1. Maggie Duffy, Tampa Bay Times arts and music reporter, is shown here when she recently took part in the "Dream Tapestry" interactive experience at the Dali Museum. She won this year's MUSE Award for literary arts from the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.
  2. The Falcon's Fury drop tower ride at Bush Gardens opened in 2014. It was closed "out of an abundance of caution" after a fatal accident on a similar ride in Orlando last March, and it hasn't reopened since.
  3. Four generations show what it's like to toss beads from the Royal Float of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla. From left are Hudson Clarke (Bryan Clarke's 10-year-old son and a royal page), Richard S. Clarke Sr., 95, Richard S. Clarke Jr., 69, and Bryan T. Clarke, 38, a Tampa veterinarian. They will all participate in the Gasparilla parade Jan. 28.
  4. Thousands of ravelers cheer and wave during the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates along Bayshore Boulevard in 2022 in Tampa. This year's parade is Jan. 28.
  5. For more than 100 years, Rose Cemetery has remained active and central to Tarpon Springs’ Black community.
  6. Makeup artist Derek Garcia touches up the details on the Skunk Ape headpiece during production of "The Wild Man," which was shot in Tampa in 2020. A prequel to that movie is tentatively scheduled to begin shooting here in March.
  7. The Glazer Children's Museum is getting a skeleton of the largest triceratops ever discovered for a new display that will open Memorial Day weekend. Nicknamed "Big John," the record-setter is nearly 26 feet long and 10 feet high.
  8. From left, Sofia Rabelo, Emmy Auger and her sister Rylie Auger toss beads along with their shipmates from the Argh-Argh float during the 2020 Children's Gasparilla Parade in Tampa.
  9. Jon Clifford, 60, of Brandon, who works as a security guard at J.C. Newman Cigar Co., shows the tobacco plants he’s grown in the Tampa company’s parking lot.
  10. Jan. 16• St. Petersburg
    The Savannah State University marching band performs during the MLK Day Dream Big Parade, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023 in St. Petersburg.
  11. Parade goers gather for the start of the 34th annual MLK Dream Big Weekend Parade in 2020 along First Avenue S in downtown St. Petersburg.
  12. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, left, owns the National Wrestling Alliance, once the industry's premier organization. Pictured with him is the NWA's television announcer Kyle Davis.
  13. El Cap is known for its hamburgers, including the "World Champ" Cheeseburger, shown, and original red neon sign with a baseball and bat.
  14. Aerial drone view of Kiley Garden near Curtis Hixon Park and the Riverwalk in April 2021.
  15. Ybor residents want to prevent the acre of Fifth Avenue vacant land in the bottom right hand corner from becoming a parking lot.
  16. A few of the signs that will be auctioned off at Shell’s Feed & Garden Supply, 9513 N. Nebraska Av. in Tampa. The store closed after more than six decades but nostalgic residents can now bring home a piece of the iconic shop via an auction.
  17. In the weeks leading up to Epiphany, Hellas Bakery in Tarpon Springs will sell hundreds of loaves of the sweet yeasted New Year’s Day bread called vasilopita. There is a coin hidden inside the loaf, and like the cross divers, the finder of the coin is endowed with extra blessings.
  18. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay opened Springs Taproom, a new casual and laidback lounge located in the Bird Gardens area of the park. Springs Taproom replaces Garden Gate Café, an evolution of what once was the iconic Hospitality House, available to guests when Busch Gardens made its grand opening to the public in 1959.
  19. Our Life & Culture reporters identified the most exciting prospects coming on their beats.
  20. In 2004, Shane Brady was known as the "We Believe Kid" at Tampa Bay Lightning fans. Today, he is a 35-year-old filmmaker whose new movie "Breathing Happy" is streaming.
  21. Helen Levine, former Florida Holocaust Museum board member, and Debbie Sembler, of Pinellas Park, middle, give each other a hug, with Scooter Bontly, former facilities director and his dog Cleo, watch a Danish boat that helped Jewish families escape the Holocaust, gets transported into a warehouse for restoration, at Elite Exterior Restoration in Largo.
  22. Munch's has been serving customers at 3920 Sixth St. S in St. Petersburg since 1952. The restaurant was started by the late Dean and Clariece Munch. It is known for its burgers, fried chicken, fried green tomatoes and hand spun milkshakes.
  23. Christmas Card Lane was a two-mile stretch of life-sized Christmas scenes along Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard.
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