St. Pete couple raises parrot like a child
  1. St. Petersburg artist Jason Hackenwerth's massive balloon sculptures are on display in "Darkmatter," his solo exhibition at the Gallery at Creative Pinellas in Largo.
  2. Brieanna Rekow (left) and Lindsey Marzo came up with the idea when they visited a cat cafe during a trip to California.
  3. From left to right: Ralph Colón Jr. as Usnavi, Ariana Parera as Vanessa, Isabella Falber as Carla, and Mika Kleinschmidt as Daniela, perform during a technical rehearsal for Spanish Lyric Theatre’s production of “In the Heights” at HCC Performing Arts Ybor City theatre in Tampa on Monday, July 25, 2022.
  4. An unidentified member of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium's Rescue Team holds a distressed dolphin calf that got caught in the remains of a crab trap near Pier 60 in Clearwater on Wednesday. The calf was taken to SeaWorld Orlando for rehabilitation.
  5. A remote-controlled robot named BeBot rolls over a patch of sand in Indian Shores during a cleanup demonstration on Thursday, July 14, 2022. BeBot is part of a campaign by Keep Pinellas Beautiful to raise awareness about debris left by humans that lurks under the beach surface and eventually winds up in the Gulf of Mexico.
  6. Anarkitty performs on Saturday, June 25, 2022 in St. Petersburg.
  7. Flags during the St. Pete Pride Parade on Saturday, June 25, 2022 in St. Petersburg.
  8. Palmetto leaves create the signature split on the top of baking loaves at La Segunda Central Bakery in Ybor City.
  9. Dalton Mason and Tori Lacey are raising their African grey parrot, Apollo, like a human toddler.
  10. Kenan Thompson, who has a home in Tampa, is back as host of the year's NHL Awards.
  11. Gio Swaby discusses her work, "New Growth Second Chapter 3," 2021, at right, while providing a tour of her exhibition "Gio Swaby: Fresh Up" at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.
  12. Airbnb superhost Frank Albert poses for a portrait in the rental that he and his friends designed to commemorate the "Friends" sitcom.
  13. Julian Hartzog stands near his rendition of the historic ceiling painting 'The Apotheosis of Hercules' from the Hercules Drawing Room at the palace of Versailles in France.
  14. Sarah Noles, 22, Erica Dunlap, 24, and Khaleel Hamed, 24, all from Clearwater, hold their Roe v. Wade pro-choice signs while listening to speakers at a reproductive rights rally at the Joe Chillura Courthouse Square on Tuesday in Tampa.
  15. If you like hiking with a challenge, the obstacle courses at Bradenton's TreeUmph!, complete with bridges among the trees, might be for you.
  16. Inside the 2D Cafe in St. Petersburg on Monday. It was painted by local artist Chad Mize.
  17. Letters of encouragement come from all over the world for "the Oulson girls," as 10-year-old Alexis calls her and her mom Nicole. Chad Oulson, their father and husband, was shot to death in a Wesley Chapel movie theater eight years ago. The shooter was acquitted.
  18. Cardiologist Hoshedar Tamboli, left, and his patient Juan Sosa pictured in a patient room at the Heart Vascular & Vein of Tampa Bay in Brandon in January. Sosa, 58, was healthy, vaccinated and recovering from a mild COVID-19 infection in September when he felt pain in his chest. He was having a heart attack, and it would take Tamboli hours to save his life. Sosa's case demonstrated a troubling new discovery that medical researchers are studying: COVID-19 is turning healthy people into cardiac patients and can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.
  19. Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill in St. Petersburg is now selling pizza out of a vending machine.
  20. Kendall Ker, 18, adds detail to the top of the wall as she joined other students from Berkeley Preparatory School’s National Art Honor Society who partnered with elementary school students at Town ’n’ Country Elementary to create a mural on an exterior wall, that commemorates the pandemic,Tuesday, March 8, 2022 in Town 'n' Country.
  21. Pierogi Bar, a cottage kitchen restaurant in St. Petersburg, makes pierogi for customers who ordered online on Wednesday March 2, 2022.
  22. Elisha Bixler displays a tray from a bee box at one of her apiaries in Terra Ceia.
  23. Irene Rodriguez, who is a highly acclaimed Cuban dancer, leads a flamenco lesson at Brucie Klay's Dance Center in Tampa on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022.

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