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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
Pillows a ‘hot commodity’ in neonatal unit

Pillows a ‘hot commodity’ in neonatal unit

DAVIS ISLANDS — New mothers of premature babies now have 20 brightly colored handmade feeding pillows that help hold tiny infants while they nurse.
Published: 07/23/14
Classes help kids in the kitchen

Classes help kids in the kitchen

Luis Mercado kept hold on his empty ramen noodles plastic wrapping. The 12-year-old Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay member wanted to show his mother what he had cooked that day as part of a five-week cooking course at the Epicurean Hotel....
Published: 07/23/14
Man capitalizes on his talent for creating spicy sauces

Man capitalizes on his talent for creating spicy sauces

TAMPA — Derry Montoute and his wife, Ann-Marie, are from Trinidad where the heat from the tropical climate goes perfectly with the spices and hot sauce that emanate from every kitchen and restaurant.
Published: 07/23/14
Assisted living facility with memory care center opens

Assisted living facility with memory care center opens

TAMPA PALMS — Karen Birbeck is well aware that most people dread the thought of giving up their homes as they age.
Published: 07/23/14
SWAMP Mountain Bike Club maintains trails, explores

SWAMP Mountain Bike Club maintains trails, explores

BRANDON – Twenty years ago, Wes Eubank, of Temple Terrace, the founder of a mountain bike club in the Tampa area, weighed 205 pounds.
Published: 07/23/14

Bealls to deliver ‘Christmas in July’ to children’s hospital

Bealls Department Stores is proud to announce their partnership with St. Joseph's Children's Hospital's “Christmas in July” Donation Drive. The program began July 1 and is a community-wide, monthlong fundraiser. The donation and toy drive...
Published: 07/16/14
Updated: 07/18/14

Poster contest to celebrate Hispanics in Tampa Bay area

BRANDON — Artists 18 and older are being called to compete for prizes in the Tampa Hispanic Heritage’s 28th Anniversary Visual Art Poster Contest Celebration.
Published: 07/16/14
Updated: 07/18/14
Tampa officials set Aug. 12 opening for Water Works Park

Tampa officials set Aug. 12 opening for Water Works Park

Tampa Heights residents will finally get a chance to view the newly completed Water Works Park when it opens on Aug. 12, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced Thursday.
Published: 07/17/14
Teacher says young actress has a ‘spark’

Teacher says young actress has a ‘spark’

DOWNTOWN — Shelby Ronea’s mother realized her daughter’s talent after performances in middle school plays.
Published: 07/16/14