Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hillsborough News

Tampa bike shop employs mission of mobility for needy

Tampa bike shop employs mission of mobility for needy

TAMPA — Larry Robinson II could probably buy a bike himself. It’d be hard but not impossible, thanks to the compensation he gets as an injured veteran. But he’d rather earn one with some hard work, and learn to build one if he can. So on a Thursday m...
Published: 04/12/18
Updated: 04/17/18
With HCC help, Middleton High builds a bridge to higher education

With HCC help, Middleton High builds a bridge to higher education

EAST TAMPA — Everyone screamed in awe when they announced the four students that were awarded scholarships and administrators struggled to quiet the noise as the auditorium quickly filled with chaotic energy.The seniors could not hold back their exci...
Published: 04/12/18
Updated: 04/13/18
Blue Sky, MetMin partner for new affordable housing complex in Mango

Blue Sky, MetMin partner for new affordable housing complex in Mango

MANGO — The Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative’s most recent survey, conducted in 2017, revealed a sound but sad reality: a lot of county residents have no permanent place to call home in Tampa and throughout the county.The results indicated more...
Published: 04/12/18
Updated: 04/13/18
MidFlorida Credit Union adds South Tampa to its family of branches

MidFlorida Credit Union adds South Tampa to its family of branches

MidFlorida Credit Union opened its newest branch in South Tampa at 1112 S Dale Mabry Hwy. on April 6.The state-chartered financial institution celebrated its grand opening with free hors d’oeuvres from Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse as well as inc...
Published: 04/12/18
South Tampa-based business goes yard with your special announcements

South Tampa-based business goes yard with your special announcements

A local South Tampa family recently launched a business renting and selling yard greeting signs and birth announcements on Easter.After the birth of their son last year, Anne and Brett Bloomquist received so much love and support, so they wanted to e...
Published: 04/12/18
Love’s labor ends for now with closing of eclectic South Tampa grill

Love’s labor ends for now with closing of eclectic South Tampa grill

TAMPA — Lynn Love figured his birthday would be a great time to bid farewell to a decade-long labor of love, both of them being occasions to celebrate.So that’s when Love decided to close the doors for good on Love’s Artifacts Bar and Grille, partyin...
Published: 04/12/18
Westfield Brandon hosts ‘Imagination Day’ on April 22

Westfield Brandon hosts ‘Imagination Day’ on April 22

Westfield Brandon, 459 Brandon Town Center Drive, will host Imagination Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 22. This community event is geared to spark creativity in the children of the local communities and bring the whole family out for a day packe...
Published: 04/11/18
Updated: 04/17/18
Women assume the help for special Habitat for Humanity build

Women assume the help for special Habitat for Humanity build

TEMPLE TERRACE — A trail of footprints could be seen in the dirt as individuals headed towards the construction site with turquoise hammers, purple hard hats and pink T-shirts.Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County held its second annual Women B...
Published: 04/11/18
Updated: 04/13/18
Howard Altman: Air Force turns to original Phillie Phanatic to develop mascot

Howard Altman: Air Force turns to original Phillie Phanatic to develop mascot

Air Mobility Command, the Air Force headquarters overseeing MacDill Air Force Base, wants to develop its own mascot to help interest children in a career with the flying branch. And they are turning to the original Phillie Phanatic, David Raymond, fo...
Published: 04/11/18
Updated: 04/12/18
Joe Henderson: Misguided lawmakers starving the arts in Florida

Joe Henderson: Misguided lawmakers starving the arts in Florida

Tallahassee lawmakers just sent powerful message to the state about what they believe is important – and what isn’t.Guess what?The arts aren’t important.Oh, they will say otherwise, but their actions prove that is so much hokum and it sends an awful ...
Published: 04/11/18