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  1. Seventh Mom brings light to the darker side of maternal mental health

    Health

    Elizabeth Good remembers waiting for the depression to subside.

    Elizabeth Good and Rebecca Hartley-Woods spearhead the Hillsborough nonprofit organization the Seventh Mom Project.
  2. KidsPark Tampa offers new childcare option

    Business

    Whether you're planning a date night, have last-minute plans or just want to go shopping, parents have a new option for childcare.

    Students at Kids Park Tampa make fun crafts and do science experiments at the Creation Station. Photo courtesy of Kids Park Tampa.
  3. Middle East journalist to deliver unique perspective at Congregation Kol Ami

    Religion

    At age 19, Canadian-born Matti Friedman moved to Israel, knowingly subjecting himself to the country's military draft.

    Matti Friedman will discuss his new book Pumpkin Flowers: A Soldier’s Story.
  4. Lake Park fans to officials: Give us back our park

    Environment

    LUTZ — More than a dozen protesters gathered near a "Park Closed" sign at the entrance of Lake Park in Lutz last week.

    Protesters gather at Lake Park on Saturday  to demand that Hillsborough County reopen the popular recreational site. The county is trying to figure out the extent of a sinkhole.
  5. Singer sheds light on Tampa homeless by living the experience

    Religion

    In 2009, bilingual Christian recording artist Leonardo Villa­nueva chose to spend four nights as a homeless person in downtown Tampa. He did it to understand, if only somewhat, what people without shelter experience every day. He documented the venture on YouTube, receiving both praise and criticism.

    “Any of us are just one bad day away from losing it all,” singer Leonardo Villanueva says. Villanueva will perform a benefit concert for Trinity Caf?, which will open Monday.
  6. Bar review: Make it about the beer at International Beer Garten in Lutz

    Bars & Spirits

    I was chatting beer with an old friend who now lives in the Land O'Lakes area, and he mentioned that Lutz and Land O'Lakes were somewhat devoid of good beer bars. The only place close to him is the International Beer Garten, a beer bar established in 2008. A bay area beer bar that has been open for more than eight years …

    Despite its name, brews aren’t celebrated as they should be at IBG. 
  7. Temple Terrace Farmers Market

    Business

    In the spirit of Earth Day, the Temple Terrace Farmers Market is being held from 8 to 11 am. Saturdays. Travis Malloy, owner of TrailBale Farm in Temple Terrace, started the Farmers Market as a way to promote local farms and producers around the Tampa Bay area.

    Travis Malloy of TrailBale Farm he raises organic-fed chicken, lamb, rabbit and, as seen here, turkeys. Photo courtesy of TrailBale Farm.
  8. Shops at Wiregrass sees more growth

    Business

    The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel recently added several retail options, and more stores are slated to open this spring and next fall.

    Irish 31 Pub and Eatery at Hyde Park Village in Tampa. [Sunday, February 21, 2016] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  9. Candy DeBartolo brings a family approach to Sacred Pepper, her new Carrollwood restaurant

    Business

    CARROLLWOOD

    The recipe for homemade marinara sauce isn't a secret here.

    Candy DeBartolo poses in the hallway at her new restaurant. She worked with award-winning interior designer Enrique Crespo of Tampa’s Cres?po Design Group to customize the restaurant.
  10. Temple Terrace council lays out desires for new city manager

    Local Government

    TEMPLE TERRACE — City Council members told a recruiter last week what they want in a new city manager.

    W.D. Higginbotham said he expects to have a group of finalists by late May.