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Celebrating the 26th Holiday in the Park

Celebrating the 26th Holiday in the Park

Approximately 1,400 friends of the Apollo Beach Recreation Park were on hand to celebrate the 26th annual Holiday in the Park on Dec. 11. Along with entertainment and demonstrations, Hillsborough…

Observations: Serendipity

Observations: Serendipity

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Sixty years ago, a newspaper in Colorado Springs made a typo on a Sears Roebuck advertisement. Sears was offering children the opportunity to call and talk to…

Ward Hall, showman extraordinaire: The king of the sideshow shares his ‘World of Wonders’

Ward Hall, showman extraordinaire: The king of the sideshow shares his ‘World of Wonders’

By LISA STARK “The show is about to begin. Just step right over to our ticket box, and come on in to see the show you will be talking about…

Community of Uzita Shores donates to protected preserve

Community of Uzita Shores donates to protected preserve

By PENNY FLETCHER Standing anywhere on Mount Cockroach, people don’t need much imagination to picture the Timucuan Indians who lived along the Little Manatee River more than 1,000 years ago.…

Pride, patriotism explored in VFW essay contest

Pride, patriotism explored in VFW essay contest

By LISA STARK Local contestants showed a surprising depth of emotion and insight in this year’s annual VFW-sponsored youth essay competition, designed to give students from grades K to 12…

Rewinding through 2015

Rewinding through 2015

By PENNY FLETCHER In January, more than 7,000 people turned out for a sneak-peek at St. Joseph’s Hospital South in Riverview, which opened in February with its 112-bed, $237 million,…

Save lives; don’t celebrate with guns on New Year’s Eve

Save lives; don’t celebrate with guns on New Year’s Eve

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN   Bullet Free Sky, a South Hillsborough-based nonprofit organization with a growing, global reach, is making its semi-annual plea to prevent the dangers of celebratory gunfire this…

Osprey Place Pond judged best-maintained by Adopt-A-Pond

Osprey Place Pond judged  best-maintained by Adopt-A-Pond

The Adopt-A-Pond program  partners with communities to improve the water quality, wildlife habitat and appearance of stormwater ponds. The program guides residents through the initial steps to help them learn…

Obituaries: December 31, 2015

Robert F. Cleary Robert (Bob) Cleary, 86, passed peacefully from this life on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. Bob had been a resident of Sun City Center since his retirement in…

Feeding America, Mosaic partner to provide Christmas dinners for Gibsonton Elementary families

Feeding America, Mosaic partner to provide Christmas dinners for Gibsonton Elementary families

By KEVIN BRADY Hundreds of families in the Gibsonton area will enjoy a Christmas dinner this week, thanks to the Mosaic Company and the Tampa Bay branch of Feeding America.…

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