1. Executive Director Rui Farias stands in front of a sign for the exhibit, Building the Sunshine City, at the St. Petersburg Museum of History. The museum is offering $6 admission on Sundays through the end of August.
  2. Century Tower sits at the heart of the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, where a new survey suggests faculty morale is at a low point.
  3. WFLA photojournalist Paul Lamison, shown here in June when he threw out the first pitch before the Rays played the Brewers, died of a sudden heart attack on Wednesday.
  4. Weeki Wachee mermaid Bonnie Georgiadis is pictured on this postcard as she looked during the early days of her 37-year Weeki Wachee career. Georgiadis died at 86 in July 2022.
  5. The character Hiccup is voiced by Jay Baruchel in DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World." It is among the $2 movies offered this summer as part of Regal's summer family movie promotion every Tuesday and Wednesday.
  6. Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidates Nikki Fried, left, and Charlie Crist.
  7. Circuit Judge Lawrence Semento issued an order stopping the Hernando School Board's lawsuit that seeks to force the County Commission to place the sales tax item on the ballot.
  8. The annual Perseid meteor shower streak across the sky, seen here in 2014, started up on July 17 and will continue to dot the night sky through Aug. 24. The peak this year, when the most meteors will shoot across the sky, is expected to be Aug. 11-13.
  9. Tampa Bay Times chairman and CEO Paul Tash, who led the Times for more than 18 years, stepped down as Times chairman on July 1.
  10. A view from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus. The university made history in 2021-22, crossing $150 million mark in fundraising for the first time.
  11. Mike Calta, who retired the radio moniker "Cowhead" in 2014, is a mainstay at 102.5-FM "The Bone."
  12. The holiday, which has become something of an annual event, was part of a broader $800 million tax package that Gov. Ron DeSantis signed in May.
  13. Theresa Caroline Fillingim, 16, was reported missing to the Tampa Police Department on May 16, 1980. On Wednesday, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office announced that DNA evidence confirmed her remains were recovered from the home of serial killer Billy Mansfield Jr. on April 3, 1981.
  14. Some members of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority want to push forward with a potential $500,000 study on the feasibility of using the CSX tracks for future passenger service. Separately, a proposed $3.5 million study of a regionwide passenger rail system remains on the five-year priority list for Hillsborough’s Transportation Planning Organization.
  15. Taylor Turosz of Tampa listens to a caller at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay in 2018. The crisis center is now handling calls to the 988 suicide crisis hotline.
  16. Steven Ball, 42, is the resident artist at Tampa Theatre. On Aug. 28, as part of its Summer Classics series, he will play the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ, a magnificent, 1,400-pipe instrument, to accompany silent movies.
  17. A rendering from WSP Engineering shows what a potential neighborhood station could look like for a 41-mile bus rapid transit line connecting Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.
  18. Ironside and Morris are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  19. Beat the heat in air-conditioned venues that won't break the bank.
  20. Maggie and Yonny are two of many animals looking for "fur"ever homes.
  21. Water safety supervisor Konrad Ciolko, top, teaches kids about spinal immobilization out of the water during junior lifeguard camp at Clearwater Beach on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
  22. Chili and Emmy are two of many animals looking for "fur"ever homes.
  23. Frank and Carol Morsani have donated to the University of South Florida for more than 45 years. Their latest gift of $7 million will create scholarships for students and positions in geriatrics and business.
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