|December 20, 2002
Grand Central: Less is more, you know?
A heartfelt history
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
Ellen Green led the county's NAACP at a time when women held few leadership positions in the struggle for civil rights.
INDICATIONS that you've gone overboard on Christmas decorations:
This year, let Santa reveal his exotic side
Forget the mall. Instead, do your gift shopping at some of Tampa's more out-of-the-way places.
Amy Scherzer's Diary: Let them eat ... steak!
REASON TO ROAR: Cast members of The Lion King worked up elephantine appetites in Saturday night's awesome opening night performance at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. Off came masks and makeup and the company feasted on a classic Outback Steakhouse menu: steak and mushrooms, chicken and Bloomin' Onions. Unlike last month's lively Cirque du Soleil cast party, this was a tame bunch of hyenas, monkeys and lions in a chilly tent outside Morsani Hall.
Everybody's Business: Decor changes, but it's still Italian
Make way for Aldo's. It will have updated Italian food, but the decor will be '60s Italian B-movie kitsch.
Obituary: A designer, in business as well as civic life
Dorothy Shreve started her own design firm in the 1950s, but she also made her mark in church and civic affairs.
What's in a Name?: His gifts to schools: time, money
A School Board member for 32 years, Al Chiaramonte also gave thousands of dollars to the schools.
RSVP Tampa: Music takes a royal turn
Looking for something to do, here's a super calendar, ranging from fake snow to real life.
Neighborhood Report: Feast a Teresita tradition
For 25 years, thousands of pounds of pork, rice and beans have been sold as take-out at La Teresita on Christmas Eve.
Clothing store to open in Hyde Park Village
Bad heater puts chill in seniors' aerobics
Senior swimmers at the Interbay Boys and Girls Club are hoping for a fixed pool heater soon; 70 degrees is too chilly.
Flamingo cafe finds a bigger nest nearby
The breakfast and lunch hangout is one of five tenants that will subdivide an old grocery. Subway will move in, too.
Hotel plan opponents continue unswayed
Howard Avenue residents remain adamant they don't want any kind of hotel in place of the SoHo Apartments.
This shock hopefully will fatten the fish
State biologists shock the lake at Gadsden Park twice a year to keep tabs on the fish population. And by shock, think electrify.
Homes: Winthrop homes are going fast
TAKING NAMES: Developers of Winthrop, a neotraditional community on Bloomingdale Road in Brandon, have filled nearly all of the 40 available reservations for townhomes in the community and are beginning to take reservations for home sites.
Many are hooked on FishHawk
With its excellent schools and abundance of natural beauty, FishHawk Ranch is Hillsborough County's fastest-selling community.
Market for backyard greenhouse takes root
A pilot finds that an earthy invention pays off. He installs the structures and will soon sell kits.