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Brandies: Be careful where you plant those 'little' trees

Brandies: Be careful where you plant those 'little' trees

If you make mistakes with annuals, perennials, or even shrubs, it is easy to fix the situation.It is not so easy if you make a mistake with a tree. The fix can be costly.I grew up in a house in Ohio surrounded with tall trees and with just about the ...
Published: 03/24/17
Flying defined Bud Parker, son of pioneers and former Hillsborough appraiser

Flying defined Bud Parker, son of pioneers and former Hillsborough appraiser

Knowing her husband Alton Brooks "Bud" Parker Jr. had to fly 100 missions in the Vietnam War before his tour was over, his wife would count them down by cutting out little paper planes and taping them to a wall in her house.And when he finally return...
Published: 03/24/17
Events promoter lets the good times roll

Events promoter lets the good times roll

Tash Johnson loves a good party. So much, in fact, she's built a business producing some of Tampa's well-known events including the the Gasparilla International Food Festival, which takes place today in Ybor City's Centennial Park. A double graduate ...
Published: 03/24/17
Valrico's Village Players bring Dr. Seuss to life

Valrico's Village Players bring Dr. Seuss to life

VALRICO — Dr. Suess's Horton Hears A Who and other beloved classics will be brought to life starting Friday (March 31) by the Village Players as they perform Suessical The Musical at the James McCabe Theater, 506 Fifth St."There's no doubt kids...
Published: 03/24/17
UT starts work on six-story academic building, its biggest

UT starts work on six-story academic building, its biggest

TAMPA — The University of Tampa plans to start construction next month on what will be the biggest academic building on campus.The six-story, 90,000-square-foot Graduate and Health Studies building is scheduled to be complete by fall 2018. Ther...
Published: 03/24/17
West Tampa chamber tabs native to help boost development

West Tampa chamber tabs native to help boost development

WEST TAMPA — Jeanette LaRussa Fenton retired in January after 41 years of public service with Hillsborough County and most recently, the city of Tampa.Fenton, however, remains engaged with helping the community where she was born and raised: We...
Published: 03/24/17
SeaWorld shares jump on news of large Chinese investment

SeaWorld shares jump on news of large Chinese investment

NEW YORK — Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment, which have been cut in half since coming under scrutiny over the killer whales it holds in captivity, soared 12 percent before the opening bell on news of a big investment from China. The long-batter...
Published: 03/24/17
Find A Friend | Charlie the Tiger Cat

Find A Friend | Charlie the Tiger Cat

Charlie really is "easy like a Sunday morning." This mild tiger's known to stop, smell the flowers and be a gentle lap cat. Charlie's sweet, cuddly, lazy and amusing for his silent meow. His fostermom has noticed his mild obsession with food, and a s...
Published: 03/24/17
Deputies ID homeowner as shooter in fatal Seffner encounter

Deputies ID homeowner as shooter in fatal Seffner encounter

SEFFNER — The Hillsborough Sheriff's Office on Friday released the name of a man who deputies say shot two other men at his home Wednesday night.Martin Alfred Johnson, 76, shot William Edgar McCallister and his brother David Jack McCallister wh...
Published: 03/24/17
FHP locates driver who left passenger to die in Wimauma crash

FHP locates driver who left passenger to die in Wimauma crash

The Florida Highway Patrol has arrested a driver who is accused of leaving one of his passengers to die in a single-car crash in Wimauma early Friday morning.Troopers say Oscar Lopez-Yesca, 22, of Wimauma was driving with two passengers in a 2004 GM...
Published: 03/24/17