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Strange plants keep bringing surprises

Strange plants keep bringing surprises

When we had a large vegetable garden in Iowa, some of the farmers thought we were strange, and one even told us he didn’t recognize much of what we were growing: cauliflowers of many colors, huge sugar beets we fed to the cows, comfrey that ke...
Published: 05/29/15
Scholarships awarded for Heart of a Champion event

Scholarships awarded for Heart of a Champion event

Thousands of dollars in scholarships were presented to student-athletes from throughout Hillsborough County at a presentation at the T Pepin Hospitality Centre on May 13.
Published: 05/27/15
Church plants garden with goal of helping others

Church plants garden with goal of helping others

EAST TAMPA — Members of the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church are growing “a garden of faith, family and fellowship” — while growing one filled with vegetables — to help those in need, said the church’s p...
Published: 05/27/15
County PTAs and their leaders honored

County PTAs and their leaders honored

TAMPA — PTAs and PTSAs from across the county were recognized for their service to the students, teachers and the community at the recent Hillsborough County Council of PTA-PTSAs 33rd annual Awards Luncheon.
Published: 05/27/15
Coaches honored by Boys & Girls Club

Coaches honored by Boys & Girls Club

WEST TAMPA — Four Hillsborough County coaches who got their starts at the West Tampa Boys & Girls Club were honored at the West Tampa Boys & Girls Club Reunion Dinner recently.
Published: 05/27/15
Fashion show, silent auction part of luncheon

Fashion show, silent auction part of luncheon

SOUTH TAMPA — When Shirley Gorgei-Wood walked into Deborah Kent’s, a boutique, she immediately spied a white pants set that she wanted to model for an upcoming fashion show.
Published: 05/27/15
Art with a repurpose

Art with a repurpose

TAMPA — Jocelyn Forbus, a sixth-grader at Buchanan Middle School, was shocked.
Published: 05/27/15
From Ohio beginnings, vet saw the world with the Air Force

From Ohio beginnings, vet saw the world with the Air Force

NEW TAMPA — In 1956, James Jones graduated cum laude from Miami University in Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in math. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant from Air Force ROTC and 10 weeks later he entere...
Published: 05/27/15
Expo to help community prepare for hurricanes

Expo to help community prepare for hurricanes

TAMPA — Florida has gone without a hurricane for nearly nine years, the longest stretch since 1851, when record keeping of the state’s major storms first began.
Published: 05/27/15

King High senior doubles up on degrees

TAMPA — Eighteen-year-old King High senior Nicolas Mabilleau loathes being bored.
Published: 05/27/15