Keeping a Tampa tradition alive

The J.C. Newman Cigar Company houses what are believed to be the oldest cigars in the world and keeps the Tampa tradition of hand-rolled cigars alive in Ybor City.

USF therapy K9

A boxer named Bailey is the first therapy K9 in Hillsborough County.

Dads carry tradition to make carline best part of Lakeland school day

This week's Extraordinary Ordinaries are these Lakeland dads in Halloween costumes, but it was Dax Gringas, a father whose child attends McKeel Elementary, who began the spooky season tradition. Every day in October, he dressed in a different costume to entertain parents who sit and wait in those long car lines. But when he was diagnosed with cancer, and couldn't dedicate his time to it anymore, other dads stepped up.

Jacquez Welch mural honors his past at Northeast High, raises awareness about AVM

Jacquez Welch's mom already cried sad tears, but now it's time for some happy, nostalgic ones. A mural, which features Jacquez Welch, greets everyone who files into the football field where he collapsed in 2019. It's not only a touching tribute to his family, but it also is a reminder of how he died and brings awareness to the rare disease that went undiagnosed.