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  1. Amateur photographer spotlight: Colin Ward, St. Petersburg, FL.

    Human Interest

    Today we begin an occasional series of posts shining a spotlight on local amateur photographers whose work appears in the Tampa Bay Times.

    Addie May [Colin Ward]
  2. How do you pronounce Amalie Arena? Hint: you're doing it wrong

    Human Interest

    Amalie Arena wants to get something out of the way.

    Amalie Arena officials noticed varying pronunciations of the venue and have sent a news release with the correct one.
  3. Looking Back: On June 15, 1950, St. Petersburg's first Publix supermarket opened on 16th St. N.

    Human Interest

    Images from a bygone era: St. Petersburg's first-ever Publix opened on June 15, 1950. The grand opening ad alone is priceless.

    The Publix store on 16th St N near 18th Ave., circa 1950. (Photo courtesy of Publix)
  4. A Visit to Folly Farm in Safety Harbor - Photos by Douglas R. Clifford

    Human Interest

    Come take a little visit to Folly Farm through the lens of Tampa Bay Times staff photographer Douglas R. Clifford.

    A swallow-tailed kite flies over Folly Farm on Friday (6/2/17), an 8.6-acre piece of agricultural land at 1562 Martin Luther King Jr. St. in Safety Harbor which was donated to the city by George Weiss for a public park.
  5. Sand, sea and sunsets aside, 'Mad Beach' just can't relax

    Human Interest

    MADEIRA BEACH — In a town where a playful wind tosses sand across Gulf Boulevard like summertime snowflakes, they're talking about death threats. They're serving up blackened grouper sandwiches at Dockside Dave's, and lawsuits and ethics complaints down the street at City Hall. As tourists call for room service, …

    A view of the businesses at the corner of 150th Avenue at Gulf Blvd and Madeira Way in Madeira Beach. Citizens opposed to dramatic changes in the city's low-slung downtown core succeeded in restocking the City Commission, but debate rages on. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times ]
  6. Looking Back: 7-year-old Tommy gets a loaf of bread for Mom . . . eventually (January 29, 1964)

    Human Interest

    This photo essay appeared in the pages of the St. Petersburg Times on January 29, 1964. What follows is the text of the original story, interspersed with photos taken by Times staff photographer Ron Wahl.

  7. 5 great photos from Tampa Bay Times readers: Vote for the one you like best

    Human Interest

    Our latest reader photo poll features colorful waters, colorful skies and colorful birds. Please cast your vote below to help decide which of these five images will wear the title of Reader Photo of the Month.

  8. Tampa Bay Gospel Festival

    Human Interest

    From neo soul and jazz, all the way to traditional gospel, the third annual Tampa Bay Gospel Festival featured something for anybody who stopped by the Water Works Park in downtown Tampa Saturday afternoon. Organized by Maurice Allen of Tampa, the show treated Tampa residents to live worship and gospel music, headlined …

  9. From podcasts to singing, finding small joys in commuting Tampa Bay

    Human Interest

    There are some things to get out of the way. Before you finish the wine, you have to do dealbreakers. I killed a man in Cincy. I collect clown socks. I have a lower back Gwar tattoo.

  10. Looking Back: D. T. Thomas reflects on 30 years with Thomas Edison (January 5, 1958)

    Human Interest

    This story appeared in the pages of the St. Petersburg Times on January 5, 1958. What follows is the text of the original story, interspersed with photos of the event taken by Times staff photographer George Trabant.