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Paul Guzzo - Culture Reporter

Culture Reporter

I am the reporter who found the lost segregation-era all-black Zion Cemetery. My unique beat also includes the local film industry, Tampa history, professional wrestling and the odd and unique people who make up this area. I have been a journalist in Tampa since 1999. In my younger years, I was also an independent filmmaker best known for an award-winning documentary on Charlie Wall, Tampa’s first crime lord. At home, I am married to a woman who is way out of my league and father of four kids who have diverse career goals – engineer, veterinarian, ballerina, and a “fighting ninja,” as opposed to a pacifist ninja.

  1. Las hojas de palmetto crean la división característica en la parte superior de los panes horneados en La Segunda Central Bakery en Ybor City.
  2. Palmetto leaves create the signature split on the top of baking loaves at La Segunda Central Bakery in Ybor City.
  3. Col. Tom Parker, who managed the career of Elvis Presley for 22 years, in his Nashville office. Tom Hanks portrays Parker in the "Elvis" movie.
  4. Este marcador histórico ahora indica la ubicación del cementerio borrado de College Hill. El cementerio para los residentes negros y cubanos es ahora el estacionamiento del Cementerio del Club Italiano. Fue borrado después de 1941. No hay registros del traslado de los cuerpos.
  5. This historic marker now denotes the the location of the erased College Hill Cemetery. The burial ground for Black and Cuban residents is now the Italian Club Cemetery's parking lot. It was erased after 1941. There are no records of the bodies being moved.
  6. Christine Ponthieux was a bookkeeper at Benz Model & Talent Agency. She sent a letter throughout the state alleging corruption at the Tampa agency. She then died by suicide on April 25.
  7. On the back of his truck. Gary Cananzey laid out various artifacts found at his nephew's driveway. They appear to be projectiles dating to the Seminole Wars or Civil War.
  8. August Van Eepoel Sr. on his horse and buggy in the Tampa wilderness in the early 1900s.
  9. The parking in the northeast corner of Oaklawn Cemetery and the fellowship hall to the north of the church across the street are within the footprint of property that was deeded as a Black cemetery in 1883. It's unclear if anyone was buried there.
  10. Tal Zentmeyer snaps a slate for a scene for the film "Baked With a Kiss" at Walsingham Park in Seminole.
  11. Ric Flair (right) credits Tampa trainer Rob MacIntyre with getting him into shape to wrestle one last match at 73 years old.
  12. Walter Smith II poses for a portrait in the chair his that father used to work from at the Dr. Walter L. Smith Library.
  13. These two century-old buildings - 514 N. Tampa St. and 520 N. Tampa St. - might be saved from demolition.
  14. The  Samuel I. Davis Cigar Factory at 900 N Howard Ave. in Tampa is for sale.
  15. The Manor House at the Chinsegut Hill Retreat and Museum in Brooksville will host a celebration of Florida Emancipation Day.
  16. Cassie Kennedy, her thespian dog Beck and actor Dean Cain on the set of "R.A.D.A.R.: Adventures of the Bionic Dog," which was shot in Dunedin.
  17. With the help of a retired postal worker, in 1958, the Hillsborough County Vice Squad broke up the largest bolita ring in Tampa Bay at the time.
  18. The two remaining houses from the Scrub, downtown Tampa’s pioneering Black neighborhood, purchased by the Tampa Housing Authority for restoration with the goal of creating affordable housing that is modern but pays tribute to the history of the area.
  19. Aerial view of where four homes and a church parking lot in East Tampa's Montana City Subdivision might have been built on top of the St. Joseph Aid Society Cemetery.
  20. Katie Krimitsos, 43, works on her meditation podcast for mothers at her home bedroom closet studio in Tampa. Krimitsos’ podcasts have been downloaded 44 million times.
  21. Gina Garcia escribió, dirigió y produjo una película biográfica sobre su secuestro cuando era niña.
  22. Hudson filmmaker Gina Garcia on the set of her biopic "Untold: This Is My Story," about her childhood abduction.
  23. Apr. 20• CENTRO
    Julián Reyes, de 5 años, fotografiado en la Escuela Católica St Joseph, que celebra su 125 aniversario.
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