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  1. East bay fishing report for July 3


    Spice of life. This is the month of diverse opportunity. The choice of species is unlimited. You can target snook and tarpon in the morning. Then fish for Spanish mackerel, snapper, shark and cobia in the afternoon. Bait is loaded throughout Tampa Bay, so catching fish should be fairly easy this month.

    PT_344935_CODD_REPORT PHOTO 1 OF 1 CAPTION: (10/05/2011, LAND O' LAKES) Photo of Mike Gore for the East Bay fishing report. SUMMARY: Headshot of Captain Mike Gore to go with East Bay fishing report. [STEPHEN J. CODDINGTON, Times]
  2. Former teacher uses camp in Virginia to inspire Tampa inner-city students

    Human Interest

    CARROLLWOOD — Ross Anderson sees a real difference in the inner-city youths who return from a Camp Virginia Jaycee trip guided by former schoolteacher William B. Robertson.

    This will be the sixth year that William B. Robertson, 82, of Carrollwood has taken a group of students to Virginia.
  3. Gourmet Gents serve up dishes with a side of camaraderie


    Pasta. Barbecued turkey wings. Fried fish. Cakes. Cobblers. Pies.

    Hungry yet?

    Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is expected to offer muffins as his signature dish at the Gourmet Gents Scholarship Fundraiser.
  4. Hometown Hillsborough

    Human Interest

    Abilities, Inc. gets funding for brain injury training

    Corbett Prep fifth-graders create Little Free Library The Corbett Prep Fifth Grade Leadership Council opened two Little Free Libraries on campus this school year as part of a community service project. Students were encouraged to recycle their old books by leaving them on the shelves for someone else. The students worked on the library boxes, which are modeled after birdhouses, with family and friends. Fifth grader Patrick Smith, an avid reader, shared the idea with the Leadership Council after seeing several boxes in Dunedin. More than 20,000 Little Free Libraries have been created worldwide.
  5. East Bay Fishing Report for June 26


    Summer Dog Days. Copious amounts of rain coupled with stifling heat have made conditions somewhat tough in Tampa Bay. Brutal afternoons are a good reason to get an early start to beat the lightning and or heat exhaustion. Most game fish are active until it gets really hot outside.

  6. Play looks to raise Alzheimer's awareness among African-Americans


    Performing in a theatrical production was just something young Garrett Davis wanted to check off his to-do list.

    Daren McGill and Samantha McSwain perform in Forget Me Not, a play about Alzheimer’s disease that will be staged Saturday.
  7. Hooper: Early education builds the military


    TAMPA — Retired Rear Adm. Casey W. Coane delivered a calm, data-driven speech to a group of business leaders Tuesday, but his message screamed like an air siren warning of an impending attack.

  8. Tampa Bay Brewing Co. expands to Westchase



    Mike Doble beams with pride as he walks through the construction site of Tampa Bay Brewing Co.'s new Westchase location.

    The Tampa Bay Brewing Co. will open a new 17,400-square-foot facility July 6 at 13933 Monroes Business Park. The brewery will have offices, a restaurant and a patio.
  9. Ruth: Time for action, not more talk, on transit


    Almost from the first day I set foot in Tampa in 1973, there was talk about developing a mass transit system. For more than 40 years, city planners, county planners, regional planners, university planners and a dense alphabet soup of planning agencies have issued the results of master plans, studies, focus groups, …

  10. Mom Prom offers mothers a change of pace in South Tampa

    Human Interest

    Editor's note: Sarah Whitman took a break from her religion column and treated herself to Mom Prom. Here's what she witnessed.