|November 1, 2002
Village struggles to remain optimistic
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
She's a funky "editrix," a literary diva whose best friend is a pug and who drives a paint-spattered 1986 Ram.
Old Hyde Park Village has reached a crossroads. Some say the 17-year-old center needs to evolve to survive.
Fishing is about the wait
EVERY NIGHT, they try to get him. If one person comes close, the others egg on the hunt.
Amy Scherzer's Diary
Costumes for a cause
NAUGHTY BUT NICE: A few of the 700 revelers took the naughty part literally at the Nauti-Night Masquerade benefit for the Florida Aquarium on Oct. 25, especially the guy dressed as a dominatrix.
Spain moves uptown, Prana aims at stars
The restaurant more than doubles its space with a move uptown, while the Seventh Avenue nightclub adds three floors.
L.M. "Billy" Anderson Jr.
He was an inspiration in dentistry, community
A prominent civil leader and founder of the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education dies at 88.
What's In A Name?
Sugar baron got start in Tampa
Besides a Tampa street, Alonzo Charles Clewis gave his name to a town near Lake Okeechobee.
Taking in Tori's new tunes
Looking for something to do? Here's a super calendar, ranging from seafood, cigar and Greek festivals to a moody nun.
Tiny insect sucking all life out of sago palms
While the bugs can be fought with insecticide, they killed 60 percent of the popular trees in southwest Florida.
News from around the block
GANDY: Some listen to 'left field' idea
A South Tampa man comes up with an idea to build a fourth bridge connecting Hillsborough and Pinellas -- and he isn't totally discounted.
NORTH HYDE PARK: Walk-a-thon raises cash as well as awareness
The neighborhood, which hasn't had a fundraiser in 10 years, hopes to raise the profile of its civic association.
KENNEDY BOULEVARD: A touch of Paris on Kennedy Boulevard?
While the street may never look like the French scene on the invitations to the public meetings, many have high hopes.
DOWNTOWN: County traffic office moves for the public
Paying a parking ticket? Scheduling a court date? Now you don't have to worry about pumping money into a meter.
PORT TAMPA: Landfill may open as public golf course
The city agrees to a driving range or small course, which may not have trees or ponds because of what lies beneath.
Tampa Heights' plan for the future goes public
1,600 homes coming
LOOKS LIKE A PLAN: Transeastern will break ground any day now on Live Oak Preserve, a 1,600-home master-planned community on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard at County Line Road.
Rewarding work on the weekend
From remodeling to gardening, many homeowners enjoy the special feeling they get from handling a project themselves.
Bargain hunters lap up luxury at outlet store
Tampa Palms resident Debra McKenna's recent trip to the Catalog Outlet store proved fruitful. She bought a rug, pillowcases and a coverlet there.