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Kessel: Cracking the case on peeling hard-cooked eggs

Kessel: Cracking the case on peeling hard-cooked eggs

Peeling hard-cooked eggs is one of those tasks that should be easy, but writer Lynn Kessel always seems to end up frustrated. One minute she is on a roll, peeling off the shell in one piece, and then the next minute the shell cracks into tiny fragments with pieces sticking to the egg.
Updated: 16 hours ago
OASIS thanks volunteers for helping students

OASIS thanks volunteers for helping students

Kim Soletti spends a lot of time sorting clothes. So much time that recently Soletti was named the Outreach Assisting Students in Schools network volunteer of the year. She was among other OASIS volunteers honored at a recent brunch.
Updated: 17 hours ago
Easter season keeps Ashworth  chocolates busy

Easter season keeps Ashworth chocolates busy

Easter is the second busiest holiday of the year — second only to Christmas — for those who practice the dark and delicious art of chocolate making.
Updated: 18 hours ago
Hillsborough juniors honored for service to others

Hillsborough juniors honored for service to others

The young women from Hillsborough County public and private schools were named by The Athena Society as Dr. Sylvia Richardson Young Women of Promise. They were honored at a luncheon April 3 and spoke about their work helping children, the homeless, animals, the environment and the education system.
Updated: 18 hours ago
Islands Paws Party raises $22,000, gets five animals adopted

Islands Paws Party raises $22,000, gets five animals adopted

Tom and Nancy Newman hosted the first Islands Paws Party, with more than 160 human guests and more than a dozen canines and felines up for adoption from the Humane Society of Tampa.
Updated: 18 hours ago
Problem Ybor clubs not the problem they once were

Problem Ybor clubs not the problem they once were

TAMPA — Tampa City Council members tried once again to get a handle on bad behavior at the city’s bars and restaurants Thursday morning. And once again, they didn’t get very far.
Published: 04/17/14
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
Fashion show funds domestic-violence prevention

Fashion show funds domestic-violence prevention

SOUTH TAMPA – Members and supporters of Brighter Tomorrows looked through racks of clothes recently – wanting to appear just right for their modeling roles.
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