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Portion of West Shore Blvd. to close next week during overnight sewer work

Nearly a mile of West Shore Boulevard in South Tampa will be closed to traffic next week during overnight hours while city crews inspect and clean sewer pipelines.
Published: 01/29/16
Ship sunk in World War I has Gasparilla ties

Ship sunk in World War I has Gasparilla ties

There are few cities that can say they have a U.S. Coast Guard cutter named for them.
Published: 01/27/16
Plant senior wins Minahan award

Plant senior wins Minahan award

YBOR CITY — When Plant High football player Joe Ryan’s dad took his son to a well-known coach’s funeral two years ago, he had no idea his son would win an award named for the coach.
Published: 01/27/16
Children enjoy Pirate Meet and Greet

Children enjoy Pirate Meet and Greet

Little mateys celebrated the Gasparilla season at Hyde Park Village’s Jan. 16 Pirate Meet and Greet.
Published: 01/27/16
Pirates take over H.B. Plant Museum

Pirates take over H.B. Plant Museum

TAMPA — Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla pirates arrived on their trusty float, the Gilly Gaspar, for a rousing entrance to H.B. Plant Museum’s seasonal exhibit, “Gasparilla: A Tampa Tradition.”
Published: 01/27/16
Dart league looking for new members

Dart league looking for new members

Indoor sports enthusiasts looking for some competition may find what they’re looking for with the North Tampa Dart Association (NTDA), which is seeking men and women players for its 2016 season.
Published: 01/27/16
East-West players, Shriners team up

East-West players, Shriners team up

Assembling a group of almost 100 college men on buses to go to Shriners Hospitals for Children – Tampa was no easy feat, especially since they were all-star football players from across the nation who’d come to town focused on an upcomi...
Published: 01/27/16
Paint the Town event gives area a makeover

Paint the Town event gives area a makeover

UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY AREA — In neighborhood after neighborhood, clusters of volunteers convened to pay forward their good fortunes in life to residents whose lives contain few.
Published: 01/27/16
Airborne first responders prepare for the unthinkable

Airborne first responders prepare for the unthinkable

TAMPA — When a plane crashes, it triggers a rapid sequence of events for rescue agencies. The impact turns on an onboard emergency locator transmitter which sends a distress signal to a search-and-rescue satellite system that is monitored worl...
Published: 01/27/16
Take these steps for creating a smoother smoothie

Take these steps for creating a smoother smoothie

For the past year or more, the first thing I’ve done every morning is take a bike ride around the neighborhood. It’s exhilarating to pedal through the streets in the quiet dawn when motorists aren’t out there clogging things up.
Published: 01/27/16