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Ash Wednesday: The first sign of Lent

Ash Wednesday: The first sign of Lent

Students at Nativity Catholic School in Brandon joined Christians the world over for Ash Wednesday services and the start of Lent — a six-week period of prayer, penance, atonement and self-denial in preparation for Easter.
Published: 02/10/16
Kids clowning around are encouraged at this camp

Kids clowning around are encouraged at this camp

One of America’s top fears, coulrophobia, is a dream come true for Matthew Belopavlovich, a multi-talented instructor at The Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts.
Published: 02/10/16

Try saying it with song this Valentine’s Day

Stumped on what to do for Valentine’s Day?
Published: 02/10/16
Art show to feature various mediums

Art show to feature various mediums

SOUTH TAMPA — Artist Beth Kokol always looks “for someone who speaks to me” when she takes summer workshops at the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina.
Published: 02/10/16
Foundation brings hope to women

Foundation brings hope to women

SEMINOLE HEIGHTS — Margaret Palmer was hesitant about becoming involved in the service project of her Bible study fellowship group.
Published: 02/10/16

Health advisory issued for two Hillsborough beaches

The Hillsborough County Health Department has issued a health advisory for E.G. Simmons Park beach and Picnic Island Beach after tests showed higher levels of enterococci bacteria.
Published: 02/09/16
Miami’s Mid-Beach draws a global crowd

Miami’s Mid-Beach draws a global crowd

At Circa 39’s breakfast buffet, the languages spoken by diners outnumber the menu items. And there are a lot of menu items.
Published: 02/07/16
Scene & Heard

Scene & Heard

YMKG Captain’s Ball
Published: 02/07/16

Wartime records may offer insights into Southern ancestors’ lives

Do you suspect one of your ancestors might have been a Confederate spy? Perhaps family lore conjures up visions of the petite Southern belle defying those nasty ol’ Yankees, or images of Rhett Butler drinking bourbon, smoking a cigar and playi...
Published: 02/07/16
Try Mexican-spiced brownies

Try Mexican-spiced brownies

Mexican hot chocolate is a beloved beverage made from chocolate (no surprise there) combined with cinnamon and another spice or two to bring up the heat. The combination of spicy and chocolate just plain works, and I wanted to see how it would transl...
Published: 02/06/16