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Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014

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The YES! F.A.I.R. is coming to town

The YES! F.A.I.R. is coming to town

TAMPA — Becki Forsell has never wanted to be defined by her disability.
Updated: 16 mins ago

City Council rejects requested waivers for laundry business

TEMPLE TERRACE — Despite the recommendation of approval by the city’s development review committee and a lack of objections by the county’s city-county planning commission, the Temple Terrace City Council voted 4 to 1 against all...
Updated: 17 mins ago
Seeking a balance between opposites

Seeking a balance between opposites

TAMPA — John Gurbacs tries to explain where his ideas originate. How so many colors intertwine with so many others into shapes and imagination, that even those who don’t care for staring find themselves staring, and staring some more....
Updated: 18 mins ago
Leader of the band downplays his role

Leader of the band downplays his role

TAMPA — Josh Hobbs looks a lot younger than he is. But boyish looks aside, he’s proven his skills at conducting an eclectic band of musicians — those who volunteer for the Carrollwood Winds, a group that plays music of all types ...
Updated: 19 mins ago

Save money — or make it — on new, gently used baby clothes

TAMPA — If you are a typical first-time parent, there’s a good chance you bought more baby clothes than you needed.
Updated: 20 mins ago
Crafting cards for soldiers

Crafting cards for soldiers

BRANDON — Over the years, the Holiday Cards for Troops endeavor has grown into two hands-on opportunities for residents in the Greater Brandon area to craft decorated cards for deployed soldiers.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Cancer survivor promotes Fore the Kids Golf Classic

BRANDON — Four years after facing his own cancer diagnosis, Robert Tewes is gearing up for the third annual golf tournament aimed to support the FishHawk-based One World, One Child charity and the Pediatric Cancer Foundation....
Updated: 1 hour ago
‘Avid haunters’ find costumes, decor at Halloween Express

‘Avid haunters’ find costumes, decor at Halloween Express

Richard Cabrera has a term he uses to describe why he and his wife, Karen, operate a seasonal store for Halloween shoppers in Brandon.
Updated: 1 hour ago
One person’s trash is another’s prize-winning treasure

One person’s trash is another’s prize-winning treasure

DOVER — The Hillsborough County Extension office has come up with a winning way to increase environmental awareness. This is the eighth year it has sponsored a Recycled Yard Art competition, which encourages people to practice the Three Rs: re...
Updated: 1 hour ago
A Christmas tale – 10 years in the making

A Christmas tale – 10 years in the making

BRANDON — “A Donkey’s Little Tale” by R. Mitchell (Ronni) Scott, of Valrico, is being released today by Ambassador International.
Updated: 1 hour ago

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Steve Otto

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Joe Henderson

After a long run in the Tampa Tribune sports department, Joe Henderson now shares his thoughts on the people and places that make up life in our city.

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