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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
Seventh-grader explores art through various mediums

Seventh-grader explores art through various mediums

At age 13, Silvia Craig has already established herself as an artist in the community.
Published: 04/15/14
Small ‘community orchards’ in three Tampa parks

Small ‘community orchards’ in three Tampa parks

TAMPA — Tanja and Jared Vidovic had out-of-town guests a while back who wondered aloud where all the fruit trees were, the ones for which Florida is famous.
Published: 04/13/14
Here's a 'Pinterest-ing' menu idea for brunch

Here's a 'Pinterest-ing' menu idea for brunch

You would think with how much I talk, think and write about food that I would enjoy coming up with special occasion menus. But that's actually one of the toughest parts of my job. The quantity, ease of service and temperature factors can sometimes th...
Published: 04/09/14

The quality of life is enhanced by our natural surroundings

I never had the experience before and now that I’ve had it, I hope to never have it again. It’s such a simple thing, I just didn’t expect the feelings that came with it.
Published: 04/09/14
Fashionollia 66 raises money for Bridging Freedom nonprofit

Fashionollia 66 raises money for Bridging Freedom nonprofit

TAMPA – Guests at the Fashionollia 66 cheered and applauded for the various celebrity and club member models as they appeared on the fashion show’s runaway.
Published: 04/08/14
Updated: 04/09/14