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Sunday, Feb 14, 2016

The Sun

Complaints can be a positive thing

If you read this column often, you’ve known that I’m not fond of CAVE people – Citizens Against Virtually Everything. These are the people who, if they had won last week’s Power Ball of $590 million, would still find somet...
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‘Music, Music, Music’ to take the Freedom Plaza stage

The Plaza Players, Freedom Plaza’s Drama Club, began rehearsing for a musical revue called “Music, Music, Music” last summer, with a performance planned for that October. However, the autumn month became so crowded with special e...
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Sun City Center Chamber hosts annual awards gala

Sun City Center Chamber hosts annual awards gala

SUN CITY CENTER – With its new chairman’s theme, “Dare to Dream, Strive to Achieve,” the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce recently kicked off the new year by honoring the best of the year left behind. One-hundred-a...
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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...
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The new year brings some cooler weather

The new year brings some cooler weather

Last year ended with record temperatures and some awesome fishing. As late as December, I found myself fishing spots that we typically fish in October. I guess the fish didn’t get the memo. They simply go by water temperature and bait.
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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.
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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 “...
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Doctors to host grand opening of new pain management practice

Doctors to host grand opening of new pain management practice

RIVERVIEW – Chronic pain needn’t be an agonizing cross to bear, say medical doctors Nikhil Patel and Rodney Rodrigo. There are treatments available to significantly lessen or sometimes eliminate a condition that greatly affects a person...
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Honeybell season is under way at Dooley Groves

Honeybell season is under way at Dooley Groves

RUSKIN – Folks who love citrus look forward each year to the U-pick honeybell orange season at Dooley Groves. Since the day after Christmas, the Ruskin-based farm market has been packed with visitors clamoring to get out in the grove to harves...
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Riverview chamber marks 50 years, growing membership

Riverview chamber marks 50 years, growing membership

RIVERVIEW – The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce is set to celebrate “50 Years of Meaningful Connections” at its annual awards and membership dinner Friday at The Regent in Riverview.
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