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  1. 5 great photos from Tampa Bay Times readers: Vote for the one you like best

    Human Interest

    Our latest reader photo poll features some excellent nature photography from five Tampa Bay Times readers. Please cast your vote below to help decide which of these images will wear the title of Reader Photo of the Month.

  2. Amateur photographer spotlight: Lauren Clark, St. Petersburg, FL.

    Human Interest

    This is another in an occasional series of posts shining a spotlight on local amateur photographers whose work appears in the Tampa Bay Times.

    Sunrise in the park
  3. 4th of July photo shows it's tough to compete with Mother Nature's fireworks

    Human Interest

    I always look for a different location from which to capture fireworks shows each year in the Tampa Bay area. A friend and colleague at work invited me to her Mansions By The Sea condo, Treasure Island, which overlooks the Gulf and south toward St. Pete Beach with a spectacular view. As the 9 p.m. fireworks show began …

  4. The fearless Wallendas keep their high-wire act going as circuses disappear

    Human Interest

    WASHINGTON — If you're a Wallenda, you join the circus. That's just how it goes.

    Members of the Wallenda Family Troupe perform their high-wire act at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington. [Jonathan Newton | Washington Post]
  5. 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]
  6. 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.
  7. 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)
  8. 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.
  9. 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 ]
  10. 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.