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Vegetable garden takes root at Head Start

Vegetable garden takes root at Head Start

NORTH TAMPA – When you mention the word “goodies” to most kids, the first thing that pops into their brains are thoughts of calorie-laden candies, cakes and other pound-packing, cavity-causing treats.
Published: 10/15/14
Group seeks to link commerce and the community

Group seeks to link commerce and the community

A grass-roots organization is pulling together residents and businesses in the Channelside area and its surroundings.
Published: 10/15/14
 Elegant Evenings begin with jazz

Elegant Evenings begin with jazz

SWEETWATER — Amish and Melanie Patel are trying to help raise awareness of domestic violence issues by opening their waterfront home for an evening of wine, music and dessert.
Published: 10/15/14
Sweet success will be object of Ybor City Cupcake bakeoff

Sweet success will be object of Ybor City Cupcake bakeoff

More than 20 contestants will compete in a cupcake bakeoff for the coveted title of the “Best Cupcake in Tampa Bay 2014” during the annual Cupcake Festival on Saturday in Ybor City.
Published: 10/15/14
Store continues to click with shutterbugs

Store continues to click with shutterbugs

TAMPA — When Ray Bunch opened North Tampa Photography 42 years ago, his family business typified retail photography. Independent operators like Bunch and national chains like Ritz Camera Centers Inc. (now ritzcamera.com), opened stores in neig...
Published: 10/15/14

Softball league welcomes all seniors

TAMPA — For 47 years, Walt Bockmiller has been involved in parks and recreation everywhere from Maryland to Florida.
Published: 10/15/14
Tampa Catholic’s season isn’t over yet

Tampa Catholic’s season isn’t over yet

TAMPA — When Tampa Catholic fell to 0-4 at the start of what appeared to be a promising season, defensive end Malik Barrow and some of his teammates decided enough was enough.
Published: 10/15/14
‘Village’ of volunteers swarms Greco Middle campus for service day

‘Village’ of volunteers swarms Greco Middle campus for service day

One of Greco Middle School Principal Olayinka Alege’s goals for this year is to establish strong partnerships with the surrounding community.
Published: 10/08/14
Updated: 10/09/14
Cupcake Festival, apple torte and more reasons why I love October

Cupcake Festival, apple torte and more reasons why I love October

Those baby pumpkins and unusual gourds I’ve been tempted to buy at the supermarket are just the beginning of the good things the month of October brings. Their orange, red and brown tones remind me of a crisp autumn day in Minnesota, where I w...
Published: 10/08/14
This guy’s a master of many things

This guy’s a master of many things

John Starnes made his living as a landscaper in both Denver and Tampa. He was also a garden columnist for the two metropolitan newspapers and wrote magazine articles, as well.
Published: 10/08/14