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USF Botanical Gardens: Always Something in Bloom USF Botanical Gardens: Always Something in Bloom

By Jim Caton

In Tampa, the South Florida University Botanical Gardens feature both exotic and native flowers, majestic trees, and seasonal plant festivals.

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Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County: A Community Building Homes- and Hope Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County: A Community Building Homes- and Hope

By Jim Caton

With rent and home prices on the rise in Pinellas and the second highest homeless population in the state, Habitat Pinellas is meeting a crucial need.

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Addressing Poverty in Tampa Bay: Somebody Cares Addressing Poverty in Tampa Bay: Somebody Cares

By Jim Caton

For Daniel Bernard, the founder of Somebody Cares Tampa Bay, the problem of the poor is everyone's problem, and the answer is to be found not in economic theory but in love.

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The Tampa Museum of Art: A Frame for Display The Tampa Museum of Art: A Frame for Display

By Jim Caton

Housed in a sleek, award-winning structure by Stanley Saitowitz, the Tampa Museum of Art displays everything from Greek antiquities to modern photography and new media art.

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Jim Caton is a Staff Writer at Florida Homes.

An English teacher for twenty-five years, first at a college near Buffalo and then at a prep school near Detroit, Jim Caton loves talking, teaching and writing. He holds an M.A. and a J.D. and has worked as a law clerk, bartender, metal plating line operator, hi-lo driver, dishwasher, hardware clerk, and he spent four hours working for a cab company. Jim is a songwriter who plays the open-mic circuit and enjoys building furniture and guitars. He is currently at work on two books, a journalistic analysis of the privatization phenomenon titled Upside Down, and a children's fantasy novel titled The Wicker House.