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. Mike Pride grew up in Clearwater, where he also started his journalism career.
  2. Nunziata Bowers has a conversation with a customer in 2006. She was known as "Mama" by her regular customers.   SCOTT KEELER | Times
  3. Approaching her 91st birthday, Helen Cabrera, pictured in 2014,  prepared to close her dress shop at 5110 Armenia Ave. in Tampa, ending four-plus decades of dressing Tampa's fashionable ladies.
  4. Jane Davis Doggett worked with architect Roy Harrover and his team to bring graphic design and a process of moving people through large spaces, later called wayfinding, beginning in the late 1950s. Her favorite airport was Tampa International, which she worked on in the 1970s.
  5. Arthur Alimonos and his wife, Angeliky, had four children, all of whom took part in their businesses.
  6. José Alvarez and his wife, Hortensia, ran La Loma market for more than 40 years in West Tampa. Alvarez loved to work, took pride in his knife-sharpening skills and made sure his customers and community had enough.
  7. Harryette Williams led numerous church choirs around Tampa Bay.
  8. Environmental lawyer Tom Reese is pictured in May 2000 in his home office.
  9. Joe Testa-Secca, pictured in the St. Petersburg Times in 1965, grew up in Tampa and returned to teach at the University of Tampa. He spent his career creating art for public and private clients.
  10. Pete Busto, 82, of Tampa built a successful business and helped support a generation of business owners. "I hope that his impact will be that we remember that we can all be kind and generous to each other," said friend and Tampa City Council member Bill Carlson.
  11. Winnie Foster was escorted across the street by a St. Petersburg Police Officer who asked her to get back on the sidewalk.  "I told him I'm willing to get arrested today," Foster said, as she was there protesting Gov. Rick Scott in 2011. The governor was addressing the annual Florida Society of News Editors conference during a luncheon at the Vinoy.
  12. Art Keeble was the executive director of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County for more than 30 years. "If you look around Hillsborough County, anything and every related to the arts, most likely it’s because of this man," said friend and Ybor City Market director Lynn Kroesen.
  13. Charla Cribb was a journalist, an artist, a musician and a community builder.
  14. Photographer Herb Snitzer is pictured here in 2015 by photographer Brian James for a show entitled "Exposure: The Intimacy of Art."
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Carl Fuerstman entertained at the piano bar at Billy's Stone Crab and Seafood Restaurant and Bar in Tierra Verde Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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."
  22. Oct. 31, 2022• Life & Culture
    Artist Janice James, pictured here at 89 in 2015, painted throughout her life.
  23. 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.