Tuesday, July 17, 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.



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Plant City native and actress Charleene Closshey appears before fans on the red carpet at the premiere of the movie No Postage Necessary at the Tampa Theatre in Tampa on Thursday, June 28, 2018. Closshey also co-produced the film and chose the music for the locally-made movie.

Sunday Conversation: Charleene Closshey

Homegrown married high tech at the premiere of No Postage Necessary on June 28 at the Tampa Theatre. • Plant City actor/composer/producer Charleene Closshey found herself surrounded by scores of family, friends and fans — even her piano teacher — at...
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AMY SCHERZER | Times
Lt. Col Houston Tucker, left, Gen. Joseph Votel and Dr. Alan List visit at the 243rd Army Birthday Ball on June 9 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown.

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-up of the Tampa Social Scene

243rd Army Birthday BallHappy 243rd Birthday (aka Flag Day) to the U.S. Army, celebrated with a formal gala salute to generations of army heroes hosted by the Suncoast Chapter of the Association of the...
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Photo from Make-A-Wish Southern Florida
Marcus and Lauren Fernandez, from left, and Wishmakerâ\u0088\u009A\u0095s Ball co-chairs Natalie and Steven Gillis celebrate at the ninth annual Wishmakerâ\u0088\u009A\u0095s Ball benefiting Make-A-Wish Southern Florida on May 12 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay.

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Wishmaker’s BallIf rocking out to Joan Jett & the Blackhearts was their wish, guests at the Wishmaker’s Ball must have been beyond thrilled. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers made...
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Blake and Tate Casper, from left, Ronald McDonald House Charities' retired CEO Janice Davis, executive director Lisa Suprenand, Allison and Robby Adams celebrate at 19th annual Storybook Ball on May 19 at the Tampa Convention Center.

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Ronald McDonald House Charities Storybook BallChimney sweeps on stilts, a waddle of penguins and Mary Poppins herself swooped into a supercalifragilistic Storybook Ball, the 19th annual Ronald McDonald House Charities black-tie...
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AMY SCHERZER | Times
Ron Hytoff, left, Lesley and Fred Dobbins, Eleni Hytoff and Wayne Lewis at TGH Foundation Gala, Alice in Wonderland, Mad About TGH on May 12 at the Marriott Waterside.

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Tampa General Hospital Foundation GalaCo-chairmen Dr. Tom Bernasek and Tammy King and Joe and Laura Williams and honorary co-chairs Gene and Patsy McNichols,...
Updated: 2 months ago
Former Tampa Bay Buc Vincent Jackson, left, Sgt. Rob Jones, USM (Ret.) and philanthropist Bob Gries speak at the 6th annual Heart of a Champion Scholarship Dinner on May 16 at TPepinâ\u0080\u0099s Hospitality Centre.

Gries, keynote speakers honor local seniors at scholarship dinner

TAMPA — Guest speakers U.S. Marine Sgt. Rob Jones (Ret.) and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Susana Matta Valdivieso earned respect, admiration and standing ovations from athlete-scholars, their coaches, families and other guests at the...
Updated: 2 months ago
AMY SCHERZER | Times
Publix district manager  manager Jim Bushee and his wife Kathy met United Way Suncoast's Art of Giving guest speaker, ABC journalist John Quinones, at the May 4 benefit at Armature Works.

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

United Way Suncoast Art of GivingABC-TV journalist John Quiñones, host and creator of What Would You Do,? included himself as a youngster as "exactly the kind of person that United Way is helping." The...
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Maven Market Channel District will offer live music and art activities May 12 from noon to 6 p.m. at 207 N 11th Street. | Photo from Maven Market Channel District

Maven Market’s eclectic mix draws in shoppers

CHANNEL DISTRICT — "A little bit of everything" barely begins to describe the Maven Market, an eclectic collection of indie vendors making its monthly pop-up appearance this Saturday in the Channel District."Sea glass mobiles. Artisan soaps,...
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Mary Lou and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital board member Dr. Christopher George, from left, visit with Around the World gala sponsors Rheta and Jim Scheib on April 28 at Armature Works.

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Gala"No more chemo," chanted the boisterous crowd, the hopeful message resounding loud and clear across St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s sixth annual Around the World...
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Former vice president Dick Cheney, left, cardiologist Debbie Rinde-Hoffman, American Heart Association Tampa Bay executive board member Kathleen Shanahan and Ambassador Mel Sembler dine at the 60th Tampa Bay Heart Ball on April 21 at the Marriott Waterside.

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Tampa Bay Heart Ball Five-time heart attack survivor and former Vice President Dick Cheney flew directly from First Lady Barbara Bush’s funeral to the Tampa Bay Heart Ball, invited by American Heart Association...
Updated: 3 months ago