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Thursday, Sep 03, 2015

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Plant City park scheduled for new pavilion roof, other improvements

PLANT CITY Burchwood Park’s aging pavilion roof and benches are scheduled for replacement in the coming year.
Published: 09/03/15

College and seminary offers Labor Day benefit barbecue Monday

Evangelical College & Seminary is having a Labor Day benefit barbecue from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Liberty Baptist Church, 20505 W. Granfield Ave.
Published: 09/03/15
University of Florida research looks to cut growers’ water consumption for freeze protection

University of Florida research looks to cut growers’ water consumption for freeze protection

PLANT CITY – The freezes that damaged strawberry crops in 2010 may be a bad memory, but studies are continuing on how growers can best protect their crops in frigid conditions.
Published: 09/03/15
Smoke alarms installed in East Tampa homes after deadly fire

Smoke alarms installed in East Tampa homes after deadly fire

The house where three people died in a fire this week is like many of the surrounding homes in the East Tampa neighborhood: Small, without working fire alarms and secured by old-fashioned burglar bars that can prevent anyone inside from getting out....
Published: 09/02/15
Updated: 09/03/15
Table Scraps: My new favorite words: coconut bacon

Table Scraps: My new favorite words: coconut bacon

It seems every time I check my email my sister, Janet, is informing me of yet another dish I might like to try. Keeping up with her latest culinary triumphs is a full-time job.
Published: 09/02/15

Sydney Baptist Church celebrates 106 years

DOVER — Sydney Baptist Church will celebrate 106 years of service with a Sept. 13 homecoming service with the theme, “Come HOME to a New Beginning.”
Published: 09/02/15

Bicyclist peddles across the country in fundraising experience

SOUTH TAMPA — Phillip Sipiora, a South Tampa resident, put his career path on hold this summer to be able to help those with disabilities.
Published: 09/02/15
Yankees Hope Week offers special day for Boys & Girls Clubs kids

Yankees Hope Week offers special day for Boys & Girls Clubs kids

Devin McMillan, 15, wore his New York Yankees hat to dinner recently — as did many of his fellow 200 Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay members.
Published: 09/02/15

Freedom Plaza Opera Club changes its tune

Residents and visitors from the Sun City Center community have enjoyed the Freedom Plaza Opera Club’s Summer-lite Series over the past few months. The bi-weekly sessions have offered a variety of operettas and opera-related video presentations...
Published: 09/02/15
Former lawyer goes to ‘war,’ becomes local magician

Former lawyer goes to ‘war,’ becomes local magician

SUN CITY CENTER – Just because he was a mediation lawyer for 46 years doesn’t mean Jerome Levy, 73, can’t be the life of the party.
Published: 09/02/15

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