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Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015

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Author writes tips for reducing a bully’s power

Author writes tips for reducing a bully’s power

VALRICO — Anne Marie Girolami of Valrico doesn’t like bullies and has written a booklet to empower people young and old to defend themselves against them. It is called “Let’s End This Madness: Defensive Techniques Against ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Students take a stand for those who can’t

Students take a stand for those who can’t

In their school gymnasium earlier this month, Strawberry Crest students stood for those who can’t in a dance marathon that raised more than $3,250 to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network hospital in their community....
Updated: 8 hours ago
Band students strive for superior ratings

Band students strive for superior ratings

SEFFNER — Hillsborough County middle- and high-school band students don’t compete against each other in statewide championships. They aren’t judged by popular vote in Idol contests. They don’t complete nationwide standardi...
Updated: 8 hours ago
County stages Special Olympics summer game

County stages Special Olympics summer game

SEFFNER — Nearly 600 athletes and 400 volunteers were brought together Feb. 21 for the Hillsborough County Special Olympics Summer Games at Armwood High School. This was the school’s first time to host the games and featured sports that...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Tax time could be payback time instead of windfall

BRANDON — With April 15 just around the corner, many can already taste that tax refund check.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Thrift stores’ fashions are a hit

Thrift stores’ fashions are a hit

Black-and-white fashions — with glittering silver accessories — ruled the runway during the Fourth Annual LifePath Hospice Fashion Show & Boutique.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Student named Gates Cambridge International Scholar

Student named Gates Cambridge International Scholar

Michael Calzadilla of Valrico has been named a 2015 Gates Cambridge International Scholar, one of only 40 in the United States.
Updated: 8 hours ago
HEAT volleyball has first collegiate athletic scholarship

HEAT volleyball has first collegiate athletic scholarship

RIVERVIEW — Riverview resident Victoria Trueheart, 17 years old and 5-foot, 9-inches tall, has been playing volleyball since age 9.
Updated: 8 hours ago

Free water safety lessons for kids

The North Brandon Family YMCA, 3097 S. Kingsway Road, and the Campo Family YMCA, 3414 Culbreath Road, Valrico, will offer free water safety classes to children March 9 through 12.
Updated: 8 hours ago
The best part of gardening is the sharing

The best part of gardening is the sharing

Julie Lessard has one of those gardens that lets you know the moment you see it that it belongs to a plant-addicted gardener. She’s a member of the Tampa bromeliad, begonia and camellia societies and has many friends with wonderful gardens who...
Published: 03/03/15