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East Hillsborough strawberry farmer: ‘I was a kid the last time I saw this much ice’
A thick layer of ice coats strawberry plants Thursday morning in this Dover field owned by Parkesdale Farms. Growers said it was too early to tell Thursday how much damage the cold snap caused to the area's berry crops. [Courtesy of Matt Parke]
DOVER — Matt Parke grew up on his family’s strawberry farm, so he’s spent many nights watching as whirring sprinklers coated the crop with a protective layer of ice.Thursday’s cold snap stands out in the 34-year-old old farmer’s memory."I was...
Amazon said on Thursday that it had whittled the list of possible homes for its second headquarters down to 20, including centers of technology like Boston as well as some surprise locations like Columbus, Ohio. The only Florida city to make the list is Miami. The company, based in Seattle, selected the finalists out of a pile of more than 238 applications submitted by local officials in Mexico, Canada and the United State. [Amazon]
Tampa Bay area doesn’t make cut as Amazon second headquarter finalist
Robert Owens, 66, training at home in Southern California for the World Marathon Challenge. [Courtesy of Sandy Labrinos-Owens]
This 66-year-old is about to run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents
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'American Pickers' is coming to Florida, and wants to pick through your stuff

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