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Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015

Lifestyle Stories

Be careful with calcium-fortified foods

Q: I know I need calcium because I really don’t like milk or cheese. But I don’t like taking pills, either, especially the big calcium tablets. So, can I just drink more orange juice with calcium added? Or eat the fortified cereal bars...
Published: 02/22/15
Faithful mark solemn Ash Wednesday

Faithful mark solemn Ash Wednesday

In downtown Tampa and across the world, Christians marked the start of the Lenten season Wednesday — for some, with the application of ashes to the forehead as a symbol of humility and the passage of life.
Published: 02/18/15
Then & Now: Fortune Street, 1967 and 2015

Then & Now: Fortune Street, 1967 and 2015

The fortunes of Fortune Street in downtown Tampa were on the skids in 1967, when the “then” photo was taken. Lined with bars, hotel “dives,” a mission, barber shop and tattoo parlor, Tampa’s “skid row”...
Published: 02/15/15
Scene & Heard

Scene & Heard

Opera Tampa Gala
Published: 02/15/15

Colorful kin and their stories are waiting in court records

Rachel Dillon’s youth, beauty and strength had waned by 1878. That’s the point at which her husband turned on her and tried to use her alleged status as a person of African descent as a basis for no longer supporting her. What he real...
Published: 02/15/15
Dig This: Dollarweed thrives in a wet landscape

Dig This: Dollarweed thrives in a wet landscape

Q: I actually like dollarweed (it is pretty and low maintenance), and I was wondering if you know where I can buy it. My house has no irrigation system, and dollarweed seems like a smart, drought-resistant alternative to grass. Looking forward to you...
Published: 02/15/15
What’s Blooming in the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden?

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

Fakahatchee grass, gamma grass
Published: 02/15/15

Seitan is a versatile meat substitute

Q: I’ve been looking at the different meat alternatives in the stores recently. Most are made from soy, but then I found something called “seitan.” It doesn’t seem to be the mushroom stuff, so what is it made from?...
Published: 02/15/15
History-loving travelers should say 'Yes, Virginia!'

History-loving travelers should say 'Yes, Virginia!'

It's early morning, and a buttery glow fills the room as the sun rises. Vaulted ceilings reflect the warm light above a canopied king-size bed.
Published: 02/08/15
Scene and Heard

Scene and Heard

Ye Mystic Krewe Captain’s Party
Published: 02/08/15