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

    Human Interest

    20th annual Cattle Baron's Ball

    Tampa and Los Angeles area Red Cross Tiffany Circle founder Jill Valenti, left, thanks Lorraine Dutkowsky, Marsha Dickey and board chairman Steve Dickey for their support at lunch aboard Holland America’s ms Oosterdam on Feb 17.
  2. Tampa Jewish Family Services' reach extends to all families


    Tampa Jewish Family Services offers everything from psychotherapy to educational testing at a reduced cost.

  3. Law professor launches running apparel line


    TAMPA — Six years ago, she became a runner, first barely making it to the end of the block, constantly putting one foot in front of the other.

    Karen Fultz, a local attorney and law professor, has launched a line of running apparel  that allows the fitness-focused running in cooler weather to access their wrist monitors while wearing a long-sleeve top.
  4. Former British brigadier still puts his 'trust' in military service

    Human Interest

    SUN CITY CENTER — From a childhood spent traveling the world to serving in the British Royal Marines for 31 years to engaging in a number of military groups as a retired Sun City Center resident, Brigadier Colin Howgill has always found himself drawn to service.

     Brigadier Colin Howgill, who served in the British Marines for 31 years, recently was chosen by the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce as its 2016 Community Leader of the Year.
  5. District recognizes LEAD winners


    PLANT CITY — Hillsborough County School District partnered with the Plant City Black Heritage Organization to recognize the winners of its annual Learn, Empower, Advocate, Dream (LEAD) student contest in recognition of Black History Month.

  6. Here's more proof that Hillsborough is where transportation ideas go to die


    I am absolutely convinced there is a vast, endless warehouse somewhere in Hillsborough County similar to the final scene in the Indiana Jones movie Raiders of the Lost Ark that is filled to capacity with decades of blueprints, studies, reports, analyses, models, plans and proposals to deal with the region's …

    Tampa lacks access to buses and other mass transit, columnist Dan Ruth says, thanks to a decades-old chorus of nos, boos and never. Blame voters asked to fund transit efforts and countless county commissions. [Times file, 2012]
  7. Plant City Community Garden offers much to see

    Home and Garden

    PLANT CITY — I thought I was going to see vegetable gardens, and I did. But I also saw much more at the Plant City Commons Community Gardens (PCCCG).

    Harry’s Garden at the Plant City Commons Community Garden has beets, tomatoes, onions and various greens and all are thriving.
  8. Moffitt staffer 'volunteers' to provide entertainment at fundraiser

    Human Interest

    H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center recently launched its Edgecomb Society, it called on Grammy-winning artist Paul Anthony to bring together an entourage to entertain guests.

    LaWanda Courtney, director of volunteer services at Moffitt Cancer Center, filled in for some entertainers during Moffitt’s Edgecomb Society launch and performed with Grammy winner Paul Anthony.
  9. Sunday Conversation: Doretha Edgecomb

    Human Interest

    Former Hillsborough County school board member Doretha Edgecomb may be retired but don't expect her to slow down any time soon. In the last month, she's helped H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center launch the George Edgecomb Society, a cancer outreach program targeting the African-American community. It's named after her late …

    Former Hillsborough County School Board Member Doretha Edgecomb received the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA’s 2017 Community Impact Award on Thursday.
  10. Hamburger Mary's brings burgers, drag queen shows to Brandon

    Human Interest

    BRANDON — A restaurant known for gourmet burgers and drag queen shows will debut in Brandon on Feb. 28.