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UACDC board chairman says they hit jackpot when hiring new COO

UACDC board chairman says they hit jackpot when hiring new COO

TAMPA — Nestor Ortiz was recently named the University Area Community Development Corporation’s chief operations officer.
Updated one month ago
A free afternoon of family-friendly fun on tap

A free afternoon of family-friendly fun on tap

CARROLLWOOD — The Carrollwood Cultural Center’s Springfest Youthfest on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is a free afternoon of family-friendly fun, with a carnival-like theme and plenty of activities for kids....
Updated one month ago
Public invited to enjoy student’s art

Public invited to enjoy student’s art

CARROLLWOOD — The Carrollwood Cultural Center at 4537 Lowell Road offers a wide variety of classes in both the visual and performing arts. On Friday, from 7-8 p.m., the Carrollwood Cultural Center will host a free Student Showcase where studen...
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Sacred Pepper gives Mediterranean twist to menu

Sacred Pepper gives Mediterranean twist to menu

If Sacred Pepper is not a smashing success, it is not for lack of creativity, attention to detail and a liberal dose of love.
Updated one month ago
Florida soil often needs improvement

Florida soil often needs improvement

Living with any soil is much like living with a spouse. You have to study its ways and learn to work with it. But you will never understand it completely. Sure, it will sometimes disappoint you, but when it does, you are often left with a nagging not...
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When a taste of Florida is a souvenir

When a taste of Florida is a souvenir

Mom has a friend who is traveling to France this summer. She asked me the other day if I knew of anything June could take as a gift to her gracious hostess.
Updated one month ago
Subsidized housing project razed to make way for I-275 work

Subsidized housing project razed to make way for I-275 work

TAMPA — Tampa Presbyterian Village, the angular public housing development that formed a pink stucco mountain range between Blake High School and Interstate 275, is gone.
Updated one month ago

Earth Day celebrated over several days

Earth Day, founded April 22, 1970, is a day to focus on the environment, resources and beauty.
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Young Women of Promise named

Young Women of Promise named

For 10 high school juniors, defining moments, interests or projects, as well as strong academic records, established them as 2016 Dr. Sylvia Richardson Young Women of Promise by the Athena Society.
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Guests pawstruck by pet adoption event’s success

Guests pawstruck by pet adoption event’s success

The saying, “every dog has his day,” couldn’t have been more true on April 8 at the third annual 2016 Island Paws Party.
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