1. Alex Quinto spots a friend of his with a sign bearing his drag name along the St. Pete Pride parade route on June 24, 2023 in St. Petersburg. Alex was nominated to be one of the three grand marshals for his work with LGBTQ+ youth.
  2. John "Capt. Jay" Burki has a smoke at his camp underneath the Matanzas Pass Bridge on a mid-February day in Fort Myers Beach. After Hurricane Ian smashed his boat, he woke tangled in trees, scratched and battered. A Coast Guard helicopter flew him to a shelter. “Which I walked right out of,” he says. “I can’t live with all those people.”
  3. Sisters Yulia Hamota, 12, and Alina Hamota, 10, chat while playing on a Gulfport playground in July. The sisters arrived in Florida with their mother to live with their aunt and uncle, fleeing the Russian invasion in their native Ukraine.
  4. Carlena Ward shares a moment with a coworker from a desk at the Pat Collier Frank Courthouse in Tampa on Monday, October 24, 2022.
  5. Emily Croslin watches as her father, Bob Croslin, cuts into a pumpkin for carving in Emily's kitchen in October.
  6. Susan Allen, 71, brings her husband, Richard Rolfes, 88, to the Chihuly Collection’s Mille Fiori piece at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg. They joined the Memory Mornings tour, which gives caregivers such as Susan, and her husband, Richard, who lives with Alzheimer's and dementia, the opportunity to tour the arts center and complete an art activity.
  7. Sharika Reeves, 35, performs “Ireland” while playing the part of Paulette during rehearsal for a production of the musical "Legally Blonde, Jr." the musical. She is part of a collaboration between Destination Theatre and Boley Centers in which professional actors are paired with differently abled actors.
  8. Dec. 30, 2020• WriteLane
    From left, Maria Carrillo, Lane DeGregory and Christopher Goffard discuss his approach to storytelling during a WriteLane episode recorded at a Norwegian conference.
  9. Assistant Manager Shak Siddiquee talked to the Times about life in March, as he worked to keep the Gulfport Shell open and safe.
  10. Kelly McBride
  11. Dec. 9, 2020• WriteLane
    Kelly McBride has taught reporting, writing, editing and ethics at the Poynter Institute.
  12. Dec. 2, 2020• WriteLane
    Billy Overcast talks about the recent presidential election while at home in St. Petersburg.
  13. Linda Clark taught band and directed the choirs at Tyrone Middle School before retiring. Here, she chats with student Leonard Carter.
  14. Omar Rashad
  15. Barbara Burns, pictured at home in October.
  16. Fentanyl victim Joseph Williams' mother, Susan, and sister, Emily Spell.
  17. Oct. 28, 2020• WriteLane
    Jennifer Jones with a Furby that belonged to her late brother.
  18. Oct. 21, 2020• WriteLane
    A hunting trophy sits on a bookshelf at Finca Vigia, the Havana home of Ernest Hemingway. [Associated Press]
  19. Delia D’Ambra produces CounterClock, a true crime podcast.
  20. Andrew T. Huse is an author and librarian, who specializes in archives at the University of South Florida Tampa Library's Special Collections.
  21. Sept. 30, 2020• WriteLane
    One editor has been spending time on the water, and it's been a great escape.
  22. The Times' Steve Contorno addresses questions to Vice President Mike Pence and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at USF Health's Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation on July 2 in Tampa.
  23. Dorothy and James Hair got married because they feared he would be sent overseas to Korea. Instead, they landed at Fort Dix, N.J. where they are photographed here in May 1951.
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