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Ruskin pilot who landed gyrocopter at U.S. Capitol pleads not guilty

Ruskin pilot who landed gyrocopter at U.S. Capitol pleads not guilty

WASHINGTON — A Ruskin man who landed a gyrocopter at the U.S. Capitol said Thursday that he will never pull a similar stunt again – and doesn’t recommend anyone else try it either.
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15
Walden Lake Community Association votes to fight golf course development

Walden Lake Community Association votes to fight golf course development

PLANT CITY — The board of the association that represents Walden Lake’s homeowners has voted to join the legal fight against proposed development of a closed golf course.
Published: 05/21/15
Unattended pot on stove sparks Valrico house fire

Unattended pot on stove sparks Valrico house fire

A Hillsborough County fire investigator said an unattended pot left on a stove sparked a blaze that damaged a Valrico home early Thursday.
Published: 05/21/15
Couple engaged at strawberry festival sets a date

Couple engaged at strawberry festival sets a date

PLANT CITY A Pinellas County couple who were engaged at the 2015 Florida Strawberry Festival after dating for 20 years will hear wedding bells this fall.
Published: 05/21/15
Hillsborough veterans council preps for Memorial Day event

Hillsborough veterans council preps for Memorial Day event

For “God and country,” the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County is soldiering up to promote the annual Memorial Day Celebration at the Veterans Memorial Park and Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins Jr. Museum in Tampa.
Published: 05/20/15
Updated: 05/22/15
Retired Plant City banker, leader Hilman F. Bowden dies at 91

Retired Plant City banker, leader Hilman F. Bowden dies at 91

PLANT CITY — Hilman F. Bowden, a retired banker who made a mark on such institutions as the Florida Strawberry Festival and Tampa Sports Authority, died Saturday. He was 91.
Published: 05/20/15
Updated: 05/21/15
Fire at Valrico storage facility under investigation

Fire at Valrico storage facility under investigation

Fire investigators Wednesday reviewed surveillance video trying to determine what — or who — caused a sprawling fire that tore through a Valrico self-storage business Wednesday, damaging or destroying more than 48 units and their conten...
Published: 05/20/15
Updated: 05/21/15
Major event for blind bowlers coming to town

Major event for blind bowlers coming to town

CLEARWATER — Seeing isn’t always believing. Warren Davis grew up with 20/20 vision. He loved to bowl in his native New York and had what he described as “pilot vision.”
Published: 05/20/15
Longtime Woman’s Club member honored

Longtime Woman’s Club member honored

The GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club recently honored longtime member Gloria Kasouf for her nearly four decades of service in the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and, more particularly, for her 31 years as a member of GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club.
Published: 05/20/15

Minimalist artist believes less is more

SEMINOLE HEIGHTS — Artist John Christian S. of Seminole Heights has a distinctively “minimalist” style to his acrylic paintings on wooden panels. But if you ask his friends if he is a minimalist in terms of his day-to-day lifesty...
Published: 05/20/15