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Bohemian junQue bus features art and more

Bohemian junQue bus features art and more

SEMINOLE HEIGHTS — If it’s parked at any event or festival, Elke Lockert’s eye-catching gypsy junQue bus won’t be hard to find. Brightly painted by St. Petersburg muralist Derek Donnelly, the colorful converted short school bus not only draws attention, but also reflects the vivacious personality of Lockert and her unique creations.
Published: 08/26/15

Players honor the greatest songwriter you’ve probably never heard of

CARROLLWOOD — The 1960s and ’70s were an iconic time for rock ’n’ roll. From the British Invasion and glam rockers to punks and the Grateful Dead, there truly was something for everyone. In the mix of it all, Laura Nyro, a...
Published: 08/26/15
Master gardener carries on family tradition

Master gardener carries on family tradition

It’s no surprise that Cindy Paulhus grew up with a passion for gardening, having a mother who arranged flowers at church and was a florist, orchid grower and master gardener, with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sc...
Published: 08/26/15

Writers retreat offers inspiration, tips, critiques and more

LITHIA — The 2015 Florida Inspirational Writers Retreat, “Touching Lives through the Written Word,” will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 at the CedarKirk Retreat and Conference Center, 1920 Streetman Drive....
Published: 08/26/15
Hospital ceremony offers emotional healing

Hospital ceremony offers emotional healing

Sometimes a hospital is a place of physical healing, but during the Infant Loss Remembrance Ceremony, the focus is on emotional healing.
Published: 08/26/15
Faith Family comes to Brandon

Faith Family comes to Brandon

BRANDON — On June 21, Faith Family United Church of Christ hosted its first worship service and a picnic barbecue at its new location, 1607 Lithia Pinecrest Road.
Published: 08/26/15

Extension services are free, vast and wide-ranging

Visitors can spend a day or more at the Hillsborough County Extension Services building in Seffner, where gardeners, especially, have five great reasons to commit to doing so, according to Master Gardener Cindy Paulhus.
Published: 08/26/15
Bluegrass show to feature local talents

Bluegrass show to feature local talents

BRANDON — The public is invited to a free bluegrass concert — donations will be accepted — at 6 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church of Brandon, 121 N. Knights Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Published: 08/26/15

Journey to another era during Roaring ’20s night

BRANDON — A Roaring ’20s-themed night, featuring singer Ella Chadwell and pianist Jimmy Silva, will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Allegria Italian Ristorante. Tatyana Frost, owner of The Way 2 Dance Studio, will perform dances...
Published: 08/26/15

ECHO hosts first-ever job fair

BRANDON — ECHO, the Emergency Care Help Organization, is hosting a Career Opportunity Showcase — its first-ever job fair — from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Bill Carey Boys & Girls Club, 213 N. Knights Ave....
Published: 08/26/15