Sunday, February 25, 2018
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The Franciscan Center, 3010 N Perry Ave., Tampa, will hold the International Women's Day Annual Interfaith Peace Service today from noon to 1 p.m. International Women's Day events are held worldwide to inspire women and celebrate their achievements. The peace service is hosted by the Women's Bridge Builders of Tampa. The service is free; donations appreciated. For more information, call (813) 229-2695.

Young Israel of Tampa, 13207 N 52nd St., Tampa, will hold National Conference of Synagogue Youth Fridays for teens today from 5:15 to 9:15 p.m. For more information, visit youngisraeloftampa.org or call Dvorki Rivkin at (813) 983-9770.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 509 N Florida Ave., Tampa, will hold a church tour led by docents at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday. Tours are held every second Sunday of the month, and may be scheduled for other times. For a current schedule or to arrange a tour, call the church office at (813) 229-1595.

Unity of Tampa, 3302 W Horatio St., Tampa, holds a meditative service and a contemporary service each Sunday at 9 a.m. For more information, call (813) 870-0731.

The Thirty-Fourth Street Church of God, 3000 N 34th St., Tampa, holds a Sunday worship service each week at 10 a.m., a Tuesday prayer service each week at 6 a.m., and Bible study on Wednesdays at noon and 7 p.m. For more information, call (813) 248-6548.

Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church, 3501 San Jose St., Tampa, holds worship services for high school youth each Sunday from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and for middle school youth each Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (813) 253-6047.

The Harmony Metaphysical Church & Spiritual Life Center, 2517 W Henry Ave., Tampa, holds church services on Sundays at 11 a.m., and intuitive message services on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Sunday school is available during the 11 a.m. Sunday service. For more information, call (813) 872-0295.

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Police: Man, 60, arrested for fleeing from fatal Largo pedestrian crash

Police: Man, 60, arrested for fleeing from fatal Largo pedestrian crash

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Updated: 11 hours ago
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Updated: 11 hours ago

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Updated: 12 hours ago

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Security Council demands30-day cease-fire in Syria

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Published: 02/24/18

Published: 02/24/18
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Police: Male motorcyclist crashed, then the driver was run over by two cars

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Published: 02/24/18
Northeast High alumnus Jon Mott wins 3rd Gasparilla 15K crown

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