Sunday, June 24, 2018

Hillsborough News

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
School board races attract new faces

School board races attract new faces

TAMPA — When long-time Hillsborough County School Board member Susan Valdes resigned this month from the board to run for the State House of Representatives, the decision affected more than just her seat in west Hillsborough’s District 1.It also coul...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/17/18

Editorial: Free rides will serve as a test of whether the streetcar is serious transportation

Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to ride for free?This fall, the TECO Streetcar Line eliminates its $2.50-a-ride-fare, providing the best opportunity yet to see whether the system’s vintage streetcar replicas can serve as a legitimate transportation a...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/15/18
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
Plant High grad embraces Italian heritage to earn Girl Scout Gold Award

Plant High grad embraces Italian heritage to earn Girl Scout Gold Award

OLDSMAR — Michelle Ferlita has always been proud of her Italian heritage. But she was bothered while interacting with kids during volunteer work at camps."I noticed a lack of interest (in their Italian heritage),’’ said Ferlita, a recent graduate of ...
Published: 06/11/18
Updated: 06/15/18
Newsome High student’s pet dehydration project earns Girl Scout Gold Award

Newsome High student’s pet dehydration project earns Girl Scout Gold Award

OLDSMAR — When Lauren Dyer was in the first grade, her family’s two golden retrievers hopped the normally secure backyard fence and went undetected for hours.They were finally located. But one dog, Scrappy, had passed out from heat exhaustion. The ot...
Published: 06/11/18
Updated: 06/15/18
Chamberlain High senior beautifies Tampa Crossroads home to earn Girl Scout Gold Award

Chamberlain High senior beautifies Tampa Crossroads home to earn Girl Scout Gold Award

OLDSMAR — Since she was young, Haylie Corcho always had an interest in veterans, probably because her grandparents served in the Army.Corcho wanted to help a veterans-related cause, but couldn’t find the right community service project. Then she lear...
Published: 06/11/18
Updated: 06/15/18

Vacation Bible School still holds value for families

Each summer, hundreds of Hillsborough County church volunteers put countless hours into hosting vacation bible schools. I compile an annual list featuring some of the events to help churches get the word out. Last year, a reader objected to my callin...
Published: 06/10/18
Updated: 06/15/18