LUTZ — A friendly park ranger and the sound of songbirds usually welcome Lake Park patrons at the front gate, but lately, only a white barricade that says "Park Closed" sits at the entrance.
When it comes to love connections, people can signup for Match or eHarmony or ChristianMingle.
Since Tampa Bay Music Academy relocated to Lutz on Jan. 4, it already has seen an increase in enrollment. Executive director John Tracy said shifting from Odessa, where the academy has been located since 2011, provides a more central location for his students that come from all over the Tampa Bay area.
When he is alone with his own thoughts, and the loneliness is only likely to grow, does disgraced Tampa attorney Stephen Diaco ever wonder: "Sheesh, I gave up everything for this? All in the defense of a huge tub of shock-talking goo? What was I thinking?"
Not very much, apparently.
WESTCHASE — A shiny, white toilet sits on the floor of Colleen Meloff's living room.
OLDSMAR — Since Pranique Yoga & Wellness opened late last year, people from all over the Tampa Bay area have come to experience its offerings.
When Gregory Curtis decided to open a shop, he knew he wanted it to celebrate the little things in life that make people happy, and so in 2010 he founded Cleanse Apothecary. The boutique features specialty beauty, body and bath products, their subtle and soothing smells blending to make each customer's visit a little …
TAMPA — Dylan Snyder jab stepped left and dribbled right. He faked a pass into the corner, pulled up and sank a 15-footer as Jesuit basketball coach Neal Goldman watched on from the bench.
On Feb. 12, 200 churches worldwide will join together for Night to Shine, a prom night for men and women with special needs presented by the Tim Tebow Foundation.
CARROLLWOOD — One book store belongs to a major retailer with locations from coast to coast.