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  1. Tampa Jewish Family Services' reach extends to all families


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

  2. 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 addresses one of the major concerns for anyone running in cooler weather -- an accessible spot for watches so runners can track their time while wearing long sleeves.
  3. Farm owner's vision morphs into major community event for Temple Terrace


    TEMPLE TERRACE — A few years ago Dale McClellan, chairman of M&B Products, a family-owned and operated business, came up with a unique idea.

    The Bellamy Brothers will headline the entertainment portion of the second annual Farm Night BBQ on Feb. 24.
  4. 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.

  5. 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]
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Group uses film to push against state's proposed gun legislation


    The day after a quiet 2012 Thanksgiving spent with family in Chicago, Lucy McBath answered a phone call from her ex-husband, Ron Davis. Their son, 17-year-old Jordan Davis, had been shot.

  9. March column: Rep. Harrison stuck between Tallahassee powers


    State Rep. Shawn Harrison, R-Tampa, is "caught between a rock and a hard place," as Mayor Bob Buckhorn put it, in the internecine GOP feud over business incentives and tourism marketing.

     opposed Gov. Rick Scott on business incentive money, so Scott came to Harrison's legislative district to make his case. [Times file]
  10. Teen gunned down at kids party had Selmon, Gonzmart as mentors


    Nearly five years ago, I met a fatherless 12-year-old boy when I was asked by my friend Maryam Muhammad, his teacher, to speak at her fifth-grade class.

    Richard Gonzmart posted this collage of photos of him and Tee'on Milledge on his Facebook page.