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No charges in death of Riverview boy after pit bull attack

No charges in death of Riverview boy after pit bull attack

No charges will be filed against the family of a 4-year-old Riverview boy who was mauled to death by two pit bulls at the home of his aunt and uncle earlier this month....
Updated: 4 hours ago

Thoughts about the habits we inherit

Having lived with my birth family for more than 22 years before I married and moved away, I know where I come from. I know why my hair grayed early (like my mom’s) and why my right hand has a tremor (like my mom’s mom). These are physic...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Get out and fish v– but watch the storms and heat

Get out and fish v– but watch the storms and heat

August begins Friday in West Central Florida, and we can expect afternoon thunderstorms and 90-degree-plus temperatures just about every day. Its can be one of the hottest and muggiest months of the year.
Updated: 5 hours ago
The forecast is always sunny at Sun City Cafe

The forecast is always sunny at Sun City Cafe

Nearly every town has one – a local breakfast and lunch diner to call home.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Yoga studio offers programs designed to increase energy

APOLLO BEACH – Jeanne Shanin of Ruskin will be teaching a Me and My Chakras yoga series starting Aug. 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Shore Bliss Yoga in Apollo Beach.
Updated: 5 hours ago
He takes his orchids to work

He takes his orchids to work

Dwight Eppler of Valrico has to be away from his garden much of the time because of his work. He says if God didn’t take care of his plants they’d all be dead. A sprinkler system and helpful wife help God along.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Apollo Beach-based Buddyball helps special needs kids play sports

Apollo Beach-based Buddyball helps special needs kids play sports

APOLLO BEACH – Sometimes all folks need is a helping hand – especially when they’re special needs kids. And that can be especially true when it comes to playing sports.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Camp Bayou to host Back-to-School, Back-to-Nature

Camp Bayou to host Back-to-School, Back-to-Nature

RUSKIN – It’s that time of year again. With cheers from parents and groans from kids, back to school time is but a few weeks away.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Local podcast highlights up-and-coming artists

Local podcast highlights up-and-coming artists

VALRICO — He may have started out recording music, but recording conversations was the logical next step.
Published: 07/23/14
Updated: 07/28/14
Shrimp plants come in many colors

Shrimp plants come in many colors

Half a century ago when I first visited Florida with my parents, my mother was quite taken by a shrimp plant she spotted in a restaurant. Papa was more taken that she had given it a name. How did she know it was a shrimp plant? he asked.
Published: 07/24/14