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Hometown hero: Tampa policewoman helps level playing field for at-risk kids

Hometown hero: Tampa policewoman helps level playing field for at-risk kids

TAMPA — Officer Susan Bowers is not a babysitter.
Published: 12/20/14

Exhibit looks at Nazi threat in the Gulf

The Tampa Bay History Center’s new exhibition, “Operation Drumbeat: Nazi Threat in the Gulf,” is on display now and through the winter in the Touchton Map Gallery on the museum’s second floor. The exhibit features photogr...
Published: 12/21/14

It’s usually worth paying for death certificate

From your ancestor’s tombstone, you found his dates of birth and death. You got confirmation of those dates from a newspaper obituary. You were even lucky enough on Family Search.org to find an abstract of a death record that confirmed the yea...
Published: 12/21/14
‘Grow the things you love to eat’

‘Grow the things you love to eat’

RICHARD CASE/ PALM HARBOR
Published: 12/21/14

Christmas cactus needs darkness to bloom

Q: I have a large Christmas cactus that has been in my family for years and was given to me last summer. I have no buds at all on it. My friend has one that is a whole lot smaller than mine, and it has budded a lot. What is wrong with my plant?...
Published: 12/21/14

Use pie weights to keep crust from shrinking

Q: How do I keep a pie crust from shrinking when I bake it? I have a special family request for a chocolate pie for the holidays. I bake the crust first, then put the filling in later. But most of the time the crust shrinks and slips down the side...
Published: 12/21/14
Miami Beach turns 100, and everyone gets to celebrate

Miami Beach turns 100, and everyone gets to celebrate

At this party of the century, everyone’s invited.
Published: 12/14/14
Shopping benefit for Bloomingdale rape victim draws hundreds, raises thousands

Shopping benefit for Bloomingdale rape victim draws hundreds, raises thousands

RIVERVIEW — Almost seven years after she was brutally attacked outside the Bloomingdale Regional Library, Queena continues to be an inspiration, her sister said today.
Published: 12/13/14
Scene and Heard

Scene and Heard

Menendez ‘Hail to the Chief’ retirement reception
Published: 12/14/14

Adoption records tell father’s fortunate story

Little Robert was not blond or blue eyed. That’s probably what saved him from the abusive and deadly claws of Georgia Tann.
Published: 12/14/14