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  1. Jill Andrew heads list of honorees at Riverview Chamber dinner


    RIVERVIEW — Community leaders and local business owners were honored last week at the Riverview Chamber of Commerce annual dinner and awards celebration.

    Jill Andrew, center, was named Citizen of the Year from 2013 winner Tammy Holmberg, left, and 2014 chamber president Joe Eletto.
  2. Inaugural Bill Minahan Award honors spirit of legendary Hillsborough football coach


    TAMPA — Bill Minahan's influence did not end when his life did.

    Plant City’s Markese Hargrove, center, was honored with the Minahan Award and a $1,500 scholarship for his leadership and his selflessness.
  3. Hooper: MaryEllen Elia ouster was decided on Nov. 4


    The Hillsborough County School Board taught a civics lesson with its dismissal of superintendent MaryEllen Elia.

    [EVE EDELHEIT   |   Times]
Hillsborough County school superintendent MaryEllen Elia listens to a supporter at the meeting Tuesday, Jan. 20. The board voted to fire Elia.
  4. Couple to recall childhood struggles at Holocaust Remembrance event

    Human Interest

    YBOR CITY — Dr. John Rinde turned 7 in the Lvov ghetto, confined there with all the other Jews from his town of Przemysl, Poland.

    Dr. John Rinde and his wife, Toni, were able to escape the Nazi persecution of Jews by pretending to be Catholic in Poland.
  5. Expert: Spirituality the answer to emotional eating


    Recently, after undergoing extensive medical testing, my doctor diagnosed me with celiac disease and autoimmune malabsorption.

    Tricia and Roy Nelson teach others how to use spirituality to have a healthy lifestyle.
  6. East Bay Fishing Report For Jan. 23


    Snook search. Snook that should normally be deep in the creeks this time of year are not. On the warmest days the fish will venture to the mouths of the creeks they call home in search of some warming rays. Problem is these guys are super spooky in the clear water. Long casts are a must unless you are stalking …

  7. Gibsonton fish farm couple's lifetime of memories up for auction


    GIBSONTON — They were sweethearts, world travelers and business partners.

    In 1974, the Larsens left their large home in suburban New Jersey for a three-bedroom house in Gibsonton on 10 acres that included a fish farm. The business became their pride and joy.
  8. Sun City Center Chamber honors outstanding members


    SUN CITY CENTER — The Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce honored its top members and individuals and installed its new board of directors and officers at its annual awards banquet last week.

    Charlotte Clark, American Momentum Bank vice president, was named Community Leader of the Year.
  9. St. Joseph's Hospital-South extends the mission of Franciscan sisters


    RIVERVIEW — Nearly 30 years ago, Sister Marie Celeste and the Franciscan sisters purchased an empty tract of land with the idea of expanding the mission of its hospital.

  10. Teen DJ Jake Dela Cruz sets the stage for bigger dreams

    Human Interest


    It's not surprising to learn 13-year-old rising DJ Jake Dela Cruz will spin tunes at the Stowers Elementary Daddy-Daughter dance Jan. 23.

    Jake and his father, Jon, got to spend time with DJ Calvin Harris at the Dec. 22 Jingle Ball. “I was a little nervous, but not like a crazy person,” Jake said.