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  1. A watermelon margarita is served at Tiki Docks, now open in St. Petersburg's Maximo Marina. [HELEN FREUND  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  2. Jack Smith speaks during a news conference Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 in Tampa. The family of Don Lewis held a news conference on Monday announcing a reward being offered for the information about the disappearance of Don Lewis. [CHRIS URSO   |  Times]
  3. Patrons of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay enjoy the 200-foot dive on the SheiKra roller coaster on June 11, 2020, in Tampa. The park, owned and operated by SeaWorld Entertainment, has reopened to the public for the first time in almost 3 months after closing on March 16 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  4. Brad, Yesenia and Xavier share adventures in "Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum" on PBS. The show will play a part in a PBS effort to talk to kids about race and racism that will air in October. [PBS]
  5. Janna Kennedy Hyten created a mask that depicts a couple in an opera balcony and entered it in the Pinellas Homemade Mask  Contest, put on by the office of Congressman Charlie Crist. [Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Charlie Crist.]
  6. Gatorland alligator handler Donnie Aldarelli shows off Chester, a 14-foot alligator. 
Photo courtesy Gatorland [Gatorland]
  7. Yesterday• Entertainment
    Families can learn how scientists are attempting to protect our oceans from the invasive lionfish. [LARA CERRI  |  Times]
  8. Francis Wilson Playhouse brings us a virtual presentation of Disney on Broadway.
  9. The Centro Español Hospital as it looked in 1924. The fountain was one of three on the property. Each was surrounded by a pool filled with goldfish. The other two were located on either side of the building. [Courtesy of Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System]
  10. Jeannine Mjoseth, who in the 1980s wrestled under the names Mad Maxine and Lady Maxine, was trained and then managed by The Fabulous Moolah. She says she witnessed how Moolah would prostitute other female wrestlers. [Courtesy Jeannine Mjoseth]
  11. Simon Cowell broke his back Saturday while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California. [WILLY SANJUAN  |  Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP]
  12. Cynamon Thomas, 28, gets help from a friend seeing how she looks as she puts finishing touches on her jingle dress, which is a First Nations and Native American women's pow wow regalia during a an event in Vinoy Park marking International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, Sunday, August 9, 2020. The dress is used for the jingle dance and includes multiple rows of metal cones made out of tobacco tin lids that make jingling noises as the dancer moves. Thomas identifies as Mescalero Apache and Diné.Ž [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  13. Kanye West makes his first presidential campaign appearance on July 19, in North Charleston, S.C. West filed signatures on Aug. 5 in Ohio, to run for president as an independent candidate in November. [LAUREN PETRACCA IPETRACCA  |  AP]
  14. An artist's rendering of a Clear Channel billboard featuring Don Lewis. Four of the billboards went up in Tampa on Aug. 8, 2020. [Courtesy of Jack Smith]
  15. Aug. 8• Life & Culture
    Cassie Yacovazzi focuses on American cultural, religious, and gender history in the nineteenth century. [Photo: Krista Lee Schrock/ University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee.]
  16. Author James Lee Burke's 40th novel is "A Private Cathedral." [James McDavid]
  17. Dr. Ed Amley, a retired  St. Petersburg orthodontist, poses at home in St. Petersburg, Monday, July 20, 2020.  [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  18. Left to right: Screenshots of TikToks made by Florida app users @helloemilyerin, @trashcaulin and @likecherriesinspring. [Screenshots, TikTok]
  19. This Feb. 25 photo shows the icon for TikTok in New York. President Donald Trump will order China’s ByteDance to sell its hit video app TikTok because of national-security concerns, according to reports published July 31. “We are looking at TikTok," Trump told reporters Friday at the White House. "We may be banning TikTok.” [AP]
  20. People sit outside at Tampa's Meat Market, a restaurant at Hyde Park Village, on June 16. [IVY CEBALLO  |  Times]
  21. Ethan Barbee carries the movement during "Reverberation," a socially distanced dance performance on the streets of St. Petersburg on June 13. [ALVARO G. GABALDON  |  Courtesy of Andee Scott]
  22. A customer enters the new Pickford's Counter in Tampa. The classic soda-shop restaurant was once Pickford's Sundries, where people went for pancakes, herbal medicine and perfumes. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  23. The movie "Confinement" was made using the Zoom app. [Courtesy of Nicole Abisinio]
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