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  1. Riverview 14 GDX kicks off summer season with sneak peak event


    RIVERVIEW — Deresa Mayes of Tampa loves nothing more than a day at the beach.

  2. Entrepreneur hatching a business incubator


    TAMPA — In his search for a new property, all Florida entrepreneur Gary Hartfield had to do was look across the street.

    Entrepreneur Gary Hartfield is developing a small business incubator for African American and Hispanic businesses. Photo courtesy of Kerrick Williams Photography.
  3. Buffalo Wild Wings finds new home in South Tampa


    When the South Tampa Buffalo Wild Wings opens in June, it will feature the new layout which has been unveiled in other markets and includes an open feel with a big horseshoe shaped bar.

    Buffalo Wild Wings opens a new location in South Tampa. Photo courtesy of Sarah Darga.
  4. The Littlest Trunk opens second location in South Tampa


    Ever since sisters Ashley Ligas and Carey Kleinmetz opened The Littlest Trunk, a children's and maternity re-sale shop, in 2014 in St. Petersburg, Ligas' 3-year-old son, Evan has been right by their side.

    The Littlest Trunk opens a second location in South Tampa. Photo courtesy of Michael Flanagan.
  5. Sunday Conversation: Swim Digital CEO Trimeka Benjamin helps women achieve


    Trimeka Benjamin, founder and CEO of Swim Digital, says she genuinely wants to help other business women.

    hillsconvo052117: Trimeka Benjamin is the CEO of Swim Digital and the subject of the May 21 Sunday Conversation. Photo.
  6. March column: Pam Iorio, who isn't running, clear favorite in Tampa mayor's poll


    Tampa political insiders have been buzzing for a week or so about a robopoll on the 2019 mayor's race.

    Former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio celebrates a Riverwalk milestone in 2013 with others who have held the seat, from left, Bob Buckhorn, Dick Greco, Sandy Freedman, Bob Martinez and Bill Poe. [SKIP O'ROURKE   |   Times]
  7. Guest column: Son faces down genetic disorder with strength, determination


    Brain surgeries, pain, encephalitis, tumors and severe physical side effects all mark my son Steven's ongoing battle with a cancerous genetic disorder called Von Hippel Lindau syndrome, also known as VHL.

  8. Bar review: Ybor City's Big Easy Bar does its NOLA muse proud

    Bars & Spirits

    I first wandered into the Big Easy Bar in Ybor City during a raucous pub crawl.

    On weekends, the Big Easy’s two full bars get plenty of action, and there’s a spacious dining area that can handle a nice crowd. The bar staff whips up fine cocktails, including this Oak Fired Old Fashioned cocktail, shown, which takes a citrus-y version of the classic and serves it in a glass that has been smoked over oak.
Photos by Luis Santana/tbt*
  9. New business helps promote Vivica Fox, Full Force talent search

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — Keith and Monica Harris, married in 2013, today share a home, busy professional lives and a blended family of six, including 1-year-old son Myles.

    Keith and Monica Harris, owners of KeMon Connects. Photo courtesy of Keith Harris.
  10. Henderson: Even small steps cost big money with South Tampa's flood woes


    We may be in an extended drought, but history tells us downpours will increase the closer we get to summer. It also tells us all that water will bring flooding, particularly in South Tampa.

    Motorists pass through standing water from Tropical Storm Hermine on Wednesday afternoon, August 31, 2016 along Bayshore Blvd in Tampa.
 [MONICA HERNDON   |   Times]
  11. Whitman: ‘13 Reasons Why' offers no reason for faith, hope or love

    Human Interest

    I watched the entire Net­flix series 13 Reasons Why in a day.

    And I regret the experience.

  12. Tampa Bay Moms Group holds annual 'Family Fair'


    TAMPA — Tampa Bay Moms Group will host a free family fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday (May 20) in downtown Tampa at Water Works Park located, 1710 N Highland Ave., next to the Ulele restaurant.

    Children play in the newly opened splash pad at the Tampa Water Works Park Tuesday morning.   The 5-acre park now includes a play area modeled after a ship, splash pad, 8,500 sq. ft. dog run and performance pavilion with an open lawn for events. The Tampa Riverwalk was also extended to run throughout the park along the Hillsborough River. A kayak launch, eight boat slips and a water taxi stop will be installed once the permits are approved. Ulele Spring, formerly called Magbee Spring, has also been restored and opened to river.
  13. Amy Scherzer's Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

    Human Interest

    Fashion Funds the Cure

    Tampa Bay Buc Gerald McCoy and pediatric cancer survivor Joshua Fisher flexed their biceps and the crowd went wild at the 14th annual Fashion Funds the Cure starring young models fighting cancer and a lively group of alumni happily recognized from previous National …

    The crowd cheered wildly for cancer survivor Joshua Fisher, left, and Tampa Bay Buccaneer Gerald McCoy at the 14th annual Fashion Funds the Cure.
  14. Altman: MacDill refueling squadron named tops in Air Force


    The Air Force recently recognized the 91st Air Refueling Squadron, part of the 6th Air Mobility Wing at Mac-Dill Air Force Base, as the most outstanding air refueling squadron in the service.

    Flying KC-135 Stratotankers like this, a refueling squadron at MacDill Air Force based earned top honors from the Air Force for a busy, efficient year.  [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times
  15. Korean War veteran dons cap and gown to get high school diploma after 64 years



    Marty Sullivan will be the first to tell you he's never been the teacher's pet.

    Marty Sullivan, 83, who spends his days volunteering at the Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Museum in Tampa, took advantage of a program for veterans to become a special part of today’s Newsome High School graduation.