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Portion of South Manhattan Avenue closed for water repairs

A portion of South Manhattan Avenue is closed in South Tampa while the Tampa Water Department repairs a distribution line.
Published: 09/15/16
Up-and-coming Christian music group Unspoken comes to Valrico

Up-and-coming Christian music group Unspoken comes to Valrico

Christian music group Unspoken will perform with opening artist, Cole Jennette, at 7 p.m. Friday at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, 604 N Valrico Road in Valrico.
Updated one month ago

Tampa church sustains successful youth program

For nearly 30 years, a program designed to inspire and instill positive values in youth has thrived at New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Tampa.
Updated one month ago
Wright’s Gourmet House undergoing a major expansion

Wright’s Gourmet House undergoing a major expansion

SOUTH TAMPA — In 1963, Marjorie and Pete Wright opened a 500-square-foot coffee and dessert shop on a side street near Dale Mabry Highway.
Updated one month ago
Ruskin man who landed gyrocopter on Capitol lawn is free from prison

Ruskin man who landed gyrocopter on Capitol lawn is free from prison

Doug Hughes, the former mailman who landed his gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol last year to protest government corruption, returned home on Wednesday, his 62nd birthday, after serving three months of a four-month prison sentence at Federal...
Updated one month ago
Dining review: Portillo’s brings a taste of Chicago to Brandon

Dining review: Portillo’s brings a taste of Chicago to Brandon

What I ate: On this visit, the wife and I opted for Portillo’s signature Chicago-style hot dogs along with an order of cheese fries and two strawberry shakes. The menu also features cheeseburgers — which I enjoyed in a previous visit &#...
Updated one month ago
Sunday Conversation: Carrollwood Area Business Association president Jeff Ryder

Sunday Conversation: Carrollwood Area Business Association president Jeff Ryder

Originally from Maine, Jeff Ryder describes himself as a “an avid New England sports fan” and has a picture of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as the wallpaper on his computer. But now Ryder and his wife, Brenda, live and work in Carroll...
Updated one month ago

WEDU Be More Awards accepting applications

WEDU-Ch. 3 is now accepting applications and nominations for the 12th annual Be More Awards, which will honor West Central Florida organizations.
Updated one month ago
New Life Village looks to expand mission for adopted, foster children

New Life Village looks to expand mission for adopted, foster children

PALM RIVER — For Sister Claire LeBoeuf, it was a 50-year dream come true.
Updated one month ago
SouthShore Chamber looks to lead 9/11 awareness effort for Hillsborough schools

SouthShore Chamber looks to lead 9/11 awareness effort for Hillsborough schools

APOLLO BEACH — SouthShore Chamber of Commerce executive director Melanie Morrison picked up her daughters — and some of their neighborhood friends — on Sept. 11 last year and inquired about how they commemorated the tragic events...
Updated one month ago