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Past articles by Avery:

HGTV stars join local Walk to End Alzheimer’s

A pair of HGTV stars are walking to end Alzheimer’s in Tampa Bay. → Read More

Walt Disney World increasing capacity at parks

New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance has led Disney to make a major announcement: It's boosting the parks' capacity. → Read More

Need a companion? St. Pete kennel that raises law enforcement dogs wants to give puppy to military veteran

May is Military Appreciation Month, and a St. Petersburg dog kennel, that raises law enforcement dogs is hoping to give a deserving veteran some great companionship! → Read More

Hillsborough waste collectors refurbish old bikes for kids in need

They say what's one man's trash is another man's treasure, and two men who work with Hillsborough County Solid Waste Management are using that phrase to make a lot of kids in Tampa Bay happy. → Read More

Remarkable Women: Brittany Howard hopes to change Florida pool law to save children

A Tampa Bay mother is using an unthinkable tragedy to try and change Florida laws in hopes of saving the lives of children in honor of her son. → Read More

Remarkable Women: Kay Dillinger loses daughter, helps needy children in her name

A Tampa Bay woman who suffered an unthinkable tragedy ended up turning it into a way to feed, dress and educate needy children. → Read More

Local judge helps Santa spread Christmas cheer

2020 has been the Grinch who’s stolen a lot of joy from kids this year. They’ve missed being with friends, been through isolation lockdown and perhaps even seen their parents struggling to make ends meet, but one of Santa’s very best helpers is determined to make sure the Grinch doesn’t rob our children of Christmas magic. → Read More

Staying strong and living with dementia

No one ever asks to be diagnosed with dementia, but six years ago, Brian LeBlanc was. → Read More

City of Dunedin turns purple for Alzheimer’s awareness

Purple is the official color of Alzheimer’s awareness and this weekend, the city of Dunedin turns purple in an effort to raise money for the cause. → Read More

Alzheimer’s Brain Bus goes virtual during pandemic

This year has proven to be anything but normal, though, so the Brain Bus is going virtual. → Read More

How to keep loved ones with Alzheimer’s safe in a disaster

There’s a lot to be anxious about with the pandemic, but we’re also in the middle of hurricane season and it’s important to be prepared. → Read More

NIH halts clinical hydroxychloroquine trial

The National Institute of Health is stopping its trial of the drug hydroxychloroquine saying it is not beneficial to coronavirus patients. → Read More

10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease

It's important to understand the symptoms of the disease so early diagnosis can be detected. → Read More

Daughter turns caregiver for mom diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

But, behind that twinkle is a woman who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s six years ago. Now, Queenie’s caretaker is the daughter she raised. → Read More

YMCA summer camps scheduled to start in June

Mitchel said parents are relieved to hear their kids will have an option to get out of the house and enjoy some time with their friends at the YMCA's summer camps. Of course, COVID-19 is top of mind to keep all the kids and staff safe, including not placing kids in big groups. → Read More

Hillsborough Co. residents can now apply for coronavirus recovery aid online

Residents in Hillsborough County looking for financial help in the midst of the coronavirus can now apply online. → Read More

Popular gardener remembered after he dies in house fire

When crews arrived to his home, they say they noticed huge flames coming from the home. → Read More

Lottery drawing for dogs seized happening Thursday

However, the Pet Resource Center in Hillsborough County says there are plans in place to keep an eye on the dogs. → Read More

Thieves targeting Tampa Bay area gyms, stealing credit cards

There are similar cases out of Sarasota and Lee Counties. Authorities are working to learn if they are related. → Read More

Shelby Nealy back in court, attorneys asking for ex-wife’s mental health records

The state plans to seek the death penalty if convicted. Nealy will be back in court in February 2020. → Read More