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Cindy Gruden at Capitol to support boosting cigarette tax for Moffitt Cancer funding

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With former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden sick at home, wife Cindy Gruden stepped in to stump for Moffitt Cancer Center‘s request for increased funding at the Capitol. Gruden was one of more than 75 representatives of the Moffitt Cancer Center, who came by bus and bicycle — doctors, patients, caregivers, community leaders, and researchers — Tuesday to ask the Legislature to support identical bills (SB 662 and HB 651) filed by Sen. Dana Young and Rep. James Grant. The bills…

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Table 23 expands take on ‘American cuisine’ with weekday lunch menu

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Originally a hot spot for drinks and dinner, Tallahassee’s newest landmark restaurant is expanding its take on “Americana cuisine” weekdays to the lunch hour. Table 23, located at the corner of Thomasville Road and Sixth Street in Midtown, is now serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Featuring many favorites from the dinner menu, the lunch offerings also include lighter fare, including sandwiches, salads and soups. Appetizer offerings include Sweet Potato Hummus, Smoked Mullet Croquetas and…

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Group offers ‘toolkit’ for living with dementia

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It just doesn’t sit well with Karen Love when people talk about people “suffering” from or being “victims” of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. “What we don’t hear much about is that people can and do live full and meaningful lives with dementia,” said the executive director of the national Dementia Action Alliance. “It’s very important that we raise money for the cure and focus on that but it’s also important that we focus on the care and look…

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Great food — and camaraderie — served up at Tallahassee gathering of veteran reporters

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For the 11th year, Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald Bureau Chief Steve Bousquet and consultant Nancy Leikauf opened their Tallahassee home to friends and compatriots for their annual Fall Soup Supper. Guests are invited to bring their show-stoppers like Victoria Zepp’s Greek Avgolemono and Mary Ellen Klas’ pecan and wild rice soup, while others opt for salads (former state Rep. Anne Mackenzie’s garlic salad went quickly), appetizers, and desserts. Chowders — clam, chicken, and two iterations of sausage and corn — seemed…

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Scenes from a Hillary Clinton watch party

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Tuesday’s impromptu election-night watch party was probably the largest concentration of post-menopausal women in Tallahassee history. An observation I shared with many of the women there. No one was insulted. We laughed. No, there wasn’t a whole lot of estrogen in the room, but there was a giddiness as the crowd of about 75 (including maybe five or so men) cheered when MSNBC called New Jersey for Hillary Clinton — propelling her into history as the first woman nominated for…

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Remembering Norene Chase, a “warrior” with a clipboard

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On the second day of 2016, a group of about 100 gathered at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee to bid farewell Norene Olson Chase, who, at 91, lived a decade longer than the average woman in the United States. She died Dec. 14. Chase died, as nonagenarians are wont to do, after falling, breaking her hip, and contracting a fatal pneumonia. She was not someone I knew at all, but the mother of a friend of mine, and my…

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Jeff Brandes on the future of driving: ‘Jack, take the wheel’

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Standing in front of the Tallahassee Automobile Museum on a rainy Tuesday morning, Sen. Jeff Brandes was talking about a coming technology that will revolutionize travel as much as the Model-T Fords on display inside the building did in the early 20th century. In the background was an Audi A7 “piloted driving” concept car named Jack, ready to take him and other legislators on a “look-Ma, no hands!” spin down nearby Interstate 10. Brandes was ahead of the curve in 2012 when he introduced…

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