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  1. WEDU has become the media hub of Give Day Tampa Bay



    Any other day, Susan Howarth is the president and CEO of public broadcasting station WEDU, a job she's done for eight years.

    Crew members work backstage to produce a live-stream fundraiser for Tampa Bay Give Day at WEDU’s studio Tuesday. Dozens of charities appeared on-air with local celebrities to help raise money for their causes.
  2. Trio of women form 'soulTribe' in Tampa


    TAMPA — Individually, Kimmie Hemmingway, Shelley Parris Williams and Diana "Dynasty" Hardy are incredibly talented women.

    From left, Shelley Parris Williams, Diana Hardy and Kimmie Hemmingway have pooled their talents to help others grow.
  3. After nearly 70 years, the Tamborello brothers close their Ybor City service station (w/video)

    Working Life


    Joe Tamborello's dad opened his service station in Ybor City on Sept. 6, 1946, the day he was born.

    Henry Tamborello Sr. and his brother Philip stand outside what was then called Tamborello Bros. service station sometime in the late 1940s. Henry Tamborello and his brother Sam started the Ybor City station. 
  4. Amy Scherzer's Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

    Human Interest

    Pride & Passion

    Always colorful, Pride & Passion burst the rainbow at Now in Technciolor, hosted by the LGBT community and friends for the Tampa Museum of Art. Hundreds of colorful celebrants hopped the galleries, admiring Jaume Plensa's Human Landscape exhibit …

    Andrew Felisberto, left, Pride & Passion chairman Okie Tilo, Corina Baltz, Monique Reed and Jason King have a blast at the 11th annual Pride & Passion party for Tampa Museum of Art on April 23.
  5. Tampa Bay History Center exhibit lets visitors look underground and long ago

    Visual Arts

    TAMPA — Motorists rushing along Florida Avenue near the Fort Brooke Garage are likely driving over soldiers' graves.

    Fort Brooke, once located on the southern tip of downtown Tampa, was established 1824 as a base for waging war against the Seminole Indians.
  6. Bar review: Tampa finally has a bar-arcade in Lowry Parcade

    Bars & Spirits

    It's hard to overestimate how culturally important video arcades were in the '80s and '90s. If you were a kid or young adult during this period, there's a very good chance that you spent a significant chunk of your free time dropping quarters into coin slots and furiously mashing buttons under the glow of an arcade …

    Tampa’s Lowry Parcade: Does it get any better than this? Vintage arcade games and fine brews are served up. NBA Jam? Frogger? Tron? Yes, yes and yes.
  7. Attic Cafe and Bar finds downtown home


    During Tampa Bay WaVe's 2015 grand opening in downtown at 500 E Kennedy Blvd., a cart was provided for food service.

    The Attic Cafe and Bar in downtown Tampa serves local beer, coffee and food. Photo courtesy of Mine Salkin.
  8. New fund leads to housing development in east Tampa


    Neighborhood Lending Partners and the Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa launched a community of single-family houses in East Tampa on Tuesday using the new Florida Minority Impact Housing Fund.

    A rendering shows what houses at Beacon Homes, a new development in east Tampa, will look like.
  9. Three candidates bid to fill Tampa's vacant District 61 state house seat


    For years, business and community leader Dianne Hart has advocated against injustices committed against the businesses and residents of the east Tampa neighborhood where she's lived and worked all of her life.

    Community activist Dianne Hart’s run for the House seat is her first political bid.
  10. Facility promises complete training for the masses


    SOUTH TAMPA — Tampa Sports Academy, Orthopedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay and Advanced Rehabilitation have joined forces to open a performance training facility in South Tampa.

    Steve Harrison standing in South Tampa's new performance training facility center, Tampa Sports Academy.
  11. Seven locals set to compete in top chief fundraiser


    Seven gourmets will vie for the title of Top Chef of the Year for Tampa Bay on Monday, and they will be limited only by their imaginations.

    Tamara Arrington
  12. Amy Scherzer's Diary: Weekly Wrap-up of the Tampa Social Scene

    Human Interest

    Karamu XXVIII

    Lowry Park Zoo baited and captured Karamu donors with gamboling giraffes and lumbering elephants, tiger paw art and a chance to bid on an exclusive clouded leopard meet and greet, all while dining and dancing at the black-tie benefit.

    Lowry Park Zoo CEO Joe Couceiro, left, thanks Karamu co-chairs Jenny and Ken Jones for their dedication and support at the black-tie gala Saturday.
  13. Tampa bagel bakery uses Brooklyn-inspired H2O


    TAMPA — To replicate the taste and size of North East bagels, the Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. hires scientists who study Brooklyn water.

    The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. brings their specialties such as the Cubsta and flagles to Tampa.
  14. CEO for the Next Gen: Jen Stancil, leads Glazer Children's Museum

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — Jennifer Stancil is that cool mom who flashes the newest apps and plays the latest games.

    Glazer Children’s Museum CEO Jennifer Stancil hopes to build on the number of visitors, about 215,000 last year. “We are trying to position ourselves to age up with our visitors,” she said.
  15. Amy Scherzer's Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa social scene

    Human Interest

    Magnolia Ball

    Moffitt Cancer Center CEO Alan List and "guiding star," retired legislator H. Lee Moffitt, celebrated 30 years of medical break-throughs, expansion to four campuses and 1,000 researchers at the Magnolia Ball headlined by the Goo Goo Dolls on Saturday. Fueled by filet …

    Magnolia Ball co-chairs Harry and Carmen Barkett host the 23rd annual bash for the Moffitt Cancer Center, the first and only NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center in Florida.