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Thursday, May 28, 2015

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Amazon expanding capacity at new Ruskin facility

Amazon expanding capacity at new Ruskin facility

TAMPA — After just seven months in operation, Amazon has announced plans to double its operational capacity inside its 1 million-square-foot Ruskin fulfillment center. The company also plans to add plenty of full time jobs....
Updated one month ago

What phone tone can tell us

I dialed her familiar phone number and knew as soon as she said hello that something was wrong. There was a quiet softness to her voice instead of the usual energy in her greeting.
Updated one month ago
CARE animal shelter to host annual poker run

CARE animal shelter to host annual poker run

RUSKIN – Folks throughout South Shore are invited to get their motors runnin’ for Saturday’s second annual Cruisin’ for Critters CARE-a-Van.
Updated one month ago
I’m checking my list, so far so good

I’m checking my list, so far so good

I never gave the subject much thought until I came across a poll called “100 Foods to Eat Before You Die” that apparently has ricocheted off walls of Facebook for several years now.
Updated one month ago
Old time Florida cowboy recalls past

Old time Florida cowboy recalls past

RIVERVIEW – Talking with Jim Sweat is like sitting down and getting a free history lesson on classic Florida. Born on a ranch when southern Hillsborough was wild and woolly, Sweat grew up to be a cowboy, construction worker, truck driver, navy...
Updated one month ago
Volunteers needed to help clean up South Shore

Volunteers needed to help clean up South Shore

SOUTH SHORE – Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful is looking for area residents who don’t mind getting their hands dirty.
Updated one month ago
Now’s the best time to get out there and fish

Now’s the best time to get out there and fish

Right now is maybe the absolute best season of the year to fish. Literally everything you might want to catch around here is available.
Updated one month ago
Memories of mother and gardening

Memories of mother and gardening

My mother was about the most casual gardener I’ve ever known. She was never greatly concerned about the gardens that always surrounded our homes, but she greatly enjoyed the flowers. And there always were some, even though she didn’t se...
Updated one month ago
Camp Cristina welcomes interim director

Camp Cristina welcomes interim director

RIVERVIEW — A lover of the outdoors who spends her spare time cycling, kayaking and boating, Andrea “Andi” Cook is in her element as the interim executive director of the YMCA’s Camp Cristina....
Updated one month ago
Comedy for a cause set to raise funds for festival

Comedy for a cause set to raise funds for festival

RIVERVIEW — A night of comedy, starring Tim Wilkins, will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at The Regent, 6437 Watson Road.
Updated one month ago