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  1. Moffitt staffer 'volunteers' to provide entertainment at fundraiser

    Human Interest

    H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center recently launched its Edgecomb Society, it called on Grammy-winning artist Paul Anthony to bring together an entourage to entertain guests.

    LaWanda Courtney, director of volunteer services at Moffitt Cancer Center, filled in for some entertainers during Moffitt’s Edgecomb Society launch and performed with Grammy winner Paul Anthony.
  2. Sunday Conversation: Doretha Edgecomb

    Human Interest

    Former Hillsborough County school board member Doretha Edgecomb may be retired but don't expect her to slow down any time soon. In the last month, she's helped H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center launch the George Edgecomb Society, a cancer outreach program targeting the African-American community. It's named after her late …

    Former Hillsborough County School Board Member Doretha Edgecomb received the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA’s 2017 Community Impact Award on Thursday.
  3. Group uses film to push against state's proposed gun legislation


    The day after a quiet 2012 Thanksgiving spent with family in Chicago, Lucy McBath answered a phone call from her ex-husband, Ron Davis. Their son, 17-year-old Jordan Davis, had been shot.

  4. March column: Rep. Harrison stuck between Tallahassee powers


    State Rep. Shawn Harrison, R-Tampa, is "caught between a rock and a hard place," as Mayor Bob Buckhorn put it, in the internecine GOP feud over business incentives and tourism marketing.

     opposed Gov. Rick Scott on business incentive money, so Scott came to Harrison's legislative district to make his case. [Times file]
  5. Teen gunned down at kids party had Selmon, Gonzmart as mentors


    Nearly five years ago, I met a fatherless 12-year-old boy when I was asked by my friend Maryam Muhammad, his teacher, to speak at her fifth-grade class.

    Richard Gonzmart posted this collage of photos of him and Tee'on Milledge on his Facebook page.
  6. Henderson: Kids need recess, and lawmakers need to make time for it


    I own a fitness watch that beeps a reminder each hour to get up and walk, move around, or do anything besides stay seated in front of my computer. It tells me I am supposed to get at least 250 steps per hour.

    Fifth graders at John M. Sexton Elementary in St. Petersburg enjoy the play time they get at school. State legislators are considering making daily recess mandatory in public elementaries.
  7. Carrollwood gallery looks picture perfect


    When husband and wife, Bosko Curich and Cristina Denegri, were looking for a place to open their new art gallery, they knew that they wanted it to be in the Carrollwood area.

    DArte Gallery Wine & Tapas Bar serves as a gallery during the day and a restaurant and wine bar in the evening. Photo by Danielle Hauser.
  8. Full body Pilates workout comes to Carrollwood


    CARROLLWOOD — Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just a beginner, Pilates offers health benefits for everyone.

    Club Pilates Carrollwood promises clients a full body, low impact, and high intensity workout. Photo by Danielle Hauser
  9. USF recognized for its dedication to trees


    The University of South Florida has been honored with 2016 Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

    The University of South Florida has been designated a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.
  10. More Health celebrates 25 years of healthy lessons for kids


    Janai Carnegie, 10, had the chance to not only learn about the function of a lung – she got to be one.

    Savannah Romero, 10, left, and Karrington Lillie, 10, make skewered snacks of fruit and yogurt as volunteers from The Junior League of Tampa hold their “Kids in the Kitchen” workshop with MORE HEALTH and Tampa General Hospital.