A Lakeland cobbler uses social media to keep one of the oldest professions alive.
The J.C Newman Cigar Company, which has been staple in Ybor City for more than a century, connects past, present and future
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.
A Tampa teacher who is proof that you can do anything you put your mind to is inspiring students to not only become better musicians, but better people.
An instructor at the Patel Conservatory teaches his students to see without looking and envision without vision.
Hillsborough County’s first law enforcement therapy K9 is helping officers at the University of South Florida connect with students in a new way.
A boxer named Bailey is the first therapy K9 in Hillsborough County.
The Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival on Clearwater Beach, which ends Sunday, honors some of the best in pop culture history. But just outside of that tent is some more history - a street performer who’s being honored as he holds down the world’s second-oldest profession.
Meet the father-son duo that have been delighting audiences for years.
A woman who credits horses for helping her heal from childhood trauma is spreading some sweetness at a Tampa hospital.
Honey’s Mini-Therapy Adventures brings mini-therapy horses to Bay Area colleges, nursing homes and hospitals to help bring a calming presence.
For the music teacher at Corpus Christi Catholic School in Temple Terrace, it's pretty easy for middle schoolers to buy into the guitar and ukulele.
A teacher in Temple Terrace has the rhythm for music and innovation. Everyone has a favorite teacher and his students could probably write a song about theirs.
*This story contains descriptions of self harm and suicide.* The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay assists people who are in crisis. Their training is one piece. Having lived through trauma, grief and crisis, and being able to relate to the caller goes even further.
The car line at South McKeel Elementary in Lakeland – like all school car lines – is a crazy time for parents. But one group of dads tries to make it fun throughout the entire month of October by dressing up in costumes every day. It's a tradition started by one father, who is now battling cancer. The rest of the dads stepped up, and are still carrying the tradition.
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.
Owen, who is 4 years old, has mostly been familiar with harsh treatments and hospital rooms. But what he really loves is dirt. He is in the final stages of his leukemia treatment and spent a day doing what he wants to do when he grows up -- being a construction worker.
When Owen grows up, he wants to be a heavy machine operator. But right now, he is battling cancer and is in the final stages of his leukemia treatment. For one day, he was distracted from the disease and got to be a construction worker.
A mural, which features Jacquez Welch, greets everyone who files into the Northeast High football field where he collapsed in 2019. It's not only a tribute to his family, but it's also a reminder of how he died and brings awareness to a rare disease that went undiagnosed.
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.