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Saturday, Aug 30, 2014

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Time-travel in our living room

It comforted me to kiss my father goodbye yesterday despite the fact that he passed away 20 years ago. The opportunity presented itself and I took full advantage of the moment. After years of procrastination, Oscar and I embarked on a time-travel adv...
Published: 08/27/14
It’s hot – and so is the fishing

It’s hot – and so is the fishing

This year has been one of the hottest summers I can remember. We’ve had weird weather patterns of rain in the mornings and high-and-dry afternoons, which has resulted in hotter than normal water temperatures of more than 93 degrees. But don&#x...
Published: 08/27/14
Longtime artist brings flower power to Bamboozle Cafe

Longtime artist brings flower power to Bamboozle Cafe

DOWNTOWN — Mike O’Donnell, 76, owned a florist shop and greenhouse before he retired to the Wellswood neighborhood of Tampa. An artist since 1945, he continues to share his love of nature through painting. ...
Published: 08/27/14
Plant-based brunch tests the waters

Plant-based brunch tests the waters

SEMINOLE HEIGHTS — A surprise check got Michelle Lyons Ehrlich into the food service business.
Published: 08/27/14
Saint John’s Episcopal Parish Day School announces award winner

Saint John’s Episcopal Parish Day School announces award winner

SOUTH TAMPA — The Soaring Eagle Distinguished Alumnus Award was instituted in 2014 to annually recognize one alumnus of St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School. The recipient is a leader in their field or community who continues to demon...
Published: 08/27/14
At Mitchell, centennial celebration begins

At Mitchell, centennial celebration begins

SOUTH TAMPA — Mitchell Elementary kicked off a year of celebrations as the new school year opened last week.
Published: 08/27/14
Teachers welcomed at chamber’s annual breakfast

Teachers welcomed at chamber’s annual breakfast

Almost 125 teachers new to the South Tampa area got a royal welcome with breakfast, door prizes, goodie bags and words of praise.
Published: 08/27/14
Gospel music to fill the heavens Labor Day weekend

Gospel music to fill the heavens Labor Day weekend

WIMAUMA – The Florida Gospel Music Association will host more than 20 gospel music groups Aug. 29 - 31 during its 25th annual convention in Wimauma. About 600 people are expected to attend each nightly performance of international gospel songs ...
Published: 08/20/14
Updated: 08/21/14

Aging: Is it friend or foe?

The aging process is an intriguing journey through ups and downs, joys and sorrows, successes and failures, anticipation and dread. It begins the moment we’re born and ends when we die.
Published: 08/20/14
Iconic muscle gym closes after 40 years

Iconic muscle gym closes after 40 years

SOUTH TAMPA — Some of the latest fitness crazes include CrossFit, Zumba and bootcamps, but one retiring gym owner says all it really takes to get fit is a good pair of dumbbells.
Published: 08/20/14