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Tampa tradition of baking Cuban bread with palmetto leaves at risk
  1. Palmetto leaves create the signature split on the top of baking loaves at La Segunda Central Bakery in Ybor City.
  2. Dalton Mason and Tori Lacey are raising their African Grey parrot, Apollo, like a human toddler.
  3. Kenan Thompson, who has a home in Tampa, is back as host of the year's NHL Awards.
  4. 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.
  5. Airbnb superhost Frank Albert poses for a portrait in the rental that he and his friends designed to commemorate the "Friends" sitcom.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. If you like hiking with a challenge, the obstacle courses at Bradenton's TreeUmph!, complete with bridges among the trees, might be for you.
  9. Inside the 2D Cafe in St. Petersburg on Monday. It was painted by local artist Chad Mize.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill in St. Petersburg is now selling pizza out of a vending machine.
  13. 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.
  14. Pierogi Bar, a cottage kitchen restaurant in St. Petersburg, makes pierogi for customers who ordered online on Wednesday March 2, 2022.
  15. Elisha Bixler displays a tray from a bee box at one of her apiaries in Terra Ceia.
  16. 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.
  17. Taylor Cook, 21, an activist with Students for a Democratic Society, leads chants outside a Florida House committee meeting on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022.
  18. NFL on Fox director Rich Russo directs the over 23 cameras and field crews for the broadcast from the production trailer during the NFC wild-card game between the Bucs and Eagles Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
  19. Jack Timmel, 34, and his father, John Timmel, 65, who are licensed harbor pilots, serve as the sail masters for the "Jose Gasparilla" pirate ship that leads a flotilla of private boats into downtown Tampa before its signature parade. They are standing in the elevated perch that the captains use on the ship, which was built in 1954 for the festival.
  20. A new mural painted on the East Cumberland Parking Garage in Water Street Tampa animates when viewed with an app.
  21. As part of the African-American holiday celebration, people take part in drumming and dancing.
  22. Three bald eagles perch on a dirt mound at the Hernando County landfill.
  23. The abortion debate is coming to Florida.
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