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Golf courses were a natural fit for the city

Golf courses were a natural fit for the city

Today, the Tampa Bay area is home to approximately 100 golf courses, from municipal courses open to the public to members-only private country clubs. This was far from the case 115 years ago, when only two golf courses were available for those who l...
Published: 07/27/14

Small connections bring great genealogy joy

Genealogists are odd sorts of folks — have you ever noticed that? We get all misty-eyed and sentimental over the strangest of things, all in an attempt to understand what our ancestors were like.
Published: 07/27/14
How Does Your Garden Grow? ‘I have had my hands in the soil all my life’

How Does Your Garden Grow? ‘I have had my hands in the soil all my life’

PAULINE WHITAKER HARRIS/PLANT CITY
Published: 07/27/14
County is not distributing air potato beetles

County is not distributing air potato beetles

Q: Please let me know if you are providing Lilioceris cheni (air potato) beetles to the public for potato vine control. If not, is the county offering potato vine management services?
Published: 07/27/14

Old wheat is probably still usable

Q: In cleaning out an elderly relative’s home we found several sealed buckets of dry wheat labeled 1974. What should we do to get rid of these? They sound like the contents are dry, but I’m afraid to open them. Should I call a Hazmat ...
Published: 07/27/14
What’s Blooming in the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden?

What’s Blooming in the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden?

Swamp mallow
Published: 07/27/14
Door County, Wis., puts out the welcome mat

Door County, Wis., puts out the welcome mat

I found a seaside retreat ... in the northern plains.
Published: 07/20/14
Scene and Heard

Scene and Heard

Rotary Saluda! Solstice Bash
Published: 07/20/14
How Does Your Garden Grow? ‘We wanted shade, but trees do grow’

How Does Your Garden Grow? ‘We wanted shade, but trees do grow’

LEWIS H. ELLSWORTH/Tampa
Published: 07/20/14

Agave may not be the best choice for weak immune system

Q: How likely is agave nectar to be contaminated with bacteria? I have a family member who has a weak immune system and needs to be careful. Can I use agave and be safe?
Published: 07/20/14