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Two men found dead inside Plant City home

Two men found dead inside Plant City home

Officers found two men dead inside a Plant City home while responding early Thursday to a possible burglary in progress, police said.
Updated: 16 hours ago
New Miniatures Club has big beginnings

New Miniatures Club has big beginnings

The world is getting smaller for some people in Sun City Center, thanks to Ilona Merritt and Janet Ditmore.
Updated: 17 hours ago

A vital tool that can save a life

Sandi didn’t sound too well when I phoned her. My lifelong friend – we were born on the same day at the same hospital – told me she had used a ladder in the kitchen to reach for something, missed the last rung and fallen onto the...
Updated: 21 hours ago
What I know about December fishing challenges

What I know about December fishing challenges

Not unlike during any other month, December fishing charters start off with the all-important art of catching bait. As a local guide, I have to go the extra mile to ensure I have the best bait available for the species of fish that I target. This is ...
Updated: 22 hours ago
The skinny on food-related gifts

The skinny on food-related gifts

Christmas is a week away and if you’re like me, you’re busier than a bee, bunny or beaver – so I’ll get right to it.
Updated: 22 hours ago
Gardening
55 monarch caterpillars almost died of starvation

Gardening 55 monarch caterpillars almost died of starvation

Those of us who raise monarch butterflies often have to buy new milkweed to replenish our supply. We usually go to Kerby’s in Brandon, because it almost always has some.
Updated: 22 hours ago
Senior residences make holidays special around Sun City Center

Senior residences make holidays special around Sun City Center

SUN CITY CENTER — Home is where the heart is, and Sun City Center senior facilities are putting their hearts into the holidays. Decorating trees, tuning pianos, cooking holiday treats and preparing for the most festive time of year is a common...
Updated: 22 hours ago
Security Patrol chief resigns

Security Patrol chief resigns

SUN CITY CENTER — After 14 months on the job, Sun City Center Security Patrol Chief Bob Powers has resigned. His last day is tomorrow.
Updated: 22 hours ago
Ruskin Woman’s Club hosts annual Christmas Tea

Ruskin Woman’s Club hosts annual Christmas Tea

RUSKIN — The Ruskin Woman’s Club was recently ablaze in the colors of Christmas as its members put on their annual Yuletide tea.
Updated: 22 hours ago
Commission approves request to reduce traffic improvements for Waterset

Commission approves request to reduce traffic improvements for Waterset

APOLLO BEACH — By unanimous vote, Hillsborough County commissioners approved an amendment to the Waterset community’s development plan that includes eliminating the developer’s obligation to widen a portion of Big Bend Road....
Updated: 22 hours ago