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Zach Tucker Golf Scramble puts foundation within reach of milestone goal

Zach Tucker Golf Scramble puts foundation within reach of milestone goal

VALRICO – Ten years have passed since Sherry Tucker promised her son, Zach, then two months shy of his 9th birthday, that she would be okay once he left this earth for good.
Published: 04/27/16
Florida soil often needs improvement

Florida soil often needs improvement

Living with any soil is much like living with a spouse. You have to study its ways and learn to work with it. But you will never understand it completely. Sure, it will sometimes disappoint you, but when it does, you are often left with a nagging not...
Published: 04/27/16
Market attracts organic-minded interests

Market attracts organic-minded interests

RIVERVIEW – When Alicia Laing got married eight years ago, she gifted her handmade soaps as wedding favors to her guests in California, where, according to her, “the organic thing is a little more mainstream.”
Published: 04/27/16
St. Stephen Catholic Church expands

St. Stephen Catholic Church expands

RIVERVIEW – Construction of the new St. Stephen Catholic Church sanctuary next to its school at 10428 St. Stephen Circle is coming along. The walls are up and the roof decking is in place. The expected completion date is next spring.
Published: 04/27/16
When a taste of Florida is a souvenir

When a taste of Florida is a souvenir

Mom has a friend who is traveling to France this summer. She asked me the other day if I knew of anything June could take as a gift to her gracious hostess.
Published: 04/27/16
Raptor Rapture

Raptor Rapture

RIVERVIEW – Since he was a young boy, Rick Foley has been fascinated with all kinds of birds, but after reading “My Side of the Mountain,” by Jean Craighead, his interest shifted to birds of prey.
Published: 04/27/16

Motorcyclist killed in head-on crash on U.S. 301 in Wimauma

A 23-year-old motorcyclist was killed Monday night when he veered out of his lane and struck a car head-on on U.S. 301 in Wimauma, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Published: 04/26/16
Updated: 04/27/16
Deputies looking for battery suspect in Beer Can Island dispute

Deputies looking for battery suspect in Beer Can Island dispute

A man threw a sucker punch, breaking another person’s jaw, after an argument Sunday on Beer Can Island, off Apollo Beach, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Published: 04/26/16
Updated: 04/27/16
Best bests for May are trout, mackerel and redfish

Best bests for May are trout, mackerel and redfish

May 1 is Sunday and our short spring season is just about gone. With summer right around the corner, water temperatures will begin to sky rocket.
Published: 04/25/16

Six escape fire in Gibsonton mobile home park

GIBSONTON — A fire consumed a residence around 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Alafia Mobile Home Park off U.S. 41 South, where six occupants managed to escape, one with minor injuries.
Published: 04/24/16