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. Bob Rans served in World War II. He lived to 98. [(IMAGE COURTESY BOB RANS)]
  2. Dr. Peter Dawson at a seminar. (Image courtesy The Dawson Academy)
  3. Derby Lane opened about a month after Mary Margaret Winning was born. She’s pictured here in 1933 giving a trophy filled with nuts to the monkey jockey who won the race. (Photo courtesy Alexis Winning)
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  5. Dolores Castaldo at Benedict Haven, the home in St. Petersburg that provided care for up to eight people with mental illness. Times (2010)
  6. Bob Macar conducted church choirs, led bands, taught music and, in the early ’80s, put out a popular jazz album with one of his brothers. (Image courtesy Robin Macar)
  7. In 2009, Raymond Castro, right, marched in the Pride Parade on the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in New York City. (Photo courtesy Frank Sturniolo.)
  8. Willie Robinson Jr., pictured here at 63, was born in the Jackson House and grew up there. Behind Robinson is the living room that once held the piano where musicians who stayed at the house would gather. [Times (2011)]
  9. Raul Lavin and the Cuban Club building were linked for more than 100 years. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times 2017]
  10. Guido Tiozzo was born in Venice, Italy, but made his home and business in Tampa. (Photo courtesy Gino Tiozzo)
  11. Shelby Hilton went on an aerobatic flight in an Aviat Pitts plane last year. (Photo courtesy Cora Lewis)
  12. There are no shady areas for roofers such as Magdiel Aquila, with Suncoast Roofers Supply. On Friday, he took a quick break while working to unload roofing supplies at St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Petersburg. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  13. Chris Hoyer, at the podium, with FBI agents Al Scudieri, Marvin Rudnick and Phil McNiff in 1980 after the Florida Power case. Mr. Hoyer grew up in Metuchen, N.J., and got his law degree from the University of Florida in 1973. (Image courtesy Angie Moreschi, James Hoyer Investigative Law Firm)
  14. After a career in law, Bernie Herman went to clown school in upstate New York. He brought Harpo with him to Florida. (Photo courtesy Beth Herman)
  15. The Rev. Esther Gonzalez preached on Facebook Live for two years, for hundreds, sometimes a thousand people, watching from around the world. (Screenshot, Facebook Live)
  16. Jim Igler lived in Ruskin and later St. Petersburg. (Images courtesy Patricia Deplasco and Debbie Evenson)
  17. Don Barco was known as the Don of Ybor City. (Photo on the left courtesy of Richard Midulla, photo on the right, Times file)
  18. Brady Fisher opened a restaurant with his wife in 2006. He worried - at the start - that it wouldn't be successful. Times (2015)
  19. Many of the students in Sister Helen Lange’s 1956 sixth-grade class at Saint Martha in Sarasota stayed in touch with their teacher for the rest of her life. (Photo courtesy Valerie Crane)
  20. For nearly 60 years, Mar Fee “Yee” Moon worked at and ran China City, an iconic mainstay in St. Petersburg. He's pictured here with his children and grandchildren. He died on March 2 from congestive heart failure. (Photo courtesy Lon Martin)
  21. Salomon Artiaga, of Palm Harbor, spent his career working in Minor League and Major League Baseball, including with the El Paso Sun Kings, the Tampa Tarpons, the Cincinnati Reds, the Chicago White Sox, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Kansas City Royals. (Family photo)
  22. Bruce Williams was a talk radio broadcaster for 38 years. He opened nearly every show with "Welcome my friends, welcome to my world." (Family photo)
  23. Bud and Enez Hart were married in 1942 at her mother's apartment in New York. (Family photo)
  24. Murray Mintz talks lighting with Duane Moore in this 1993 photo from St. Petersburg High School’s yearbook. “It has to be exact,” the caption read.