Friday, February 23, 2018

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Amy Scherzer

Amy Scherzer

Amy joined the Times in January 2002 to help launch the weekly City Times edition serving South Tampa and nearby neighborhoods. Her column, Amy Scherzer's Diary, takes readers along as she makes her rounds on the social circuit. Camera in hand, Amy captures the galagoers, wine tasters, Gasparilla kings, debutantes and bay area philanthropists. Amy earned her bachelor's degree in mass communications and political science at the University of Pittsburgh, and has been a Tampa resident since 1978. She and her husband, Robert, live on Davis Islands, proud parents of two grown children. Any free time is spent people watching, entertaining, boating and reading.



Tampa seamstress outfits 21st century Sant’ Yago knights in 12th century fashion

Tampa seamstress outfits 21st century Sant’ Yago knights in 12th century fashion

By Amy ScherzerTAMPA — El Rey XLVI Edward Banks, a 21st century Sant’ Yago Knight, will lead Saturday’s annual illuminated parade through historic Ybor City dressed in 12th-century gear.The king’s court of squires, pages and a...
Published: 02/06/18
Updated: 02/08/18
AMY SCHERZER | Times
â\u0088\u009A\u0092Fostering Hopeâ\u0088\u009A\u0093 Gala presenting sponsors Art and Krista Schultz, from left, met honoree, former Sheriff David Gee, at the black-tie benefit for A Kidâ\u0088\u009A\u0095s Place of Tampa Bay at the Glazer Children's Museum on Feb. 17.

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Go Red luncheon"We came to Go Red for those we love," said St. Petersburg deputy mayor Kanika Tomalin, recounting the worst day of her life to a "sea of Wonder Women wearing red" at the 15th annual American...
Published: 02/05/18
Updated: 02/22/18
AMY SCHERZER | Times
 Gasparilla King Rex Farrior and his wife, Laura, from left, and Miriam and Capt. Christopher Lykes celebrate at Ye Captain's Ball on Jan. 25 at the Tampa Yacht Club.

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-up of the Tampa Social Scene

Gasparilla 2018 navigation log Jan. 19: Docked at the Henry B. Plant Museum, exactly where Ye Mystic Krewe first rode into town May 4, 1904, birthing Tampa’s signature pirate fest. For decades, the museum has...
Updated one month ago
AMY SCHERZER | Times
Ann Bailin, left, Brooke Palmer Kuhl, Jenny Spencer, Nicole Hubbard and Kelly Feldman show their Pink Lady spirit with Jennifer Singleton, bottom left, and Kim Carswell, center, in pink wig. at Be Mine: Youâ\u0088\u009A\u0095re the One, the Grease-themed benefit bash for the Heart Gallery of Tampa on Feb 8 at Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club.

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

To Life galaIsraeli curator Avner Avraham recapped Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann for more than 700 guests at the Florida Holocaust Museum’s annual To Life: Honoring...
Published: 01/29/18
Updated: 02/15/18
Along Bayshore, residents are resigned to join the party at Gasparilla time

Along Bayshore, residents are resigned to join the party at Gasparilla time

ALONG THE BAYSHORE -- For 364 days a year, Bayshore Boulevard residents lay claim to a serene scene edging Hillsborough Bay, happily shared with strollers, joggers and bikers along the 4.5 mile landscaped linear parkway, its iconic balustrade running...
Updated one month ago
AMY SCHERZER | Times
Tianna Sheppard, left, DACCO chief executive officer Mary Lynn Ulrey and Night of A Thousand Thieves co-chairs Sadie and Rob Pariseau welcome supporters to the auction party benefit Feb. 3 at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC.

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Night of a Thousand Thieves"Everyone is talking about the opioid crisis," said Rob Pariseau, co-chairman of Night of a Thousand Thieves auction party for DACCO, a residential and outpatient substance...
Published: 01/22/18
Updated: 02/09/18
ALESSANDRA DA PRA   |   Times
Painter and retired advertising art director Charles Hessemer, 90, of Tampa, poses for a portrait in his home next to some of his Gasparilla paintings on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. Hessemer combines multiple pictures he has taken into one on his computer and then he paints the final image with oil paint on canvas using a palette knife.

Gasparilla may be a raucous party to you, but it’s art to Charles Hessemer

SOUTH TAMPACharles P. Hessemer, 90 years young and about as sharp as the palette knives he paints with, finds artistic inspiration in the costumed-clad revelers of Tampa’s favorite annual event.
Updated one month ago
Co-owners Norma Dutoit, left, and Julie Harris offer

Sweets, savories and surprises at Jules’ Place in southeast Seminole Heights

Tampa native Julie Harris worked for the City of Tampa for 22 years, under four mayoral administrations, until retiring as director of communications and neighborhood liaison in 2003.Her familiarity with Southeast Seminole Heights and countless...
Updated one month ago
AMY SCHERZER | Times
Linda and Dave Devine, from left, Larry Brown, president Rotary Club of Tampa and past president Bart duPury organized the Rotary Club of Tampa's inaugural Gasparilla Ball on Jan. 13 aboard the ss American Victory ship.

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Winter White Wonderland Charity GalaRealtors, lawyers, mortgage lenders, title companies and other guests swirled past the giant inflatable snow globe into the Winter White Wonderland charity gala hosted by the Greater Tampa Bay chapter of the...
Updated one month ago
Photo from Pied Piper Productions
Wesley Winer, from left, television personality Mario Lopez and Jill Lazzara get together for a photo at the Twenty Eightteen Countdown on Dec. 31 hosted by Pied Piper Productions at TPepinÃ\u0095s Hospitality Centre.

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Twenty Eighteen CountdownCould Extra television tabloid host Mario Lopez, a.k.a. Slater on the NBC sitcom, Saved by the Bell, become Tampa’s own "Dick Clark?" The star chatted with hundreds of fans and posed for plenty of photos at the Twenty...
Updated one month ago