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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.

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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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