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Elmira, Stanley and friends need you

Elmira, Stanley and friends need you

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Summer months are considered by many to be a time of relaxation and vacation. Most of the snowbirds fly home and things quiet down, just a little,…

HCSO realigns district command boundaries to address future growth

HCSO realigns district command boundaries to address future growth

PUBLISHED JULY 28, 2016 By LOIS KINDLE If all goes as planned, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office will add a fifth district to its Department of Patrol Services next spring,…

Sittin’ on the walk of the bay

Sittin’ on the walk of the bay

In one of the most car-centric metropolitan areas in America, walkable cities emerge.  PUBLISHED JULY 28, 2016 By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The wet breeze coming off of Tampa Bay was surprisingly…

Art Center Manatee promotes a creative community

Art Center Manatee promotes a creative community

PUBLISHED JULY 28, 2016 By ANDREA SHAY Art Center Manatee is housed unassumingly in a building at the edge of 9th Street West, next to the bridge between Palmetto and…

Get to know who you’re voting for at Eggs & Issues

Get to know who you’re voting for at Eggs & Issues

PUBLISHED JULY 28, 2016 By LOIS KINDLE If you’d like to actually meet the candidates running for local office this year, you’ll get your chance on Aug. 2, when the…

Centuries old hands-on craft offers a break for computer programmer

Centuries old hands-on craft offers a break for computer programmer

PUBLISHED JULY 28, 2016 By CARL MARIO NUDI Parrish resident Kurt Carr has worked with 21st century technology most of his adult life, but his childhood passion for a 15th…

24 Things to do In (greater) Tampa Bay this Summer

24  Things to do In (greater) Tampa Bay this Summer

PUBLISHED JULY 28, 2016 By LISA STARK Summer in Greater Tampa Bay is packed full of things to do, including stuff for the kids and grandkids too.  From the cultural…

Camp Bayou to host outdoor family event before school begins

Camp Bayou to host outdoor family event before school begins

PUBLISHED JULY 28, 2016 By LOIS KINDLE The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center will host its 9th annual Back to School – Back to Nature event on Aug. 6 to…

Local Longaberger collector remembers iconic Basket Building

Local Longaberger collector remembers iconic Basket Building

PUBLISHED JULY 28, 2016 By LISA STARK One of Marge Weber’s fondest memories as a long-time Longaberger Basket collector was visiting the famous company headquarters in Newark, Ohio, universally known…

Obituaries July 28, 2016

William Rudy William “Bill” Rudy, currently of Richmond, Va., formerly from Ohio and Florida, has passed away at the age of 87. He died peacefully, surrounded by family, on July…

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