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Once an under-performing school, Sanderlin K-8 is a hit with Pinellas parents


  1. Celebrating the holidays the way Colombians do


    Plans for a holiday trip to Colombia started the previous New Year's Eve, after my husband and I ran through our Tampa area neighborhood with empty backpacks at midnight.

    More than 2 million people visited the picturesque country of Colombia in 2010, according to World Tourism Organization figures.
  2. Tampa Bay Times presents: Top 10 stories of 2014


    Look beyond the stark words of the headlines, and the top stories of 2014 are really just about people. From tens of thousands of Africans dying of a horrible disease to a 43-year-old father dying in a darkened movie theater. From a developer envisioning a brand-new landscape in downtown Tampa to a president laying out …

    Two sisters and a man died in September in one of a string of wrong-way crashes in Tampa Bay this year. A Times review showed that wrong-way driving is stunningly common in Tampa Bay and the perpetrators are often intoxicated.
  3. Timely Tendings: Protect your plants duing a freeze


    Plants can fight cold better if they're healthy

  4. Once an under-performing school, Sanderlin K-8 is a hit with Pinellas parents



    Rumors had been swirling that people would start arriving before dawn, so R.J. Garbowicz packed a lawn chair and an iPad for the long night ahead. ¶ He showed up after midnight, securing the first spot in line. At 3 a.m., another person arrived. By 6 a.m., 20 people sat in lawn chairs, many …

    First-grade teacher Amanda Johnson instructs student Alyse Wilson, 6, in mathematics. The class is aided by Smart Board technology. Johnson was recently nominated for Pinellas County’s Outstanding Educator award.
  5. Tell Me About It: The difficulty of a parent's passing


    Q: My stepdad was moved to end-of-life inpatient hospice care last night after seven years of debilitating terminal illness, and I'm going back to my hometown (several hundred miles) tomorrow morning. I had an opportunity to spend time with him just after we found out we were in the final months. He met my …

    Want to read the Jeb Bush emails?

    Jeb Bush has said he'll release them (and some news organizations have already obtained and reported on them) but the Democratic oppo group American Bridge has them for your viewing pleasure....


    Bucs agree to new deal with TE Brandon Myers through 2016

    Keeping pro-active in advance of what should be another busy off-season, the Bucs have agreed to a new deal with tight end Brandon Myers, lowering his 2015 salary and adding another year to cover through 2016....


    Josie B boutique in downtown St. Pete is closing its doors and having a great sale.

    As the year comes to a close, so will these shops around town

    I'm convinced there are some of us with an inner "sale rack radar" - an unconscious beam guiding us to the next sale....