Friday, June 22, 2018

Hillsborough News

White soldiers used black child for target practice during grim chapter in Tampa’s history

White soldiers used black child for target practice during grim chapter in Tampa’s history

TAMPAhe African-American military troops known as the Buffalo Soldiers stopped in Tampa 120 years ago while on their way to help free Cuba from the rule of an oppressive Spain.But their time spent in Tampa served as a reminder of their own oppression...
Published: 06/05/18
Updated: 06/21/18
Seminole Heights residents push to reopen historic pool

Seminole Heights residents push to reopen historic pool

SEMINOLE HEIGHTS — Several city of Tampa pools have reopened in recent years, and now Seminole Heights residents want to make a splash in the trend.The city has restored the historic Cuscaden Pool (2016), the Roy Jenkins pool on Davis Islands (2014),...
Published: 06/12/18
Updated: 06/20/18
Tampa Tarpons, Seminole Hard Rock partner with Boys & Girls Club

Tampa Tarpons, Seminole Hard Rock partner with Boys & Girls Club

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa has partnered with the Tampa Tarpons to host a benefit game for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 6:30 p.m. Friday (June 22) at George M. Steinbrenner Field, 1 ...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/18/18
Former Armwood hoops star returns from Italy to dole out skills to Seffner kids

Former Armwood hoops star returns from Italy to dole out skills to Seffner kids

SEFFNER — Walking down the cobblestone roads of Florence, Italy, Adam Sollazzo sees just about every imaginable bright color painted on buildings and homes. Sollazzo, 28, finds himself surrounded by vineyards, coffee and pizza places. His favorite si...
Published: 06/08/18
Updated: 06/18/18
Hooper: Car bursts through wall, but Trinity Cafe keeps feeding homeless

Hooper: Car bursts through wall, but Trinity Cafe keeps feeding homeless

The tent went up in the Trinity Cafe parking lot hours before lunch on Wednesday morning.Minutes later, volunteers started rolling out the chairs and the table. For the second consecutive day, the cafe would serve its customers — the food insecure — ...
Published: 06/12/18
Updated: 06/18/18
Temple Terrace to spend $190,000 upgrading Riverhills Park boardwalk

Temple Terrace to spend $190,000 upgrading Riverhills Park boardwalk

TEMPLE TERRACE — Riverhills Park offers a gorgeous view of the Hillsborough River, but it’s risky to take your eyes off your feet while strolling along.You could trip on a bent board or step in a hole.In the coming weeks, however, you should be able ...
Published: 06/06/18
Updated: 06/18/18
UACDC’s Prodigy program readies for annual ‘Dance Battle’

UACDC’s Prodigy program readies for annual ‘Dance Battle’

The sixth annual Turn Up Dance Battle runs from noon to 4 p.m. on June 30 at the University Area Community Center, 14013 N 22nd St. Registration will run from 11 a.m. to noon.There will be solo and group battles and all styles of dance are welcome. T...
Published: 06/13/18
Updated: 06/17/18
Next Level Church pumps up the giving at Lithia gas station

Next Level Church pumps up the giving at Lithia gas station

LITHIA — A parade of vehicles lined up within the vicinity of the Shops of FishHawk as drivers anxiously made their way to the gas pumps to fill up their tanks at the 7-Eleven.And smiles filled their faces on June 9 when the volunteers from Next Leve...
Published: 06/11/18
Updated: 06/15/18
University area families invited to free screening of Black Panther

University area families invited to free screening of Black Panther

Families who live in the university area are invited to a free screening of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther at 6 p.m. on June 22 at the University Area Community Center, 14013 N 22nd St.Family Movie Night is a family-oriented event "designed to provide...
Published: 06/07/18
Updated: 06/15/18
UT shines the spotlight on visiting authors

UT shines the spotlight on visiting authors

The University of Tampa’s MFA program will host the June 2018 Residency Visiting Writers Lectores Series that runs from now until June 21 on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Each reading will be held at 7:30 p.m.Each January ...
Published: 06/12/18
Updated: 06/15/18