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Tennis for Fun season begins Oct. 31

Tennis for Fun season begins Oct. 31

BRANDON — Nathan Moore founded Tennis for Fun, a free clinic for people with Down syndrome and other special needs, in 2000, when he started his senior year at Jesuit High School.
Published: 10/22/14
Booster pride doesn’t skip a beat at tournament

Booster pride doesn’t skip a beat at tournament

There are no awards for best band boosters — but maybe there should be, given the hard work and long hours that band moms, dads and supporters donate in support of the pageantry arts.
Published: 10/22/14
Marching in step to the pageantry arts

Marching in step to the pageantry arts

Durant High’s band director lives to spend weekend nights with hundreds of kids on the football fields of Hillsborough County and beyond, in a display of pageantry arts that takes the unbridled attention and commitment of marching band parents...
Published: 10/22/14
Riverview theater set; Studio Movie Grill opening in Tampa

Riverview theater set; Studio Movie Grill opening in Tampa

The Riverview area will soon have its own movie megaplex, as Michigan-based Goodrich Quality Theaters announced plans to build a first-run movie complex at the location of Interstate 75 and Gibsonton Road.
Published: 10/21/14
Updated: 10/22/14
Manatee Viewing Center set to begin 29th season

Manatee Viewing Center set to begin 29th season

APOLLO BEACH – One of South Shore’s most treasured destinations for tourists and residents alike is quietly preparing for its 2014-2015 season. Over the summer, Tampa Electric Co.’s Manatee Viewing Center has been making some cha...
Published: 10/21/14

Traditions are the glue of generations

We did it because it was fun, it drew us closer to our children and we were looking for a memory-maker that would be a special event we could savor and share upon recollection. That’s how “Foothie” was born in our family.
Published: 10/17/14
Hot cereal comes packed with memories

Hot cereal comes packed with memories

While I recognize it’s health benefits and the need to eat less bacon and eggs, as a breakfast option, oatmeal has always seemed bland, pasty and gray.
Published: 10/17/14
Go-ahead given for replacement library

Go-ahead given for replacement library

RIVERVIEW — Hillsborough County Commissioners recently approved a budget for fiscal year 2015, which offered some good news for book lovers.
Published: 10/16/14

Spoto swim team making waves

RIVERVIEW – At last month’s City Relays swim meet, most of the teams that finished towards the top of the standings were traditional Hillsborough County powerhouse schools in boys swimming – Berkeley Prep, Plant, Bloomingdale and...
Published: 10/15/14
Running hard in Zach Tucker’s memory

Running hard in Zach Tucker’s memory

BRANDON — Sherry Tucker remembers the promise she made to her son eight years ago as he lay on his deathbed, just two months shy of his ninth birthday.
Published: 10/15/14