There is a magical moment for every new child when they take those first wobbly steps in life.
It is a transcending experience.
I came across something beautiful this week: the raw and sometimes ugly storytelling of poet Olivia Gatwood.
On the morning of April 22, concrete walls were all that stood on the site of Habitat for Humanity Hillsborough County's first women-themed construction event, Women Build.
SaLisa Berrien moved to Tampa just a few years ago, but she's long been familiar with the Sunshine State, thanks to summer visits as a child with Polk County relatives. At that time, she remembers hating the annual trek because it was "hot and full of bugs." These days, the Allentown, Pa., native still finds Florida …
TAMPA — If some Seminole Heights and Tampa Heights residents had their druthers, the state would simply demolish Interstate 275, which now severs their neighborhoods.
LUTZ — On a recent Friday, 18 women arrived at a new tea room wearing colorful dresses, bright light-weight sweaters, dress hats, sun bonnets, gloves and carrying matching purses.
I've got a secret.
Don't tell anyone.
On May 20, I'll be one of the presenters at the fifth annual Sandhill Writers Retreat at Saint Leo University, but if you think I'm going to show up for my session and leave, guess again.
TAMPA — Forty years ago, a seminar convened by the Junior League of Tampa riveted the community's attention on the growing problem of child abuse and led to the creation of a nonprofit group focused on fighting it.
The Hillsborough County Civil Service Board has selected former county Commissioner Kevin Beckner as its new director.
It began during informal lunches where Chamberlain High School alumni wondered what they could do to help improve the school.