1. Holiday helpers assist children as they go tobogganing down a hill of snow.
  2. Lauren Chezaud, owner of Cafe’ Soleil French Bakery & Deli, serves coffees to customers Sheryl Arbo, of St. Pete Beach, right, and Emily Hagan, of St. Pete Beach, on Thursday, Sep 21, 2023, at the cafe at St. Pete Beach.
  3. Charred calamari with jicama, roasted corn, chorizo, cilantro, yuzu and edamame is on the menu at Sonata, the new restaurant at St. Petersburg's Mahaffey Theater.
  4. The city of Clearwater's Elf on the Shelf relaxes on a beach.
  5. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy leads his team onto the ice for warmups before Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Amalie Arena.
  6. Crowds gather on Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg at a 2022 First Friday block party. The monthly block party has been going on for more than 20 years on Central Avenue, but organizers are in search of sponsors to continue.
  7. Jimmy Donaldson, better known as YouTube star MrBeast  leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers onto the field for their Oct. 22 game against the Atlanta Falcons.
  8. The exterior of Dairy Inn on Nov. 30, 2023.
  9. Wright's Gourmet House in Tampa's festive fare includes peppermint chocolate cupcakes.
  10. Mateo Smith, better know as Trash Wolf, picks up litter along 54th Avenue in Lealman on Nov. 15. He figures he has collected over 5,000 pounds of litter.
  11. The exterior of the Leiman House in Tampa.
  12. Max Weinberg plays the drums, left, while Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform during The River Tour on Sept. 7, 2016, in Philadelphia. Weinberg is suing the owners of a Florida car restoration company, saying they stole $125,000 by falsely promising they could deliver a like-new 1957 Mercedes-Benz he could display at top-level shows and then using his money for personal expenses.
  13. A publicity image for the "A Drag Queen Christmas" show.
  14. The alternative holiday known as Festivus can be traced to the classic 1997 episode of "Seinfeld" called "The Strike." [Courtesy of Sony Pictures Television Inc.]
  15. A Temple Terrace Publix has recalled 11 beef products because of a "potential of plastic material."
  16. Tampa police are seeking the public’s help after people “who appear to be affiliated” with a performer punched a man who approached the artist to get a photo outside of Club Skye early Monday morning.
  17. At Clearwater's Blackwell Auctions on Dec. 9, 2023, this photo will be offered for sale. It was taken by Dick Zimmerman, and is an original Polaroid test photo of Michael Jackson taken less than a minute before the photographer shot the version of the pose that producer Quincy Jones recommended for the legendary ‘Thriller’ LP’s cover.
  18. WWE Hall of Famer Tammy Sytch is escorted to the defense table by Volusia Couty Sheriff's Office bailiffs for her sentencing, Monday at the S. James Foxman Justice Center in Daytona Beach for a DUI crash that killed a Florida man in 2022.
  19. In interviews, Tim Dorsey credited his journalism career as a rich source for his fiction, providing both his encyclopedic knowledge of Florida lore and his familiarity with bizarre crimes.
  20. It's sweater season, Tampa Bay. Do you know where your single sweater is?
  21. Joel Wynkoop, 63, poses for a portrait at Tampa Bay Community Network in Tampa.
  22. An aerial drone view of the former dog racing track and score board at Derby Lane, 10490 Gandy Blvd. N. Almost three years after greyhound racing ended, the track is now filled in with grass and is remarkably well tended to.
  23. From left: Chobani, Harrison and Ghost are staged in kennels where they remained available for adoption on Monday, Nov 27, 2023, at Pinellas County Animal Services on Ulmerton Road in the Largo area.
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