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With a new venue, Manatee Festival of the Arts to take place March 14 and 15

With a new venue, Manatee Festival of the Arts to take place March 14 and 15

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The Manatee Festival of the Arts will kick off next week with a new home and a new focus on art beyond the traditional paint on canvas,…

Environmental study on impact of high-speed ferry underway

Environmental study on impact of high-speed ferry underway

By KEVIN BRADY Work has started on an environmental study to gauge the impact of a high-speed ferry port linking South County with Tampa. The study comes on the heels…

Panther Run raises $12K for Collins Elementary

Panther Run raises $12K for Collins Elementary

By KEVIN BRADY Students at Collins Elementary School will soon have new computers to replace the decade-old machines they have been using since the school opened, thanks to the efforts…

Kings Point Quilters’ labor of love: 36 quilts for preemies

Kings Point Quilters’ labor of love: 36 quilts for preemies

The Kings Point Quilters recently delivered 36 baby quilts and 12 dozen caps to Tampa General’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Each quilt measures 36 inches square and is made of…

Play Ball!

Play Ball!

East Bay Youth Athletics opened the season with fanfare on Friday, Feb. 27, at Vance Vogel Park in Gibsonton. More than 700 baseball and softball players, along with managers, coaches…

KP Follies to play this weekend

KP Follies to play this weekend

The Kings Point Follies will play this weekend at the Borini Theatre with one show on Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m. and two shows on Saturday, March 7, at…

Record donations for Caring Castle food drive

Record donations for Caring Castle food drive

By KEVIN BRADY South County opened its wallets and pantries in record number last month for the Have A Heart Caring Castle community food drive. This year’s food drive brought…

Observations: Traveling to find the best in things

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I have been traveling since before I could drive. I’ve seen almost every state, visited some of the great cities of Europe and have sailed to Cuba,…

Immanuel Lutheran students pound some cents into a D.C. trip

Immanuel Lutheran students pound some cents into a D.C. trip

By KEVIN BRADY Surely the most unloved coin, most of us don’t know what to do with our pennies; those little copper-colored tokens nesting in the corners of wallets or…

Home Port Gallery comes home to Apollo Beach

Home Port Gallery comes home to Apollo Beach

By LISA STARK Home Port Gallery has come back home.  And that’s good news to Apollo Beach residents whose walls are thirsting for something new and different. Located in the…