1. Lutz native Tyler Riggs wrote, directed and starred in the movie "God's Waiting Room" based on his experiences in Tampa.
  2. A West Indian manatee coming to the surface and looking for her emoji.
  3. A rendering of art collective Crab Devil's The Peninsularium in Tampa. Crab Devil is looking for muralists to adorn the shipping containers that will house the upcoming arts attraction.
  4. Two Graces in St. Petersburg is being sold to new owners and has closed.
  5. Linda Hurtado Bond's latest thriller is "All the Broken Girls."
  6. A wedding boom is happening, with costs on the rise.
  7. Randy Rainbow's memoir is "Playing With Myself."
  8. To be restored, Tampa's historic Jackson House needs a 10-foot buffer between it and the neighboring properties to the east and west. So far, negotiations with the owner of those properties have been unsuccessful. This is how the Jackson House looked in 2020. It has since fallen into worse condition.
  9. Bruce Michaud, 59, poses in his garage on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022 in Tampa.
  10. Two deaths in Florida have been linked to raw oysters from Louisiana.
  11. Auguste Rodin, Saint John the Baptist Preaching, first modelled 1878, this cast 1966 (Musée Rodin 6/12), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of B. Gerald Cantor Art Foundation, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA. The sculpture will be on display in the "True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism" exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg from Nov. 12, 2022-March 26, 2023.
  12. On Thursdays, the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg has half-price admission of $12.50 after 5 p.m.
  13. The mansion on Geraci Road has a pool complete with a pirate ship and a captain.
  14. The aquarium's $40 million expansion will include new habitats for puffins, sea lions and African penguins. Guests can expect some closures during the build-out, including the outdoor splash pad as the sea lion and penguin exhibits come together. Construction is expected to begin next year.
  15. Miróux — Jonah Hollander, foreground, and, from left, Jazz Goodwin, Jesse Daw, Kevin Mendel and Sebastian Siaca — pose outside Crowbar in Tampa before a July show.
  16. Beach visitors explore the shallows off Clearwater Beach south of Pier 60 recently. The water in the Gulf of Mexico and Clearwater Harbor is more often blue, green or even tea-colored, depending on the light and the algae in play.
  17. Tracy Morgan performs at Tampa's Improv Comedy Theater this weekend.
  18. Brian B.V. Cooper, 33, of Tampa, teaches a painting class to residents of American Landmark Apartments on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022 in Tampa. Cooper receives a year of free rent at the complex and a stipend for leading free workshops for residents.
  19. Actor Anne Heche poses for a portrait to promote the film, "The Last Word" during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in 2017. Heche died Sunday, nine days after she was injured in a fiery car crash. She was 53.
  20. In 2012, Jack Fernandez, of Tampa stood in front of renderings after Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, in conjunction with the Friends of the Riverwalk, unveiled details about the new Historical Monument Trail that would wind around Tampa's Riverwalk. Fernandez was on the committee for the project.
  21. In this photo from Oct. 13, 2019, British author Salman Rushdie smiles as he attends a photocall with his book "Quichotte" for the authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction at Southbank Centre in London.
  22. Goofuss, a Florida woman's chihuahua who went missing after a car crash in rural South Carolina, was found days later and returned to his owner.
  23. Blood stains mark a screen as author Salman Rushdie, behind screen, is tended to after he was attacked during a lecture on Friday.

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