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Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

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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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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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Community wins award for project

Community wins award for project

TAMPA SHORES — An innovative project to reduce pollution by installing sturdy baskets with absorbent filters in existing storm water drains to capture oil, trash and lawn clippings before they reach Tampa Bay has won the Golden Mangrove Award....
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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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ReStore provides affordable home improvement options to local community

TOWN ’N COUNTRY — Opening Jan. 9 and serving all of Hillsborough county, Habitat for Humanity’s first Hillsborough County ReStore shop, located at 11236 W. Hillsborough Ave. in Silvermill Plaza, will offer the public deeply discount...
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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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Aerial salute set for next Field of Honor Remembrance

TAMPA — More flags will be added in January to the Field of Honor at Hillsborough County’s Veterans Memorial Park, followed by a Field of Honor Remembrance Ceremony staged by the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County....
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Put a chair in your garden

Put a chair in your garden

Plants are the most important part of any garden but they tend to stand out with man made additions like chairs.
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