Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Things to do in the Tampa area

Carrollwood

Back-to-school bash

Bring the whole family to Whole Foods Market, 3802 Northdale Blvd., on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. for kid-friendly festivities, a free storewide sampling and special back-to-school deals. A "Build Your Trail Mix" station, magician, face painting by the YMCA and fire truck tours by Station 41 will be featured activities. A free lunch giveaway will also be part of the festivities and the first 100 children in line at the "lunch station" will receive a free, healthy, prepacked lunch to kick off the first day of school. The back-to-school lunches are available while supplies last; limit one per child, child must be present. No substitutions please.

Downtown

Tools to Quit smoking cessation class

The Tools to Quit program is a two hour smoking cessation class on Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Health Sciences and Human Performance building (front of the Martinez Center) N Boulevard, Room 201, that provides valuable tools needed to help quit tobacco. Participants can expect to learn how to prepare an individual plan with specific ways to deal with cravings, what physical and emotional symptoms to expect and how to cope with them effectively. Four free weeks of patches, gum or lozenges included while supplies last. Registration requirements: must register in advance. Call (813) 929-1000 ext. 205 or email Claudia Quinones at [email protected] to sign up. Participants will be asked to quit on or before the third week after the class.

seminole heights

Gardeners plot second community space

The Seminole Heights Community Garden is holding a general member meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Seminole Heights Library, Room 105, 4711 N Central Ave. The gardeners are starting a second garden in the neighborhood. Anyone interested in gardening can attend.

Tampa

Bromeliad Guild meeting Monday

Jay Thurrott, current president of the Bromeliad Society International, will present his program "Bromeliads — are they better in the Bahamas?" at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 821 S Dale Mabry Hwy., second floor. Thurrott will show some classic collections as well as a judged show. The meetings are open to the public with a plant sale starting at 7 p.m. Visit bromeliadguildoftampabay.org/ or call Tom at (813) 961-1475.

Bariatric/weight loss support group to meet

This Tampa General Hospital support group meets at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Harbourside Medical Tower, 5 Tampa General Circle, Suite 410, and is designed to provide post-operative support to patients who have had weight loss surgery at any facility. For more information, call (813) 844-7473 or email [email protected]

Printmaking presentation

Bring your own lunch or just stop by and learn something new at 1 p.m. Thursday , at the Life Enrichment Center's Lunch and Learn presentation at 9704 N Boulevard. The featured presentation is Printmaking Made Easy with Akua Intaglio Ink and may include a lecture, demonstration and/or samples of work. Q&A to follow. Free.

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Outback Steakhouse owner Bloomin’ Brands beats Wall Street forecasts

Outback Steakhouse owner Bloomin’ Brands beats Wall Street forecasts

TAMPA — Bloomin’ Brands this morning beat Wall Street expectations in reporting fourth-quarter net income of $16.4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.The Tampa-based restaurant chain group — which includes Outback Steak...
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Guest column: The time I asked Billy Graham if he ever gets sick of the Bible

Guest column: The time I asked Billy Graham if he ever gets sick of the Bible

The interview was not going well.There I was, in a coveted one-on-one meeting with Billy Graham in his home in Montreat, N.C., in August 1998. It took months to get this interview for the Tampa Tribune and WFLA-TV. The newspaper and the TV station ha...
Updated: 15 minutes ago
Procession planned for ‘America’s Pastor,’ Rev. Billy Graham

Procession planned for ‘America’s Pastor,’ Rev. Billy Graham

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Polk deputies seek Pinellas man accused of pushing woman from speeding car

Polk deputies seek Pinellas man accused of pushing woman from speeding car

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Updated: 1 hour ago
Joe Henderson: Farewell to Eddie Card, sports enthusiast, gentleman and friend

Joe Henderson: Farewell to Eddie Card, sports enthusiast, gentleman and friend

There was an empty seat in the pew at the back of my church Sunday. It was where Eddie Card used to sit.That’s where I would see Eddie and his wonderful wife, Joan, nearly every week. He would always extend his hand and give mine a firm shake.He woul...
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Forecast: Warm weather persists in Tampa Bay, but slightly cooler weekend ahead

Forecast: Warm weather persists in Tampa Bay, but slightly cooler weekend ahead

Tampa Bay has broken record high temperatures since Monday, and Thursday should be no different.Happy Thursday! We are rolling through the week and once again temperatures will be near record highs this afternoon. If we break the record high of 85° t...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Grapefruit League 2018 day-by-day schedule

Grapefruit League 2018 day-by-day schedule

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Man rescued after boat swept away, capsizes in Little Manatee River

Man rescued after boat swept away, capsizes in Little Manatee River

RUSKIN — A man was rescued early Thursday morning after Hillsborough County deputies say his boat was swept away by a strong tide and capsized in the Little Manatee River.According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, a 911 call was received ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
The Daystarter: Rubio taken to task; Romano on the GOP lobby; St. Pete’s World Liquors sign finds new home; what if Rays know what they’re doing?

The Daystarter: Rubio taken to task; Romano on the GOP lobby; St. Pete’s World Liquors sign finds new home; what if Rays know what they’re doing?

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Romano: Welcome to Florida, a state more afraid of conversation than guns

Romano: Welcome to Florida, a state more afraid of conversation than guns

Gun advocates are absolutely right about this:A ban on assault weapons will not end school shootings.How do we know?Because there was a federal ban on assault weapons for 10 years, and mass killings persisted. That’s because a ban deals only with fut...
Published: 02/22/18