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New Eatery will Harken Back to True Old Florida

Posted in Food on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

New Eatery will Harken Back to True Old Florida

Restaurateur Michelle Baker's cellphone is blowing up with Facebook messages. A great-grandmother of a pioneering Florida Cracker cattle family has a hand-me-down recipe for squirrel stew to share, as well as stories about foodways that disappear with every generation.

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Tampa Author Sings Praises of Jazz Great

Posted in Today, People on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Written by Paul Guzzo

Tampa Author Sings Praises of Jazz Great

Michael Connelly is no stranger to crime.

After all, he is the bestselling author of 27 crime fiction books that have sold 58 million copies worldwide, most featuring detective Harry Bosch or defense attorney Mickey Haller.

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WestSide Barbershop's 2nd Annual Back To School Drive!

Posted in Today on Monday, July 21, 2014.

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WestSide Barbershop's 2nd Annual Back To School Drive!

Tampa, Florida – July 21, 2014 - THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR IS ABOUT TO START!

The excitement of a new grade, a new teacher, and new friends makes “the going back to school experience” one of the most memorable and unforgettable moments in a child’s life. However, going back to school without the basic essentials is just as memorable for a child. The unfortunate reality is that many of our Tampa Bay area school children do not have the proper supplies and clothing to walk into their first day of class. This is like running a race without shoes.

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Spoiled by mobsters, Meyer Lansky's daughter recalls family men, not killers

Posted in People on Monday, July 14, 2014.

Spoiled by mobsters, Meyer Lansky's daughter recalls family men, not killers

The daughter sits on the front porch of a little bungalow in Seminole Heights, her new home since her husband died a few months ago down south. She misses him, but she's making do.

At 76, she has her health, and friends. And her son, Gary. And she has the memories.

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Actor Assante energizes indie film industry in Tampa

Posted in People on Monday, July 14, 2014.

Actor Assante energizes indie film industry in Tampa

Many know Assante as the Emmy Award-winning, four-time Golden Globe-nominated actor from Hollywood hits such as “The Mambo Kings,” “American Gangster” and “1492: Conquest of Paradise.”

Assante is also much sought-after in the world of independent film.

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Cigar City beer sets sail with Carnival

Posted in Today on Monday, July 14, 2014.

Cigar City beer sets sail with Carnival

TAMPA — Jezebelle Delgado looked relaxed and comfortable at her table in the Red Frog Pub aboard the Carnival Legend cruise ship Sunday afternoon.

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