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Weekend of much cooler weather begins

Weekend of much cooler weather begins

A cold front moved into South Florida Friday afternoon, and a reinforcing cold front is headed our way from the northwest, which means temperatures that was far below average are going to take hold for the weekend.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Walk, children’s games part of fundraiser to fight rare genetic disease

Walk, children’s games part of fundraiser to fight rare genetic disease

PLANT CITY – An area nonprofit that raises money to fight a rare childhood disease will hold its biggest fundraiser of the year Nov. 15 at a Lakeland park.
Updated: 16 hours ago
Kids have a haunting good time at Plant City’s annual Halloween party

Kids have a haunting good time at Plant City’s annual Halloween party

PLANT CITY A fairy, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and a princess were among many of the colorful costumes children wore to Plant City’s 8th annual Halloween Spooktacular.
Updated: 16 hours ago
Hunting for an oasis amid chaos

Hunting for an oasis amid chaos

In yet another example of a product that offers an increasingly rare quality in today’s insanely over-connected world (simplicity), we bring you the Hemingwrite. Think of it as a a hybrid of the classic old typewriter you found in your Dad...
Updated: 18 hours ago
St. Pete’s art community needs a big splash of green

St. Pete’s art community needs a big splash of green

ST. PETERSBURG — Though the city has in recent years become a cultural destination, artists and gallery owners say they would like to see more city dollars invested in arts.
Published: 10/30/14

Push to upgrade Pasco parks raises funding issues

NEW PORT RICHEY — For two years, Pasco County commissioners have adopted the mission to make Pasco a “premier county.” But at a board workshop this week they got a harsh reality check.
Published: 10/30/14
Gardening
A garden of true naturalists

Gardening A garden of true naturalists

Years ago I met Joni Hartzler at the Florida State Fairgrounds where we both were asked to judge horticultural booths before the fair started. Twice since then, she and her husband Gary Krotz have come to my open garden....
Published: 10/30/14
November’s fishing forecast looks good

November’s fishing forecast looks good

It’s almost November. The weather’s a little cooler, and it’s a bit more comfortable to be outdoors. The month kicks off the annual migration of fish headed for warmer waters south of our area or into the local rivers. Fish will ...
Published: 10/30/14
Honorary mayor’s race is a battle of the dueling salons

Honorary mayor’s race is a battle of the dueling salons

SOUTH SHORE — The race is on, and two well-known salon owners are dueling for dollars to become the community’s next honorary mayor.
Published: 10/30/14
HCSO to conduct bike registration

HCSO to conduct bike registration

SUN CITY CENTER — Registering your bicycle can help you get it back if it’s ever lost or stolen, according to Hillsborough County Community Resource Deputy Jason Castillo. If you don’t, you may never see it again....
Published: 10/30/14

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