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Wildflowers to blanket side  Hillsborough County roads

Wildflowers to blanket side Hillsborough County roads

TAMPA — By summer’s end, a few long stretches of Hillsborough County median will burst into a blanket of color.
Updated: 8 hours ago

County parks will offer fishing camps for kids this summer

TAMPA — About 300 youngsters will get to fish every day for two weeks this summer using equipment donated by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.
Published: 04/20/14
Kessel: Cracking the case on peeling hard-cooked eggs

Kessel: Cracking the case on peeling hard-cooked eggs

Peeling hard-cooked eggs is one of those tasks that should be easy, but writer Lynn Kessel always seems to end up frustrated. One minute she is on a roll, peeling off the shell in one piece, and then the next minute the shell cracks into tiny fragments with pieces sticking to the egg.
Published: 04/16/14
Updated: 04/18/14
Jesuit choir wins competition with Gregorian chants

Jesuit choir wins competition with Gregorian chants

At Jesuit High School, seniors Sebastian Botero and Joonsung Suh, are part of one of the top choral groups in the state. The Jesuit chorus won the best male choir award at a performance at Bloomingdale High School.
Published: 04/15/14
Updated: 04/18/14
Buddy Baseball rewards King High senior for years of service

Buddy Baseball rewards King High senior for years of service

Filled with enthusiasm and a goal of ultimately earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, the equivalency of the Boy Scout Eagle badge, 7-year-old Michelle Skelton piled in the car with her entire family and headed off to Girl Scout camp for her first week away from home.
Published: 04/15/14
Updated: 04/18/14
Deacon Blues Band plays for troops and their families

Deacon Blues Band plays for troops and their families

When The Deacon Blues Band takes the stage, quite often it's to generate support for a local cause.
Published: 04/15/14
Updated: 04/18/14
Preservation society spearheads Bullard Parkway palm trees project

Preservation society spearheads Bullard Parkway palm trees project

Temple Terrance Preservation Society president Tim Lancaster said the nonprofit group’s most recent “Trees for Preservation” major thoroughfare project is by far the most visible.
Published: 04/15/14
Updated: 04/18/14
Parents' sneakers project turns pain into positive after son's death

Parents' sneakers project turns pain into positive after son's death

Kathy and Dick Strom started the Tricks Kicks program to honor their son's giving spirit, donating shoes for children who have been removed from their previous homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.
Published: 04/15/14
Updated: 04/18/14
Brandies: Riverview garden gets high marks from  animals

Brandies: Riverview garden gets high marks from animals

Beatriz Till of Riverview called to tell me how she took an old makeup brush and used it to pollinate black pepper. I asked if she had a garden I could write about and learned it wasn’t too large, only a quarter of an acre. You can see the who...
Published: 04/16/14
Malinoski: United Way offers chance to fish Lake Parrish

Malinoski: United Way offers chance to fish Lake Parrish

Some of us remember when the best freshwater fishing around was on Lake Parrish. But the events of September 2001 changed that when Florida Power & Light closed the lake for security reasons.
Published: 04/16/14