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  1. Fourth of July celebrations firing off all around Hillsborough

    Events

    Apollo Beach

    Food Truck Festival celebrates fourth

  2. Whitman: Condemnation continues to be a problem for Christian churches

    Religion

    I recently received an email chastising my use of the words 'low-cost' and 'entertainment' to describe vacation Bible school.

  3. Boy Scouts to head up Temple Terrace's 4th of July parade

    Events

    TEMPLE TERRACE — Volunteering is a major priority in scouting and prepping teens to become leaders is the primary purpose of the Boy Scouts' Eagle Scout program.

    Members of Cub Scout Pack 84 revel in the spirit of Temple Terrace’s annual 4th of July Parade that this year will consist of close to 80 entrants.
  4. Lutz lends old-fashioned feel to 4th of July events

    Events

    LUTZ — Attendees of the Lutz 4th of July celebration will take a step back in time with a parade, games, races, music and the election of the Guv'na of Lutz.

    Some participants in the 1-mile fun run and walk like to dress in red, white and blue as part of annual Lutz July 4th Celebration, which will be Tuesday.
  5. Loved ones remained on their mind as they pedaled across America for Alzheimer's

    Human Interest

    TAMPA

    At 4 a.m. on June 11, Greg O'Connor, Tim O'Connor and Rob Brown dipped their rear bicycle tires into the Pacific Ocean, lapping on a beach in California.

    Greg O’Connor, above, and Tim O’Connor, left, get many hugs from hundreds of well-wishers after their cross-country ride. 
  6. Illegal sign patrol on a mission to clean up Hillsborough streets

    Human Interest

    BRANDON --Jim Reed, rifling through the back of his Nissan Pathfinder, picks out a sign.

     Citizen volunteers, Reed and Bill Staley take down illegal roadside signs for county code enforcement.  CHARLIE KAIJO   |   Times
  7. Pepin daughters to take on Mount Kilimanjaro

    Human Interest

    About seven years ago, Tom Pepin and his four daughters stood at 12,000 feet, overlooking the Colorado Rockies during an outward bound survival training mission.

    From left, Christina Pepin, Lauren Pepin (Tom’s Wife), Cassie Pepin, Allie Pepin, Bella Pepin and Tom Pepin take a break during an outward bound survival training mission in Colorado.
  8. Music, memories, friendships lend energy to 'Senior Prom'

    Aging

    RIVERVIEW — Mesmerizing music mixed with the mingling of friends to energize and engage a congregation of old souls Thursday (June 22).

    Louise Goff of Brandon does line dances during the annual Senior Prom hosted by Hillsborough County Aging Services at the Regent in Brandon.
  9. Line of moms welcome Once Upon A Child to Carrollwood

    Business

    CARROLLWOOD — Strollers of all shapes and sizes are lined up in front of the store, and inside, there are racks of children's clothing in every color of the rainbow.

    At Once Upon A Child, you often as many baby strollers outside as you find baby furniture and accessories. It recently opened this location in Carrollwood. Photo by Danielle Hauser
  10. Pastries N Chaat brings North India cuisine to North Tampa

    Business

    TAMPA — Pastries N Chaat, a new restaurant offering Indian street food, opened this week near the University of South Florida.

    The menu at Pastries N Chaat includes a large variety of Biriyani, an entree owners say is beloved by millions. Photo courtesy of Pastries N Chaat.