1. Walter Smith II poses for a portrait in the chair his that father used to work from at the Dr Walter L Smith Library.
  2. Co-anchor Kelly Ring pauses during a break in the Fox 13 6 p.m. news segment at the Tampa station on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. Ring, who won three Emmy awards and traveled overseas, announced her retirement after 37 years at WTVT. Her last broadcast is scheduled for May 25.
  3. These two century-old buildings - 514 N. Tampa St. and 520 N. Tampa St. - might be saved from demolition.
  4. Russian punk band Pussy Riot, shown here in 2012 after the band first came to the attention of Russian authorities when they performed a scandalous protest song in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral in 2012. Lead musician Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, in the blue mask, is the only member of the collective confirmed for the June 24 concert for St. Pete Pride.
  5. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus will be reimagined.
  6. The  Samuel I. Davis Cigar Factory at 900 N Howard Ave. in Tampa is for sale.
  7. The Manor House at the Chinsegut Hill Retreat and Museum in Brooksville will host a celebration of Florida Emancipation Day.
  8. Herrerasaurus, a dinosaur first discovered in fossils in South America, is among the displays in the Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit running May 14-Sept. 5 at Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry. The life-like animatronic dinosaurs offer a paleontological journey back in time.
  9. 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.
  10. Rita Moreno, center, as Anita, in the 1961 musical, "West Side Story." The historic Tampa Theatre is bringing back its longest-running series, Summer Classics, by celebrating a century of films, from silent movies to a sing-along to Moreno's Oscar-winning performance. It starts June 5.
  11. 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.
  12. Interim Henry B. Plant Museum director Lindsay Huban, right, shows Stephanie Carlos a vintage photograph detailing the room they're in at the museum at the University of Tampa campys in May 2018. Carlos was taking a tour to learn why there are minarets on the former Tampa Bay Hotel built by railroad baron Henry B. Plant.
  13. Clockwise from top left: A Tiki Gardens pennant, a decal depicting the water skiers of Cypress Gardens, orange blossom perfume made in Jacksonville, an alligator-skin handbag and a Weeki Wachee-themed coloring book. All of these items will be at Floridania Fest at the Gulfport Casino on May 21.
  14. 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.
  15. Jacaranda flowers are blooming across the Tampa Bay area. (This stunner is in Clearwater.) The fragrant, showy flower of the jacaranda blooms any time from April through August, but around here the purple, trumpet-shaped flower is most often in full bloom in late April and early May.
  16. Patrons dine at The Ozona Pig as scooters and bicyclists cruise by in Ozona. The North Pinellas enclave is one of the hamlets that the recently revised book "Visiting Small-Town Florida" recommends.
  17. The proposed site of Pendry Residences along the Tampa Riverwalk is pictured on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 in Tampa. This lot was formerly going to be home to Trump Tower Tampa, which failed to be built amid the real estate crash in the 2000s.
  18. Illustration by Sean Kristoff-Jones
  19. Sitting in heavy traffic on the Howard Frankland bridge is a Tampa Bay rite of passage.
  20. Fire Chief Kevin Carroll reads off the faded lettering on a headstone in the Oak Tree Union Colored Cemetery of Taylorville in Groveland, Fla., on Friday, March 25, 2022. The abandoned African American cemetery is estimated to have around 70 people buried in it, according to Carroll.
  21. In 1958, the Hillsborough County Vice Squad discovered the largest moonshine still in the county's history.
  22. Michelle Scott Begue, left, president of E. M. Scott General Contractor, Amelia Scott, project coordinator, and Mark Scott, vice president, pore over memories of the family business at the company’s office at 1614 S 50th St in Tampa. The family business, established in 1927, is closing permanently.
  23. Gertrude Warnick was "tall, dark haired," "cheerful and very patient." She died in a 1953 fire and now rests in an unmarked grave in Clearwater.
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