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Cyber security experts hone skills in hacking contest; change your passwords frequently, they say

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:31:57 -0400

TAMPA -- Bill Davison has always had a passion for his career. But outside of his field, few others understood what he did. "Now I say I'm in cyber security and their faces light up with interest. They ask about networks and state attacks . . . I'm not used(image)

North Tampa Arts League announces winners for "I Did It My Way'' exhibit.

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:30:19 -0400

NORTH TAMPA -- The assignment for the North Tampa Arts League members was to create something that told their story, who they are and how they see themselves or the world. Winners of the "I Did It My Way'' challenge were announced last Friday at Stirling Arts Studios(image)

Commentary: Emotional highs, lows come with miscarriages, fourth child

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:15:11 -0400

Last Saturday I sat among nearly 500 people who attended the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Ceremony at Brandon Regional Hospital. The ceremony serves as a way to remember and discuss the very taboo topic of infant loss and pregnancy loss with people who understand. At last year's(image)

Amy Scherzer's Diary: Weekly wrap-up of the Tampa social scene

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:38:49 -0400

STARLIGHT GALA: Newsies hawking the Chicago Tribune, fedora-topped gangsters, deep dish pizza and hot dogs served on Cubs napkins --all the Windy City passions flavored the Starlight Gala, "An Evening in Chicago" benefit for the Florida Hospital Foundation. But Sunday's(image)

Westchase reaps benefits of community activist

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:17:49 -0400

WESTCHASE -- Chris Barrett, it seems, is always on the run. While some people jokingly refer to him as the unofficial mayor of Westchase, a 3,500-home community in northwest Hillsborough County that is celebrating its 25th anniversary, he says it's more like being "concierge for(image)

Gordon Stetson's career night stands with Berkeley Prep's all-time greats

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:58:48 -0400

TAMPA -- Berkeley Prep has had its share of dazzling athletes on the football field the past decade or so. Watching Derek Hatcher run circles around opponents in the mid 2000s was video game-esque and the phenomenal Nelson Agholor made each Friday night a must-see event. So where does 5-foot-(image)

Six cattlewomen prepare to get muddy at Savage Race

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:03:14 -0400

DADE CITY -- A horn will blow about 9 a.m. Saturday , and thousands of eager souls from around the Tampa Bay area will begin racing through bogs of mud, over gigantic cargo nets and down towering slides into more mud. Tons of mud. And in the middle of this 7-mile, mud/obstacle fest at Little(image)

Urgent Care continues growth and expansion

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 18:39:10 -0400

In 2004, Fast Track Urgent Care Center opened its first location in Westchase, and now has locations in Carrollwood, South Tampa and Wesley Chapel. There are plans to open more locations in Hillsborough County, and the Westchase office, located at 11969 Sheldon Road, recently celebrated the grand(image)

Go Craft Yourself studio opens for fans of DIY

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 18:38:25 -0400

BY DANIELLE HAUSER Times Correspondent TAMPA PALMS -- Samantha Harrison considers herself a "do-it-yourself" type of person. Over the years, she has crafted many items as gifts for friends and family. Now, she's opening Go Craft Yourself, a place where people can create(image)

Sunday Conversation: Little Greek Fresh Grill president Nick Vojnovic

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:16:46 -0400

During his 15 years as president of the Beef 'O' Brady's chain, Nick Vojnovic recalls, there was a fundraiser at the Valrico corporate store for a child battling leukemia. The event included a "Be The Match" bone marrow registry drive and Vojnovic gladly went(image)

New Dreamhouse Theatre fills a gap, offers performances in Lutz

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:45:49 -0400

LUTZ -- Dreamhouse Theatre continues its 2016 season with the ongoing production of Little Shop of Horrors today at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. The show also will be performed on upcoming weekends through Oct. 30 at the theatre at 1840 Oak Grove Boulevard, just off busy State Road 54. The black box(image)

Find a Friend: J.J., the kitten, is looking for a forever home

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:47:29 -0400

He was once in a jam but hit the jackpot. The tot was so named: "J.J." He was rescued as an unsuspecting neighborhood human stopped to top off her gas tank. She didn't intend to stumble upon the soaking-wet furball of urgency, shivering and shrinking with each speeding car(image)

Dunk a politicial at the Keystone family festival

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:34:39 -0400

KEYSTONE -- Here's your chance to drop a politician into a dunk tank. Hillsborough County Property Appraiser Bob Henriquez, Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer and Tampa City Council member Guido Maniscalco have volunteered to perch over a dunk tank as citizens try to hit the target(image)