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For Valentine’s Day: How do you show love?

By CHERE SIMMONS Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. A day that is usually steeped in romance with a side of candy, cards and flowers. Schoolchildren will be passing out cute ‘Will…

New five-year plan adds some fire stations, changes others

By PENNY FLETCHER Hillsborough County Fire Chief Ron Rogers says a recent study on future area growth has resulted in updated plans for new and renovated fire stations. After an economic…

My Warrior’s Place in Ruskin hosts national bereavement specialist

By PENNY FLETCHER Kelly Kowall, who founded and runs My Warrior’s Place in Ruskin, recently hosted Darcie Sims of Seattle, a certified grief management specialist. Kowall met her while training to…

Reality TV star and Florida resident readies to rumble at Dallas Bull

By Kevin Brady Were he alive today, Julius Caesar would probably be ringside at a mixed martial arts cage-fighting match. In a 21st-century version of a Colosseum scene, cage fighters punch,…

Lennard Robotics Club needs your help, offers a boundless future in return

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN At just after three o’clock, most of Lennard High School’s 1,700-plus students rush out to enjoy the freedom of after-school youth on a beautiful winter’s day. But not…

SCC man awaits final verdict on rule change

By PENNY FLETCHER The state Department of Environmental Regulation has released a “Proposed Change of Rules” that, if passed by the Florida Legislature, will change the way backflow valves are installed…

At Homewood Residence, Greatest Generation gets great technology

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN “I love you, Mom,” Rick Warren said to his mother at Homewood Residence in Sun City Center. “Oh, I love you, too,” Lessie Warren replied to her…

Obituaries February 13, 2014

Mary Catherine Forsberg Mary Catherine Forsberg, 95, passed away in Atlantic Beach, Fla., on January 29, 2014. She was born in West Milton, Ohio, and moved to Atlantic Beach eight…

Riverview Chamber tees up for its annual golf fundraiser

By KEVIN BRADY The tees are set and the beverages are chilling for the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce 20th Annual Golf Tournament later this month. One of the chamber’s largest…

Brandon Foundation, helpful neighbors aid victims of Riverview fire

By PENNY FLETCHER The Cozzetto family doesn’t have the money to hire an industrial crew to clean up its burned-out mobile home. And some neighbors don’t like the pop-up removed from…

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