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Carrollwood News

Pickleball tournament helps wheelchair team

Pickleball is rapidly growing, especially among seniors. It is a game played indoors with a paddle and a hard wiffle ball, and about four pickleball courts fit in a standard basketball court. It is vigorous exercise without too much running – and it is booming in Hillsborough County.
Published: 04/15/14
Updated: 04/18/14
Plenty of activities at Northdale Family Fun Festival

Plenty of activities at Northdale Family Fun Festival

The Northdale Recreation Center held its annual Family Fun Festival on April 5. The event featured vendors from all over the Northdale area, as well as plenty of food, demonstrations, and bounce houses for the kids.
Published: 04/15/14
Updated: 04/18/14
Hillsborough gardening clubs offer cure for spring fever

Hillsborough gardening clubs offer cure for spring fever

Gardening club leaders and master gardeners in Hillsborough County are helping people channel their spring giddiness in April and May with plant sales and programs.
Published: 04/15/14
Updated: 04/18/14
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

Gaither’s Permuy eyes one more shot at baseball title

TAMPA – After 31 years of win after win, from building a baseball team from scratch to watching it become a perennial power in the Tampa Bay area, Frank Permuy thought he had seen it all.
Published: 04/15/14

Spaghetti Mondays help unite Sickles baseball team

TAMPA – It’s all about the spaghetti.
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

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