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Upscale consignment shop celebrates fifth anniversary

Upscale consignment shop celebrates fifth anniversary

BRANDON — Five years after Julie Pomeroy opened her upscale consignment shop in Brandon, the recession may be over, but business is still booming.
Published: 07/30/14
No charges in death of Riverview boy after pit bull attack

No charges in death of Riverview boy after pit bull attack

RIVERVIEW — Logan Sheppard’s family made sure he was taken care of when they went into another room to smoke marijuana on the night of July 19, authorities said.
Published: 07/29/14

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...
Published: 07/29/14
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.
Published: 07/29/14
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.
Published: 07/29/14
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.
Published: 07/29/14
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.
Published: 07/29/14
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
Hot and cold fishing this summer

Hot and cold fishing this summer

Our bay waters are in the 90-degree range. That’s hot, and the fishing can be also.
Published: 07/23/14