YMCA, Welch to continue youth literacy program

The JWB was already a funding source for several YMCA programs. Still, “We take a very businesslike approach to these enterprises,” Jezek said. “We have said ‘no’ before. We match up mission, service, program, operational sustainability, all those things. This isn’t a short game for us, it’s a long game.”

The Y accepted the challenge, and has already begun re-operating the 10-year-old program, which is based in eight neighborhood churches and serves more than 250 children. Its new headquarters are in the Y’s Childs Park building, at 691 43rd Street S.

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Tampa International Airport receives customer service award

Tampa International Airport has been named to the Airports Council International World’s Roll of Excellence – the only airport in the United States to make the 2018 list.

It’s a customer service designation. Passengers are surveyed on 34 key performance indicators, on the day they travel. According to the ACI, the trade association of the world’s airports, it’s the “only worldwide service quality measurement and benchmarking service that questions passengers while at the airport.”

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Sex, beer, and coding: Inside Facebook's wild early days [WIRED]

The whole enterprise began as something of a lark, it was an un-corporation, an excuse for a summer of beer pong and code sprints. Indeed, Zuckerberg’s first business cards read, “I’m CEO … bitch.” The brogrammer ’tude was a joke … or was it?

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RISK! Live From Tampa [1:19]

St. Pete's Paul Wilborn featured in stories about a hate crime, an accident, and an almost homeless poet

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The Hustle

Elizabeth Calver (Betty Shop)

Betty Shop is full of beachy clothing that Calver describes as "laid-back" and a "'lil boho." Named after her grandmother Betty, the shop also offers locally crafted soaps and sea sponges.

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James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art

Since its opening last April, the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art in downtown St. Petersburg has offered visitors a wide variety of art to appreciate. The museum is filled with paintings, sculpture and more depicting cowboy culture, wildlife and American Indian life.

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The Shuffle

Morgan Brochetti
Habitat for Humanity

Melissa Macogay
Johns Hopkins All Children's


Gina Driscoll
St. Pete City Council

Focus: Wealth

High Turnover Among America's Rich

“Your odds of "making it to the top" might be better than you think, although it's tough to stay on top once you get there.”


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What’s in a Newsletter? At The Times, There’s a Secret Sauce [New York Times]

Like a version of the front page, it curates the day’s most important stories, but it also leaves room for lighthearted features and is written in a conversational voice.

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