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Mastering the art of simple cooking

Mastering the art of simple cooking

Our 30-something niece Kim recently came to visit for a week and admitted to me she doesn’t cook much. She said it’s because it isn’t much fun preparing meals just for herself – and her three cherished cats.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Ruskin meteorologist advises caution during lightning storms

Ruskin meteorologist advises caution during lightning storms

RUSKIN – Getting a jump on Fourth of July celebrations, Mother Nature has begun to offer her own brand of seasonal fireworks throughout Tampa Bay – with some disastrous consequences.
Updated: 8 hours ago

Man shot during robbery at his Seffner home, deputies say

A 35-year-old Seffner man was seriously injured this morning when he was shot by two suspects who stole an ATV from outside his home.
Published: 06/30/15
Electrical fire destroys Seffner church building

Electrical fire destroys Seffner church building

No injured were reported after an accidental electrical fire destroyed a Seffner church’s adjacent residential building early Friday, authorities said.
Published: 06/26/15
Brandon Wal-Mart to reopen by Christmas shopping season

Brandon Wal-Mart to reopen by Christmas shopping season

Demolition is about to begin on the store’s roof and plumbing system, the company says. The store had been targeted by an employee group claiming the closing was retaliation for seeking better pay and benefits.
Published: 06/26/15
Bass Pro Shops will open Brandon store on July 29

Bass Pro Shops will open Brandon store on July 29

Bass Pro Shops will open its Brandon store on July 29, the company announced Thursday. The opening date is earlier than expected.
Published: 06/25/15
What’s new might be old again at local retailer

What’s new might be old again at local retailer

CARROLLWOOD — What is a modern vintage market? “A lot of people ask us that, but until they step inside Rare Hues, it’s kind of hard to explain the concept,” said owner Jen Carreno.
Published: 06/24/15
Home-schoolers get their shot at musical theater

Home-schoolers get their shot at musical theater

DOWNTOWN — Dressed in a turquoise Aladdin T-shirt, with spiked blond hair and dark rimmed glasses, the eloquent 9-year-old sat posture perfect at the picnic table and answered questions like a seasoned professional — not a first-time mu...
Published: 06/24/15
USF Botanical Gardens to present Summer Plant Festival

USF Botanical Gardens to present Summer Plant Festival

TAMPA — Summer has officially arrived, and the staff and volunteers at the USF Botanical Gardens can’t wait to usher in the season with their annual Summer Plant Festival.
Published: 06/24/15

Special-needs cheer squad starting in Seffner

SEFFNER — The Brandon Cowboys Football and Cheerleading program has formed a cheer squad program for youths ages 5 to 15 who are enrolled in school and have physical or special-needs disabilities.
Published: 06/24/15