Serving South Tampa
City Times: Published Fridays by the St. Petersburg Times
May 24, 2002


One is a champion dancer, another a salutatorian. And two kids brighten the lives of sick children. They make Tampa's future look bright.
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[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]

Teenage tycoon
He owns a company that expects to gross a million this year -- but first he needs to graduate from high school.

A scholar, athlete and volunteer
Every Saturday, 18-year-old Rachelle Rodriguez rises earlier than most roosters, dons her uniform, smiles without thinking and serves bacon, eggs and hash browns to Village Inn patrons.

Taking steps in the right direction
It happened one day at an Irish dance, called a feis. Emma Hudson heard the clackety-clack-clack. The Celtic cadence of dozens of acrylic-soled feet immediately won her passion.

Pennies and pictures for patients
Amanda Bishop doesn't have leukemia, but she saw a video about children who do.
Old rules illuminate the past's concerns
South Tampa's original deed restrictions put limits based on race, property value and even chickens.

Grand Central
Bonding, codger style
SO WHAT DO YOU talk about? I ask.

Amy Scherzer's Diary
Adding gilt to Guilder
CHAMPIONING BOB GILDER: Poet Laureate James Tokley began the Bob Gilder celebration in rhyme, with a piece called, "To Bobby G!"

City People
Cooking up wisdom
Cephas Gilbert, who owns a restaurant in Ybor City, dispenses advice with his Jamaican dishes.

Obituary
Life comes full circle, back where it began
Grace Corral Everingham marked all her milestones in life in Tampa, but she still sailed the seas and traveled the world.

What's In A Name?
Himes Avenue, Himes-Griffin House
Prominent lawyer, public official
A north-south thoroughfare is named for him, as is one of Hyde Park's grandest homes.

Everybody's Business
Get your java at the drive-though
Indigo Coffee, a shop for motorists only, should be open by the end of the month.

The Find
Beads, beads, beads
Bead Corner owners Pat Riesenburger and Ivy Fletcher offer thousands of beads organized by color, size and shape at prices from a penny to $20 each.

RSVP Tampa
Goings on
The stars come out all day
Fun in the sun would be an understatement for the Fifth Annual 2002 STaRFEST. This Saturday, Star 95.7 plans to serve up a plethora of artists ranging from a local group founded by radio personalities Jeff and Jenn, to the musical group Live.

Neighborhood Report
News from around the block
PALMA CEIA: Struggling Giancola's abruptly shuts down
Shocked customers and employees find a note on the door of the popular market after the owner breaks his lease.

PALMA CEIA: Plant High graduates show their generosity
Alumni at the South Tampa school give $38,000 in scholarships to the class of '02.

Homes
Homes morph with age, lives
Nationwide more people say they want to stay at home into old age, and builders who make this possible are profiting.

Old homes harbor ship and other sea images
The ornamentation disappeared after the 1950s, to be replaced by other designs.

Warranty protects against problems
State law requires a one-year guarantee on newly built homes, but builders may offer more based upon other factors.

 

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