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Feature Story New Creative Pinellas CEO Margaret Murray brings wide-ranging experience and accomplishments to her role at the county's nonprofit arts agency.

Tampa Bay arts leaders: Creative Pinellas CEO Margaret Murray

New Creative Pinellas CEO Margaret Murray brings wide-ranging experience and accomplishments to her role at the county's nonprofit arts agency. 

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Masthead gallery: St. Pete's MLK North District

A photo gallery from St. Petersburg's MLK North District.

For Good Ellsworth "Tony" Williams, the founder of Tampa Bay nonprofit Veterans Counseling Veterans, organizes the annual Miilitary Sexual Trauma Summit to provide veterans who have been sexually assaulted support and healing.

Tampa Bay nonprofit on mission to help veterans heal from trauma of sexual assault

The third annual Military Sexual Assault Summit is part of Tampa Bay nonprofit Veterans Counseling Veterans' mission to help veterans who were victims of military sexual assault find support and healing.

Feature Story Gallery114@HCC Ybor City Campus is one venue on the first Spring Ybor Arts Tour.

April arts roundup: Spring Ybor Arts Tour blooms

The April arts scene in Tampa Bay has the debut of the Spring Ybor Arts Tour, a production of "Beauty and the Beast" for the annual American Stage in the Park, Bob Devin Jones' final play at The Studio@620 after 20 years as artistic director, and much more.

For Good Nonprofit group Saving Our Seniors ilaunches a new Produce Pac program in early April.

Nonprofit Saving Our Seniors expands its impact with new Produce Pac program

Tampa Bay nonprofit Saving Our Seniors looks to expand its community impact with new Produce Pac program.

For Good The Tampa Pride Diversity Parade drew tens of thousands to the Ybor City Historic District on Saturday, March 23rd.

Sights and scenes as the 10th Tampa Pride Diversity Parade rolls through Ybor City

The 10th annual Tampa Pride Diversity Parade drew tens of thousands to Ybor City on Saturday, March 23rd to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

For Good The Kennedy Bridge was one Tampa landmark illuminated blue and yellow for World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st.

Tampa Bay landmarks light up blue and yellow for World Down Syndrome Day

Old City Hall, Kennedy Bridge, the Riverwalk, Raymond James Stadium and the Truist building in Tampa and the Dr. Frederick Grassin Bridge in New Port Richey were each illuminated blue and yellow on March 21 to mark World Down Syndrome Day.

Partner Content Jesus Nino became the executive director of the City of Clearwater Community Redevelopment Agency in January 2024.

Clearwater’s vision for housing affordability takes teamwork at the top

Clearwater Community Redevelopment Agency Director Jesus Nino and Economic Development & Housing Department Assistant Director Chuck Lane are collaborating on efforts to create attainable and affordable housing solutions for the community and its residents.

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Masthead gallery: Tampa Heights murals

A photo gallery of the vibrant mural art of Tampa Heights.

Innovation News Merary Simeon, vice president of diversity and engagement at PepsiCo, speaks during one of The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women's leadership luncheons.The nonprofit is expanding its leadership training programs with a webinar series.

The Centre for Women enhances leadership training and development efforts with webinar series

The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women is launching a leadership training webinar series as the latest addition to the nonprofit organization's Pat Collier Frank Leadership Institute. The seven-week program starts April 3rd.

For Good The Jacob Kamis Photography Contest honors the memory of a former Hillel Academy student who died in 2022.

Tampa Bay student photography competiton honors memory of former Hillel Academy student

The Jacob Kamis Photography Contest honors the memory of a former Hillel Academy student who died in 2022. It is open to middle and high school students from the Tampa Bay area.

For Good Massive oak trees provide shade for the Aerial Silk Fantasy performances during the 2024 Bay Area Renaissance Festival.

Photo story: 2024 Bay Area Renaissance Festival

A photo gallery from the 2024 Bay Area Renaissance Festival in Dade City

Feature Story After opening a station at Orlando International Airport, Brightline is eyeing an Orlando to Tampa route for the next expansion of its high speed rail service.

Local leaders look ahead at what Brightline expansion can mean for Tampa, Ybor

Brightline high-speed rail's planned Orlando to Tampa expansion has significant potential to benefit redevelopment and transportation mobility options for getting around Tampa Bay, say local leaders. There's still a lot of work to be done on planning and funding the proposed expansion.

Feature Story This March 2024 Easter egg hunt is just one community-building event at the University Area Community Development Corporation's Harvest Hope Park.

University Area CDC strengthens North Tampa community through Harvest Hope Park, attainable housing

The University Area Community Development Corporation works to strengthen the community in North Tampa through resources like Harvest Hope Park and an upcoming attainable housing townhome development.

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Masthead gallery: St. Pete Second Saturday ArtWAlk

A photo gallery from the Second Saturday ArtWalk in St. Petersburg.

Feature Story St. Pete based author and urbanist Peter Kageyama with his latest novel, "Midnight Climax."

A conversation with St. Pete urbanist and author Peter Kageyama

After writing four best-selling books celebrating cities, St. Pete-based urbanist and author Peter Kageyama has turned his sights to fiction with a series of mystery novels set in post-World War II San Francisco and influenced by Kageyama's Japanese-American roots.

Buzz An ongoing federal study of future Amtrak service bypasses Tampa and Tampa Union Station, the state's second-busiest station, on a proposed Chicago to Florida route.

Proposed Chicago to Florida Amtrak route bypasses Tampa

The current proposal for a future Chicago-to-Florida Amtrak service bypasses Tampa, the state's second-busiest station. Friends of Tampa Union Station, a nonprofit working for the station's restoration, wants that changed.

For Good During a workshop at the Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association Community Center, local creatives and designers helped children and teens design outfits to showcase during Tampa Connect Fashion Week.

Tampa Connect Fashion Week: Where fashion meets philanthropy

The Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association, a nonprofit working with at-risk youth, has partnered with local creatives and designers to launch Tampa Connect Fashion Week, a three-day event mixing fashion and philanthropy.

Innovation News Tampa tech firm BŪP, which creates digital business cards and AI-powered lead nurturing solutions for businesses and professionals, was the networking app sponsor for Synapse Summit 2024.

Innovators show up, show out at Synapse Summit

Entrepreneurs from across Florida and the country showcase their innovative ideas at Synapse Summit 2024.

Feature Story With the support of community partners like the Children's Board of Hillsborough County, Healthy Start Hillsborough's Safe Baby program aims to fight the heartbreaking community problem of infant deaths from unsafe sleep.

Healthy Start of Hillsborough strives to reduce infant deaths from unsafe sleep

With the support of community partners like the Children's Board of Hillsborough County, Healthy Start Hillsborough's Safe Baby program aims to fight the heartbreaking community problem of infant deaths from unsafe sleep.