Fishin' on the dock of the bay during the Seawall Rodeo.

Big Catch: The Skip Cline Society fishing tournament raises funds for Morton Plant Mease pediatric care

Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation’s Skip Cline Society hosted its 11th Annual Seawall Rodeo & Inshore Fishing Tournament at Carlouel Yacht Club April 23-24, supporting pediatric programs at the hospitals of Morton Plant Mease.

Ryder Karppe cuts the ribbon with Cynthia Lake Farrell, as (L to R) Chris Steinocher, Mayor Rick Kriseman and David Allen look on.

A new home for the Children’s Dream Fund

After 12 years as guests of the owners of a high-rise office building in downtown St Petersburg, the wish-granters at the Children’s Dream Fund got to fulfill a wish of their own: a new home.

The festive entry to the party. Photo: Barry Lively.

Habitat for Humanity’s Havana Nights

On Friday, April 23, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas & West Pasco Counties hosted a tropical-themed evening at Paul’s Landing, the acclaimed indoor/outdoor restaurant at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort. The “Havana Nights” party sponsored by Crown Automotive featured live music, Cuban-inspired cuisine, a mojito bar and hand-rolled cigars. Homeowners Michelle Baur and Allison Feeley-Roache gave […]

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Tampa Bay Talks: Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital’s “A Night for All Children”

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital‘s A Night for All Children 2021 combines two of the hospital’s venerable galas into one exciting virtual event: “A Night for All Children,” taking place April 30 at 6:30 p.m. Molly duPont gets the details from co-chairs Beth Vivio and Janice Weber, who shares memories of past events — including […]

Titus O'Neil with Tyler Lessinger (left) and Zack Sterebin.

WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil guests on “Giving Back with Zack”

Sports reporter Zack Sterebin, 14, sits down for an in-depth interview with Titus O’Neil — WWE Superstar, host of WrestleMania 37 and founder of the Bullard Family Foundation.

Jane Bunker and Mason Morfit.

Tampa Bay Talks: They’re raising thousands in scholarships for African American students via the Woodson Warriors art auction

Jane Bunker and Mason Morfit talk about the latest chapter in their crusade to raise scholarship funds for African-American students in Pinellas.

Meet a “Sur-Thriver”: Hands Across the Bay’s Melissa Dohme Hill talks to Tom duPont

A survivor of domestic violence herself, Melissa Dohme-Hill talks about the important work being done by Hands Across the Bay to help survivors rebuild their lives.

Mrbubblez: The award-winning mobile shower service for the homeless needs your help

Mrbubblez Inc. provides a service at once simple and profound: a hot shower for anyone who doesn’t have the opportunity to take care of their hygiene needs from day to day. It’s something most of us take for granted. But for the homeless community, it can be well nigh impossible. That’s where Mrbubblez comes in. […]

Super Bowl LV: Microgrants to local nonprofits are meant to make a lasting difference

The Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee is giving a total of nearly $280,000 in microgrants to 28 local nonprofits.

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Trinity, 4, with September's Freak Shake. Photos courtesy Bake'n Babes.

People Helping People: Bake’n Babes’ Freak Shakes helped fight pediatric cancer

The Best of the Bay-winning bakery Bake’n Babes makes fantastical Freak Shakes with a different theme each month, with part of the proceeds from each $20 Shake going to a local non-profit. September’s beneficiary was the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, and the bakery’s Instagram account featured sweet photos of young survivors alongside the Shake, a […]