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This food truck is Oki Doki with diners

This food truck is Oki Doki with diners

As a child growing up on Japan’s southernmost island of Okinawa, Reinaldo “Renny” Braga learned how to cook by helping his Chinese grandmother prepare and serve family meals. When he retired from the United States Air Force as a ...
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Performer is proving fairy tales can come true

Performer is proving fairy tales can come true

TAMPA PALMS — Performing comes naturally to Laurie Craddock. For years, the classically trained, award-winning singer, actor and versatile musician has wowed crowds of all ages.
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Phone line provides access to resources for veterans

Phone line provides access to resources for veterans

TAMPA — Clara Reynolds, president and CEO of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, noticed a trend in the calls the center’s 2-1-1 contact phone line was receiving.
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Artists chronicle trip in words and pictures

Artists chronicle trip in words and pictures

TAMPA — For artists Terry and Dori Klaaren, the words “Have Brush, Must Travel,” means much more than the tossed-about catchphrase. It’s been their way of life throughout most of their 40-plus years together....
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Sandwich shop adds healthy flavor to Sulphur Springs

Sandwich shop adds healthy flavor to Sulphur Springs

SULPHUR SPRINGS — In the late 1920s, Sulphur Springs was a destination for wealthy tourists to vacation while visiting Tampa. The area had a giant waterslide, an alligator farm and a popular mineral springs, for which the neighborhood was name...
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Marketing majors seek golfers for USF ScramBull tournament

VALRICO — The Bulls are set to hit the links at a golf tournament aimed to support the University of South Florida’s American Marketing Association chapter, which in March strives to raise its ranking at the AMA international conference...
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Artist finds a way for loved ones to hold hands into eternity

Artist finds a way for loved ones to hold hands into eternity

A person’s hands are undoubtedly one of their most distinctive features. They say that the older you get, the more unique they become — wrinkles, wedding rings and scars all tell your life’s story....
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Rough Riders prove it’s a bear market

Rough Riders prove it’s a bear market

YBOR CITY — The teddy bears kept coming — big ones, little ones, brown ones, purple ones, red ones, even camouflage ones. Some had a holiday theme with red ribbons or hearts; others had logos of sports teams....
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Wal-Mart’s contribution celebrated at Fisher House

Wal-Mart’s contribution celebrated at Fisher House

TAMPA — In January Navy enlistee Laquan Taylor was in Loganville, Georgia, home on leave from Kuwait. Being a devout Christian, he decided to attend an evening Bible study at his church.
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Supporters of Salvation Army program provide Christmas gifts

Supporters of Salvation Army program provide Christmas gifts

Helping people in need is something Patty Turner is passionate about, especially at Christmastime.
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