Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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Tampa’s Bryan Glazer Family JCC to stage family-fun Scrabble tournament

Tampa’s Bryan Glazer Family JCC to stage family-fun Scrabble tournament

The Bryan Glazer Family Jewish Community Center, 522 N Howard Ave., invites the Tampa community to play Scrabble from 1 to 4 p.m. July 15.Tween Connex, #Gather and active adults of the JCC present a casual tournament that welcomes participants of all...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Three county players join Team USA for world tournament in Mexico

Three county players join Team USA for world tournament in Mexico

TAMPA — For three Tampa high-school athletes, a typical summer of football preparation has turned into the opportunity of a lifetime.Former Jesuit running back/linebacker Vinny LoSauro and former Sickles quarterback Jake O’Donnell — along with Tampa ...
Published: 07/09/18
Dancing for Donations offers new summer camps for kids

Dancing for Donations offers new summer camps for kids

Dancing for Donations’ Princesses and Super Heroes Camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon from July 16-20 at We Rock the Spectrum-Tampa, 1076 E Brandon Blvd. This is one of many camps hosted by Dancing for Donations, a non-profit organization to make dance mo...
Published: 07/03/18
Updated: 07/08/18
Alonso grad earns prestigious scholarship for Broadway performance

Alonso grad earns prestigious scholarship for Broadway performance

At the age of 9, Emily Escobar fell in love with theater while watching her older sister perform.She dealt with occasional uncertainty, however, wondering if theater should remain a career aspiration. She began participating in choir, and at Alonso H...
Published: 07/03/18
Updated: 07/08/18
Sunday Conversation: Engineer Holly Kremers looks to build resilience against sea-level rise

Sunday Conversation: Engineer Holly Kremers looks to build resilience against sea-level rise

Like every other Tampa Bay resident, Holly Kremers paid close attention as Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida last September. • Kremers, however, also spent a good deal of time glued to the telephone with officials in Miami Beach. • You see, the sto...
Published: 07/05/18
Updated: 07/08/18
Robotics teams pave way for STEM interest

Robotics teams pave way for STEM interest

TAMPA — When the combined robotic teams from Jesuit High School and Academy of the Holy Names met 2-year-old Theo Rimes at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, the students’ eyes lit up.Known as the Stealth Tigers, they surrounded Theo as he sped around...
Published: 07/05/18
Updated: 07/08/18
Major Ruskin/Sun City Center apartment complex signals area’s changing dynamics

Major Ruskin/Sun City Center apartment complex signals area’s changing dynamics

RUSKIN — A major apartment complex that signals the changing dynamics of the Sun City Center/Ruskin area expects to open in January.Drivers traveling north on Cypress Village Drive have seen the construction of Shadetree Apartments. It boasts of 260 ...
Published: 07/05/18
Updated: 07/08/18
Guest column: Deputy’s legacy of heroism inspired a place for dogs to play

Guest column: Deputy’s legacy of heroism inspired a place for dogs to play

My dog Sophie likes to remind me that the dog days of summer are just around the corner. That means it’s time for her to shed her winter coat, head outdoors and enjoy the Tampa sunshine. Where can Sophie and her furry friends go to enjoy, but not bak...
Published: 07/09/18
Locally owned dry cleaners takes on new franchise

Locally owned dry cleaners takes on new franchise

BRANDON — Rane Robinson is aware of the orange tide that recently rolled into his neighborhood. Despite the buzz surrounding the 24-hour pick up kiosk at the corporately franchised Tide Dry Cleaners, he still decided to test the competitive waters le...
Published: 07/02/18
Updated: 07/06/18
Editorial: Rejection of plan to fill Rocky Point lagoon was a defining grass-roots moment

Editorial: Rejection of plan to fill Rocky Point lagoon was a defining grass-roots moment

Count on people in Tampa to step up when someone threatens the things they hold dear.In the case of a proposal to fill in a Rocky Point lagoon, and build expensive townhouses there, count on all kinds of people to step up — from kids with crayons dra...
Published: 07/06/18