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  1. Steinbrenner family fetes prep coaches at annual dinner

    Preps

    TAMPA

    Gaither High flag football coach Bill Agatheas said he never gets premonitions, and, as a general rule, doesn't make predictions.

  2. Henderson: Tribune lives on in scrapbooks, camaraderie, and now a documentary

    Columns

    Last year on May 3, Ken Koehn and I were having lunch at our usual spot inside the Tampa Tribune's snack room, which we had laughingly named Chez Trib. Ken was the managing editor and I was the metro columnist.

  3. New Hyde Park Village taking shape with a year of barricades and dust ahead

    Business

    TAMPA — It seems a long time now since the fountain plaza at Hyde Park Village beckoned people strolling by with its scenic surroundings and twinkling waters.

  4. Junior League partnership enhances annual dragon boat races

    Events

    TAMPA — When athletes andd spectators find greater vibrancy, more activities and added entertainment at Saturday's Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races at Cotanchobee Park, they can thank the Junior League of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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

    Human Interest

    LAMPLighters' Lights Fashion Hope

  6. March column: Hillsborough commissioners switching districts to run again

    Politics

    County Commissioner Sandy Murman now says she is "probably" going to leave her district seat to run for a countywide seat in 2018, which is setting off a flurry of jockeying and maneuvering in what promises to be a wild 2018 county election season.

  7. Exoskeletal suit helps Haley veteran regain ability to walk

    Veterans

    There is a magical moment for every new child when they take those first wobbly steps in life.

    It is a transcending experience.

  8. Whitman: Christians must temper 'Christian girl' model

    Religion

    I came across something beautiful this week: the raw and sometimes ugly storytelling of poet Olivia Gatwood.

  9. Eaters will crown wieners at event-packed RiverFest in Tampa

    Events

    It's all about wieners and winners May 6 and 7 at RiverFest in downtown Tampa.

  10. Engineering entrepreneur finds home in USF incubator

    Business

    SaLisa Berrien moved to Tampa just a few years ago, but she's long been familiar with the Sunshine State, thanks to summer visits as a child with Polk County relatives. At that time, she remembers hating the annual trek because it was "hot and full of bugs." These days, the Allentown, Pa., native still finds Florida …

  11. Demolish I-275? One expert offers a 'dream' alternative

    Transportation

    TAMPA — If some Seminole Heights and Tampa Heights residents had their druthers, the state would simply demolish Interstate 275, which now severs their neighborhoods.

  12. Lutz tea room proves a draw for parties

    Business

    LUTZ — On a recent Friday, 18 women arrived at a new tea room wearing colorful dresses, bright light-weight sweaters, dress hats, sun bonnets, gloves and carrying matching purses.

  13. Hooper: Saint Leo writers retreat offers breath of fresh air

    Events

    I've got a secret.

    Don't tell anyone.

    On May 20, I'll be one of the presenters at the fifth annual Sandhill Writers Retreat at Saint Leo University, but if you think I'm going to show up for my session and leave, guess again.

  14. Tampa seminar modeled on child-abuse prevention gathering 40 years ago

    News

    TAMPA — Forty years ago, a seminar convened by the Junior League of Tampa riveted the community's attention on the growing problem of child abuse and led to the creation of a nonprofit group focused on fighting it.

  15. March column: Kevin Beckner leaves politics, named Hillsborough civil service chief

    Politics

    The Hillsborough County Civil Service Board has selected former county Commissioner Kevin Beckner as its new director.