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Sunday, Feb 14, 2016

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Brandon chamber set for tried, true and new events

Brandon chamber set for tried, true and new events

BRANDON — The heat didn’t deter the hungry and curious from attending the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce’s newly formatted Taste of Brandon last year, but it did affect at least one change in the works for this year’s...
Published: 02/10/16
Bookseller seeks nominees for ‘Best Teacher’ contest

Bookseller seeks nominees for ‘Best Teacher’ contest

BRANDON — Middle and high school students are invited to honor the educators that mean the most to them in an essay, poem or thank-you letter for the Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest.
Published: 02/10/16

Come test your favorite recipe at Moose Lodge chili cook-off contest

VALRICO — All chili makers — amateurs and professionals — are invited to create their favorite recipes at a Chili Cook-off and Business Expo from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Brandon Moose Lodge activities field, 804 S. Miller ...
Published: 02/10/16

Sporting clays fundraiser set to support Honor Flight trips

VALRICO — Spots are open for the third annual Cardinal Roofing Sporting Clays Tournament, where Bridget Wilson and her father, Roger Jenkins, along with business partner Chad Churchin, are set to welcome attendees who want to “shoot for...
Published: 02/10/16

Inaugural daddy-daughter dance set

VALRICO — Fathers and daughters are invited to put on their dancing shoes and help the Campo Family YMCA raise money for its cause.
Published: 02/10/16

What to do when there’s no more space

My husband and I are burdened by the same affliction. We are savers. Right now, I’m sitting in my office surrounded by a clutter of souvenirs that run the gamut of my life – from my first baby shoes that my father filled with plaster an...
Published: 02/10/16
She’ll help you say I do

She’ll help you say I do

KINGS POINT – Barbara Brown and her husband, Joe, recently moved to Sun City Center to get away from the harsh winters up north. And while she’s here from November to April, the Pennsylvania native plans to bring as many couples togethe...
Published: 02/10/16
Salt marsh nursery brings real-life learning to the classroom

Salt marsh nursery brings real-life learning to the classroom

RIVERVIEW – Nestled between two academic buildings behind the Riverview High School gymnasium, a newly planted salt marsh nursery has brought together the efforts of the school’s environmental club members, Tampa Bay Watch workers and v...
Published: 02/10/16
Area voters gear up for Florida’s presidential primary

Area voters gear up for Florida’s presidential primary

RIVERVIEW – At his first luncheon meeting as president of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, retired physician Bryan S. Thatcher, of Valrico, made it a point to stress the importance of voting, with the deadlines for next month’...
Published: 02/10/16
Free seminar to address identity theft, scams and fraud

Free seminar to address identity theft, scams and fraud

RIVERVIEW – Barbara Jones knows firsthand the danger of letting your guard down when it comes to protecting yourself against identity theft, scams and tax and Medicare fraud.
Published: 02/10/16

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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

For more than four decades, Steve Otto has been the voice of Tampa Bay with his often hilarious and sometimes poignant view of life.

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