Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Breast-feeding group: Attend a free Lutz Area Breastfeeding Support Group for adult women at noon Jan. 18 at the Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road W, in Lutz. Though breast feeding is a natural process, new moms and babies may need some help to learn. Participants can share concerns and receive professional breast-feeding guidance and advice from a certified lactation counselor. Presented in partnership with the Lutz Area Breastfeeding Support Group. For more information about this and other free programs at your library, call (813) 273-3652 or visit hcplc.org.

Canine tutors: Take your child to Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road W, at 2 p.m. Saturday to read to certified therapy dogs. Children will take turns reading to an adorable dog in an event designed to instill a love of reading. For more information about this and other free programs at your library, call (813) 273-3652 or visit hcplc.org.

Drawing class: Students with midlevel drawing and mixed media skills can sign up for a master class scheduled for 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday and continuing each Thursday through Feb. 28 at the Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard. This class, taught by Debra Radke, will take students to a higher level and prepare them for gallery display. The seven-week course costs $140, $125 for center members. Participants must preregister for the entire course. For more information, call (813) 932-0241 or go to lectampa.org.

Arbor Day: Temple Terrace will celebrate Florida Arbor Day with a special program from 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 19 at Riverhills Park, 329 S Riverhills Drive. Dana Carver of the Temple Terrace Parks and Recreation Division will talk about the proper care and planting of trees, as well as the importance of planting native trees. Temple Terrace code compliance director Joe Gross will have an update on city regulations related to trees. Both men are certified arborists and can answer your questions. You do not have to be a Temple Terrace resident to attend. The city is giving away potted native-tree seedlings (courtesy of T.R.E.E. Inc.) and distributing the Temple Terrace Tree Guide. For more information about the event, contact the Temple Terrace Parks and Recreation Division at (813) 506-6600.

Art photography: Accomplished art photographer Steven Sparks will teach a workshop on how to photograph art, including lighting and camera settings, plus tips on post-processing and resizing digital images from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 31 at Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard. Handouts will be provided and instruction will be helpful to both novice and more advanced photographers. Bring your camera and manual if possible (not required). The cost is $25. You must preregister. Call (813) 932-0241 or go to lectampa.org.

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Possible wrong-way crash on Courtney Campbell Causeway late Friday

TAMPA — A multi-vehicle crash on the Courtney Campbell Causeway late Friday may have been caused by a driver traveling in the wrong direction, Tampa police said.The crash occurred in the eastbound lanes closer to the Tampa side of the causeway, near ...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Region football: Clearwater Central Catholic 37, Calvary Christian 10

CLEARWATER — The ice bath ensued for Clearwater Central Catholic coach Chris Harvey after the Marauders’ 37-10 victory over Calvary Christian in Friday’s Class 3A region final. The win placed the Marauders (11-0) in their fifth state tournament since...
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Tampa police investigate drive-by shooting in Seminole Heights

Tampa police investigate drive-by shooting in Seminole Heights

TAMPA — Police took one person into custody late Friday after a drive-by shooting ended in Seminole Heights.The incident, which unfolded about 11 p.m., did not appear to be related to the spate of other recent shootings in Seminole Heights that have ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Region football: Plant 22, Viera 18

Region football: Plant 22, Viera 18

MELBOURNE — With 1 yard separating Plant from an incredible come-from-behind victory, or a devastating defeat, it all came down to a matter of trust.And for Panthers coach Robert Weiner, there was no one he would put more faith in to get that 1 yard ...
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Region football: Armwood 22, Hillsborough 0

Region football: Armwood 22, Hillsborough 0

SEFFNER — Hillsborough conquered one nemesis with last week’s win over Class 6A defending state finalist Lake Gibson, the team that knocked the Terriers out of the playoffs in the first round a year ago.But there was an even bigger stumbling block to...
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Region football: Ocala Vanguard 35, Mitchell 31

NEW PORT RICHEY — The start wasn’t quite befitting of a playoff game between undefeated teams, but the end of Friday’s war between Ocala Vanguard and Mitchell certainly was.Like last year’s Class 6A regional semifinal, the Mustangs held a three-point...
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Region football: Green Cove Springs Clay 52, Zephyrhills 49

Region football: Green Cove Springs Clay 52, Zephyrhills 49

ZEPHYRHILLS — For Zephyrhills, Friday night’s Class 5A region semifinal against Green Cove Springs Clay was doomed by 12 bad minutes. The Bulldogs led by four points at halftime but allowed 28 unanswered points in the third quarter and were not able ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Region football: Lakewood 20, Jesuit 7

Region football: Lakewood 20, Jesuit 7

ST. PETERSBURG — Lakewood came into Friday’s playoff game knowing its defense had to help control field position against Jesuit. The Spartans (9-1) left Friday’s game with a ticket to Immokalee for a region final — and six Tigers (6-5) turnovers en r...
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Region football: Tampa Bay Tech 42, Palmetto 26

TAMPA — Another Friday night, another offensive explosion.Tampa Bay Tech’s offense continued its torrid pace and quarterback Michael Penix Jr. accounted for five total touchdowns as the Titans rolled past Palmetto 42-26 in a Class 7A, Region 3 semifi...
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Region football: Cambridge Christian 50, Indian Rocks Christian 14

TAMPA — The Cambridge Christian offense was clicking, and quarterback Jaylin Jackson couldn’t seem to be stopped. Still, as the second quarter clock dwindled, Indian Rocks Christian was hanging around.So with just more than a minute left in the half,...
Updated: 3 hours ago