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  1. Gardening events in Pasco County

    Home and Garden


    A fungus among us: The Pasco County Extension Service will host a class, "Perspectives on Fungi: Molds, Mildews, Mushrooms and Man," 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday in Clayton Hall at the Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36702 S.R. 52, Dade City. Free. Call (727) 847-2411.

  2. New roof technology could benefit a new Rays stadium

    Human Interest

    Minor-league baseball can tolerate muggy Florida's open-air stadiums. If rain or lightning wipes out $1 Tuesday, who cares if average attendance slips from 1,300 to 900?

    This is a rendering of the stadium being built for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings.  The roof will be made of a polymer that is stronger than glass but lighter.
  3. Vote for March's Letter of the Month


    Editor's note: Letters to the editor offer a significant contribution to the discussion of public policy and life in Tampa Bay. To recognize some of that work by our most engaged readers, the Times will select a letter of the month and the writers will be recognized at the end of the year. We will choose the …

  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 2


    Taking Back Sunday: The alternative rockers are touring behind their recent album, Happiness Is, in with openers letlive and The Menzingers. 6 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. Price: $27.50.

    Times (2007) Taking Back Sunday lead singer Adam Lazzara performs in 2007.
  5. Royal Caribbean's 'smartship' Quantum of the Seas sails



    It was a Friday in February, a 15-degree winter morning. But that did nothing to discourage the thousands of travelers who turned up to seek happiness alongside the ice-slick docks in Bayonne, N.J.

    Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas, unveiled in late 2014, makes frequent stops in the Bahamas at Coco Cay, a beach area run as a private hideaway by the cruise company.

    Help coming? Veteran guard Dan Connolly to visit Bucs

    After three weeks of open free agency without any help for the offensive line, the Bucs will bring in veteran Patriots guard Dan Connolly for a visit this week, potentially reuniting him with former teammate Logan Mankins....


    Senate restores some Amendment 1 money for land buys

    In an effort to quell anger from environmental advocates who supported Amendment 1, the Florida Senate agreed to spend in next year’s budget $35 million for Florida Forever land acquisition and another $20 million for land acquisition for springs restorations....


    This sign is just inside the doors to the Rays clubhouse.

    Rays honor Don Zimmer with new clubhouse sign

    Among a series of sharp upgrades to the Rays clubhouse this off-season was the addition of this large sign just inside the doors honoring the late Don Zimmer....