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  1. Riverview 14 GDX kicks off summer season with sneak peak event


    RIVERVIEW — Deresa Mayes of Tampa loves nothing more than a day at the beach.

  2. Bistro 60 offers inviting buffet in surprising location on Adamo Drive


    While many families scrambled to find a brunch option that didn't have a line out the door and a long wait so mom could enjoy her special day earlier this week, a new posh eatery boldly entered the local market in time for its first Mother's Day buffet.

    The Bistro 60 at the Clarion Hotel on E Adamo Drive features three bars, including a well-lit one inside.
  3. Sunday Conversation: Swim Digital CEO Trimeka Benjamin helps women achieve


    Trimeka Benjamin, founder and CEO of Swim Digital, says she genuinely wants to help other business women.

    hillsconvo052117: Trimeka Benjamin is the CEO of Swim Digital and the subject of the May 21 Sunday Conversation. Photo.
  4. March column: Pam Iorio, who isn't running, clear favorite in Tampa mayor's poll


    Tampa political insiders have been buzzing for a week or so about a robopoll on the 2019 mayor's race.

    Former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio celebrates a Riverwalk milestone in 2013 with others who have held the seat, from left, Bob Buckhorn, Dick Greco, Sandy Freedman, Bob Martinez and Bill Poe. [SKIP O'ROURKE   |   Times]
  5. Guest column: Son faces down genetic disorder with strength, determination


    Brain surgeries, pain, encephalitis, tumors and severe physical side effects all mark my son Steven's ongoing battle with a cancerous genetic disorder called Von Hippel Lindau syndrome, also known as VHL.

  6. New business helps promote Vivica Fox, Full Force talent search

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — Keith and Monica Harris, married in 2013, today share a home, busy professional lives and a blended family of six, including 1-year-old son Myles.

    Keith and Monica Harris, owners of KeMon Connects. Photo courtesy of Keith Harris.
  7. Henderson: Even small steps cost big money with South Tampa's flood woes


    We may be in an extended drought, but history tells us downpours will increase the closer we get to summer. It also tells us all that water will bring flooding, particularly in South Tampa.

    Motorists pass through standing water from Tropical Storm Hermine on Wednesday afternoon, August 31, 2016 along Bayshore Blvd in Tampa.
 [MONICA HERNDON   |   Times]
  8. Whitman: ‘13 Reasons Why' offers no reason for faith, hope or love

    Human Interest

    I watched the entire Net­flix series 13 Reasons Why in a day.

    And I regret the experience.

  9. Valrico man wins $3,000 for anti-bullying message

    Human Interest

    VALRICO — John Irish, a 24-year-old Valrico resident, was awarded $3,000 in college scholarship money for his participation in a national campaign by, a global movement for good, supported by Fastweb, the premier online resource for paying and preparing students for college.

    John Irish
  10. Ruskin's Mary & Martha House gets a boost from Leadership Brandon

    Human Interest

    RUSKIN — The Mary & Martha House, a SouthShore shelter for battered women and victims of domestic abuse, had a terrible problem.

    The garage at the Mary & Martha House domestic abuse shelter suffered from a broken garage door and leaky roofs and walls. The Leadership Brandon Class of 2017 decided to take on the renovation as its legacy project.