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Steve Martin and Martin Short talk touring together and ‘newfangled old-fashioned’ variety show

Steve Martin and Martin Short talk touring together and ‘newfangled old-fashioned’ variety show

It’s barely been a year since Steve Martin and Martin Short last brought their roadshow to town. But there was never a doubt in their minds they’d be back."We thought — and I seriously mean this — we’ve got to play Florida more." Martin said in a pho...
Published: 01/17/18
Hernando schools superintendent seeks protection from neighbor she accuses of harassment

Hernando schools superintendent seeks protection from neighbor she accuses of harassment

By MEGAN REEVESTimes Staff WriterSPRING HILL — Hernando County schools Superintendent Lori Romano will appear in court this month after filing for a restraining order against her neighbor, who she said has stalked and harassed her since last summer.I...
Published: 01/17/18
With help from neighbors, Dunedin  food pantry is moving to bigger digs

With help from neighbors, Dunedin food pantry is moving to bigger digs

BY PIPER CASTILLOTimes Staff WriterDUNEDIN — It has been only two years since the board of directors began operating Dunedin Cares from Faith Lutheran Church, inside a 600-square-foot community room. Already volunteers have handed out upwards of 100,...
Published: 01/17/18
Young Pasco teacher faces cancer with support of students

Young Pasco teacher faces cancer with support of students

NEW PORT RICHEY — At age 28, things were really shaping up for Joel Santos-Gonzalez. Fulfilling his lifelong dream of becoming a teacher, he had just completed his third year at Gulf Middle School."I always liked to talk to people on an intellectual...
Published: 01/17/18
We tried eating the recommended serving of fruit and vegetables for a week, and it was harder than we thought

We tried eating the recommended serving of fruit and vegetables for a week, and it was harder than we thought

I sat at my desk eating chunked pineapple straight out of the can, reading about how much fruit and vegetables we should all be eating every day: 1 1/2 to two cups of fruit, 2 1/2 to three cups of vegetables, at a minimum, per the United States Depar...
Published: 01/17/18
At Big Hug Day, Tampa Bay kids attempt to break world record

At Big Hug Day, Tampa Bay kids attempt to break world record

A group of Tampa Bay kids aren’t letting age get in the way of thinking big.Not just big, but world-record-breaking big. About 40 first through sixth graders are behind The Big Hug campaign, which aims to get 12,000 people together at Tropicana Field...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Hillsborough High tight-end earned Bill Minahan Award on, off gridiron

Hillsborough High tight-end earned Bill Minahan Award on, off gridiron

TAMPA — Martha Minahan didn’t just shake hands or give pats on the back to the award winners Monday night at the Columbia Restaurant. She gave the winners big, sincere, heart-felt hugs, much like her husband, the late legendary football coach Bill Mi...
Updated: 2 hours ago
‘Dream builders’ mark MLK Day of Service by building new homes in Brandon

‘Dream builders’ mark MLK Day of Service by building new homes in Brandon

BRANDON — Victoria Richards could think of no better way to spend the holiday than to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.Richards, the volunteer manager of Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County, stood among a sea of nearly 60 volunteers ...
Updated: 3 hours ago

St. Pete officer suspended for month after pushing concert guard

ST. PETERSBURG — A police officer was suspended for a month after he pushed a security guard at a summer concert in Tampa, according to St. Petersburg police.It could have been worse: Chief Tony Holloway determined Officer Curtis Wright could have be...
Published: 01/16/18
Women speak out on abuse by Nassar; Nation’s first Sikh attorney general confirmed; more in U.S. news

Women speak out on abuse by Nassar; Nation’s first Sikh attorney general confirmed; more in U.S. news

Published: 01/16/18