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Dick's Sporting Goods to open in WestShore Plaza

Dick's Sporting Goods to open in WestShore Plaza

If all goes according to plan, the massive Dick's Sporting Goods flagship store will open April 25 with Under Armour T-shirt giveaways and a 4,000-gallon “Dick's Bass Tank” to try fishing.
Published: 04/14/14
Updated: 04/18/14
OASIS thanks volunteers for helping students

OASIS thanks volunteers for helping students

Kim Soletti spends a lot of time sorting clothes. So much time that recently Soletti was named the Outreach Assisting Students in Schools network volunteer of the year. She was among other OASIS volunteers honored at a recent brunch.
Published: 04/16/14
Updated: 04/18/14
Easter season keeps Ashworth  chocolates busy

Easter season keeps Ashworth chocolates busy

Easter is the second busiest holiday of the year — second only to Christmas — for those who practice the dark and delicious art of chocolate making.
Published: 04/15/14
Updated: 04/18/14
Hillsborough juniors honored for service to others

Hillsborough juniors honored for service to others

The young women from Hillsborough County public and private schools were named by The Athena Society as Dr. Sylvia Richardson Young Women of Promise. They were honored at a luncheon April 3 and spoke about their work helping children, the homeless, animals, the environment and the education system.
Published: 04/15/14
Updated: 04/18/14
Islands Paws Party raises $22,000, gets five animals adopted

Islands Paws Party raises $22,000, gets five animals adopted

Tom and Nancy Newman hosted the first Islands Paws Party, with more than 160 human guests and more than a dozen canines and felines up for adoption from the Humane Society of Tampa.
Published: 04/16/14
Updated: 04/18/14
Hillsborough gardening clubs offer cure for spring fever

Hillsborough gardening clubs offer cure for spring fever

Gardening club leaders and master gardeners in Hillsborough County are helping people channel their spring giddiness in April and May with plant sales and programs.
Published: 04/15/14
Updated: 04/18/14
Brandies: Riverview garden gets high marks from  animals

Brandies: Riverview garden gets high marks from animals

Beatriz Till of Riverview called to tell me how she took an old makeup brush and used it to pollinate black pepper. I asked if she had a garden I could write about and learned it wasn’t too large, only a quarter of an acre. You can see the who...
Published: 04/16/14
Malinoski: United Way offers chance to fish Lake Parrish

Malinoski: United Way offers chance to fish Lake Parrish

Some of us remember when the best freshwater fishing around was on Lake Parrish. But the events of September 2001 changed that when Florida Power & Light closed the lake for security reasons.
Published: 04/16/14
Fashion show funds domestic-violence prevention

Fashion show funds domestic-violence prevention

SOUTH TAMPA – Members and supporters of Brighter Tomorrows looked through racks of clothes recently – wanting to appear just right for their modeling roles.
Published: 04/16/14

O’Neill: Time for a campaign finance amendment

Would that the First Amendment actually said: “Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press and centuries from now we solemnly trust these sacred rights will continue to prevail with appropriate application o...
Published: 04/15/14