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  1. Car-crushing lifestyle fits Apollo Beach resident just fine

    Human Interest

    APOLLO BEACH — Apollo Beach resident Cynthia Gauthier's occupation is in the business of providing thrills and adrenaline rushes to thousands of people around the world.

    Monster Mutt driver Cynthia Gauthier poses for fans this month during a Facebook Live event staged at Feld Entertainment Studios in Palmetto. The event attracted 350 people.
  2. Quantum Leap Farms helps vets with therapeutic horseback rides

    Human Interest

    ODESSA — Mark Lalli fell in love with Quantum Leap Farm.

    Jenna Miller assists as a power lift helps Mark Lalli dismount from a horse.
  3. Down syndrome parents find strength in numbers

    Human Interest

    Eighteen years have passed since Ann Foyt gave birth to son Zachary, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome at birth.

    Families who join the Buddy Walk sponsored by F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Down Syndrome Tampa can place photos, like this one, of their children along the route.
  4. Tampa Hispanic Heritage honors USF administrator, retired colonel

    Human Interest

    Retired Army Col. Orlando Rodriguez and University of South Florida administrator Patsy Sanchez are the 2016 recipients of the Hispanic Man and Hispanic Woman of the Year awards.

  5. New resource center shows Hillsborough's commitment to its many veterans


    More veterans call Hillsborough home than any county in Florida except Duval County, both hosts to major military installations. With 95,667 veterans, according to the latest numbers from the Veterans Administration, Hillsborough is No. 18 among all U.S. counties — just below the territory of Puerto Rico and just …

  6. Cooling classrooms should be a priority in Hillsborough district


    Air conditioning in Florida is not a luxury. Can we agree on that?

  7. County, city seeks input on fair housing issues


    Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa, and the Tampa Housing Authority invite the public to provide input on fair housing issues through a series of public workshops.

  8. Brandies: Be smart when you plant around the pool

    Home and Garden

    One night my spouse took me to the back door. "What do you see first when you look out here?" he asked.

    Bromeliads should not be planted near where people will walk or sit because they are prickly and may hurt bare feet or skin. However, they are okay if planted far enough away.
  9. Harrison backs Harrison in District 7 Tampa City Council race

    Local Government

    S tate Rep. Shawn Harrison, R-Tampa, is getting involved in a Tampa City Council race even while he's fighting his own re-election battle.

  10. Rotary Club of New Tampa looks to revive Taste event

    Human Interest

    NEW TAMPA — A deal to resurrect a three-year curbed, yet crowd-pleasing event has been reached and its new organizers say it is not one that will have them skating on thin ice.

    Brice Wolford, president of the Rotary Club of New Tampa, and Tracy Clouser, Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce board chairman, take part in the agreement signing.