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  1. Neighborhood Bistro: Marlow's Tavern

    Human Interest

    WHAT I ATE: I originally ordered the prime rib French dip, but was told they had just ran out. Instead, I went with the waiter's recommendation of the pan-seared barramundi (a type of Asian sea bass) served on quinoa with vegetables and a sesame soy glaze. The fish was mild, well seasoned, and paired nicely with …

    The pan-seared barramundi and classic tavern burger at Marlow’s Tavern in Carrollwood
  2. Temple Terrace ready to show off amenities on holiday


    TEMPLE TERRACE — Mayor Frank Chillura describes the Temple Terrace Fourth of July parade as an amenity that perfectly plays into the community's "Amazing City" tagline.

    Students from Terrace Community Middle School display their patriotic spirit during last year’s parade.
  3. New wing place features exotic flavors


    WESTCHASE — Westchase Town Center's newest restaurant, Patio 6 Wing Bar & Grill, opened last month, moving into the space formerly occupied by The Great Spiedini.

    The sweet chili wings are among the menu favorites at the Westchase Town Cente's newest restaurant, Patio 6 Wing Bar & Grill. Photo courtesy of Patio 6.
  4. Lutz takes the cake — and more — when it comes to the Fourth


    LUTZ — A 60-plus unit parade, a 5K race, a 1-mile family fun run, games, activities, a cake contest and the election of the next Guv'na of Lutz are part of the annual Lutz Independence Day Celebration.

    Layer and sheet cakes themed for the holiday will be auctioned.
  5. Area's second Which Wich to open


    CITRUS PARK — Grab your Sharpies, because a new Which Wich is opening up in Citrus Park the week of July 11. With over 500 locations throughout the United States, this will be the second Which Wich in the Tampa Bay area.

    Which Wich's Kunal Shah has opened a second location near Westfield Citrus Park to go along with his Which Wich on on E Fowler Avenue. Photo by Danielle Hauser.
  6. One Blood seeks donors during the holiday week


    The need for blood does not take a holiday, so local businesses are hosting an Independence Holiday Week blood drive.

    hillssuperbrief070116: OneBlood is hoping its Big Red Bus will help sustain a steady flow of blood donors over the Fourth of July Holiday Weekend. Photo courtesy of OneBlood.
  7. Hooper: Readers, tell me what you like, want


    On Tuesday, I attended the weekly meeting of the Temple Terrace Rotary Club, a spirited group that has achieved much in helping Rotary International with its worldwide goals while providing charitable efforts for the local community.

  8. Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay closes three branches

    Human Interest

    Three sites of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay have closed, affecting about 200 youth in Hills­borough and Pasco counties.

    Chris Letsos, left, Winston Park Recreation Center president and CEO, sits with Jeff and Penny Vinik at a March press conference announcing the Viniks’ record donation to renovate the center.
  9. Heritage Hunting: When it comes to facts, tombstones can be dead wrong

    Human Interest

    People charged with a crime have their day in court where a jury determines if the prosecution has proven him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. In an imaginary genealogy court, we can approach our investigations as if they were crimes, gathering evidence to prove relationships between certain individuals and their …

    A check of other sources shows the date of birth on John J. Whiddon’s tombstone probably is not correct.
  10. Cheddar's, Chick-fil-A add to dining options in Lutz


    LUTZ — The Cypress Creek Town Center has added two new restaurants, providing more options for diners.

    The Legendary Monster Cookie is a favorite at Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen. Photo courtesy of Cheddar's