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It was a dismal day, July 31, 1918. Standing aboard the USSHR Mallory, sailing out of Hoboken, the young soldier felt like hugging the Statue of Liberty as he sailed past, fearing it would be the last he saw of her.
Published: 10/05/14
2014 Community Water Wise Award winners announced

2014 Community Water Wise Award winners announced

We had a record number of entries this year in the Tampa Bay Water-sponsored Community Water Wise Award contest, with a total of 13. The landscape judging criteria includes the following categories: retention of existing trees and vegetation, landsca...
Published: 10/05/14

Can drinking coffee give me high cholesterol?

Q: I’ve cut down to just one cup of coffee a day, so I’m using instant coffee. I really don’t want to have to give up that one, too, but someone just told me that now they’re saying instant coffee has terpenes that will m...
Published: 10/05/14
What’s Blooming in the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden

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

Cape honeysuckle
Published: 10/04/14
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: 1 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: 1 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: 1 months ago
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
Updated: 1 months ago

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...
Updated: 2 months ago