Sunday, April 22, 2018

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Amy Scherzer

Amy Scherzer

Amy joined the Times in January 2002 to help launch the weekly City Times edition serving South Tampa and nearby neighborhoods. Her column, Amy Scherzer's Diary, takes readers along as she makes her rounds on the social circuit. Camera in hand, Amy captures the galagoers, wine tasters, Gasparilla kings, debutantes and bay area philanthropists. Amy earned her bachelor's degree in mass communications and political science at the University of Pittsburgh, and has been a Tampa resident since 1978. She and her husband, Robert, live on Davis Islands, proud parents of two grown children. Any free time is spent people watching, entertaining, boating and reading.



AMY SCHERZER | Times
Magnolia Ball co-chairs Les and Pam Muma added $2.5 million to the Moffitt Cancer Centerâ\u0088\u009A\u0095s research budget after the successful black-tie benefit April 14 at the Marriott Waterside.

Amy Scherzerís Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Magnolia Ball Moffitt Cancer Center and its most generous supporters went surfiní for a cure with a private Beach Boys concert at the 25th annual Magnolia Ball. Co-chairs Pam and Les Muma chose one of the most...
Published: 04/16/18
Updated: 04/20/18
AMY SCHERZER | Times
Heroes Ball chairmen Kasey Shimberg Kelly and her parents, Hinks and St. Josephâ\u0088\u009A\u0095s Childrenâ\u0088\u009A\u0095s Hospital Foundation founding chairwoman Elaine Shimberg, from left, celebrate with honoree Dr. Daniel Plasencia and his wife Nilda at the Marriott Waterside on April 7, 2018.

Amy Scherzerís Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

St. Josephís Childrenís Hospital Foundationís Heroes Ball"I have lived my childhood dream," said pediatrician Daniel Plascencia, St. Josephís Childrenís Hospital Foundationís 2018 Community...
Published: 04/09/18
Updated: 04/17/18
AMY SCHERZER | Times
Kent Bailey, chairman of the Tampa Bay Sierra Club Group, left, Hillsborough County Commissioner Pat Kemp and Ross Dickerson, section manager of Environmental Lands Management support Tropical Nights to benefit Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful on March 23 at TPepin's Hospitality Centre.

Amy Scherzerís Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Tropical NightsFor the second year, co-chairs Heidi Charpentier and Jason LeBlanc hosted Keep Tampa Bay Beautifulís lively and sustainable Tropical Nights party, known for its eclectic auction...
Updated one month ago
AMY SCHERZER | Times
Brandon Ghee, from left, Marc Hall, Sean Jacobs, Chris Chambers, Mike Sinicola and Christopher Irvin carried shoes on silver platters to entice bidders at the annual Pair to Remember auction luncheon benefit for Easterseals on March 23 at the Straz Center.

Amy Scherzerís Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Tropical NightsFor the second year, co-chairs Heidi Charpentier and Jason LeBlanc hosted Keep Tampa Bay Beautifulís lively and sustainable Tropical Nights party, known for its eclectic auction...
Updated one month ago
AMY SCHERZER | Times
Nikki and Candy DeBartolo, from left, welcome celebrity guest Mary Wilson, founding member of the Supremes to the annual All Star Charity Gala on March 24 at the Marriott Waterside.

Amy Scherzerís Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

DeBartolo Family Foundation15th All Star Charity Gala San Francisco 49er legend Jerry Rice asked Latisha Pelayo to marry him; Cleveland Brown icon Jim...
Updated one month ago
Kathy Durdin, collector of rare Russian and Hungarian decorative objects pose for a photo with the Durnovo Casket on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.  
Summary: The Durnovo Casket was presented to Ivan Nikolaevich Durnovo in 1889, as indicated by the coat of arms and inscription on the top.OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times

Hyde Park woman brings 19th century collection to UTís Plant Museum

TAMPA ó Some little girls get dolls for their birthdays, Kathy Durdinís parents bought her antique chairs and a Louis XVI bed. As a kid in Lakeland, she cut out magazine ads with photographs of gold, bejeweled Faberge eggs made for the tsars as...
Updated one month ago
Photo from Paul Gigante
Lori Nadglowski, from left, Dawn Johnson, Colleen Miller and Jen McDonald support the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay's 15th annual Cup of Compassion breakfast Feb. 22 at the Tampa Convention Center.

Amy Scherzerís Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

New York Yankees Boys & Girls Clubs luncheonWhoosh! In bounded 300 New York Yankee fans bearing balls, hats, jerseys, shoes, posters, jerseys and more, most making a beeline for players Aaron Judge,...
Updated one month ago
Judy Rodriguez, left, Donna Popovich and Kim Hanna visit March 9 at the Chiselers Market Preview Party to benefit restoration of Plant Hall at the University of Tampa. AMY SCHERZER | Times

Amy Scherzerís Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Girl Scouts Women of DistinctionWhat perfect timing for the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida to celebrate five exemplary bay area women on International Womenís Day, March 8. The 850 guests at the annual Women of Distinction...
Updated one month ago
Ovation, a ceramic work by Beth Garcia won the Raymond James Best of Show cash prize of $15,000 at the two-day Gasparilla Festival of the Arts held March 3 and 4 at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. AMY SCHERZER | Times Photo

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts hands out prizes for 2018

TAMPA ó Ovation, a ceramic work by Beth Garcia won the Raymond James Best of Show cash prize of $15,000 at the two-day Gasparilla Festival of the Arts held March 3 and 4 at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.The 2018 Raymond James Gasparilla Festival...
Updated: 2 months ago
Iris Ruth Pastor discusses her struggle with bulimia in The Secret Life of a Weight-Obsessed Woman. (Courtesy of Iris Ruth Pastor)

Tampa author-blogger Iris Ruth Pastor reflects on 46-year battle with bulimia

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week ends Sunday. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, "30 million Americans will struggle with a full-blown eating disorder." The range of eating disorders includes anorexia, binge-eating...
Updated: 2 months ago