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Gabrielle Calise -  Culture Reporter

Culture Reporter

I’m proud to report on offbeat Florida, nostalgia and local personalities at my hometown paper. My favorite stories explore our state's history and provide context for local oddities, but I also report on culture news, interesting people in the area and trends. I launched our community reporting project Florida Wonders and write stories that answer reader-submitted questions about the Tampa Bay area. Before I joined the Tampa Bay Times as an intern on the digital team, I graduated from the University of Florida in 2018 and was a journalism fellow in Germany through the RIAS Berlin exchange program. When I’m not poking around in the Times’ archives, I can be found embroidering something or eating baked goods.

  1. The cast of 'Tampa Baes,' Prime Video's upcoming docuseries about lesbians living in the Tampa Bay area.
  2. The front of the newly renovated St. Petersburg High School.
  3. Jeremy Rosado, a Valrico resident and singer, is currently competing on NBC's 'The Voice.'
  4. Stormy Daniels and Justin Loupe, stars of the Spooky Babe Show, visit Safety Harbor eatery and movie theater Gigglewaters in September.
  5. David Bulit is the urban explorer and photographer behind AbandonedFlorida.com. Clockwise from top left:  The inside of St. Petersburg's historic downtown YMCA, an Ybor City cigar factory, the Moulton & Kyle Funeral Home in Jacksonville and the Kellogg Mansion in Dunedin.
  6. In this 2020 photo, Jessica Josephs holds Cole and her husband Chris Poole holds a cat toy up for Marmalade at their home in Tampa.
  7. Sarah Phinney, the traffic anchor on "Good Morning Tampa Bay," started Sarah's Walking Club in 2020. First, it was a weekly segment. Now she moderates a Facebook group with over 13,600 members.
  8. Según Fox News, la estrella mediática Dog the Bounty Hunter recibió un aviso de que Laundrie, la prometida de la bloguera de viajes asesinada Gabby Petito, había sido visto en Fort DeSoto, ubicado en el condado de Pinellas.
  9. In this file photo, Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman talks to reporters Aug. 2, 2019, in Edgewater, Colo.
  10. Daniel Cusimano, a 21-year-old USF student from Palm Harbor, competed on Netflix's third season of The Circle.
  11. A look at the solar panels being installed by Duke Energy in the parking lot at John Hopkins Middle School, 701 16th St S, on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  12. Hendrik Bisanz (right) CEO and broker at Seasalt Properties and Christopher Scott, new owner of the Beach Theatre, pose for a portrait together in front of the property, which has been closed since 2012.
  13. "90 Day Fiance: The Other Way" stars Armando Rubio and Kenneth Niedermeier.
  14. Local school teachers collect cards from students for first responders on 9/11.
  15. Actor Patrick Wilson, left, and director James Wan posed for a photo on the Aquaman 2 set.
  16. Hendrik Bisanz (right) CEO and broker at Seasalt Properties and Christopher Scott, new owner of the Beach Theatre, pose for a portrait together in front of the property, which has been closed since 2012. Scott will hold a public meeting later in the month to get the community’s vision for the future of the building.
  17. Amanda Logue, then 28, posted this picture of her and boyfriend Jason Andrews on her Twitter account two days before Dennis Abrahamsen was found dead.
  18. Poet-for-hire Giovanni Cerro of St. Petersburg writes poetry for passing guests for free thanks to a sponsorship by Katee Tully of Smith and Associates during the St. Pete Pride celebration on Beach Drive in June in St. Petersburg.
  19. Rick Fernandes is stepping down as general manager of Tampa's WMNF-FM 88.5.
  20. The closed down Beach Theatre along Corey Avenue in St.Pete Beach, FL on August 15th, 2013. After nine years sitting vacant, the property has been sold.
  21. J.C. Newman Cigar Company recently completed renovations. The historic cigar factory is one of six Ybor City wedding venues participating in Tie the Knot Ybor.
  22. People gather outside the Petit Pas Hotel, destroyed by the earthquake in Les Cayes, Haiti, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday, with the epicenter about 125 kilometers (78 miles) west of the capital of Port-au-Prince, the US Geological Survey said.
  23. Jana Adersone interactua con uno de los huéspedes en Bay Paws Pet Resort en Clearwater.