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Sunday April 20, 2014


Ulele's logo features a pineapple slice which represents hospitality.

photo by Janelle Irwin

Tampa version of Pocahontas, Ulele, will have restaurant namesake this Spring

The water works building at Ulele Springs is being redeveloped by investors. Part of the project re-opened the spring which will eventually flow back into the Hillsborough River. Keith Sedita is a managing partner of the Ulele restaurant that will open this Spring at the old pumping station. He said the native-inspired theme comes from the story behind the spring

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Hillsborough County students receive free dental screenings last year.

photo by Janelle Irwin, 2013

Friday in Tampa: free dental care offers cleaner teeth and healthier bodies

People in the Tampa Bay area can get free dental care this weekend at the Florida State Fairgrounds. This Friday and Saturday adults and some children can get things like teeth cleanings and extractions. Terry Buckenheimer is a Tampa dentist and the president of the Florida Dental Association

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photo by Se

Flood insurance hikes still a peril

Congress sought to ease fears in seaside communities by rolling back dramatic price hikes for national flood insurance, but for many the pocketbook pain has only been delayed.

As many as 1.1 million policyholders with subsidized government insurance will still be hit with rate increases under a bill signed by President Barack Obama.

Records analyzed by The Associated Press show there are communities in every state where the adjusted price hikes would make some properties unaffordable. ...

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