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Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Carrollwood News

Thoughts about the habits we inherit

Having lived with my birth family for more than 22 years before I married and moved away, I know where I come from. I know why my hair grayed early (like my mom’s) and why my right hand has a tremor (like my mom’s mom). These are physic...
Updated: 3 hours ago
The forecast is always sunny at Sun City Cafe

The forecast is always sunny at Sun City Cafe

Nearly every town has one – a local breakfast and lunch diner to call home.
Updated: 3 hours ago
He takes his orchids to work

He takes his orchids to work

Dwight Eppler of Valrico has to be away from his garden much of the time because of his work. He says if God didn’t take care of his plants they’d all be dead. A sprinkler system and helpful wife help God along.
Updated: 3 hours ago
‘Idol’ comes to Carrollwood Players Theatre
Contestants of all ages are wanted to contest

‘Idol’ comes to Carrollwood Players Theatre Contestants of all ages are wanted to contest

It’s been nearly a year since she took to the stage at Carrollwood Players Theatre and blew the audience and judges away with her renditions of Katy Perry’s “Firework” and Streisand’s “Somewhere.”
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Synonyms for senior-hood

You can call my husband and me many things at this stage of our lives. We both were sexagenarians a decade ago and are septuagenarians now. We look forward to being octogenarians, nonagenarians and even centenarians.
Published: 07/24/14
Shrimp plants come in many colors

Shrimp plants come in many colors

Half a century ago when I first visited Florida with my parents, my mother was quite taken by a shrimp plant she spotted in a restaurant. Papa was more taken that she had given it a name. How did she know it was a shrimp plant? he asked.
Published: 07/24/14
For Nona, Flamenco is more than music; it is life

For Nona, Flamenco is more than music; it is life

TAMPA — You’re not going to see a lot of Flamenco dancers rocking out at area proms.
Published: 07/23/14

Hillel Academy passes crucial FCIS test

TAMPA — The whole process started in mid-March at the Hillel Academy. It was time to assess the school’s entire program and welcome an accreditation team to the school.
Published: 07/23/14
Youth theater group to put on original production

Youth theater group to put on original production

TAMPA — Putting on a major summer production that requires a large group of kids is a huge commitment.
Published: 07/23/14
Duke rower got her start at Berkeley Prep

Duke rower got her start at Berkeley Prep

TAMPA — When you think of Duke University, perhaps you think of its basketball team, or its medical center.
Published: 07/23/14