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Saturday, Feb 06, 2016

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Now’s a good time for plant selection

Now’s a good time for plant selection

If you don’t have enough room for new plants, take out some of the old. That was the advice of one of my garden friends. Another told me if you have any weeds, it means you don’t have enough plants. Take out the weeds and put in somethi...
Updated one month ago
For a healthier twist, try this vegetable under your pizza

For a healthier twist, try this vegetable under your pizza

I bought an eggplant last week and wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it. It’s not one of my spouse’s favorite foods, so I definitely had my work cut out for me.
Updated one month ago

Broken water line closes portion of West Swann Avenue in Tampa

A portion of West Swann Avenue is closed in South Tampa while crews repair a broken water line.
Updated one month ago
‘Souper’ soups to freeze, part two

‘Souper’ soups to freeze, part two

Last week, I wrote a column about my mission to make more soups for the freezer. There’s something so wonderful in knowing that when homemade soups are stashed away, dinner can just about make itself.
Updated one month ago
Artist’s metal sculptures show his creative mettle

Artist’s metal sculptures show his creative mettle

You may not recognize Dominique Martinez’s name, but chances are good that you have seen the work of the welding artist and his company, Rustic Steel Creations.
Updated one month ago
Krewes seek pooches to strut their stuff

Krewes seek pooches to strut their stuff

YBOR CITY — Get into the Gasparilla spirit with your pooch in two events over the next two weekends where dogs can strut their stuff in pirate gear and consumes.
Updated one month ago
More than 800 blankets distributed to those in need

More than 800 blankets distributed to those in need

Beth Ross had hoped to gather 350 blankets to give to the homeless on Christmas Eve through her Blanket Tampa Bay program. She and her husband, Ray, ended the collection drive with more than 800 new or nearly new blankets.
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This food truck is Oki Doki with diners

This food truck is Oki Doki with diners

As a child growing up on Japan’s southernmost island of Okinawa, Reinaldo “Renny” Braga learned how to cook by helping his Chinese grandmother prepare and serve family meals. When he retired from the United States Air Force as a ...
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Performer is proving fairy tales can come true

Performer is proving fairy tales can come true

TAMPA PALMS — Performing comes naturally to Laurie Craddock. For years, the classically trained, award-winning singer, actor and versatile musician has wowed crowds of all ages.
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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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