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SunRail hangs on decision; all roads lead to food

Central Florida's proposed SunRail project continues to hold high in Tampa Bay.

Area tea party activists are among those imploring Gov. Rick Scott to derail the project much like he did with high-speed rail.

But the Tampa Bay Partnership threw strong support behind the proposal last week — noting it could boost the region, create jobs and help unclog roadways for trucks traveling in and out of the Port of Tampa.

Scott is expected to make a decision at the end of the week. …

Rep. Kathy Castor joins Computer Mentors of East Tampa for a special announcement at 10 a.m. today. Sounds like a win-win for the community and the nonprofit. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Will Run For Chocolate.

I'm mad at myself because it shouldn't take the Rand McNally/USA Today "Best of the Road" competition to get me to dine at Gulfport's cool eateries. But now that the city's restaurants, finalists in the event, have a sampler menu, I'm there. Search Facebook for Gulfport's Best of the Road Food Rally. …

Yummy House, considered by some to be Tampa's best Chinese restaurant, opens a second location Tuesday on E Hillsborough Avenue near 22nd Street in a building developed by Sanwa, owners of the SIWF Farmer's Market on Hillsborough.

Can you tell I wrote this on an empty stomach? …

The Brandon Campo YMCA put me in "jail" last week and while I did not pass "Go," I did collect $200 — and then some — for the Y. It's an old fundraising ploy, but social networking — some folks earned my unyielding gratitude by donating through a link I posted on Facebook — makes it even more viable for nonprofits.

That's all I'm saying.

SunRail hangs on decision; all roads lead to food 06/26/11 [Last modified: Sunday, June 26, 2011 5:26pm]
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