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Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014

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Relatives’ pit bulls fatally maul Riverview boy, 4

Relatives’ pit bulls fatally maul Riverview boy, 4

RIVERVIEW — The family of 4-year-old Logan Shepard called his mauling death by two pit bulls on Saturday night “a tragic loss.”
Published: 07/20/14

Poster contest to celebrate Hispanics in Tampa Bay area

BRANDON — Artists 18 and older are being called to compete for prizes in the Tampa Hispanic Heritage’s 28th Anniversary Visual Art Poster Contest Celebration.
Published: 07/16/14
Updated: 07/18/14

Prepare to laugh at coconuts, kazoos and medieval tomfoolery

VALRICO — The Village Players' zany new comedy, “The Canterbury Tales Or ... Geoffrey Chaucer's Flying Circus” by Burton Bumgarner, is a mash-up of Monty Python humor with Chaucer's medieval bawdiness. ...
Published: 07/16/14
Updated: 07/18/14
 Caffé Italia's an Italian restaurant that doesn’t stick to the script

Caffé Italia's an Italian restaurant that doesn’t stick to the script

I was a bit reluctant when family members asked me to join them for Sunday dinner at Caffé Italia in Riverview. I’ve been watching my carb intake the past several months and didn’t want to blow my progress.
Published: 07/16/14

Making time become my friend

Time is such a dependable commodity. There are exactly the same number of seconds, minutes and hours in each day, week, month, year and century. So tell me then why it feels as if this time in my life is flying by so quickly, why I can’t keep ...
Published: 07/16/14
Camp Care-A-Lot off to a soggy start

Camp Care-A-Lot off to a soggy start

This summer, 25 patients from Shriners Hospitals for Children – Tampa have the special opportunity to attend a summer camp for children with physical limitations due to orthopedic conditions. Girls and boys ages 8 to 10 with orthopedic conditi...
Published: 07/16/14
Locals at the FIFA quarterfinals

Locals at the FIFA quarterfinals

Brazilian-born Romildo Sanchez, owner of the Player’s Club of Tampa Bay soccer club in Brandon, traveled with his 8-year-old son, Ronaldo Sanchez, to attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarterfinals game between the Netherlands and Costa Rica at A...
Published: 07/16/14
Good time was had by all at patriotic parade

Good time was had by all at patriotic parade

BRANDON — Sunny skies prevailed for the Greater Brandon Fourth of July Parade, which each year showcases the town’s businesses, charities, politicians, schools, talent and creativity.
Published: 07/16/14
2014 Brandon Fourth of July parade awards

2014 Brandon Fourth of July parade awards

The Community Roundtable gives awards for the top floats, units and performances at the Greater Brandon Fourth of July Parade.
Published: 07/16/14

Manna bags for the hungry

BRANDON — Vicki Harrison, First United Methodist Church of Brandon minister of missions and pastoral care director, doesn’t like to turn people away empty handed.
Published: 07/16/14