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Ruby C. Williams, a self-taught artist, minister and farmer from Bealsville whose playful but edgy paintings have hung in galleries across the country, died Monday.
- Williams' longtime friend and champion Katherine Gibson confirmed Williams' death and told Axios Williams' large family was planning a memorial service for Aug. 20.
Saturday is 813 Day – get it? August 13 … 8/13? The area code for greater Hillsborough County? Yeah?
Well, to celebrate, Sparkman Wharf is hosting a social media fundraiser to benefit the nonprofit environmental group Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful.
Manatee County's newest park will include things the vast majority of residents like: wetlands, shade trees, walking trails, open space, restrooms.
Yes, but: It's the new name that's rubbing some the wrong way.
Less than two weeks away is the Florida primary election to decide which Democrats will face off against Ron DeSantis for governor and Marco Rubio for U.S. senator in November.
- Also on the ballot: Candidates for the U.S. House, the state Legislature, state attorney general and agricultural commissioner, judges, school board members, and important local questions.
One of the biggest stars at Tampa's Kush Con — amongcheesecake-flavored gummies, a stage surrounded by weed plants and vapes claiming to make you better at sex — was an air conditioning tech company.
Driving the news: Miami-based FutureAC Water System debuted its patent-pending water recycling product at the cannabis trade show last weekend.
I noticed a basket of chayote squash for the first time in the produce section of my local Publix. That means this crazy tropical cousin of the zucchini, cucumber and melon is finally going mainstream.
- I remember back when you could only find chayote at Sanwa or a specialty grocer.
You may have heard Tom Hanks plays Elvis Presley's manager, Colonel Tom Parker, in the movie "Elvis," but did you know that Parker has local ties?
- They're detailed in a story from Bob Kealing in the most recent Forum magazine.
Brothers John and Garrett Honeycutt were cleaning out their family's storage unit in Tampa this weekend when they came across some odd bowls at the bottom of a box.
They were about to toss the decorative ceramics when Garrett pulled from a rusty file cabinet an envelope marked "DESIGN PATENT, FRUIT BOWL."