Katherine Snow Smith

Katherine Snow Smith

Katherine Snow Smith has been at the Times either fulltime or parttime since 1995. She started as a business reporter then spent a decade writing the Rookie Mom column with stories from her own family and advice from other average moms and the experts. She now covers business in south Pinellas County. Katherine has a degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina and is married to Times political editor Adam Smith. They have three children, two dogs and still feel like rookie parents much of the time.

Academy Prep recruiting and creating mentors

Shannon and Thomas Mahaffey and Mark Mahaffey
It’s always interesting to see where a chance meeting or connection can lead. A retired New York City police officer eats Sunday breakfast with his wife at Sweet Sage Cafe & Boutique in..

Glitter Queens raise funds for teens

Carla Theophille and Kathy Turcotte with an autographed Rays ersey the Glitter Queens auctioned to raise money for Starting Right Now. KATHERINE SNOW SMITH / Times
The Glitter Queens gathered recently to raise money for Starting Right Now, a nonprofit organization that supports homeless teens. The theme of the party was “Copa Caliente: A Night in Old..

Florida businessman says he's being targeted because he rented an office to ICE

Chuck Prather owns the Birchwood hotel and office space in Tampa. He found fliers encouraging readers to boycott his businesses on telephone poles and utility boxes in St. Petersburg.
A well-known businessman woke up to find his photo on fliers downtown calling him a predator who profits from "sexual violence, physical abuse and the caging of undocumented people."

Former Shepís on Fourth Street going from beer to marijuana

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Surterra Wellness stores, like this one on Fowler Avenue in Tampa, have a sleek style unlike other dispensaries.
ST. PETERSBURG ó Itís gone from a convenience store and deli to a mecca for craft beer drinkers and now the Fourth Street location that housed Shepís for more than 40 years will become a medical...

St. Pete businessman Chuck Prather says he is being targeted for renting office to ICE

Chuck Prather owns the Birchwood hotel and office space in Tampa.
ST. PETERSBURG A well-known businessman woke up Wednesday morning to find his photo on fliers downtown calling him a predator who profits from "sexual violence, physical abuse and the caging of..