mob in 1934, and other lynching victims. 

Development News FDOT wants community input on aesthetic improvements planned with the construction projects in Interstate 275 and the I-275/I-4 interchange in Tampa.

FDOT wants community feedback on Tampa interstate project aesthetic improvements

An online survey open through October 14 seeks community input on aesthetic improvements FDOT plans as part of the Tampa Bay Next construction projects on Interstate 275 and the I-275/I-4 interchange in Tampa. 

Development News Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundation Chief Conservation Officer Jason Lauritsen

How Hurricane Ian can affect Florida Wildlife Corridor

Conservation expert talks about the impact Hurricane Ian will have on the Florida Wildlife Corridor. 

Innovation News AMPLIFY Clearwater is holding a networking event for Clearwater Business SPARK on Thursday, October 6th.

AMPLIFY Clearwater takes the reins of Clearwater Business SPARK

AMPLIFY Clearwater is taking over administration of the Clearwater Business SPARK network with the goal of reaching and assisting more small businesses.

Feature Story The Florida Cabinet recently purchased a conservation easement on nearly 1,900 acres of the Buck Island Ranch in Highlands County, a key property for the Florida Wildlife Corridor.

Tampa nonprofit Live Wildly wants you to fall in love with Florida Wildlife Corridor

Tampa businessman and philanthropist Arnie Bellini founded Live Wildly to spread the word about the importance and natural beauty of the Florida Wildlife Corridor. 

Feature Story Volunteers with Feeding Tampa Bay load

Tampa Bay charities, community volunteers jump into action after Hurricane Ian

Tampa Bay charities and community volunteers jump into action to help the Hurricane Ian recovery effort.