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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.



AMY SCHERZER | Times
Ron Hytoff, left, Lesley and Fred Dobbins, Eleni Hytoff and Wayne Lewis at TGH Foundation Gala, Alice in Wonderland, Mad About TGH on May 12 at the Marriott Waterside.

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

Tampa General Hospital Foundation GalaCo-chairmen Dr. Tom Bernasek and Tammy King and Joe and Laura Williams and honorary co-chairs Gene and Patsy McNichols,...
Published: 05/21/18
Updated: 05/25/18
Former Tampa Bay Buc Vincent Jackson, left, Sgt. Rob Jones, USM (Ret.) and philanthropist Bob Gries speak at the 6th annual Heart of a Champion Scholarship Dinner on May 16 at TPepinâ\u0080\u0099s Hospitality Centre.

Gries, keynote speakers honor local seniors at scholarship dinner

TAMPA — Guest speakers U.S. Marine Sgt. Rob Jones (Ret.) and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Susana Matta Valdivieso earned respect, admiration and standing ovations from athlete-scholars, their coaches, families and other guests at the...
Published: 05/17/18
Updated: 05/18/18
AMY SCHERZER | Times
Publix district manager  manager Jim Bushee and his wife Kathy met United Way Suncoast's Art of Giving guest speaker, ABC journalist John Quinones, at the May 4 benefit at Armature Works.

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

United Way Suncoast Art of GivingABC-TV journalist John Quiñones, host and creator of What Would You Do,? included himself as a youngster as "exactly the kind of person that United Way is helping." The...
Published: 05/07/18
Updated: 05/11/18
Maven Market Channel District will offer live music and art activities May 12 from noon to 6 p.m. at 207 N 11th Street. | Photo from Maven Market Channel District

Maven Market’s eclectic mix draws in shoppers

CHANNEL DISTRICT — "A little bit of everything" barely begins to describe the Maven Market, an eclectic collection of indie vendors making its monthly pop-up appearance this Saturday in the Channel District."Sea glass mobiles. Artisan soaps,...
Updated one month ago
AMY SCHERZER | Times
Mary Lou and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital board member Dr. Christopher George, from left, visit with Around the World gala sponsors Rheta and Jim Scheib on April 28 at Armature Works.

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

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Gala"No more chemo," chanted the boisterous crowd, the hopeful message resounding loud and clear across St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s sixth annual Around the World...
Updated one month ago
AMY SCHERZER | Times
Former vice president Dick Cheney, left, cardiologist Debbie Rinde-Hoffman, American Heart Association Tampa Bay executive board member Kathleen Shanahan and Ambassador Mel Sembler dine at the 60th Tampa Bay Heart Ball on April 21 at the Marriott Waterside.

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

Tampa Bay Heart Ball Five-time heart attack survivor and former Vice President Dick Cheney flew directly from First Lady Barbara Bush’s funeral to the Tampa Bay Heart Ball, invited by American Heart Association...
Updated one month ago
AMY SCHERZER | Times
Magnolia Ball co-chairs Les and Pam Muma added $2.5 million to the Moffitt Cancer Centerâ\u0088\u009A\u0095s research budget after the successful black-tie benefit April 14 at the Marriott Waterside.

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

Magnolia Ball Moffitt Cancer Center and its most generous supporters went surfin’ for a cure with a private Beach Boys concert at the 25th annual Magnolia Ball. Co-chairs Pam and Les Muma chose one of the most...
Updated one month ago
AMY SCHERZER | Times
Heroes Ball chairmen Kasey Shimberg Kelly and her parents, Hinks and St. Josephâ\u0088\u009A\u0095s Childrenâ\u0088\u009A\u0095s Hospital Foundation founding chairwoman Elaine Shimberg, from left, celebrate with honoree Dr. Daniel Plasencia and his wife Nilda at the Marriott Waterside on April 7, 2018.

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

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Heroes Ball"I have lived my childhood dream," said pediatrician Daniel Plascencia, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation’s 2018 Community...
Updated one month ago
AMY SCHERZER | Times
Kent Bailey, chairman of the Tampa Bay Sierra Club Group, left, Hillsborough County Commissioner Pat Kemp and Ross Dickerson, section manager of Environmental Lands Management support Tropical Nights to benefit Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful on March 23 at TPepin's Hospitality Centre.

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

Tropical NightsFor the second year, co-chairs Heidi Charpentier and Jason LeBlanc hosted Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful’s lively and sustainable Tropical Nights party, known for its eclectic auction...
Updated: 2 months ago
AMY SCHERZER | Times
Brandon Ghee, from left, Marc Hall, Sean Jacobs, Chris Chambers, Mike Sinicola and Christopher Irvin carried shoes on silver platters to entice bidders at the annual Pair to Remember auction luncheon benefit for Easterseals on March 23 at the Straz Center.

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

Tropical NightsFor the second year, co-chairs Heidi Charpentier and Jason LeBlanc hosted Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful’s lively and sustainable Tropical Nights party, known for its eclectic auction...
Updated: 2 months ago