Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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The Fountains celebrates 100th anniversary of green benches: The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay — an independent living, assisted living and memory care community — hosted a celebration in honor of the 100th anniversary of the famous green benches on Sept. 30. The Fountains agreed to host the event at the request of Dick Holmes, former mayor of South Pasadena and current resident at The Fountains. Holmes donated a green bench he owns to be placed by the pond in front of the community.

Westminster Shores opens newest facility: Westminster Shores recently opened its newest facility, Bay Breeze. The active senior living community in St. Petersburg's Bahama Shores neighborhood will welcome more than 40 residents to the $18 million building. Bay Breeze features 40 waterfront apartment homes on Tampa Bay's Little Bayou, with floor plans from 1,221 to 1,694 square feet. Each residence has a balcony with water and campus views. For information call (727) 867-2131.

LongHorn Steakhouse Director of Operations recognized nationally: Dan Rose, director of operations for LongHorn Steakhouse, has been presented with the company's top leadership honor, the Director of the Year award. He was selected from more than 60 directors nationwide. This is the fourth time Rose has received this recognition. Rose oversees nine LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants, including Largo, Port Richey, Winter Haven, Palm Harbor, Lakeland and three Tampa locations.

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Future of Hernando Beach water tower up in the air

Future of Hernando Beach water tower up in the air

HERNANDO BEACH — Perched high above the coastal neighborhood, the water tower at Hernando Beach has been a unique watchman and highly visible welcome sign for drivers and boaters although it has not held water for years.Now there is some question abo...
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Details emerge in suicide of Hernando school volunteer accused of sexual abuse

Details emerge in suicide of Hernando school volunteer accused of sexual abuse

A former Brooksville school volunteer accused of sexually assaulting teenage foreign exchange students who were under his care was found dead last week, a day before he was due in court on the charges.The body of Bruce McAllister was found at the bas...
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Pasco students score big at Junior Thespian Festival

Pasco students score big at Junior Thespian Festival

NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco schools brought home 20 top honors from the District 11 Junior Thespian Festival, which included 22 schools from Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Manatee counties and took place at the new River Ridge FAME Academy on Nov. 17 and ...
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University of Tampa volleyball finds playoff form in time

University of Tampa volleyball finds playoff form in time

TAMPA — Earning an NCAA Tournament bid is usually not cause for celebration with the University of Tampa volleyball program. It has become routine.But after hitting the abyss of a 3-10 record, after players felt their confidence was shot, after coach...
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Howard Altman: SS American Victory will host cruise to mark Pearl Harbor Day

Howard Altman: SS American Victory will host cruise to mark Pearl Harbor Day

Looking for a unique way to commemorate Pearl Harbor Day and celebrate the military’s nautical traditions?Check out the SS American Victory, which will set sail Dec. 2. for a two-hour cruise at 1:30 p.m.Registration will begin at noon to ride the car...
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TreeUmph! navigates its own obstacle course in opening Brooksville location

TreeUmph! navigates its own obstacle course in opening Brooksville location

BROOKSVILLE — The point behind the adventure park east of Brooksville is for visitors to challenge themselves to overcome obstacles to gain a sense of personal achievement.For the owners of the tree-top adventure course known as TreeUmph!, the road t...
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Brian Setzer talks about Tom Petty, ‘The Simpsons’ and his third act with holiday music

Brian Setzer talks about Tom Petty, ‘The Simpsons’ and his third act with holiday music

Brian Setzer knows he’s overdue for a trip to Florida. For 13 years, the Grammy-winning rockabilly guitarist and big-band frontman has been packing theaters coast to coast for his annual Christmas Rocks Tour. But somehow, he keeps skipping this area....
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SOCom asking rifle makers for single weapon to serve many sniper roles

SOCom asking rifle makers for single weapon to serve many sniper roles

When Ryan Cleckner was an Army Ranger sniper in Afghanistan, he had as many as nine rifles he would use in different situations. But whenever a mission would evolve quickly, he would have to chose which ones to lug onto a helicopter. Even narrowing t...
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