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Addie May [Colin Ward]

Amateur photographer spotlight: Colin Ward, St. Petersburg, FL.

Today we begin an occasional series of posts shining a spotlight on local amateur photographers whose work appears in the Tampa Bay Times. Times readers have probably noticed the "Reader photo gallery" feature at the top of the BayLink section of the daily newspaper. You can almost always find a good photo featurin …


  1. Looking Back: St. Petersburg does the Calypso with Jacques Cousteau (July 15, 1975)


    This story appeared in the pages of the St. Petersburg Times on July 15, 1975. What follows is the text of the original story, interspersed with photos of the event taken by Times staff photographer Weaver Tripp.

    Jacques Cousteau (center), Sen. John T. Ware, R-St. Petersburg (left) and an unidentified man (right) speak to the media about potentially moving the Cousteau Society to the city of St. Petersburg.

TIMES | Weaver Tripp
  2. 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]
  3. 30 refugees become US citizens honoring World Refugee Day (w/video)


    30 former refugees were sworn in today as new US citizens at Pinellas Technical College. World Refugee Day was also celebrated at the event as various former refugees were honored for their service around Tampa Bay.

    Thirty refugees to the United States became US Citizens, Friday, as they were sworn in during a Naturalization Oath Ceremony, Friday, 6/16/17 at Pinellas Technical College, St. Petersburg. Front, left to right: are new US citizens Ali Alazzawi who is from Iraq, and Mileydis Guerra from Cuba. 30 refugees became US citizens. The ceremony also included recognition to World Refugee Day.
  4. 20 great images from around the globe for June 9 to June 16


    Photos of the week for June 9 - June 16: Four images from the devastating hi-rise apartment fire in London, a rare moment of camaraderie and bipartisanship in Washington, two somber images from Mogadishu, a couple of Brazilian cowboys out on the range, a very exciting young man getting his cap signed by a member of the …

    A school girl writes a message on a wall for the victims and in support for those affected by the massive fire in Grenfell Tower, in London, Thursday, June 15, 2017. A massive fire raced through the 24-story high-rise apartment building in west London early Wednesday. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
  5. 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)
  6. Photo gallery: At Pulse Orlando, hundreds gather outside of nightclub to remember lives lost


    In the early morning hours of June 12, 2016, a gunman killed 49 and wounded 53 more inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. It was the deadliest mass shooting in American history. The attack took place on Latin night, targeting hispanic members of the LGBTQ community. On the one-year anniversary the City of …

    Mourners hold hands during a community gathering at the Pulse nightclub memorial site, held to honor the 49 lives lost one year earlier in a mass shooting inside the club, in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. The event was part of "Orlando United Day," organized by the City of Orlando, Orange County government and Pulse, as a tribute to the victims of the attack.
  7. Air potato leaf beetles unleashed to fight invasive air potato vines (w/video)

    Human Interest

    TARPON SPRINGS — One of Florida's most persistent and problematic invasive plants will soon meet a small but formidable enemy.

    Air Potato Beetle photographed on February 23, 2017. The air potato leaf beetle, a bright red insect about the size of a pinky fingernail that makes a squeaking sound, has a big appetite for the air potato plant. The beetles chew through air potatoes leaves, leaving them riddled with holes.
  8. 20 great images from around the globe for June 2 to June 9


    Photos of the week for June 2-9: A Statue of Liberty sunset, London Bridge attacks, a demonstrator using Jesus as his shield, a 5-year-old Mutton Buster, a man mows his lawn as a tornado looms near, and more.

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 02: The sun sets behind the Statue of  Liberty as a seagull flies past on June 02, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)