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Hummingbird Gardens offers the best of nature

Hummingbird Gardens offers the best of nature

TAMPA — It's an almost blisteringly hot June afternoon, and “Pakita,” as she likes to be known, sits on a lawnchair surrounded by her flowers, her fruit bushes and her animals as the World Cup blares in the background. ...
Published: 07/09/14
Updated: 07/11/14

Carrollwood football concerned about kids’ safety

TAMPA — Youth football has come under a lot of criticism lately with worries about concussions and other injuries becoming more prevalent.
Published: 07/09/14
Updated: 07/11/14
Turning backyards into playgrounds is child’s play for local business

Turning backyards into playgrounds is child’s play for local business

CITRUS PARK — Woodplay of Tampa Bay offers home playground equipment that is safer and of higher quality than tubular metal A frame swing sets of the past, and “better quality than you’ll find at big box stores,” according...
Published: 07/09/14
Updated: 07/11/14
This fruitful jungle is full of rare plants

This fruitful jungle is full of rare plants

I love to visit Ed Musgrave’s garden because it’s even more of a jungle than mine, partly because he has one and a half acres, which is three times the size of my garden. He also has much more experience and knowledge about fruit and ra...
Published: 07/08/14

Watch-less and watch what happens

It must be true that opposites attract, otherwise I probably wouldn’t be married.
Published: 07/08/14
A festive Fourth

A festive Fourth

Friday’s events including a parade, festival, cake contest, election of the “Guv’na” of Lutz and road races, will be on U.S. Highway 41 and Lutz-Lake Fern Road, around the Train Depot.
Published: 07/02/14
Updated: 07/03/14

Lucky duck leads to children’s book

TAMPA – Abby Gatenby was walking with her friends around a pond at the Carrollwood Country Club. It was a normal day until Gatenby saw a duck in the pond that looked a bit unusual.
Published: 07/02/14
Updated: 07/03/14
Family to raise funds to train their own service dog

Family to raise funds to train their own service dog

TAMPA — Joe Velez is 9 years old, enjoys sports — especially football — as well as school, has plenty of friends and has a smile that melts your heart.
Published: 07/02/14
Updated: 07/03/14
From holidays to renovations, Val’s has the décor

From holidays to renovations, Val’s has the décor

Val’s Home Décor started out with a single booth at the Oldsmar Flea Market, selling baskets and handcrafted items. Today the family business occupies a warehouse-size building in Carrollwood, at 3920 Gunn Highway, that once was home to a...
Published: 07/02/14
Updated: 07/03/14
If one garden is good, are two better?

If one garden is good, are two better?

Do you sometimes wish you could return to a garden of your past or start another garden in another climate? Betty Denton lives in Dover on property adjacent to where she was raised with her mother’s house on one side and her sister’s on...
Published: 07/02/14