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Downtown property always has been highly sought

Downtown property always has been highly sought

“The long-continued litigation over what is from every point of view by long odds the most desirable property in Tampa has at last worn itself out.”
Published: 10/26/14

Good help isn’t so hard to find after all

I recently have had so many positive interactions with government officials that I felt compelled to share some of them with Heritage Hunting readers who might be as jaded as I am.
Published: 10/26/14

Don’t throw nutritious broccoli stalks away

Q: My friends keep telling me I should eat the stalks of the broccoli, too, even though I really don’t care for them. Is there really anything nutritious in the stalks?
Published: 10/26/14
What’s Blooming in the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden?

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

CoIt’s that time of year to consider revitalizing your containers with new plants. This happened last week in the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden. We removed Bounce and Big Bounce impatiens and replaced them with a variety of beautiful annual...
Published: 10/26/14
How gauche! Tampa ranks among snobbiest cities

How gauche! Tampa ranks among snobbiest cities

Have you found yourself with your nose in the air lately?
Updated: 1 months ago
What’s Blooming in the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden

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

Cape honeysuckle
Updated: 1 months ago
Tampa designer gave Jimi Hendrix his wild style

Tampa designer gave Jimi Hendrix his wild style

TAMPA — Jimi Hendrix, hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as the greatest guitarist of all time, was a lefty but played a right-handed instrument, sometimes behind his back or even with his teeth.
Updated: 1 months ago
Faking fall: How to make it feel like autumn in Florida

Faking fall: How to make it feel like autumn in Florida

In parts of the country, gardeners are racing to pick tomatoes ahead of the season’s first frost. Temperatures have dropped, the skies are a moody shade of gray and the wind is pinching cheeks pink.
Updated: 2 months ago
Getting booze was a breeze in Prohibition-era Tampa

Getting booze was a breeze in Prohibition-era Tampa

The Prohibition era in Tampa is an interesting study in human nature. The restrictions brought about by the passage and ratification of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation...
Updated: 2 months ago
Then & Now: 1725 N. Dale Mabry Highway, 1957 and 2014

Then & Now: 1725 N. Dale Mabry Highway, 1957 and 2014

The Gulf Supermarket is seen during its grand opening at 1725 N. Dale Mabry Highway in the 1957 “then” photo. According to John V. Cinchett, a Tampa historian, Gulf Supermarkets was one of Tampa’s first grocery store chains and e...
Updated: 2 months ago