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December 6, 2002

North of Tampa: December 6, 2002 Wharton ecstatic at Wildcats' winning ways
A trip to the state semifinals has the whole school jumping with enthusiasm. Jefferson faces a parallel playoffs journey.

Monumental faith
From humble beginnings, St. Timothy Catholic Church has grown rapidly and will dedicate a massive new structure Saturday.

Residents, developer agree on mall's appearance
After tense talks, plaintiffs and the Sembler Co. have come to terms on a rustic design for Keystone Crossings.

Class 4A & 5A State High School Football Semifinals

Y is community's gathering place
The New Tampa YMCA more than triples its membership in its first year or so.

Kitty City expands, now rescues strays
CARROLLWOOD -- Kitty City, the luxury boarding facility for finicky felines, has expanded to include rescue operations. Located now at 5321 Gunn Highway, the facility is twice its old size and takes in strays for adoption.

Zoning condition stalls gas station
Company pauses construction at Village Corners shopping center after homeowners find a 20-year-old zoning restriction.

Spanish-style nudist resort opens
Caliente, the fifth such resort in the area, will be among the most upscale nudist resorts in North America.

Retired broadcast journalist watched a century unfold
From rocket launches to Castro and Nixon, Bob Sullivan had a front-row view of the events that shaped the world.

Planners oppose developer's density proposal
The owner of 286 rural acres west of the Suncoast Parkway wants to build more homes than zoning permits. Planners see problems.

Popular art festival has a lot of pull
About 250 artists and craftspeople will offer their wares to thousands of shoppers in Lutz this weekend.

Faith led businessman to charity
Dan Johnson once worked in the fast-paced corporate world. Now he raises money for a local social service agency.

Fossil club to auction pieces of the past
Proceeds from the sale of sharks' teeth and other finds will pay for scholarships.

Historic homes by candle
NIGHT LIGHT: You can sneak a peek inside some of Tampa's most beautiful historic homes at the 11th annual Candlelight Tour to benefit Tampa Preservation Inc. on Dec. 7 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Backyard greens woo golfers
Golf enthusiasts are flocking to Backyard Sports, an Orlando-based company specializing in personal practice greens.

Fridge fuses funky retro and modern convenience
After searching for two years, a homeowner found a new appliance that suits her 1950s-style decor.

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