North of Tampa: June 16, 2000
June 16, 2000
Rezoning smooths way for Publix
The Lutz-Lake Fern Road project may block School Board plans to build a high school someday at the shopping center's site.
The brown, brown grass of home
As the afternoon thundershowers return, the question now is whether to replant the lawn or hope the rain just brings it back.
Behind the miniblinds hide lawn renegades
It's Saturday. I wake up.
Made of iron
Mimi Hutcheson is training for the Ironman triathlon, but the psychiatrist says preparing the mind mentally is just as important.
Kids learn team play, enthusiasm and fundamentals of basketball
PEBBLE CREEK -- On this basketball court, the players' size and gender don't matter. They could be girls or boys, 3 feet tall or 6-footers.
New Tampa activist accuses sheriff's deputy of assault
NORTHDALE -- A New Tampa neighborhood activist has filed a complaint against a Hillsborough sheriff's deputy who ejected him from a tax district meeting.
Information on reclaimed water comes in dribbles
CITRUS PARK -- About 200 Fawn Ridge residents showed up for a county meeting Tuesday at Sickles High School to learn more about reclaimed water but walked away with most of their questions unanswered, and some answered incorrectly.
Saving pennies also pinched people's feelings
NORTHDALE -- You can say this for George Helmstetter: He went out with a bang.
Tax board must dip into savings
Last year homeowners voted down a proposed tax increase. Now the board cannot cover expenses.
Seminar focuses on how to make the best of difficult divorce situations
CARROLLWOOD -- Janet Gow doesn't believe that divorce has to be messy.
A little preparation can make annuals last longer
The drought certainly hasn't ended yet, but the few rain showers we have gotten lately do offer hope. If you've put off summer planting, now may be the time to look ahead to periods of more rain and decide what you're going to do in your landscape.
Agency demands pulling Dursban off store shelves
The Environmental Protection Agency finds this top insecticide unsafe, especially around children.