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The best part of gardening is the sharing

The best part of gardening is the sharing

Julie Lessard has one of those gardens that lets you know the moment you see it that it belongs to a plant-addicted gardener. She’s a member of the Tampa bromeliad, begonia and camellia societies and has many friends with wonderful gardens who...
Updated: 40 mins ago

A foolish decision helped me understand

Doing something stupid helped me understand.
Updated: 52 mins ago
Don’t pitch ripe bananas, make banana bread

Don’t pitch ripe bananas, make banana bread

There they sit on the counter, doing a slow dance from green to golden to, well, bruised and unpleasant-looking.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Curtis Hixon park muddy now, should be dry by weekend’s music fest

Curtis Hixon park muddy now, should be dry by weekend’s music fest

TAMPA — The rain came down virtually all day Saturday during the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Ybor will be busy with events come Saturday

Ybor will be busy with events come Saturday

It’s another big Saturday in Ybor City this week with music, food, drink and shopping.
Published: 02/25/15
Radio program launches new celtic webcast

Radio program launches new celtic webcast

A Celtic music celebration featuring live music helped launch a new webcast component of the longtime WMNF radio program, “Music of the Isles,” which has floated along the Tampa Bay airwaves for 35 years....
Published: 02/25/15
Nature a natural model for two artists

Nature a natural model for two artists

YBOR CITY — Whether it’s looking into the eyes of an elephant or the eye of a storm, realist painters Marie Schadt and Virginia Butler capture the intricate details of nature through their work. The two artists will share their unique p...
Published: 02/25/15
Girl Scouts name Women of Distinction

Girl Scouts name Women of Distinction

TAMPA — Two Tampa residents — and one from Tarpon Springs — will be honored by the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida as 2015 Women of Distinction for success in their chosen fields and serving as inspiring role models for girl...
Published: 02/25/15
State grant provides laptops to area schools

State grant provides laptops to area schools

NEW TAMPA — Thanks to a $1.7 million grant from the Florida Department of Education, students in 128 Hillsborough County public schools will soon have access to cutting-edge technology.
Published: 02/25/15
New Tampa boy named Florida’s  top middle-level youth

New Tampa boy named Florida’s top middle-level youth

NEW TAMPA — Twelve-year-old N’Jhari Jackson signs off his emails with a Bible verse, Hebrews 13:16.
Published: 02/25/15