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  1. Steinbrenner family fetes prep coaches at annual dinner

    Preps

    TAMPA

    Gaither High flag football coach Bill Agatheas said he never gets premonitions, and, as a general rule, doesn't make predictions.

    Berkeley Prep swim coach Kevin Rosepapa (left), shown congratulating swimmer Robert Cecil, was awarded a cash prize of $5,000 at the Steinbrenner family event.
  2. Henderson: Tribune lives on in scrapbooks, camaraderie, and now a documentary

    Columns

    Last year on May 3, Ken Koehn and I were having lunch at our usual spot inside the Tampa Tribune's snack room, which we had laughingly named Chez Trib. Ken was the managing editor and I was the metro columnist.

    The building the staff of the Tampa Tribune moved to in 1977 has been demolished. [Times files]
  3. New Hyde Park Village taking shape with a year of barricades and dust ahead

    Business

    TAMPA — It seems a long time now since the fountain plaza at Hyde Park Village beckoned people strolling by with its scenic surroundings and twinkling waters.

    Businesses and customers at Hyde Park Village in Tampa are now half-way through a two-year beautification project. In the latest phase, a lane of West Snow Avenue has been closed to tie in a water main. [HANNAH J. FARROW 
  |   Times]
  4. Amy Scherzer's Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

    Human Interest

    LAMPLighters' Lights Fashion Hope

    Katie Selman’s unusual swan hat, left, won Best of Show as she enjoyed Frankie’s Friends’ Mad Hatter’s Tea & Brunch benefit with Karla Stevenson.
  5. March column: Hillsborough commissioners switching districts to run again

    Politics

    County Commissioner Sandy Murman now says she is "probably" going to leave her district seat to run for a countywide seat in 2018, which is setting off a flurry of jockeying and maneuvering in what promises to be a wild 2018 county election season.

    Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman said she'll probably switch districts to run for another term. [CHARLIE KAIJO   |   Times
  6. Former Yankee inspires a youth(w/video)

    Human Interest

    Alfonso Soriano, a former New York Yankee and World Series Champion visited students at Crestwood Elementary School in Tampa. Soriano who shares the same experiences like some of the students at Crestwood as an immigrant from the Dominican Republic. Encouraged them to work hard in school and remain model citizens in …

    Fourth grader Estela Fernandez, 9, left, asks former New York Yankee Alfonso Soriano a question about his experience playing baseball during his visit at Crestwood Elementary. Soriano who shares the same experiences like some the students at Crestwood as an immigrant from the Dominican Republic. Encouraged them to work hard in school and remain model citizens in their community on Thursday, April 27, 2017. √’That√•s the important reason why I came to school today, to motivate those kids so when they have a dream they can accomplish it, because I came from the Dominican Republic,√“ said Soriano.
  7. Opinion: Keep an eye on Tampa's invisible infrastructure to see city grow

    Columns

    When you search online for images of a city, chances are you'll find pictures of buildings, roads, bridges and lights. It's natural to think of a city in terms of its physical infrastructure. But today, we are in the emergence of a new digital reality in which a city's invisible infrastructure is just as important as …

    Tampa has several unique areas that highlight its potential to emerge as a smart city.
  8. Hooper: Mom who lost son works to get mental health care for others

    Columns

    Aaron Keith Robinson, then 18, stood at his mother's bedroom door in 2001 proclaiming to be a soldier, a general in the Lord's army.

    He said he was prepared to die.

    It was 2 in the morning.

  9. Exoskeletal suit helps Haley veteran regain ability to walk

    Veterans

    There is a magical moment for every new child when they take those first wobbly steps in life.

    It is a transcending experience.

    Paralyzed veteran James Smith walks with the help of a exoskeletal suit as therapist Brittney Durant looks on.
  10. Whitman: Christians must temper 'Christian girl' model

    Religion

    I came across something beautiful this week: the raw and sometimes ugly storytelling of poet Olivia Gatwood.