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A rough few weeks on Hillsborough County roads

A rough few weeks on Hillsborough County roads

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN It has been a rough few weeks on Hillsborough County highways. On Saturday, seven people were injured in an 11-vehicle pile up that included a semi-truck on…

Wild Things roam Children’s Museum

Wild Things roam Children’s Museum

Dozens of children and their parents were able to channel their inner Max last weekend as the Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa brought some of the characters of Maurice Sendak’s…

A rising star from Riverview comes home

A rising star from Riverview comes home

Up and coming Riverview musician returns home for an intimate concert in Brandon on Saturday. Melissa Brethauer just turned 24 years old, an age when many young people over the…

Obituaries August 8, 2013

Mary Alyce Willis Graf Mary Alyce Willis Graf, a native of Ruskin, lived a beautiful life of 77 years and passed away on July 18, 2013 in Sylva, North Carolina.…

Wild Things roam Glazer Children’s Museum

Dozens of children and their parents were able to channel their inner Max last weekend as the Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa brought some of the characters of Maurice Sendak’s…

Observations: Through the joys and tears of humanity, ride on, Rumi

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Corporations may be loosely defined by law as people but they are, at best, soulless people. That’s not all bad, of course, and by law they are…

Petition circulates for ‘mermaid’ banned from FishHawk pools

Petition circulates for ‘mermaid’ banned from FishHawk pools

By KEVIN BRADY A FishHawk Ranch woman who dons a mermaid costume when swimming is making a splash across the world after she was banned from public pools in FishHawk…

At area Publix: I can hear you now

At area Publix: I can hear you now

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Abigail’s voice rang out clearly. Not only could I hear her, I could understand her. “It works?” she asked, likely already knowing that it does. “It’s wonderful,”…

New program will help feed more students after school

New program will help feed more students after school

By KEVIN BRADY Starting this fall, thousands of additional Florida children will eat a healthy meal after school, thanks to a lobbying campaign supported by childhood hunger advocates. Florida Impact,…

Don’t worry, it was Metrocon

Don’t worry, it was Metrocon

Florida has a hard-earned reputation for being the Weird Capitol of America so, as such, it is possible that not many people who found themselves in downtown Tampa this past…

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