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Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

Lifestyle Stories

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

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

Autumn Fern, Japanese Shield Fern
Published: 09/06/14
Tiny town’s library holds a treasure trove of Civil War books

Tiny town’s library holds a treasure trove of Civil War books Video

WEBSTER — The shelves of the tiny E.C. Rowell Public Library in Webster, a town more famous for its flea market and cattle auctions than anything else, drip with Civil War history. ...
Published: 08/31/14
Downtown, beachfront or down at the sponge docks — Tarpon Springs has something for everyone

Downtown, beachfront or down at the sponge docks — Tarpon Springs has something for everyone

Some think of Tarpon Springs as a small Greek village. They flock here merely for dolmades, those delicious, lemony rice-filled grape leaves.
Published: 08/31/14
Then & Now: Madison Street at North Morgan, 1930 and 2014

Then & Now: Madison Street at North Morgan, 1930 and 2014

If you were looking to grab a quick sandwich and a Coke in downtown Tampa in 1930, you could have stopped by this little food stand on Madison Street at North Morgan. A sign above the shop proclaimed it also sold cigars, cigarettes, candy, ice cream ...
Published: 08/31/14

Records, history lost in courthouse blaze

Genealogists are accustomed to dealing with records lost in 18th and 19th century courthouse fires. But in the 21st century, with fireproof vaults and good preservation policies in most counties, we are unprepared for the shock of a courthouse burnin...
Published: 08/31/14

Compost pile not heating up properly

Q: I attended the Extension’s compost class and set up my bin. But I can’t get my pile to heat up enough. So, what am I doing wrong?
Published: 08/31/14

Microgreens add a punch of flavor and color to many dishes

Q: I see that “microgreens” are all the rage now on some cooking shows and in magazines. Is there really that much difference between them and just really little versions of regular veggies?
Published: 08/31/14

Happy memories can inspire genealogy research

My friend and fellow genealogist Pamela Treme has been trapped in her house for two months recuperating from ankle surgery. In a recent Facebook post, she told us all just how bored she was, announcing she had learned that for years she had been tyi...
Published: 08/24/14

Don’t surrender papayas to fruit flies

Q: Every day I go outside to spot check my plants and trees. Today I was looking over my largest papaya tree, which is in a large container and is about 8 feet tall.
Published: 08/24/14

Use foods with fiber to keep cholesterol low

Q: Are there any good foods for lowering cholesterol or keeping it low? I know there’s a history in my family of problems, and I’d rather change my diet than end up on medications.
Published: 08/24/14