Kyle, Ron, Beverly and Kent Bailey in an undated photo. Courtesy Bailey Family Foundation.

Benefactors: The Bailey Family Foundation

 duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay’s “Benefactors” series highlights men and women whose thoughtful philanthropy has enriched the Tampa Bay community in countless ways. The late 1950s was a bad time to look for a job in the coal mines of West Virginia. Automation had drastically cut the need for manpower and coal was not bringing a good price. Still, […]

OLD TOOLS & NEW: Teacher at the blackboard, student at the screen.

E is for Education: Successful learning at a distance

This year’s A to Z Issue celebrates people and businesses who have been successfully riding the turbulent waves of change and offering service and hope to the community at large. The print edition will be out in mid-July, but we’re teasing the content online, one letter at a time.  Campuses of all kinds had to contend […]

Scholars with Jane Bunker’s painting “Stargazer.”

Painter Jane Bunker's crusade to help African-American scholars continues — with a few changes

NOTE: A version of this story appears in the print and digital editions of the Spring 2020 issue of duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay, which went to press before the COVID-19 outbreak. The dates and other plans mentioned in that version of the story have since changed; the following contains updated information. Let’s see. What would […]

Counselor Nora Gaunt gives campers a chocolatey end-of-season bath. Photo: Heidi Kurpiela

St. Pete's legendary Pioneer Camp: Where kids go wild and parents love it

This story is featured in duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay’s Spring 2020 issue, “The Great Outdoors.” The digital edition is available now, and print magazines will be arriving soon in select mailboxes and distribution points around Tampa Bay. Editor’s Note: The City of St. Petersburg is monitoring the effects of COVID-19. As of March 18, the summer […]

Zack with Dexter, the newest member of the Serebin family.

Zack talks to the Bucs: Role model Lavonte David and Bradley Pinion, dog's best friend

For the latest edition of Giving Back with Zack — my 12-year-old son’s series of interviews with professional athletes about their favorite charities — he sat down with two of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ finest: standout linebacker Lavonte David and the team’s newly acquired punter, Bradley Pinion.  While I knew about Lavonte from his eight […]

Jane Bunker among some of the paintings she will be auctioning for the benefit of the Woodson Warrior Scholarship Fund. Photo: Mason Morfit

Flower Power: The generous vision of painter Jane Bunker

I’ve never been much of a fan of lilies. Beautiful, yes, but indoors their scent is invasive, the funeral association hard to ignore.  But I may have to reconsider now that I’ve seen Jane Bunker’s paintings. A nationally recognized artist who works wonders with light and color, she makes lilies seem at once voluptuous and […]

Exercise your creative muscles at the Writer's Gym.

New Year, New Ideas: Classes at the Morean

The Morean Arts Center is known for its gallery, its hot shop (site of popular glass-blowing demos) and for its Chihuly Collection, the museum devoted to internationally renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. But it’s also home to a mind-enriching menu of classes in a wide variety of genres, with teachers well-known on the local art […]

Canterbury School students Reese Flood, 7, and Ronan Flood, 5. Photo by Heidi Kurpiela.

Prep Squad: Picking the right private school for your child

When choosing a private school, do your homework — and trust your gut. When Jeff Besse lived in Western Massachusetts — a state that’s widely recognized as having some of the best schools in the nation — the father of five did what most of his neighbors did: He sent his brood to the closest […]