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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

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Manatee Viewing Center set to begin 29th season

Manatee Viewing Center set to begin 29th season

APOLLO BEACH – One of South Shore’s most treasured destinations for tourists and residents alike is quietly preparing for its 2014-2015 season. Over the summer, Tampa Electric Co.’s Manatee Viewing Center has been making some cha...
Updated: 14 hours ago
It’s all about food, community at the 26th Annual Ruskin Seafood Fest

It’s all about food, community at the 26th Annual Ruskin Seafood Fest

RUSKIN – Hordes of people are expected to descend into South Shore the weekend of Nov. 1-2 for Ruskin’s signature community celebration – the annual Ruskin Seafood Festival. It’s a weekend where more than 25,000 visitors w...
Updated: 14 hours ago
Ruskin food truck offers unique menu options

Ruskin food truck offers unique menu options

Armed with a willingness to risk lunch on something new, I recently drove over to Ruskin to check out JP Dacey’s Original Spiedies – a new food truck on Shell Point Road.
Updated: 14 hours ago

Traditions are the glue of generations

We did it because it was fun, it drew us closer to our children and we were looking for a memory-maker that would be a special event we could savor and share upon recollection. That’s how “Foothie” was born in our family.
Published: 10/17/14
No injuries from chlorine leak at USF water plant

No injuries from chlorine leak at USF water plant

A chlorine leak at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus forced the evacuation of some buildings and brought out a hazardous-materials team Thursday morning.
Published: 10/16/14
Freedom High booster club treasurer accused of embezzling $15,000

Freedom High booster club treasurer accused of embezzling $15,000

The former treasurer of Freedom High School’s athletic booster club has been accused of withdrawing more than $15,000 from the organization’s bank account for personal use.
Published: 10/15/14
Vegetable garden takes root at Head Start

Vegetable garden takes root at Head Start

NORTH TAMPA – When you mention the word “goodies” to most kids, the first thing that pops into their brains are thoughts of calorie-laden candies, cakes and other pound-packing, cavity-causing treats.
Published: 10/15/14
 Elegant Evenings begin with jazz

Elegant Evenings begin with jazz

SWEETWATER — Amish and Melanie Patel are trying to help raise awareness of domestic violence issues by opening their waterfront home for an evening of wine, music and dessert.
Published: 10/15/14

Elegant Evening events

How about a night featuring a light dinner, wine, live music and dessert? Welcome to Elegant Evenings, events held in private homes or special sites as fundraisers for Brighter Tomorrows, a 501c(3) corporation addressing the needs of domestic violenc...
Published: 10/15/14
Furry friends get blessings on special holy day

Furry friends get blessings on special holy day

St. Catherine of Alexandria Episcopal Church normally welcomes all with open arms. But this Saturday, many of the guests lacked arms — and had plenty of fur.
Published: 10/15/14