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Tampa startup fuses fashion, utility and humor into one big-pocketed T-shirt

Tampa startup fuses fashion, utility and humor into one big-pocketed T-shirt

TAMPA — The Great American T-shirt has come a long way since the Cooper Underwear Co. introduced its “bachelor undershirt” in 1904.
Published: 06/27/16
MacDill defenders hit the road to tout gains in education, traffic

MacDill defenders hit the road to tout gains in education, traffic

TAMPA — Knowing the Pentagon aims to consolidate bases some day, local leaders are touting gains from their partnerships with MacDill Air Force Base in two diverse areas — educating children in military families and easing gridlock at M...
Published: 06/27/16
Westfield Brandon discontinues 4th of July fireworks show

Westfield Brandon discontinues 4th of July fireworks show

BRANDON — After 12 years of offering local families a Fourth of July fun and fireworks party called Brandon Blast, Westfield Brandon mall has decided to permanently discontinue the event that drew approximately 15,000 people annually.
Published: 06/27/16
Column: Rays’ slump shouldn’t — and won’t — cost Kevin Cash his job

Column: Rays’ slump shouldn’t — and won’t — cost Kevin Cash his job

BALTIMORE — Sure, Kevin Cash is as much to blame as anyone for a Rays losing streak that has grown to 11 after Sunday’s 12-5 drubbing by the Orioles.
Published: 06/27/16
Take a look at the new condo tower plans at the former Colonnade site in Tampa

Take a look at the new condo tower plans at the former Colonnade site in Tampa

TAMPA — The plans for a condominium tower at the former site of the Colonnade restaurant on Bayshore Boulevard are moving forward.
Published: 06/24/16
Entrepreneur pursues his ‘fortune’ in Ybor City

Entrepreneur pursues his ‘fortune’ in Ybor City

YBOR CITY — Jack Shiver says he owes his success to a fortune teller who once predicted his life would take two directions: first, bad weather would lead him to the importing business, and second, he would succeed in a small brick town.
Published: 06/24/16
Can Riverview support two new theaters?

Can Riverview support two new theaters?

RIVERVIEW — This fast-growing community south of Brandon has a smattering of grocery stores, bars and restaurants.
Published: 06/24/16
Gandy businesses surveyed ahead of Selmon Expressway elevated lane project

Gandy businesses surveyed ahead of Selmon Expressway elevated lane project

TAMPA — Construction is still a year and a half away, but officials have begun work on plans to minimize disruption to businesses on Gandy Boulevard when they extend the elevated lanes of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway.
Published: 06/24/16
Lightning leaving hockey world wondering at NHL draft

Lightning leaving hockey world wondering at NHL draft

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Lightning doesn’t have a top-five pick in this weekend’s NHL draft, selecting 27th overall in tonight’s first round, but few teams are inspiring as much intrigue around the First Niagara Center.
Published: 06/24/16
After Orlando shooting, a renewed purpose for St. Pete Pride

After Orlando shooting, a renewed purpose for St. Pete Pride

ST. PETERSBURG — Awash in rainbow body paint and dancing to thumping music, thousands celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage at last year’s St. Pete Pride.
Published: 06/24/16