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Cuba’s pristine and protected coral reefs are diver’s dream

Cuba’s pristine and protected coral reefs are diver’s dream

MARIA LA GORDA, Cuba — The coral reefs and gin-clear waters off the coast of Cuba offer some of the best diving in the Caribbean and some of the best-preserved reefs on Earth.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Photos: Fourth of July celebrated across U.S.

Photos: Fourth of July celebrated across U.S.

See a variety of images of Americans celebrating Independence Day locally and across the nation.
Updated: 10 hours ago
New SunWest Park opens to crowds in Pasco

New SunWest Park opens to crowds in Pasco

ARIPEKA — Pasco County’s long-anticipated SunWest Park opened to the public today, culminating a $4 million project that transformed the former limerock mine into a beach park centered around a spring-fed lake....
Published: 07/04/15
Thousands truckin’ to Chicago for final Grateful Dead shows

Thousands truckin’ to Chicago for final Grateful Dead shows

CHICAGO – The Grateful Dead is closing the lid on its storied half-century of concerts this weekend in Chicago, where a museum has captured the band’s prankster heart by displaying its artifacts, skeletons-and-roses iconography include...
Published: 07/04/15
Animals from Hillsborough shelter celebrate getting new homes

Animals from Hillsborough shelter celebrate getting new homes

It was Independence Day for dozens of animals at the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center as they went home with their new families.
Published: 07/04/15
Expansion to bring big changes to Manatee Viewing Center

Expansion to bring big changes to Manatee Viewing Center

This fall, visitors will have more to do than merely marvel at the manatees when the sea cows swim back by the hundreds to seek warmth next to Tampa Electric's power plant in Apollo Beach.
Published: 07/04/15
Freedom Festival kicks off two days of Independence Day festivities

Freedom Festival kicks off two days of Independence Day festivities

DADE CITY — Independence Day celebrations in east and central Pasco County begin today with the Freedom Festival at The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel and come to a booming conclusion Saturday with the annual Sparklebration event at the c...
Published: 07/03/15
‘Tiny Doors’ project charms Zephyrhills

‘Tiny Doors’ project charms Zephyrhills

ZEPHYRHILLS — The “Tiny Doors” phenomenon is going strong here, as evidenced by people watching Facebook for clues about where to find them — and then hitting the streets.
Published: 07/03/15
Little Free Libraries pop up across county

Little Free Libraries pop up across county

NEW PORT RICHEY — Reading is a popular summertime activity, and a just-completed project enables people to enjoy books for free.
Published: 07/03/15

Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on ‘Sesame Street,’ retiring

NEW YORK – “Sesame Street” is about to be less A-OK. Sonia Manzano, who has played the role of Maria on the groundbreaking kid show since 1971, is retiring....
Published: 07/02/15