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Friday, Dec 19, 2014

South Tampa News

A vital tool that can save a life

Sandi didn’t sound too well when I phoned her. My lifelong friend – we were born on the same day at the same hospital – told me she had used a ladder in the kitchen to reach for something, missed the last rung and fallen onto the...
Published: 12/18/14
The skinny on food-related gifts

The skinny on food-related gifts

Christmas is a week away and if you’re like me, you’re busier than a bee, bunny or beaver – so I’ll get right to it.
Published: 12/18/14
Gardening
55 monarch caterpillars almost died of starvation

Gardening 55 monarch caterpillars almost died of starvation

Those of us who raise monarch butterflies often have to buy new milkweed to replenish our supply. We usually go to Kerby’s in Brandon, because it almost always has some.
Published: 12/18/14
Tampa Prep celebrates 40 years

Tampa Prep celebrates 40 years

DOWNTOWN — Students, faculty and supporters of Tampa Preparatory recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with Tampa Prep Day, as named by Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn.
Published: 12/17/14
Many hands make light work of sorting Teddy bear donations

Many hands make light work of sorting Teddy bear donations

Some are traditional brown bears with a red ribbon; others are white or pink or purple, and some are dressed in holiday finery. In the mixture, there are usually a few stuffed monkeys, kitties or other animals.
Published: 12/17/14
Two artists share their retro dreams for the new year

Two artists share their retro dreams for the new year

SOUTH TAMPA — Before moving ahead in the new year, some people take a moment for retrospection as well as reflection on the past. Artists have a more colorful and creative way of depicting the story of their past for everyone to appreciate....
Published: 12/17/14
Lamplighters coffee the organization’s most sucessful in their history

Lamplighters coffee the organization’s most sucessful in their history

SUNSET PARK — The Lamplighters, a support organization for Metropolitan Ministries and foster children, honored the organization’s past presidents at the 25th annual Lamplighters Christmas Silver Coffee.
Published: 12/17/14
Romantic comedy is a holiday treat
‘Handle With Care’ runs weekends through Dec. 21 in Channel District

Romantic comedy is a holiday treat ‘Handle With Care’ runs weekends through Dec. 21 in Channel District

The heartwarming romantic comedy “Handle With Care” begins with a bungling delivery man in Virginia losing an Israeli grandmother’s coffin in a parking lot on Christmas Eve....
Published: 12/17/14
Holiday Auction features food, decor

Holiday Auction features food, decor

BEACH PARK — Homemade cakes, flowering plants and holiday decorations were all up for bid when the Beach Park Garden Club hosted its annual Holiday Auction.
Published: 12/17/14
Florida College food service providers donate foodstuff

Florida College food service providers donate foodstuff

TAMPA — Compassion for the homeless and hungry is alive and well on the campus of Florida College.
Published: 12/17/14