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Navigator recalls high-flying military career

Navigator recalls high-flying military career

Commendations: Defense Superior Service Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal (four), Air Medal (five), Air Force Commendation Medal, various Vietnam War and other service medals.
Published: 07/11/14
Hummingbird Gardens offers the best of nature

Hummingbird Gardens offers the best of nature

TAMPA — It's an almost blisteringly hot June afternoon, and “Pakita,” as she likes to be known, sits on a lawnchair surrounded by her flowers, her fruit bushes and her animals as the World Cup blares in the background. ...
Published: 07/09/14
Updated: 07/11/14

Carrollwood football concerned about kids’ safety

TAMPA — Youth football has come under a lot of criticism lately with worries about concussions and other injuries becoming more prevalent.
Published: 07/09/14
Updated: 07/11/14
Turning backyards into playgrounds is child’s play for local business

Turning backyards into playgrounds is child’s play for local business

CITRUS PARK — Woodplay of Tampa Bay offers home playground equipment that is safer and of higher quality than tubular metal A frame swing sets of the past, and “better quality than you’ll find at big box stores,” according...
Published: 07/09/14
Updated: 07/11/14
Bad A*% Beer Festival a fundraising success

Bad A*% Beer Festival a fundraising success

The Tampa Bay Brewing Company hosted the Bad A-- Beer Festival on June 28 on the site of its new brewery and restaurant in Westchase. The craft beer festival was a celebration of the groundbreaking of the location at Monroe's Business Park. There was...
Published: 07/09/14
Updated: 07/10/14
This fruitful jungle is full of rare plants

This fruitful jungle is full of rare plants

I love to visit Ed Musgrave’s garden because it’s even more of a jungle than mine, partly because he has one and a half acres, which is three times the size of my garden. He also has much more experience and knowledge about fruit and ra...
Published: 07/08/14

Watch-less and watch what happens

It must be true that opposites attract, otherwise I probably wouldn’t be married.
Published: 07/08/14
A festive Fourth

A festive Fourth

Friday’s events including a parade, festival, cake contest, election of the “Guv’na” of Lutz and road races, will be on U.S. Highway 41 and Lutz-Lake Fern Road, around the Train Depot.
Published: 07/02/14
Updated: 07/03/14
From holidays to renovations, Val’s has the décor

From holidays to renovations, Val’s has the décor

Val’s Home Décor started out with a single booth at the Oldsmar Flea Market, selling baskets and handcrafted items. Today the family business occupies a warehouse-size building in Carrollwood, at 3920 Gunn Highway, that once was home to a...
Published: 07/02/14
Updated: 07/03/14
Wet fun for kids at Cypress Forest

Wet fun for kids at Cypress Forest

The Cypress Forest Recreation Center, 650 Pine Ave N., Oldsmar, offers a free Splashpark for kids every day until 7 p.m. Even on a day when there was a light rain, the park was packed with kids playing in the water and getting, well, splashed....
Published: 07/02/14