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The plan by Jeff Vinik and his partners to reshape Tampa still lacks one key thing: a name

The plan by Jeff Vinik and his partners to reshape Tampa still lacks one key thing: a name

TAMPA — Next month, $35 million worth of infrastructure and roadway construction will begin on the project that will transform downtown Tampa. Roads will be extended, sidewalks widened and more on-street parking will be added.
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Henderson: New rules could leave cigar industry in ashes

Henderson: New rules could leave cigar industry in ashes

A tour through the J.C. Newman Cigar Co. in Ybor City is a wonderful step back through time. It doesn’t matter if you’re a smoker, or you never touch the stuff. This is about history and heritage.
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Tampa attorney Warren Dawson named to national AME Church judicial panel

Tampa attorney Warren Dawson named to national AME Church judicial panel

TAMPA — “Black lives matter” has become a touchstone issue in the United States in the past two years. It’s a message that Warren Dawson has dedicated his whole professional life to furthering.
Published: 07/23/16
Plant City Chamber hires new president

Plant City Chamber hires new president

After a nationwide hunt, the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce found its new president within a 10-mile radius of its office.
Published: 07/23/16
Hooper Column: Portraits of Buffalo Soldiers show history and so much more
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Hooper Column: Portraits of Buffalo Soldiers show history and so much more

After arriving at the Marriott Waterside on Tuesday for the convention of the National Association of the Buffalo Soldiers & Troopers Motorcycle Club, Tony Harris, Frank Austin and Dwayne Ware came across an artist on the second floor of the hote...
Published: 07/23/16
Tandoor brings exotic South Indian cuisine to Brandon

Tandoor brings exotic South Indian cuisine to Brandon

What I Ate: Curry houses can be found in almost every corner in my native England. But Indian cuisine is still something of a novelty in Tampa Bay, so I was delighted to find a variety of meat and vegetarian dishes on the menu at Tandoor.
Published: 07/23/16
Shriners provide enriching experiences at Camp Care-A-Lot

Shriners provide enriching experiences at Camp Care-A-Lot

BRANDON — Leigh Dittman, a longtime patient at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Tampa, recently spent her second consecutive year serving as a counselor at the Shriners’ Camp Care-A-Lot.
Published: 07/22/16
Riverview track club teaches its young athletes life skills

Riverview track club teaches its young athletes life skills

RIVERVIEW — Track and field is a sport typically quantified in time and distance. Jonathan Terry measures his athletes against a higher bar.
Published: 07/22/16
Programs at Berkeley, Jesuit help kids bridge the summer gap

Programs at Berkeley, Jesuit help kids bridge the summer gap

It’s common thinking among kids that attending school during summer break is so not cool.
Published: 07/22/16

Tampa rabbi turns to prophets for racial hope, healing

In August 2015, Rabbi Jason Rosenberg, leader at Congregation Beth Am in Tampa, joined the Journey for Justice.
Published: 07/22/16