Friday, September 21, 2018

Northwest Hillsborough & New Tampa News

County prepares to move forward with Citrus Park Drive extension

County prepares to move forward with Citrus Park Drive extension

CITRUS PARK ó Area residents pored over project maps, plans and queried officials about a proposal to extend Citrus Park Drive at a town hall forum on Monday (Sept. 10).More than 10 years after the original proposal, after setbacks and recession dela...
Published: 09/12/18
Updated: 09/14/18
Hooper: Donít overlook collegeís most valuable learning opportunities

Hooper: Donít overlook collegeís most valuable learning opportunities

MIAMI SHORESFor Holly Kachler, itís not so much what drew her to the performing arts program at Blake High School, itís what she took from the experience. All around Hillsborough County, the school district maintains magnet programs that attract stud...
Published: 09/11/18
Updated: 09/14/18
Editorial: Tampa council has another chance to show it takes Stovall House changes seriously

Editorial: Tampa council has another chance to show it takes Stovall House changes seriously

The Tampa City Council has yet to hear a compelling reason to allow a private social club in a residential neighborhood off Bayshore Boulevard, and a final meeting on the matter scheduled for Thursday offers the council a chance to show the diligence...
Published: 09/14/18
Wesley Chapel couple opens Restore and Renew private counseling practice in North Tampa

Wesley Chapel couple opens Restore and Renew private counseling practice in North Tampa

In 2003, James Tickal was a University of Central Florida junior studying to be a veterinarian when he decided to follow in the footsteps of several family members who served in the miliatry. He enlisted in the Army and started out as a medic on the ...
Published: 09/13/18
Strollers welcome at Baby Boot Camp in North Tampa

Strollers welcome at Baby Boot Camp in North Tampa

After working in the weight loss, health and wellness field, Amy Armstrong knows first hand the challenges moms face when it comes to working out."I know how hard it is for a mom to find the time to exercise, for all kinds of reasons," said Armstrong...
Published: 09/13/18
Daniel Ruth: Like a ball stuck in Tropís rafters, much is up in the air on new Rays stadium

Daniel Ruth: Like a ball stuck in Tropís rafters, much is up in the air on new Rays stadium

From the looks of it, all manner of potentates, captains of industry, major domos and perhaps an odd scion or two are tripping over themselves to pony up gazillions of dollars to assist the Tampa Bay Rays in making their dreams of relocating to Ybor ...
Published: 09/12/18
50 years later, Jesuit players are champions again as school honors countyís first state title

50 years later, Jesuit players are champions again as school honors countyís first state title

TAMPA ó Thereís a solid gold agenda planned at this weekendís 50-year reunion for the Jesuit High School 1968 state-championship football team.Some Tigers havenít stayed in close touch. Others get together on a weekly basis. Regardless of the relatio...
Published: 09/12/18
Society Datebook 2018-19, Tampa style

Society Datebook 2018-19, Tampa style

#DrinkDanceDonateThe Tampa Bay Times/Tampa Tribune annual Society Datebook, Sept. 2018-May 2019SeptemberSept. 7: Imagination: A Gala to benefit Glazer Childrenís Museum; 6:30 p.m.; Glazer Childrenís Museum; $250, or $125 for ages 21 to 35; (813) 443-...
Published: 09/07/18
Updated: 09/10/18
Editorial: A reminder of why a divisive debate ended in the removal of a Confederate memorial

Editorial: A reminder of why a divisive debate ended in the removal of a Confederate memorial

Had they set out to find a conspicuous spot to display Hillsborough Countyís divisive Confederate memorial, members of the Judah P. Benjamin Camp #2210 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans couldnít have chosen better. ē Hard-by busy U.S. 60 in Valrico...
Published: 09/06/18
Updated: 09/10/18
Lithia school moms create nonprofit to boost school security

Lithia school moms create nonprofit to boost school security

LITHIA ó Like most, Jessica Coffman watched in horror on Feb. 14 as reports of another school shooting began to unfold.But this time, it was a little too close to home.As Nikolas Cruz allegedly shot and killed 17 students and staff members at Marjory...
Published: 09/07/18
Updated: 09/09/18