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  1. Local craft beer of the week: Joosy Froot IPA from Tampa Beer Works

    Bars & Spirits

    Tampa Beer Works has always been a bit of an odd duck. Originally opened as ESB Brewing Co. by the owners of the adjacent homebrew supply store, the company rebranded and reopened last year with a new name, new head brewer, new recipes and a new brewing philosophy. This includes a range of beers treated with novel …

    Photo by Justin Grant/special to tbt*
  2. Henderson: An ear's guide to life, unplugged


    I'm not sure when headphones became almost a mandatory part of everyday life.

    People love their earbuds, but the world has its own interesting soundtrack. []
  3. Tampa Theatre to screen circus documentary aimed at helping domestic abuse victims

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — Circus performer/filmmaker Stewart Lippe doesn't clown around on the subject of domestic violence.

    Circus Manduhai travels to remote towns in Mongolia to help women in abusive relationships.
  4. William March: Ken Hagan raises unprecedented six-figures for three months running


    Summer fundraising lull? What summer fundraising lull?

    County Commissioner Ken Hagan
  5. Editorial: Hillsborough leaders need to get on same page in chasing affordable housing projects


    The need is too great and the stakes are too high for those involved with affordable housing in Hillsborough County to be fighting over the limited federal support that helps make it possible.

    A developer backed by Hillsborough County has asked a judge to disqualify the Tampa Housing Authority, pictured here, from receiving an award it won to help build an apartment complex that would create 200 affordable housing units in Tampa. [Tampa Housing Authority photo]
  6. UT runner earns prestigious SCC character award


    TAMPA — Like most people, Dror Vaknin, the University of Tampa's head coach for cross country and track and field, receives dozens of text messages and e-mails on a typical day. They blur together.

    Lars Benner recently earned the the Sunshine State Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.
  7. Mom's rice balls inspire menu at new Lithia restaurant


    LITHIA — Louie Bevilacqua can still taste in his mind the rice croquets his grandmother Vera always made for soup.

    Beve Cibo owner Louie Bevilacqua holding fradiavolo, a spicy dish featuring shrimp, clams and mussels over linguini.
  8. County opens registration for Senior Games


    Registration for the 37th annual Senior Games hosted by Hillsborough County, Friends of the County Parks, City of Tampa, Hillsborough County Aging Services and the City of Temple Terrace began on July 11.

    Doris Prokopi, 78, from Land ‘O Lakes, launches during the running long jump competition at a past senior games event. Registration is underway for the 37th annual senior games set to begin Oct. 2.
  9. Needs assessment reveals Sun City Center's concerns about growth, traffic

    Human Interest

    SUN CITY CENTER — When Del Webb designed Sun City Center back in the early '60s, he envisioned a quiet, sleepy little community conveniently located just off the interstate with plenty of golf courses, tennis courts and social activities galore for affluent retirees 55 and older.

    Growing traffic on State Road 674, including the increase near this intersection at the entrance of the Kings Point subdivision, is creating challenges and changing the community where people still like to travel by golf cart.
  10. Joe Henderson: Clarify expectations to stop the revolving door of school communication chiefs


    Something isn't adding up.

    The Hillsborough County School District can't seem to hold on to a communications chief. It's not like the job doesn't pay well. Teresa Lantigua Peterson, who was hired in April but has already quit, was pulling down $107,000 a year.

    Hillsborough schools Superintendent Jeff Eakins can't seem to hang onto a communications chief. Maybe the next one, former TV newsman Grayson Kamm, will last. [MONICA HERNDON | Times, 2015]