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Volunteers needed at Camp Bayou

Volunteers needed at Camp Bayou

On Saturday, Sept. 19, teams of volunteers will fan out across Hillsborough County for the annual river and coastal cleanup. Last year the efforts of 4,000 volunteers removed over 60,500…

Fourteen years later: Exhibit at Tampa library shows a different view of 9/11

Fourteen years later: Exhibit at Tampa library shows a different view of 9/11

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN New York City waits for nothing and no one. Washington, D.C., the power center of the world’s most powerful nation, cannot and does not stop. In Pennsylvania,…

Newly renovated buildings open: more changes in progress

Newly renovated buildings open: more changes in progress

By PENNY FLETCHER The Sun City Center Community Association reopened Community Hall and the Rollins Theater Sept. 1 after a multimillion dollar renovation project that is still ongoing. Community Hall…

Veterans of all ages loosen up when together

Veterans of all ages loosen up when together

By PENNY FLETCHER There’s nothing like riding on Tampa Bay in a boat full of friends. Even when the others are friends you’ve never met before. On that boat, veterans…

St. Baldrick’s Shave-Off Challenge: Going bald to save the kids

St. Baldrick’s Shave-Off Challenge: Going bald to save the kids

By LISA STARK The cause is simple: saving the lives of children who have been stricken with cancer. The method is also simple, considering that anyone owning a head can…

Obituary: September 10, 2015

Oleeta Rose Kuechenmeister Oleeta Rose (née Beck) Kuechenmeister, loving wife of the late John Kuechenmeister and the late Robert Teetor; devoted mother of Rosalind Teetor Spencer; dear stepmother of Michael…

Apollo Beach author finds inspiration in ‘Cathedral of Salt’

Apollo Beach author finds inspiration in ‘Cathedral of Salt’

By KEVIN BRADY Anthony LaRose, a professor at the University of Tampa, is winning acclaim from readers for his novel Cathedral of Salt. Profits from the book benefit Tampa’s James…

St. Anne’s 2nd Annual Walkathon: Taking it to the streets

St. Anne’s 2nd Annual Walkathon:  Taking it to the streets

By LISA STARK Father Glenn Diaz stands in front of a sculpted relief hanging inside St. Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin, a depiction of Jesus surrounded by children of every…

STAFF COLUMN / OPINION: In praise of my fellow man

STAFF COLUMN / OPINION:  In praise of my fellow man

By KEVIN BRADY Working as a reporter for 25 years has made me cynical. The “if it bleeds, it leads” philosophy still pervades the media, leading to quick judgments on…

Local musicians unite in ‘Music for a Cause’

Local musicians unite in ‘Music for a Cause’

By LISA STARK In a first-time, one-of-a-kind musical performance, Ruskin VFW Post 6287 will present “Music for a Cause” on Sunday,  Sept. 13, at 4 p.m., during which listeners can…