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Ernest Hooper: On stimulating housing projects and lunch options

Mental Health Care and the city of Tampa used stimulus dollars from the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program to remodel a vacant apartment building on Habana Avenue.

There are now 38 affordable, one-bedroom rental apartments and a structure that incorporates green features such as solar panels over the laundry room.

In some ways, the stimulus gets unfairly maligned. …

Evos, which specializes in healthier burgers, wraps and salads, expects to double its school lunch business in the first three months of the school year.

Parents looking for healthier options can order online for students at participating schools, and the meals get delivered.

For more information, go to evoslunchroom.com. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Toenails Are For Sissies. …

Chef Donald Chambers of Rumba finished one-half point behind Jeffrey Hiott of Rusty's Bistro in the Culinary Cookoff at Tuesday's Taste of Clearwater, but that didn't stop Chambers from celebrating afterward. He rocked with a local band with some Jamaican free-styling lyrics.

The man can cook — and sing. …

The Green Iguana restaurants allowed fans to vote on Facebook for its top bands.

The five winners get to perform on consecutive Thursdays at the original Green Iguana at 4049 S West Shore Blvd. First up, Southbound, which promises a mix of classic and Southern rock. …

Wheels of Success holds its sixth annual Working Wheels Keep Families Working event at the Tampa Convention Center on Labor Day.

Having witnessed Wheels' past efforts, the sheer joy of its clients as they receive car keys is something to behold.

That's all I'm saying.

Ernest Hooper: On stimulating housing projects and lunch options 08/31/11 [Last modified: Thursday, September 1, 2011 11:13pm]
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