|September 27, 2002
Program keeps the community N.E.A.T.
Dreams of Sweet Success
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
A master cake decorator, who holds a Guiness record, now grows buttercream gardens in South Tampa.
Once a year, residents use the Neighborhood Environmental Action Team to get rid of their unwanted junk.
Finding treasures in trash
SATURDAY. Tampa Convention Center. We wait in a line of thousands, snaked around steel barricades. The announcer pleads for the safety of children. Then he begins the countdown.
Amy Scherzer's Diary
Mingling for a good cause
THRIFTY AND NIFTY: Junior Leaguers knew they would be too tired to party after last week's record-breaking thrift sale (more than 3,000 attacked the convention center by 10 a.m.), so they threw two parties the week before.
TONIGHT: "Gone with the Wine" benefits Tampa Theatre; appearances by Scarlett and Rhett, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $45, or $75 with premium wines, 711 Franklin St., 274-8981.
Jewish benefactor, leader in community
Marshall Linsky helped found Menorah Manor and worked for years fundraising for Jewish charitable causes.
What's In A Name?
McDonald-Kelce Library, University of Tampa
From coal mines to magnanimity
Mining executive Merl Kelce, a recipient of the Horatio Alger Award, never visited the library he helped launch.
Downtown center to add boat slips
The Convention Center hopes to accommodate conventioneers who want to take sailing and fishing charters.
No longer Lil', Bow Wow raps on
Looking for something to do? Here's a super calendar, ranging from wine tastings to stand-up comedy.
News from around the block
SOUTH TAMPA: Students on trash duty: 'It's kind of sad'
Schoolchildren joined in the 15th annual Florida Coastal Cleanup and got a grim reminder of the waste and disregard in local waterways.
DOWNTOWN: Designing students use talents on waterfront
Architecture students' ideas will help shape the city's plans for a string of small parks along the downtown waterfront.
PALMA CEIA: Members rejoice in rebuilt, expanded church
In 1999, fire -- set by an arsonist who has never been caught -- roared through the Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church.
DOWNTOWN: UT students check into hotels until dorms rise
The demand for on-campus housing at the University of Tampa has spurred a building boom. In the meantime, students take over hotel floors.
West Shore construction near port to continue
Builder crafts himself a 'keeper' home
Don Hughes employed the same rules designing his retreat as he applies in his business, such as: Spend a little on details for a big impact.
Outdoor fireplaces now a must for trendy homes
The feature is new to Florida and can be expensive if it is a custom-built patio fireplace, but there are cheaper options.
Front porch: Student scholars named
MAKING THE GRADE: Newland Communities, developer of the master-planned FishHawk Ranch and Covington Park, gets an A-plus for outreach efforts. The company recently announced this year's recipients of the Newland Scholarship for Higher Learning. University of South Florida graduate student Teresa Carrick and incoming freshman Jordan Pirkl each will receive $1,500.