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  1. Ruskin artist to help poor kids build bikes reflecting their personalities

    Human Interest

    RUSKIN — Art meets transportation for a good cause in an after-school program where two dozen kids will create bicycles guaranteed to turn heads.

  2. Mom who gets help at a food bank wants therapy for her son

    Human Interest

    Carol Piller noticed the stares and heard the whispers from others in line for food aid. She was dressed nicely and had on her jewelry, and she knew the scornful question on their minds: What are you doing here?

  3. Temple Terrace hires a new city attorney

    Local Government

    TEMPLE TERRACE — A former St. Petersburg senior assistant city attorney with 23 years of experience in that job was sworn in last week as the new city attorney for Temple Terrace.

  4. Gold Shield Foundation honors Bondi


    TAMPA — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was honored by the Gold Shield Foundation, which assists families of first responders killed in the line of duty.

  5. MADD vigil highlights groups push for stiffer DUI penalties

    Human Interest

    TEMPLE TERRACE — Kim and Doug Marler described their daughter, Alexandria Jordan "Ally" as free-spirited, funny and fun.

  6. Panel delivers messages about 'Women in America' today

    Human Interest

    Lawyer Melba Pearson was just weeks into her new role with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office when she encountered her first instance of work-related sexual harassment.

  7. March: Todd Marks strongly considering a run against Janet Cruz in District 1


    Local Republicans are still looking for another candidate against Democrat Janet Cruz in the county commission District 1 race, and lawyer and business owner Todd Marks is getting serious about the possibility.

  8. A home for Elmo and Doc Martin - a Sunday Conversation with WEDU President and CEO Susan Howarth

    Human Interest

    In October, WEDU became one of the first PBS stations in the nation to offer six channels of programming with the addition of new channels PBS KIDS and Create TV. • At the same time, it became a new home for PBS favorites like Doc Martin and Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages and other show previously …

  9. Accident leads to ADA access change for Temple Terrace man

    Human Interest

    TEMPLE TERRACE — Tim Myers left his house on a sunny October morning just as he's done for the past nine years — reluctantly driving his electric wheelchair on the main road in his Temple Terrace neighborhood.

  10. Grant from bank charity will build two homes in university area


    TAMPA — A nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of low-income families living near the University of South Florida has received a grant to build two modular homes that single parents can lease to own.

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

    Human Interest

    Georgette's Holiday Fashion Show

    Media personalities, a giant Christmas tree and Elvis danced down the runway; walking or strutting is absolutely not allowed at Georgette's annual Holiday Fashion Show. The boutique's 29th benefit for St. Joseph's Women's Hospital aimed this year to help buy a perinatal …

  12. Whitman: Leave your Christmas worries behind


    Christmas gives people anxiety, showed a recent poll study conducted by Saint Leo University.

  13. Talking subs, ships and the controversial F-35 with the Navy's newest assistant secretary


    TAMPA — James "Hondo" Geurts, a familiar face at MacDill Air Force Base, was sworn in as the Navy's newest assistant secretary last week .

  14. Chef Inspired Popcorn moves to south tampa


    Chef Inspired Popcorn, a local shop known for more than a hundred fun flavors of gourmet popcorn just kicked off their grand opening this weekend at their new location at 3204 W Bay to Bay Blvd.

  15. Klikfit offers workout routines, every minute on the minute


    SOUTH TAMPA—A new fitness studio opens its first location in South Tampa.