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Opinion: New resource center shows Hillsborough’s commitment to its many veterans

More veterans call Hillsborough home than any county in Florida except Duval County, both hosts to major military installations. With 95,667 veterans, according to the latest numbers from the Veterans Administration, Hillsborough is No. 18 among all ...
Published: 09/24/16
Tampa WW2 veteran honored by French with Legion of Honor

Tampa WW2 veteran honored by French with Legion of Honor

Leonard Stevens was the pilot of a wooden glider that crash- landed near the town of Marseille.
Published: 09/24/16
Simple trip revives memories of Brandon’s past

Simple trip revives memories of Brandon’s past

Everything I’m about to write is true to my memory, even the part about my sister riding her horse bareback on Kings Avenue across State Road 60 in the middle of “rush hour” traffic.
Published: 09/23/16
History: How Port Tampa vs. port of Tampa came to be

History: How Port Tampa vs. port of Tampa came to be

The Tampa Bay area’s port system, under the umbrella of Port Tampa Bay, handles between 30 million and 40 million tons of cargo every year — almost one-third of all cargo coming in and out of Florida.
Published: 09/23/16
Photographers zoom in on shooting Tampa’s social events

Photographers zoom in on shooting Tampa’s social events

Smile, says Penny Rogo, sometimes a hundred times a day, always (almost) receiving a big grin right back.
Published: 09/17/16

Ice Sports Forum in Brandon unfreezes new offers

BRANDON — The Ice Sports Forum, under new management, has thawed out some new ideas while continuing to serve as the primary practice facility for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Published: 09/17/16
For 105 years, Valrico resident has simply ‘lived good’

For 105 years, Valrico resident has simply ‘lived good’

VALRICO — Iva Lee Haygood Bell has lived through both World Wars.
Published: 09/17/16
Tampa artist draws influence from webcomics

Tampa artist draws influence from webcomics

The Channel District’s Bamboozle Tea Lounge presents the art of Jonathan Perry in his solo show, “Subtle Fantasy,” beginning Thursday and remaining on display through Oct. 20.
Published: 09/17/16
Brandon’s New Horizons looks to provide for more special needs adults

Brandon’s New Horizons looks to provide for more special needs adults

BRANDON — Peter Watkins remembers back to the early 1990s, when the idea to establish a home in the community for developmentally challenged adults was being tossed around by him and a handful of fellow church members at First Baptist Church B...
Published: 09/16/16
Tampa Yacht Club rezoning and alcohol dispute heads for key hearing

Tampa Yacht Club rezoning and alcohol dispute heads for key hearing

TAMPA — For more than a year, the Tampa Yacht & Country Club and some of its neighbors have skirmished over the club’s efforts to revisit where and when it can serve alcohol on its bayfront property.
Published: 09/15/16
Updated: 09/17/16