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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.
Updated: 7 hours ago
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
Sips Specialty Coffee House beckons to  past

Sips Specialty Coffee House beckons to past

Caryn Reed and her husband, Ken, opened Sips Specialty Coffee House in August 2012 with the idea that a good product and great customer service are the keys to a successful business.
Published: 04/15/14
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
Citrus Park Elementary students beautify campus

Citrus Park Elementary students beautify campus

For most elementary school-aged kids, Saturday mornings are a time to sleep-in. But not for a group of students from Citrus Park Elementary School.
Published: 04/15/14
Updated: 04/18/14
Bakas Equestrian Center helps disabled enjoy riding

Bakas Equestrian Center helps disabled enjoy riding

Three teams compete in the Special Olympics Equestrian Championships and the winners move on to the state championships in Ocala in May. The Special Olympians may have their personal problems but, when they get to the Bakas center, the problems melt away.
Published: 04/15/14
Updated: 04/18/14
Separate crashes close I-275; drunk driver strikes cruiser

Separate crashes close I-275; drunk driver strikes cruiser

Two separate crashes closed all lanes on Interstate 275 at Bearss Avenue early this morning — one involving a drunk driver striking a parked Florida Highway Patrol cruiser.
Published: 04/18/14
Jewish Federation prepares Kibbutz Cohn

Jewish Federation prepares Kibbutz Cohn

On May 4, the Tampa Jewish Community Center & Federation will celebrate Kibbutz Cohn, a communitywide festival that will commemorate the 66th year of Israeli independence.
Published: 04/15/14
Updated: 04/18/14

Pickleball tournament helps wheelchair team

Pickleball is rapidly growing, especially among seniors. It is a game played indoors with a paddle and a hard wiffle ball, and about four pickleball courts fit in a standard basketball court. It is vigorous exercise without too much running – and it is booming in Hillsborough County.
Published: 04/15/14
Updated: 04/18/14
Plenty of activities at Northdale Family Fun Festival

Plenty of activities at Northdale Family Fun Festival

The Northdale Recreation Center held its annual Family Fun Festival on April 5. The event featured vendors from all over the Northdale area, as well as plenty of food, demonstrations, and bounce houses for the kids.
Published: 04/15/14
Updated: 04/18/14