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Kristen Hare - Times Staff Writer

Times Staff Writer

I’ve been a journalist since I was a junior in high school in Springfield, Mo. I took a two-year break after college for the Peace Corps, where I served in Guyana. Since, I’ve covered features, race, immigration, the census, aging and now local news for the Poynter Institute.

  1. Charla Cribb was a journalist, an artist, a musician and a community builder.
  2. Photographer Herb Snitzer is pictured here in 2015 by photographer Brian James for a show entitled "Exposure: The Intimacy of Art."
  3. Louis Kinney is pictured here with his wife, Cheryll Kinney. The couple have two children and own Safety Harbor's Whistle Stop Grill and Bar. Louis Kinney died in December at 42 of cardiac arrest.
  4. Gertrude Warnick was working as a practical nurse when she died while reportedly rescuing nursing home residents in a fire that killed 32 others in Largo in 1953. She was buried in an unmarked grave until October.
  5. Carl Fuerstman entertained at the piano bar at Billy's Stone Crab and Seafood Restaurant and Bar in Tierra Verde Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
  6. Jackie Keller spent most of her life as a tennis pro. When she retired, she picked up golf and played locally and around the world.
  7. Gertrude Warnick was working as a practical nurse when she died while reportedly rescuing nursing home residents in a fire that killed 32 others in Largo in 1953. She was buried in an unmarked grave until last month.
  8. Sabine "Beanie" Korosy celebrated her 100th birthday in her own home. She's pictured here after moving to an assisted living facility. During COVID lockdowns, the facility had car parades. She and her husband had three daughters, a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.
  9. Althea Chin-Neath with one of the dozens of babies she cared for during her career, Juniper French. Years after they grew up, she still visited and heard from them, said son, Lamar Chin. "Keeping in touch with the kids was her hobby."
  10. Oct. 31, 2022• Life & Culture
    Artist Janice James, pictured here at 89 in 2015, painted throughout her life.
  11. T. Marshall Rousseau, a former director of the Dali Museum, checked the time on his 'Softwatch', one of the more popular items in the gift shop in 1994.
  12. Artist Jack Ellis, pictured in this photo collage on the left in 1980 in the Tampa Bay Times, created elaborate art out of pen and ink, including the drawing pictured on the right.
  13. Walt Fullerton, known to his family as WAF, "was a good man, a good person and a good brother," said his brother, Ken Fullerton.
  14. Gregory Bedore loved bluegrass music and fishing trips with his brothers. During his life, he collected hundreds of handmade guitars and German cameras.
  15. Ethan Weiser "was such a dreamer," said his mom, Lindsay Weiser.
  16. Lizzie Donald, pictured here on her 100th birthday, was born in 1917.
  17. Jane Harper, pictured on the far right, worked for Family Resources Inc. in Pinellas Park for 32 years.
  18. Ruby C. Williams, who sold art from her fruit stand on State Road 60 in Bealsville, won several awards during her life and showed her work at galleries around the country.
  19. In 2012, Jack Fernandez, of Tampa stood in front of renderings after Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, in conjunction with the Friends of the Riverwalk, unveiled details about the new Historical Monument Trail that would wind around Tampa's Riverwalk. Fernandez was on the committee for the project.
  20. Aug. 6, 2022• Life & Culture
    Denzel with his boy, Max, in 2017.
  21. A skeleton sits aboard the trolley before the Haunted Clearwater Tour on July 21.
  22. Dr. William W. Angell listened to the heart of patient Gary Arnold, then 49. Arnold was the first patient at Tampa General Hospital to receive a new heart surgery procedure called Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization System (TMLR for short).
  23. Former Water Department director Dave Tippin talks about his days at the Water Works building that is now the Ulele restaurant. At one time it was the building he worked out of at Water Works Park.