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Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014

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Smaller  Relay for Life coming to Sun City Center

Smaller Relay for Life coming to Sun City Center

SUN CITY CENTER – As a 21-year breast cancer survivor, Dana Dittmar takes the annual Relay for Life seriously. Rocked to the core when she first heard the word “cancer,” she called on every ounce of faith and strength she had to bea...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Kramer: Seeing a whole new world

It all began when I was in the fourth grade and couldn’t read what was on the blackboard. My mom took me to have my vision checked and we discovered I needed glasses. No problem. I was 10 and couldn’t care less. I got glasses and was ba...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Burgess: Rotary sponsors concert to benefit opera singer's trip

It started as a casual telephone conversation between two women and evolved in just a few weeks time into a concert on Freedom Plaza's stage to benefit a third woman, a promising young singer named Lorena Lopez.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Beach drumming circle comes to South Shore

Beach drumming circle comes to South Shore

Eighteen months ago, the owners of Sunset Grill hired Jurgen Wochnik to manage their restaurant and tiki bar.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Boutique helps customers save time, money and environment

Boutique helps customers save time, money and environment

APOLLO BEACH — Wee Boutique is not your mother's consignment store. Adorned in a circus theme, with hand-painted murals, there is much more under the big top than a thrifty shopper might expect. ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Prieto: Redfish are taking over South Shore waters

Prieto: Redfish are taking over South Shore waters

Winter has finally passed and those dreaded cold fronts that kept us land locked for days are gone. Water temperatures soon should hit the magical 70-degree mark and that, mixed with a live well full of greenbacks, is something fish just can’t...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Brandies: Hoyas are the latest trend in plants

Brandies: Hoyas are the latest trend in plants

From time to time various plants become quite popular, and hoyas seem to be in demand these days. I recently talked with Tom Burress, owner of Brooker Creek Nursery in Odessa, who has been growing hoyas for 40 years. He has more than 100 different sp...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Kessel: Riverview High  has delicious curriculum

Kessel: Riverview High has delicious curriculum

Three days a week, students at Riverview High School get a taste of what it’s like in a real-world kitchen.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Hillsborough Realtors celebrate return of ‘seller’s market’

Hillsborough Realtors celebrate return of ‘seller’s market’

Hillsborough County Realtors may be experiencing cases of real estate déjà vu as the rapid shift from offer to close are telltale signs of a seller’s market.
Published: 04/22/14
Minnette Webster, Hillsborough arts supporter, dies at 76

Minnette Webster, Hillsborough arts supporter, dies at 76

BRANDON – Artists throughout Hillsborough County set aside their paint brushes, shed their spattered smocks and came together to pay tribute to one of their own Saturday, April 19.
Published: 04/22/14