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Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015

Carrollwood News

USF Botanical Gardens to present Summer Plant Festival

USF Botanical Gardens to present Summer Plant Festival

TAMPA — Summer has officially arrived, and the staff and volunteers at the USF Botanical Gardens can’t wait to usher in the season with their annual Summer Plant Festival.
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Summer fun at the YMCA

Summer fun at the YMCA

School may be out for the summer, but there’s plenty going on at the Bob Sierra YMCA in Carrollwood. Kids (and adults) are enjoying the dog days of summer in the pool and out of the sun with arts and crafts and other activities....
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Hillel students visit Israel

CARROLLWOOD — The culmination of a formal Jewish education is often a trip to Israel. Often, Jewish children are taught about Israel throughout their school career. At Hillel Academy, 2020 W. Fletcher Ave., the eighth-graders recently traveled...
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Foil packets can make you one happy camper – or backyard griller

Foil packets can make you one happy camper – or backyard griller

Gosh, I loved taking my girls camping when they were young.
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What comes with age?

Age brings many good things in life, like grandchildren, retirement and free time to choose what we want to do. There are shelves of books waiting patiently to be read, crafts and hobbies that cry out for our attention and new skills to acquire posin...
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Japanese festival celebrates summer

Japanese festival celebrates summer

TAMPA — The 10th annual Tampa Natsu Matsuri (summer festival) gives people interested in Japanese culture a chance to venture beyond the California roll entry on a sushi menu.
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No passport needed for these cool dinner destinations

No passport needed for these cool dinner destinations

I imagine Hades has nothing on us during the summer. It’s so hot a brief walk around the block with the pups and I melt like Muenster cheese in the microwave (and so do they).
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Improper pruning can be costly and ruin the aesthetics of your landscape

Improper pruning can be costly and ruin the aesthetics of your landscape

The two best rules for success in landscaping is: Work with nature rather than against it, because Mother Nature will always win. And put the right plant in the right place.
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The chance to be of use

Oscar and I love shopping for antiques. It’s an old habit we developed early in our marriage, after finding a shop in Ephreta, Pa., which had an attic full of them. Over the years we bought a wooden hand-crank wall telephone, an oak time-punch...
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Dance is best medicine for 9-year-old’s health challenges

Dance is best medicine for 9-year-old’s health challenges

The value of a life fully lived was the theme of this year’s Hats Off to Dance performances by Mary Jo’s Performing Arts Academy, and the focus of the show was a 9-year-old dancer who understands that lesson well.
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