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Every home needs an aloe plant

Every home needs an aloe plant

Today, you can buy aloe soap, aloe lotion, aloe capsules and many other aloe products. Many of them are good. But in my opinion the real thing, the way God made it to serve us freely, is much better.
Published: 01/27/16
Wrapped up in Gasparilla wreaths

Wrapped up in Gasparilla wreaths

YBOR CITY — Gasparilla enthusiasts arrived at a recent all-krewe social with beads, trinkets and more — not to throw but to use in the creation of their own Gasparilla wreath.
Updated one month ago

How to make your own Gasparilla wreath

Lynda Coyle who assisted others in making Gasparilla wreaths at a recent all-krewe social offers this advice. Most items are available at craft stores; some can be found in thrift stores, too.
Updated one month ago
Young woman from Williams Middle Magnet is Teacher of the Year finalist

Young woman from Williams Middle Magnet is Teacher of the Year finalist

TAMPA — When Williams Middle Magnet seventh-grader Aarush Prasad looks back to his sixth-grade year at the school, there is one educator he remembers as a standout.
Updated one month ago

Public invited to Partnership Coalition

UNIVERSITY AREA — On Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., the University Area CDC Partnership Coalition will hold its first-quarter gathering at the University Area CDC Community Center, 14013 N. 22nd St. The public is invited....
Updated one month ago
Show highlights vintage postcard art

Show highlights vintage postcard art

Long before email and social media, postcards provided a way to keep in touch with brief messages written on the back of images illustrating everything from exotic vacation spots to kittens.
Updated one month ago
Arts Council, Children’s Home work together toward music program

Arts Council, Children’s Home work together toward music program

CARROLLWOOD — Since 1892, The Children’s Home has provided a safe haven for abused, abandoned and neglected children, working within the family for placement or, if necessary, outside of it, to find temporary foster homes and even perma...
Updated one month ago

What we can learn from one another at all ages

She was a beautiful young woman in a black and white bikini when she approached me at the children’s swimming pool. We were on a vacation cruise with family, and I was watching our two granddaughters play in the water.
Updated one month ago
Rain barrels save water, plants and frustration

Rain barrels save water, plants and frustration

Everyone who lives in Hillsborough County can take a class at the extension office and be given one, free rain barrel per family to take home. The classes are offered monthly, but you must call and register at (813) 744-5519 because the class size is...
Updated one month ago
It’s time for tax filing, beware the scams

It’s time for tax filing, beware the scams

APOLLO BEACH – Tax season has officially started, and local officials are warning area residents to be wary of predators wanting to defraud them.
Updated one month ago