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Friday, Apr 18, 2014

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Brandies: Riverview garden gets high marks from  animals

Brandies: Riverview garden gets high marks from animals

Beatriz Till of Riverview called to tell me how she took an old makeup brush and used it to pollinate black pepper. I asked if she had a garden I could write about and learned it wasn’t too large, only a quarter of an acre. You can see the who...
Published: 04/16/14
Malinoski: United Way offers chance to fish Lake Parrish

Malinoski: United Way offers chance to fish Lake Parrish

Some of us remember when the best freshwater fishing around was on Lake Parrish. But the events of September 2001 changed that when Florida Power & Light closed the lake for security reasons.
Published: 04/16/14

O’Neill: Time for a campaign finance amendment

Would that the First Amendment actually said: “Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press and centuries from now we solemnly trust these sacred rights will continue to prevail with appropriate application o...
Published: 04/15/14

Newsome service forum matches charities with students

LITHIA – High school students in need of community service hours, including rising ninth graders, may find everything they need and more at the Community Roundtable’s second annual free Community Service Forum from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wed...
Published: 04/15/14

YMCA offers events for children, cancer survivors, disabled swimmers

SEFFNER – The Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA, 125 years old this year, offers many activities that can lead to healthy living for men, women and children in Hillsborough and Pasco counties:
Published: 04/15/14

Village Players seek restaurant partner for dinner theater

VALRICO – The Village Players cooked up a delicious way to raise money to complete needed renovations to their playhouse, the 99-year-old James McCabe Theater – an opening night dinner party....
Published: 04/15/14
Small ‘community orchards’ in three Tampa parks

Small ‘community orchards’ in three Tampa parks

TAMPA — Tanja and Jared Vidovic had out-of-town guests a while back who wondered aloud where all the fruit trees were, the ones for which Florida is famous.
Published: 04/13/14
Plan to widen State Road 60 in  rural area gets mixed reaction

Plan to widen State Road 60 in rural area gets mixed reaction

VALRICO — The time will come when State Road 60’s rural swath won’t be so rural, state road officials say.
Published: 04/13/14
Here's a 'Pinterest-ing' menu idea for brunch

Here's a 'Pinterest-ing' menu idea for brunch

You would think with how much I talk, think and write about food that I would enjoy coming up with special occasion menus. But that's actually one of the toughest parts of my job. The quantity, ease of service and temperature factors can sometimes th...
Published: 04/09/14

The quality of life is enhanced by our natural surroundings

I never had the experience before and now that I’ve had it, I hope to never have it again. It’s such a simple thing, I just didn’t expect the feelings that came with it.
Published: 04/09/14