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

Ms. Florida Shana Mitchell gets an assist with her shoes from WTVT-Ch. 13 meteorologist Dave Osterberg at Georgette's Celebrity Holiday Fashion Show benefit for St. Joseph?s Women?s Hospital at the Hilton Downtown Tampa on Dec. 7. AMY SCHERZER | Special to the Times
TV anchors, glitzy gowns and former Bucs highlight the latest collection of events

A-Rod, J.Lo lend celebrity to Boys & Girls Clubs’ Tampa fundraiser

Former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez spoke to more than 750 business leaders at the Boys & Girls Club's Great Futures Breakfast on Tuesday (Dec. 4) at the Amalie Arena. AMY SCHERZER | Special to the Times
Alex Rodriguez, accompanied by his equally famous girlfriend, speaks to 750 leaders at Amalie Arena.

Old Hyde Park Home Tour set for Sunday

This classic Arts and Crafts-style residence on the Old Hyde Park Home Tour will be open from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday. The wide and welcoming porch is designed for multiple conversation areas. Photo by William LaMartin
Collection features one of the prettiest streets in Hyde Park.

Something for everyone at Junior League’s annual Tampa Holiday Gift Market

Children’s book author/illustrator Rebekah Phillips, founder of Pawz Publishing, was selected the Junior League of Tampa?s 2018 Young Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) winner, presented by Valley National Bank Women Entrepreneurs, to support female business owners in Tampa Bay. She will sell her products at the Junior League of Tampa’s Holiday Gift Market on Nov. 9, 10 and 11 at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Photo courtesy of Pawz Publishing.
The shopping extravaganza at the Florida State Fairgrounds expects to draw 30,000.

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

The Taneja family, from left, Jugal, Manju, Supriya, Rhianna and Mihir were honored at the Starlight Gala for their multi-million dollar gift to Florida Hospitals Foundation West Florida Division. The Oct. 28 gala featured Styx at Amalie Arena.
Styx,