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Plant City softball star invited to national tryout

Plant City softball star invited to national tryout

PLANT CITY USA Baseball has announced that 40 players, including Plant City’s Kendall Dawson, have been invited to try out for a national women’s softball team.
Published: 07/26/14
Softball federation making pitch for museum, hall of fame at Plant City Stadium

Softball federation making pitch for museum, hall of fame at Plant City Stadium

PLANT CITY – It has been years in the making, but a permanent tribute to the sport of softball may finally be rounding third base.
Published: 07/29/14
Students hone leadership potential

Students hone leadership potential

Hundreds of middle school students are spending nearly a week this summer in the nation’s capital to develop their leadership skills.
Published: 07/23/14
Updated: 07/24/14

Synonyms for senior-hood

You can call my husband and me many things at this stage of our lives. We both were sexagenarians a decade ago and are septuagenarians now. We look forward to being octogenarians, nonagenarians and even centenarians.
Published: 07/24/14
Shrimp plants come in many colors

Shrimp plants come in many colors

Half a century ago when I first visited Florida with my parents, my mother was quite taken by a shrimp plant she spotted in a restaurant. Papa was more taken that she had given it a name. How did she know it was a shrimp plant? he asked.
Published: 07/24/14
St. Pete VA center camera riles union

St. Pete VA center camera riles union

A week after a former employee and union official testified before congress about problems at the Veterans Benefits Administration St. Petersburg Regional Office, management installed a surveillance camera outside the office of the union representing...
Published: 07/24/14
The heat, humidity will be on Thursday

The heat, humidity will be on Thursday

The rain has wrapped up for tonight, and overnight will see temps remain in the mid to upper 70s, says WFLA-TV meteorologist Julie Phillips.
Published: 07/23/14

Vinik closes on $1.7 million property deal

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik cemented control over more property north of the Forum by closing a deal to acquire the last three homes standing in the area along Nebraska Avenue at the corner of Cumberland Avenue.
Published: 07/23/14
Hot and cold fishing this summer

Hot and cold fishing this summer

Our bay waters are in the 90-degree range. That’s hot, and the fishing can be also.
Published: 07/23/14
Random acts of kindness coming to South Shore

Random acts of kindness coming to South Shore

RUSKIN – Ruskin United Methodist Church members will do some door knocking the week of July 27 to share the good news about Jesus Christ and perform random acts of kindness throughout the community.
Published: 07/23/14

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