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Saturday, Feb 06, 2016

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Kids can make crafts with Valentine’s theme at library class

PLANT CITY Students in kindergarten through fifth-grade are invited to get creative at Bruton Memorial Library’s monthly Crafternoon from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday.
Published: 02/04/16

Hospital’s Diamonds & Denim gala brought in $115,650

PLANT CITY South Florida Baptist Hospital Foundation’s Diamonds & Denim brought in $115,650, according to a final tally from the annual fundraiser.
Published: 02/04/16
White pelicans make rare pit stop in Plant City

White pelicans make rare pit stop in Plant City

PLANT CITY – White pelicans – typically found to the west – made themselves a popular but temporary home at a Plant City park.
Published: 02/04/16
Bike ride in Dean Snyder’s memory helps Plant City YMCA program for cancer survivors

Bike ride in Dean Snyder’s memory helps Plant City YMCA program for cancer survivors

PLANT CITY – More than 100 bicyclists participated in an annual bike ride to benefit a wellness program for cancer survivors at the Plant City Family YMCA.
Published: 02/04/16
Forecast: Say goodbye to heat, welcome back to winter

Forecast: Say goodbye to heat, welcome back to winter

We hope you didn’t get too used to that bit of midwinter warmth we saw Wednesday because conditions will be returning to normal the next couple of days. Rain on Thursday will usher in cooler air, bringing temperatures back down into the 70s an...
Published: 02/03/16
Falling in love with buttercream frosting

Falling in love with buttercream frosting

I’ve never been a huge fan of frostings because I find many of them teeth-screamingly sweet.
Published: 02/03/16
New Riverview chamber president runs by faith, conviction

New Riverview chamber president runs by faith, conviction

RIVERVIEW — At his first dinner as president of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, retired physician Bryan S. Thatcher took a bow to the past and promised to lead by conviction into the organization’s next 50 years....
Published: 02/03/16
Chamber gala takes members back to early 20th century

Chamber gala takes members back to early 20th century

APOLLO BEACH — The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce recently stepped back into the Roaring ‘20s for its Annual Membership & Awards Banquet at Del Webb Southshore Falls.
Published: 02/03/16
Local artist to display his work at FishHawk Ranch

Local artist to display his work at FishHawk Ranch

Like Grandma Moses, John Lane didn’t start painting until late in life. He picked up a brush in his 70s and hasn’t stopped using one since.
Published: 02/03/16
It’s time to start counting birds

It’s time to start counting birds

SOUTH SHORE — Area residents who enjoy birds can give something back Feb. 12 to 15 by participating in the 19th annual Great Backyard Bird Count.
Published: 02/03/16

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Joe Henderson

After a long run in the Tampa Tribune sports department, Joe Henderson now shares his thoughts on the people and places that make up life in our city.

Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson’s baseball card - if he had one - would report he throws left, writes right. In his columns and blog, “The Right Stuff,” southpaw Jackson provides insight into the evolving human condition from a distinctly conservative point of view.
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Steve Otto

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