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War hero James Harvey Jr., 99, cheated death three times during WWII


  1. Taste test: healthier chips

    Taste Test

    It's the last bash of the season: the New Year's party. One more buffet table to enjoy before starting our diets. Wouldn't it be nice to offer guests a slightly healthier option alongside the meatballs and champagne? How about some vegetable-infused chips with a hummus or bean-based dip? The bounty of healthier chips is …

  2. Easy weeknight meals: Hoppin' John Noodle Bowls for a new year


    New Year's edition

    Mon | Meatless meal

    Rigatoni With White Bean Sauce is a muscular dish that gets deep flavor from Swiss cheese, making it an unusual take on mac and cheese. To make the sauce, heat a large saucepan and saute 1 cup chopped onion and 3 cloves minced garlic in 2 …

  3. Tell Me About It: Engaged sisters race to the altar


    Q: My only sister (she's 25, I'm 28) has always been extremely competitive, and I lack this impulse. My sister met a guy online in May, moved in with him in September, and started looking at wedding venues for next year. This guy is the first who has the same headfirst goals. They also can't keep their finances …

  4. Apollo Beach to ring in new year with even more fireworks


    People filled undeveloped vacant properties on Apollo Beach Boulevard.

    The Apollo Beach New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show returns this year and organizers bill the event as the state’s largest New Year’s Eve fireworks show.
  5. Vinik's grand vision is one we should believe in


    Eventually, if this really does happen, the Viniksiana Purchase will be a simply wonderful, game-changing moment in Tampa history — "if," of course, being the operative term here.

    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas.

    Dasher, Dancer,
    Prancer, Vixen,
    Eisenhower, Kennedy,
    Johnson, Nixon,
    Dasher, Dancer,
    Prancer, Vixen
    Carter, Reagan,
    Bush and Clinton...


    Safety Dashon Goldson joins Bucs' injured list with shoulder

    Safety Dashon Goldson was added to the Bucs' injury report due to a shoulder injury that limited him in Wednesday's drills, but coach Lovie Smith said it's unlikely to keep him from playing in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Saints....


    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....