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Museum features Gasparilla memorabilia

Museum features Gasparilla memorabilia

UT CAMPUS — “Gasparilla: A Tampa Tradition,” the current featured exhibit at the Henry B. Plant Museum, features a look at the pirate festival, which began in 1905.
Published: 01/28/15
Krewe says ‘thank you’ before festivities

Krewe says ‘thank you’ before festivities

INTERBAY — The pirates may be the stars of Gasparilla, but the people gathered for a recent luncheon are the “unheralded heroes” who help make it happen, said the captain of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla....
Published: 01/28/15
Volunteers convert former church into community center

Volunteers convert former church into community center

Dave Cohen spent hours behind a saw recently, cutting boards so that children and youths will have a place to learn and grow.
Published: 01/28/15
Any way you slice it, Marchello’s strives for pizza greatness

Any way you slice it, Marchello’s strives for pizza greatness

LUTZ — There are many folks who claim that Marchello’s Pizzeria & Restaurant at 17669 N. Dale Mabry Highway in Lutz has the best pizza in Tampa. It’s hard to disagree with them. The crust on its own is delicious, but combined wit...
Published: 01/28/15
Alonso senior treasures time helping orphans in Dominican Republic

Alonso senior treasures time helping orphans in Dominican Republic

Before heading west to start her college career, Baylin Kwan, an 18-year-old Alonso High School senior, made plans to visit the Dominican Republic this summer, taking along a few friends from school, in order to help in an orphanage.
Published: 01/28/15
City notes Arbor Day with seedling giveaways

City notes Arbor Day with seedling giveaways

TEMPLE TERRACE — It’s a city that is proud to be known as a Tree City USA. Its abundance of trees is a notable part of the community’s heritage.
Published: 01/28/15
Community’s relationship with middle school garden is growing

Community’s relationship with middle school garden is growing

The Farm 2 School program is sprouting more than just vegetables behind Greco Middle School.
Published: 01/28/15
Finalist for county’s top teacher inspires troubled kids

Finalist for county’s top teacher inspires troubled kids

TAMPA — In his 20 years as an educator, Dr. Anthony Colucci says he has never been in the company of a teacher as impressive as Cheryl White.
Published: 01/28/15
Church to host Bluegrass and BBQ Festival

Church to host Bluegrass and BBQ Festival

TEMPLE TERRACE — Tampa resident Tom Henderson was known as the godfather of bluegrass music throughout the Tampa Bay community and well beyond.
Published: 01/28/15
Prestigious award brought home to Tampa

Prestigious award brought home to Tampa

NEW TAMPA — Tampa resident Jason Sowell is now in the company of several people of prominence.
Published: 01/28/15