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Friday, May 06, 2016

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New restaurant offers farm-to-fork in neighborhood setting

New restaurant offers farm-to-fork in neighborhood setting

SEMINOLE HEIGHTS — In recent years, certain stretches of Florida and Nebraska avenues in Seminole Heights have gained notoriety as two of Tampa’s best restaurant roads. From the booming bungalows of Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe...
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Black-tie event raises funds for beautification of historic Hyde Park

Black-tie event raises funds for beautification of historic Hyde Park

SOUTH TAMPA — The event, “An Artful Evening, a celebration of art” lived up to its name.
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Operation Hope brings Tampa’s Star Showcase to community

Operation Hope brings Tampa’s Star Showcase to community

SOUTH TAMPA — On Saturday, founder Franklin Hills Jr. hopes the many months of rehearsing with the contestants, time invested in creating an original song, and all the behind-the-scenes hard work that goes into producing a talent competition, ...
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St. John’s Episcopal wins regional Latin Forum

St. John’s Episcopal wins regional Latin Forum

On Feb. 20, more than 70 students from St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School — led by Latin teacher D.J. Holt — attended the Region VII Latin Forum. The students were intent on preserving the school championship, and they had be...
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New Tampa Rotarians satisfy hunger to help

New Tampa Rotarians satisfy hunger to help

TAMPA — On a recent Saturday morning, volunteers from the Rotary Club of New Tampa, in partnership with Feeding America Tampa Bay, got the day off to a bright start for a crowd of area residents who’d gathered at the University Area Com...
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Tampa Palms’ Tarek’s Café & Grill getting rave reviews

Tampa Palms’ Tarek’s Café & Grill getting rave reviews

TAMPA PALMS — Four stars and a smiley face were a couple of the graphics patrons used to express their dining experiences on customer satisfaction cards provided at Tarek’s Café & Grill, a new eatery that opened last month in t...
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Brooks DeBartolo first in STEM racing challenge

Brooks DeBartolo first in STEM racing challenge

NORTH TAMPA — In a society increasingly powered by science, technology, engineering and mathematics, students from Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School have shown they are not only in the game, but are in it to win....
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Etched in ... just about anything you want

Etched in ... just about anything you want

CARROLLWOOD — According to owner Dale Gruver, G.L.G. Art Custom Engraving at 5008 Linebaugh Ave, serves a large customer base of industrial clients. Because of its reputation for high-quality, low-cost work, a variety of industries repeatedly ...
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‘Welcome Home’ event aimed at saluting Vietnam veterans

‘Welcome Home’ event aimed at saluting Vietnam veterans

TAMPA — Soldiers seasoned and battle-scarred, and the people who support them, stood in solidarity and solemnity March 26 at Veterans Memorial Park, where “welcome home” was the order of the day for the men and women called to se...
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Medal of Honor Memorial dedication pays tribute to local military heroes

Medal of Honor Memorial dedication pays tribute to local military heroes

TAMPA — Tribute was paid to the namesake of Lopez Elementary School in Seffner at the Medal of Honor Memorial Dedication ceremony, held March 26 at the Veterans Memorial Park and Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins Jr. Museum in Tampa....
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