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Community flocks to The Hot Tomato cafe and bakery

Community flocks to The Hot Tomato cafe and bakery

RUSKIN – Old-timers will tell you if a parking lot is full of locals, an eatery’s food must be good. Based on recent breakfast and lunchtime traffic, The Hot Tomato cafe and bakery is proving that adage true.
Published: 02/03/15
Updated: 02/05/15
Even in death, Ruskin man helps others

Even in death, Ruskin man helps others

SOUTH SHORE – There’s an old adage that says you make a living by what you get in life, but you make a life by what you give. Michael James Hartman touched many lives in his 32 years, but he gave life to many as well.
Updated: 1 months ago
When the cat’s away, the mouse can cook whatever

When the cat’s away, the mouse can cook whatever

My better half started playing poker on Thursday nights a couple of weeks ago. I never learned how, which suits me fine because while the card-shark is out holding, folding and flushing with friends, I’m home alone to prepare and eat whatever ...
Updated: 1 months ago
Harriet’s Flowers still going, growing after six decades

Harriet’s Flowers still going, growing after six decades

RUSKIN – Harriet Garbelman and Gail Roszel have loved flowers their entire lives. The passion was seeded 61 years ago, when Garbelman’s mother, Violet Hovey, opened a small flower shop on College Avenue.
Updated: 1 months ago

Apollo Beach woman injured in I-75 crash, troopers say

An Apollo Beach woman was seriously injured Tuesday when she lost control of her SUV on Interstate 75 north of Gibsonton, troopers said.
Updated: 1 months ago
SouthShore Chamber names annual award winners

SouthShore Chamber names annual award winners

APOLLO BEACH – Members and guests of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce returned to the days of their youth last Friday as the chamber hosted its annual awards gala at Del Webb Southshore Falls.
Updated: 1 months ago
Ruskin area kids to get new gymnasium

Ruskin area kids to get new gymnasium

RUSKIN – The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department recently broke ground for the new Ruskin Recreation Center in a public program attended by Hillsborough County officials, civic leaders and community representatives...
Updated: 1 months ago
Three great minor vegetables

Three great minor vegetables

When I had to spend the long cold winter up north, every year I made great plans and added at least one new plant to my vegetable garden. One of the Iowa farmers said he’d never seen half of what I was growing.
Updated: 1 months ago
Keeping appetizers simple is key when pressed for time

Keeping appetizers simple is key when pressed for time

An hour before game night with friends on Saturday I remembered we were supposed to bring a snack to share. Of course I wanted to bring something that would make me look good, something deliciously creative and impressive. Time was against me, howeve...
Updated: 1 months ago
Rotarians to host annual masquerade ball for charity

Rotarians to host annual masquerade ball for charity

LITHIA – The FishHawk-Riverview Rotary Club will host its second annual Crawfish Masquerade Ball on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Palmetto Club in FishHawk Ranch. Behind all the masks, sequins and Cajun cuisine will be business leaders committed to...
Updated: 1 months ago