New life for West Tampa
||For Rose, a second chance at love
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
The first time around didn't go so well. (He ended up dead.) But if Rose can tone down her approach, she may get to be a mommy again.
Residents and business owners are gaining steam in their efforts to revitalize the historic neighborhood west of the Hillsborough River near Interstate 275.
Not your typical hot spot
DUCKS IN A ROW: It's Gandy Boulevard's version of a tourist attraction, the fenced retention pond near Target. Most evenings, the ducks come: mallards, male and female, a big white common duck and a few that challenge the gene pool.
Amy Scherzer's Diary
Cooking up a fundraiser
THE ART OF FINE DINING: Marcelina opened its doors -- and kitchen -- to chef Art Smith, who opened his cookbook, Back to the Table and went to work.
March 9: "Dancing in the Streets" benefits Kid City The Children's Museum; 7-10 p.m.; 7550 N Boulevard; $50; (813) 935-8441.
Life is a balancing act
Stewart Lippe is a single parent, business owner, performer and filmmaker. His favorite pastime? Juggling.
What's In a Name?
Ring, ring, a Brorein connection
The street and bridge are named for a former executive of the local telephone company.
Child of Ybor fish merchant dies at 93
The Ybor of Frances Agliano LaBruzzo's youth was a horse and buggy town of Spanish and Italian immigrants.
Art show had humble start
Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
News from around the block
SOUTH TAMPA: Faster faucets on tap
The water department plans to replace roughly 14 miles of South Tampa lines, which may bring with it stronger water pressure.
SOHO: Fine dining in sneakers
Gorrie Elementary first- and second-graders get a few etiquette tips for fine dining at Bern's Steak House.
WEST TAMPA: At Dunbar, parents see child's day in school
The elementary magnet welcomes about two dozen parents to their children's classrooms.
INTERBAY: History branches out
The city hopes a registry cataloging its biggest and oldest trees will protect them from chain saws and diseases.
Look for new, bigger Tahitian coffee shop
SO WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TAHITIAN INN COFFEE SHOP?: Susie Leavell laughed heartily when asked how many times she gets that one. "I betcha I get that 10, 20 times a day," said the Tahitian Inn general manager.
Now you can find it
Lost your glasses again? Still searching for the television remote control?
Historic preservation calendar
A look at meetings of the boards that oversee some of Tampa's oldest neighborhoods:
Here's a partial list of planned activities in South Tampa schools. Attendance is limited to school families only unless otherwise noted.