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Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014

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Clair-Mel City man dies after van strikes utility pole

Clair-Mel City man dies after van strikes utility pole

A 47-year-old man died Wednesday after his van drove off the road and struck a utility pole in Clair-Mel City.
Updated: 44 mins ago

Kramer: Seeing a whole new world

It all began when I was in the fourth grade and couldn’t read what was on the blackboard. My mom took me to have my vision checked and we discovered I needed glasses. No problem. I was 10 and couldn’t care less. I got glasses and was ba...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Prieto: Redfish are taking over South Shore waters

Prieto: Redfish are taking over South Shore waters

Winter has finally passed and those dreaded cold fronts that kept us land locked for days are gone. Water temperatures soon should hit the magical 70-degree mark and that, mixed with a live well full of greenbacks, is something fish just can’t...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Brandies: Hoyas are the latest trend in plants

Brandies: Hoyas are the latest trend in plants

From time to time various plants become quite popular, and hoyas seem to be in demand these days. I recently talked with Tom Burress, owner of Brooker Creek Nursery in Odessa, who has been growing hoyas for 40 years. He has more than 100 different sp...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Kessel: Riverview High  has delicious curriculum

Kessel: Riverview High has delicious curriculum

Three days a week, students at Riverview High School get a taste of what it’s like in a real-world kitchen.
Updated: 5 hours ago

O’Neill: In racial N-game, context counts

BY JOE O’NEILL
Updated: 6 hours ago
Bloomingdale life writing course alters participants’ self images

Bloomingdale life writing course alters participants’ self images

VALRICO — People often told Barbara Sullivan of Riverview she should write a book, but she didn't know where to start. The Life Story Writing Class at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library gave her the push she needed. ...
Published: 04/22/14
Center Place honors Newsome musician, community advocate

Center Place honors Newsome musician, community advocate

An upcoming high school graduate and a long-time community advocate were recognized April 12 at the 30th annual patron party hosted by the Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association. ...
Published: 04/22/14
Hillsborough Realtors celebrate return of ‘seller’s market’

Hillsborough Realtors celebrate return of ‘seller’s market’

Hillsborough County Realtors may be experiencing cases of real estate déjà vu as the rapid shift from offer to close are telltale signs of a seller’s market.
Published: 04/22/14
Nature’s Classroom schedules open house

Nature’s Classroom schedules open house

THONOTOSASSA — It’s an experience most sixth-graders in Hillsborough County’s public schools will never forget.
Published: 04/22/14