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Wednesday, Sep 02, 2015

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September’s song at Freedom Plaza

A particular song keeps playing in the back of minds at Freedom Plaza these days. It goes, “school days, school days, dear old golden rule days.”
Published: 08/26/15
Pickleball and more set for Tampa Bay Senior Games

Pickleball and more set for Tampa Bay Senior Games

Hundreds of seniors, ages 50 and up, are again expected to participate in the 35th annual Tampa Bay Senior Games. The event includes three weeks of competition in various activities scheduled to take place at venues throughout Hillsborough County.
Published: 08/26/15
Turn junk into art and win prizes

Turn junk into art and win prizes

The Hillsborough County Extension Service and Hillsborough County Fair will host the ninth annual Recycled Yard Art Contest this fall.
Published: 08/26/15
Apollo Beach sisters carry on one woman’s animal rescue mission

Apollo Beach sisters carry on one woman’s animal rescue mission

APOLLO BEACH – The last thing Apollo Beach residents Alyce McCathran and Sue Green imagined doing in their free time was cleaning out dirty kennels and tending to a bunch of sickly, unwanted dogs.
Published: 08/25/15
Updated: 08/26/15
Comedy is no bitter pill for South Shore resident

Comedy is no bitter pill for South Shore resident

APOLLO BEACH – Heather Campese knows anger. Lung cancer at 23. Divorced with kids at home in 2008. Online dating ups and downs. And most recently, her fiancée left her days before the wedding was scheduled. She didn’t need a doctor to tel...
Published: 08/25/15
Updated: 08/26/15
Ice cream, tea party for the dog days of summer

Ice cream, tea party for the dog days of summer

Nothing sets our pooches tails waggin’ like treats from the freezer, especially on sizzling hot days when summer is giving us its last and best punch.
Published: 08/25/15

Dancing to the rhythm of life

From the back she looked to be much older than I. She had snow white hair, a well-lined face with the wrinkles of experience and hands that spoke of a lifetime of hard work. She sat in the bleachers of the outdoor amphitheater just ahead of me, and w...
Published: 08/21/15
Mangrove snapper are your best bet

Mangrove snapper are your best bet

The weather so far this month has been all but typical – lots of rain, a little wind, hot and muggy. Ah! August weather on the west coast of Florida.
Published: 08/21/15
Community gardens are great places

Community gardens are great places

If you don’t have room for a garden or enough sun or the needed motivation, consider joining a community garden. You can learn from scratch or add to your skills, meet new friends and see how much can be grown in a small place with fairly litt...
Published: 08/21/15
Lunch improved, any way you slice it

Lunch improved, any way you slice it

There was a period in my life when packing a lunch was such an easy meal to throw together in the morning.
Published: 08/21/15