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Thursday, Jul 02, 2015

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I’m so glad to be fishing now

I’m so glad to be fishing now

Back in the mid ‘60s, Eric Clapton led a rock group called Cream. One of its songs was a 1930’s tune called “I’m So Glad.”
Published: 06/24/15
East Bay All-Stars head to state softball tournament

East Bay All-Stars head to state softball tournament

RIVERVIEW – They celebrated their victories in a way only kids can appreciate –with a giant water balloon fight.
Published: 06/24/15

Health advisory issued for Simmons beach in Ruskin

Elevated levels of enterococci bacteria in the water have prompted the Hillsborough County Health Department to issue a health advisory at Simmons beach in Ruskin....
Published: 06/24/15
Freedom Plaza gets weather cam

Freedom Plaza gets weather cam

You don’t really notice it from ground level, but there is now a camera mounted on a pole atop Freedom Plaza’s roof. The view it encompasses is spectacular, but it serves a more utilitarian purpose. It’s part of the weather data ...
Published: 06/24/15
Home-schoolers get their shot at musical theater

Home-schoolers get their shot at musical theater

DOWNTOWN — Dressed in a turquoise Aladdin T-shirt, with spiked blond hair and dark rimmed glasses, the eloquent 9-year-old sat posture perfect at the picnic table and answered questions like a seasoned professional — not a first-time mu...
Published: 06/24/15
USF Botanical Gardens to present Summer Plant Festival

USF Botanical Gardens to present Summer Plant Festival

TAMPA — Summer has officially arrived, and the staff and volunteers at the USF Botanical Gardens can’t wait to usher in the season with their annual Summer Plant Festival.
Published: 06/24/15
Cornhole tournaments are good business

Cornhole tournaments are good business

Drake Denny worked the computer and microphone as competitors lined up to toss their bags at The Landing Bar & Grill in Valrico, which every Sunday hosts a cornhole tournament open to the public, starting at 2 p.m....
Published: 06/24/15
Foil packets can make you one happy camper – or backyard griller

Foil packets can make you one happy camper – or backyard griller

Gosh, I loved taking my girls camping when they were young.
Published: 06/23/15
At Cypress Creek Senior Living, another joins the centenarian ranks

At Cypress Creek Senior Living, another joins the centenarian ranks

RUSKIN – Not many people would say they look forward to celebrating their birthday at Wendy’s. But Cliff Beaumont does.
Published: 06/23/15

What comes with age?

Age brings many good things in life, like grandchildren, retirement and free time to choose what we want to do. There are shelves of books waiting patiently to be read, crafts and hobbies that cry out for our attention and new skills to acquire posin...
Published: 06/23/15