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  1. Amy Scherzer's Diary: Weekly wrap-up of the Tampa social scene

    Human Interest

    Wine Women & Shoes

    Cram 540 women in a corridor with a dozen pop-up shops and wine bars, add 50 "Sole Men" refreshing their glasses and you've arrived at Wine Women & Shoes, a national event branded locally to benefit the Children's Cancer Center. The Nov. 20 fashion frenzy continued in a small …

    Linda Saulino, from left, Nedra Zacker, “Sole Man” Jeff Gigante, Brenna Winters and Christa Kenny support Wine Women & Shoes. 
  2. Plant High carries winner's mind-set


    TAMPA — It's those last-second decisions, those moments of uneasiness that stick out in Plant High School coach Robert Weiner's mind the most.

    Plant High coach Robert Weiner instructs his players during a practice. Plant plays No. 1-ranked Dr. Phillips on Friday.
  3. Live Music Series boosts WMNF, Tampa Bay Arts and Education Network

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — The warm glow from the sound mixer gently lit Mark Perfetti's face as he sat in the control room and cued the start of WMNF's Live Music Showcase radio show.

  4. Hillsborough schools seeking redemption this week in football playoffs


    Redemption will be front and center in this week's second-round playoff football action. Plant and Armwood each face an opponent defeated in the region semifinals last season while Jesuit-Spoto and Sickles-Tampa Bay Tech face off in regular-season rematches. All games start at 7:30 p.m., and admission is $8.

  5. Play It Forward event supports aspiring musicians

    Human Interest

    On Christmas morning, when Caroline Kole was 8 years old, she unwrapped a present from her parents. Her first guitar.

    Singer Caroline Kole signs autographs for Clair Mel Elementary students. Kole will perform at Instruments of Change’s concert.
  6. Amy Scherzer's Diary: A weekly wrap-up of the Tampa social scene

    Human Interest

    Sustainable Buzz

    Grow and thrive, but protect and sustain. That's the Sustany Foundation's message, served to nearly 1,000 like-minded folks at its seventh annual Sustainable Buzz. Locally sourced, organic, fresh and natural were the buzzwords as 40-plus restaurants, wine stewards and brewmasters converged …

    Andrew McIntosh, a founder of the Sustainable Business Coalition, left, and Sustany Foundation members David Reed, Andrea Cheney and Janet Hall thank supporters like Tampa economic opportunity administrator Bob McDonaugh. 
  7. Plant City's Pig Jam expands to two days


    PLANT CITY — Barbecue aficionados are gearing up for the 12th annual Pig Jam.

    Carey Willis of Carey Willis BBQ loved serving fans at the 2013 Plant City Pig Jam.
  8. East Bay Fishing Report


    Seasons change. Transition time is here. Time to take the nets, reels and rods in for repairs as winter moves in.

  9. Operation Reveille provides housing, services for homeless veterans



    On Veterans Day, 50 ex-military members got the one thing they never should have had to go without: a home.

    Hillsborough County Commissioner Les Miller irons a pillowcase as he helps prepare one of the Palms at University apartments. Operation Reveille also offers wraparound services that include health care and financial counseling.
  10. Entrepreneur week focuses on rising number of business women


    Juliann Nichols describes herself as a serial entrepreneur.

  11. Hometown Hillsborough for Nov. 14

    Human Interest

    We want your news!

    Hometown Hillsborough publishes on Fridays. Send news of everyday life in our county, whether it's snapshots from family reunions, a local achievement, celebrations or simply good news you want to trumpet. To make a submission, contact Hometown Hillsborough coordinator Aimée …

    Local veteran honored at 
Tampa mayor’s luncheon: Retired Army Brig. Gen. C. William Fox Jr., M.D., was recently honored at the Tampa Mayor’s Alliance for Persons with Disabilities 26th Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Amerigroup Florida. Fox, a distinguished veteran who served as top medical officer at Fort Bragg, N.C., was commander of Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, and also served as commander of Bayne-Jones Army Hospital in Louisiana. Fox is also the former executive vice president and chief operating officer for Project HOPE. During a mission to Iraq in 2008, where Project HOPE was building a children’s cancer hospital, Fox was severely injured when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb. He has continued to lead by example during his long road to recovery. Above are Fox and Amerigroup Florida’s chief operating officer Judi Peterson.
  12. EmbroidMe emerges in Brandon, Fashions and furniture boutique in SoHo; food and flicks in University Mall


    BRANDON — If you represent a school organization, corporate group or anybody in need of promotional apparel and items, Dwayne Lewis is one of the few people in Brandon who can proudly serve you.

    Dwayne and Tammy Lewis just opened EmbroidMe at 2120 W Brandon Blvd. They may launch a second location within the next three years.
  13. Chefs to compete for 'Golden Whisk' at Girl Scouts' Dessert First

    Human Interest

    Hand Girl Scouts cookies to some of Tampa Bay's top chefs, unleash their imaginations and behold the results.

  14. Samuel Macias, Leto's jack of all sports


    TAMPA — About the only thing Samuel Macias didn't do last week was lead the band.

    Samuel Macias ran cross country, played soccer and kicked for the football team Friday.
  15. Find A Friend: Molly the Labrador mix


    Second Chance Friends

    Good golly, Miss Molly is pleasantly mature. November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month, and Molly the Labrador mix is barely 6 years old. Healthy and house-trained, she adores children and still enjoys playing like a pup. Rescued at the county shelter, her past is a mystery, except for a …

     Second Chance Friends Good golly, Miss Molly is pleasantly mature. November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month, and Molly the Labrador mix is barely 6 years old. Healthy and housetrained, she adores children and still enjoys playing like a pup. Rescued at the county shelter, her past is a mystery, except for a demonstrated fear of sticks and loud voices. She’s fine with large dogs, not so much with cats. She’s spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and more. To be a foster home or a forever home to Molly, contact Second Chance Friends rescue by visiting SaveABoxer.org.