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Sunday, Feb 07, 2016

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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
Strawberries Romanoff, a dessert fit for a tsar

Strawberries Romanoff, a dessert fit for a tsar

When my youngest daughter Lauren was 3 or 4, she had a few adorable phrases and words that I loved to hear her say. During the summer her “bathing suit” was called a “babing suit“ and “spaghetti” was “...
Updated one month ago
Tampa area continues to attract international home buyers

Tampa area continues to attract international home buyers

Despite an overall drop in sales to international buyers in Florida last year, the state has long been a desirable market for foreign investors looking to purchase homes. Last year, international purchases increased between 14 to 20 percent in Hillsborough, according to Carlos Fuentes of Namaste Realty.
Updated one month ago
Turtle tale results in a win

Turtle tale results in a win

SOUTH TAMPA — Kendall White took her dad’s idea to write about turtles.
Updated one month ago
Long time Sunday school teacher wins prestigious honor

Long time Sunday school teacher wins prestigious honor

Around here, they consider Mary Lou Compton the gold standard for Sunday School teachers.
Updated one month ago

Stair Prize winner: ‘A Sandy Grave’

Editor’s Note: Below we are printing Kendall White’s winning submission from our “Turtle tale results in a win” story on Page 1.
Updated one month ago
Nun’s devotion to foster kids earns her Lightning’s Hero award

Nun’s devotion to foster kids earns her Lightning’s Hero award

THONOTOSASSA — Claire LeBoeuf is a voice for the voiceless and a lifelong champion for children.
Updated one month ago
Fewer farms dot landscape, but Shell’s Feed still going strong

Fewer farms dot landscape, but Shell’s Feed still going strong

NORTH TAMPA — Although it opened in 1961, Shell’s Feed & Garden Supply at 9513 Nebraska Ave. has kept current with the times.
Updated one month ago