1. Phil Garrett takes a photo of his girlfriend, Julie Marie Fischer, beside the new sculpture, "Home," by artist Matthew Mazzotta. The 21-foot floor-to-ceiling sculpture of a flamingo has been a popular stop for guests boarding and arriving at Tampa International Airport.
  2. Taylor Swift may soon fulfill her fans’ wildest dreams, headlining next year’s Super Bowl halftime show, a trio of sources told Variety Friday.
  3. A screenshot from the website for the exhibit "Banksyland," which claims to show Banksy works. It's coming to Tampa in November.
  4. Hilary Mantel, author of the "Wolf Hall" trilogy, has died at 70.
  5. Yura Vine Brothers will open a new plant boutique in Water Street Tampa's Cora apartment building at 1011 E Cumberland Ave.
  6. Raymond Moré was a third-generation owner of La Segunda Central Bakery in Ybor City. He is pictured in this Times archive photo with loaves of his family's Cuban bread.
  7. BeReal on the App Store displayed on a phone screen.
  8. Jobsite Theater's production of Steve Martin's "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" runs through Oct. 9, 2022 in Tampa.
  9. Focaccia bread made from scratch
  10. Jack Rickert, a 96-year-old resident of The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, pats Irish, a robotic dog, on Wednesday in St. Petersburg. Several retirement community residents own interactive pets that can bark, purr, turn their heads, roll over and more.
  11. USF professor Natalie Scenters-Zapico will be one of the poets reading in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month..
  12. Leon “Tes One” Bedore, 45, of Tampa, poses for a portrait in front of his piece, "Midnight Marauder," right,  in St. Petersburg. This piece is exhibited with several other works of his art at the Morean Arts Center in a solo show entitled "Good Intentions: A Retrospective of Catchin' Wreck by Tes One."
  13. Jonathan Escoffery, author of "If I Survive You," grew up in Miami.
  14. Actor Corin Nemec is moving to the Tampa Bay area to make independent movies.
  15. This wanted poster from the FBI shows  Jerold Dunning. The St. Petersburg man was supposed to stand trial on June 19, 1999, on a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior upon a child, but he didn’t show up in court. According to previous Tampa Bay Times reporting, neighbors said they saw him pack up a box truck the night of June 18 and drive away from his home.
  16. 'Highlander' actor Adrian Paul, left, will be bringing his traveling swordplay course, 'The Sword Experience', right, to Tampa on Saturday.
  17. Brothers Steven, Paul, and Vinny DeCosmo pose for a portrait during a soft opening at the new DeCosmo Italian Market on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Pinellas Park.
  18. The Space Launch System rocket sits on the launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39B as spectators wait across the water at Rotary Riverfront Park in Titusville, hoping to see NASA's Artemis I mission launch.
  19. Artist Ricky Watts of San Francisco works on a sunset-inspired mural on The Factory, St. Pete during Shine Mural Festival in 2021. A news release sent Tuesday by The Factory said “inaccurate social media posts” saying the arts destination would close were made in error and were the result of a “miscommunication.”
  20. A gate secures the water side area of Port Tampa Bay's cruise ship Terminal 2 in May. Port commissioners on Tuesday voted to increase more than a dozen tariffs in the coming years, including on cruise ships and passengers.
  21. Newell Franklin Mills Jr. was a St. Petersburg resident and Army Air Forces pilot who went missing when his plane was shot down by Nazi fighters in 1945. His remains were identified earlier this year. On Sept. 13, he was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
  22. Pall bearers carry the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top into St. George's Chapel, in Windsor, England, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, for the committal service for Queen Elizabeth II. (Jeff J Mitchell/Pool Photo via AP)
  23. 15-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer Alicia Keys performs on stage at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Event Center as part of her world tour on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022 in Tampa.

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