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  1. Bellamy Elementary teachers dress, teach like pirates for first day of school ... and beyond

    K12

    TAMPA

    Bellamy Elementary School is going full pirate this year.

    Second-grade teacher Brittany Sawyer, from left, second-grade teacher April Woods and Exceptional Student Education teacher for second and third grade Amanda Sligh take a selfie with assistant principal Theresa Seits’ parrot at Bellamy Elementary School.
  2. USF professor cycles across from coast to coast to fight polio

    News

    TAMPA — The lone cyclist began his ascent on a mountain range in southern California.

    This isn’t Nick Hall’s first time on a pedal-powered trek. He also journeyed by bike in 1965 and 1967 and by kayak 2002.
  3. Her goal: Help people in everything she did

    Obituaries

    WESLEY CHAPEL — Darlene Gant's bright personality beamed in everything she did, from her lime green accent wall that her husband said she insisted on putting near the entryway to their home, to the practical jokes she would pull on caregivers to the lives she touched with her various community outreach initiatives …

    Darlene Gant died July 28, 2015, after gaining national acclaim through as an advocate for cancer patients through a YouTube video. Photo courtesy of the HOPE Organization.
  4. From chicken salad to Chicken Salad Chick

    News

    What started out as one woman making and selling homemade chicken salad from her kitchen, turned into a unique restaurant concept that now has 39 locations across the Southeast.

    Kathy Brown (center) is the founder of Chicken Salad Chick. She started the business making and selling chicken salad out of her home kitchen in Auburn, Ala. Now the franchise comes to Tampa with a location on Fowler Avenue. Photo courtesy of Chicken Salad Chick.

  5. Temple Terrace considers tax hike

    Local Government

    TEMPLE TERRACE — Most residents who spoke at two recent workshops urged the Temple Terrace City Council to resist raising taxes. But the council, torn between that or cutting the level of service that residents tended to praise, appears ready to hike the average homeowner's property taxes by $104 a year.

  6. Moving Current dance collective opens its 18th season

    Stage

    TAMPA — Moving Current dance collective is officially an adult.

    Guest choreographer and former artistic director of Moving Current, Erin Cardinal, returns to the bay area for the dance company’s fall concert, which begins today.
  7. Body boot camp ready to kick you into shape

    Business

    WESTCHASE — Chad Johnson is on a mission to help people get in shape.

    Chad Johnson, owner of Westchase Fit Body Boot Camp, says he's also a martial arts expert. Photo by Danielle Hauser.
  8. After 73 years, Jesuit High grad finally gets diploma

    K12

    TAMPA

    The U.S. Army drafted Frank Gonzalez five months before he was to graduate from Jesuit High School. That was in 1942, as World War II raged.

    Frank Gonzalez, 92, shows off his diploma that he received 73 years after he left Jesuit High. He was drafted by the Army five months before he was to graduate and served as an anti-aircraft gunner on the island of Saipan.
  9. Carrollwood Day volleyball no longer under the radar

    Volleyball Preps

    TAMPA — It started with Clearwater Central Catholic and ended with Clearwater Central Catholic.

    “Everyone agrees that this team looks better than last. We saw CCC and how happy their seniors were after winning state. We have four seniors this year and we want the same thing.”
Chrissy Brynjolfsson, shown serving the ball for Carrollwood Day during a game last year
  10. Carrollwood business group celebrates 30 years of partnerships

    Business

    CARROLLWOOD — Survival.

    That's what brought together about a dozen concerned business owners in 1985, when the Florida Department of Transportation announced the widening of Dale Mabry Highway in Carrollwood.

     This Carrollwood Area Business Association luncheon is one of many events the organization hosts throughout the year. Photo courtesy of Carrollwood Area Business Association.