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Bob Buckhorn expected to cruise in low-turnout election

TAMPA — Mayor Bob Buckhorn is expected to breeze to a second term Tuesday night in a city election shaping up to have the lowest voter turnout since the Nixon administration. "To have …


  1. Find A Friend: TinkerBell the cat


    Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center

    TinkerBell is petite and curious, but unlike her mischievous namesake, this sterling-colored stray with Irish eyes is one of the calmest and most patient kitties at the Hillsborough County shelter. Check out the party hat pose. TinkerBell (ID A25025395) is easygoing and gets …

  2. 'Star Wars' to 'Lincoln': A conductor picks his top five John Williams pieces

    Music & Concerts

    Ask a diehard John Williams fan to pick his top five pieces, and he'll probably say it's just not possible. • Such is the case for Bob Bernhardt, who visits the Florida Orchestra this weekend to conduct an all-John Williams concert spanning everything from Superman to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's …

    Bob Bernhardt is the guest conductor for an all-John Williams concert with the Florida Orchestra this weekend.
  3. Gardens bloom in show at Florida CraftArt

    Visual Arts

    We haven't been brutalized by winter as those in the Northeast have, so we don't yearn for spring as they do. But spring still has a lot of weight here as a time of renewal and a last gasp of lovely weather before we face Florida's enervating summer heat and humidity. Gardens are at their loveliest now, and we have …

    Florida CraftArt
  4. Lots of excitement at Dunedin Fine Art Center!

    Visual Arts

    There's something endearing about an event that announces itself annually with a bunch of exclamation points and all-caps lettering, the equivalent of a galactic shout-out.

    An example of a POD container’s transformation from the 2014 CONTAIN IT! at the Dunedin Fine Art Center.
  5. Free and cheap fun: 5 things to do under $5 for March 5-11


    1Eat at Joe's Lunch and Concert Series: This monthly lunch and concert party in the Joe Chillura Courthouse Square this month salutes the Florida Strawberry Festival with food trucks serving up lunchtime dishes that incorporate strawberries, accompanied by live music in the park. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at Joe …

    (Photo # 8) Strawbery shortcakes with whip cream, which is a #1 at Parkesdale Farm Market on U.S. Highway 92 in Plant City. Photo by Skip O’Rourke on 3/3/2004.   At Parkesdale Farm Market in Plant City the tour buses come daily, mostly because of the fabulous strawberry shortcake. The line of the dessert snakes outside the produce stand and a bank of women, behind a screen, take the orders and pipe mounds of whip cream onto the fruit from large tubes above them. There is also a produce stand there and it’s very old Florida. A little kitchy.
    Marcus Mariota, left, and Jameis Winston, right, will appear on Jon Gruden's QB Camp segment on ESPN.

    Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota coming to Jon Gruden's QB camp

    Two of the Bucs’ possible targets for the No. 1 pick will be on ESPN’s Jon Gruden QB Camp later this spring....


    Greyhound injury bill passes Senate; plan to move back primary date gains traction

    The Senate wastes little time moving forward on a pair of issues in Day One of the session:...


    Here is the stray dog Alex Cobb brought home.

    Rays starter Alex Cobb earns a save — of this stray dog

    Alex Cobb is the Rays' top starting pitcher, but he earned a save Monday when he chased down and brought home a stray dog that was running loose in traffic....