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  1. Henderson: Young's anti-fracking bill holds promise


    The campaign to represent District 18 in the Florida Senate was nasty, with charges and counter-charges flying to the point where voters might have been tempted to hide under the covers.

  2. Blackjack Pizza looks to deliver in South Tampa


    TAMPA — Franchise owner and operating partner, Matt Blackburn officially opened Blackjack Pizza's first Florida location on Nov. 14.

  3. Mother, daughter open Lowry Park Central hangout


    LOWRY PARK CENTRAL — Guava and Gouda are staple ingredients on the menu of a new restaurant and bar that opened one month ago: Above the Salt Cafe.

  4. Limona Village Chapel celebrates a century of faith


    On Dec. 4, Limona Village Chapel in Brandon celebrates 100 years.

  5. Amy Scherzer's Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

    Human Interest

    Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla King's Debutante Ball

  6. UT stages local Hult Prize competition


    TAMPA — In the past, students from the University of Tampa have competed for the Hult Prize, the world's largest student competition for the creation of new social enterprises.

  7. Craft-beer driven c. 1949 in Old Seminole Heights keeps it local


    LOWRY PARK CENTRAL — One year after opening Ichicoro Ramen in Old Seminole Heights, owner Noel Cruz celebrates the opening of a new concept, c. 1949, a craft-beer driven bar boasting 40 taps, dedicated to breweries all over Florida.

  8. Rough Rider smoothly moves into role as first woman president

    Human Interest

    Bonnie Stofer is the first woman to carry the title of Lt. Col. in the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment "Rough Riders," a Tampa krewe based on President Theodore Roosevelt and his famous cavalry. In her role, she serves as the 39th president of the nonprofit organization formed nearly 40 years ago to create a tribute …

  9. Garden at Lutz home fills with rare plant

    Home and Garden

    The gardens of Barry Schwartz and Debby DeGraaff in Lutz have been growing for 21 years with gorgeous and very unusual plants.

  10. Common law makes women's ancestor records uncommon

    Human Interest

    Hillary Clinton failed in her attempt to become the first woman President of the United States.

  11. Editorial: As Tampa shows, hope for Cuba lies in progress from personal connections


    What's happening today in the Tampa Bay area provides a strong argument for President-elect Donald Trump to continue engaging with Cuba. Jumping at opportunities created nearly two years ago with the normalization of relations between Havana and Washington, Tampa institutions are fostering the kind of personal …

  12. Bar review: A whisky cheer to the Lion's Den cigar bar in Ybor City

    Bars & Spirits

    I racked my brain for a premise from which to start this article that wasn't based on finding an "escape" from Ybor City. I'm aware that my Ybor City coverage very frequently leans in this direction, and I hate to be repetitive.

  13. Newborn class lends comfort to adoptive parents

    Human Interest

    Steve Ritcher's sister was born when he was 16, so he's got some experience feeding and playing with an infant.

  14. Nonprofit helps families defray adoption costs

    Human Interest

    At different points during their 11-year marriage, Amanda and Erik Schierer have taken in family and friends going through a rough patch or two.

  15. Dirty pizza boxes? No! To do it right, give recycling some thought


    Not long ago the county sent a mailer about the right way to go about recycling.