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Thousands mourn, reminisce, at the passing of long-time coach and educator

Thousands mourn, reminisce, at the passing of long-time coach and educator

Coach Tom Lota passed away on Sunday. Memorial service on April 27. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Tom Lota recently ordered multiple cases of Coca Cola. Even in hospice, he didn’t consider…

Lost in Florida: The Lost City

Lost in Florida: The Lost City

Part three in a series. Photo gallery below article. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The DeHavilland Otter seemed to travel only a few yards down the runway before the nose abruptly lifted…

Brandon-area runners count blessings after Boston Marathon bombing

Brandon-area runners count blessings after Boston Marathon bombing

Members of FishHawk Road Runners Club and Brandon Running Association took part in race By KEVIN BRADY Brandon area runners who participated in the Boston Marathon earlier this month are…

St. Joseph’s Hospital in Riverview to offer 500 permanent jobs

St. Joseph’s Hospital in Riverview to offer 500 permanent jobs

By PENNY FLETCHER The medical office adjacent to the St. Joseph’s Hospital being built on Big Bend Road in Riverview is scheduled to open July 1 of this year and…

FishHawk photo group takes off online

The FishHawk Photographers Facebook page has 186 members By KEVIN BRADY Less than a year old, a local photography group has taken off online. Sharing tips and meeting up regularly,…

County to overhaul historic Gardenville School, expand park

BY PENNY FLETCHER Two separate but overlapping projects are slated for the Gardenville Recreation Center, 6219 Symmes Road in Gibsonton. When they’re completed, the center will have a whole new…

The Lost Millenial: Conquering Fuji-san

By NICK NARIGON Climbing Mount Fuji is something most people in Japan do at one time or another. After all, it is the most climbed mountain in the world, with…

Obituaries April 25, 2013

Beatrice V. Conover On a soft spring evening when the world was forty shades of green, the immortal soul of Beatrice V. Conover went home. For almost 93 years, until…

Outdoor Learning: Name these Florida natives

By DIANE STRAUSER ALVAREZ, Master Naturalist and Camp Bayou Supporter Here are some common, native plants you can see at Camp Bayou and any natural yard or preserve in Central…

South County librarian earns Friends of the Library Librarian of the Year Award

BY PENNY FLETCHER “Bubbles! Bubbles!” some babies cried. They seemed to know what was to come next even though they were not yet two. “It’s a matter of routine, of…

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