Saturday, October 13, 2018

Hillsborough News

Tampa man killed crossing U.S. 92 in Seffner

Tampa man killed crossing U.S. 92 in Seffner

SEFFNER — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that left one person dead Thursday morning.According to an FHP news release, Rebecca L. Welsh-Jaques was driving a 2012 Honda CRV east along U.S. Highway 92 at around 7 a.m. As Wels...
Published: 10/04/18
The Soho district welcomes Taco Dirty to its thriving food scene

The Soho district welcomes Taco Dirty to its thriving food scene

Ciccio Restaurant Group, the company leaving its mark across South Tampa's foodie scene, is at it again with another concept called Taco Dirty. The original name of the concept was Taco Dirty to Me, but co-owner David Pullman said the play on words w...
Published: 10/04/18
Popularity of Lobby Bar helps spur changes in layout, menu at Epicurean Hotel in South Tampa

Popularity of Lobby Bar helps spur changes in layout, menu at Epicurean Hotel in South Tampa

TAMPA — After several years contemplating it, Tampa’s Epicurean Hotel recently updated its signature restaurant Élevage with a new menu and an expanded Lobby Bar featuring more of a comfort vibe for breakfast, happy hour and weeken...
Published: 10/04/18
Amy Scherzer's Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Amy Scherzer's Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

FARA Energy BallThe journey continues to arrive at a cure for the degenerative neuro-muscular disease Friedreich’s ataxia. You can't ask for more devoted guides than Paul and Suzanne Avery who celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary Saturday...
Published: 10/01/18
Updated: 10/04/18
Crash closes portion of W Sligh Avenue in Tampa

Crash closes portion of W Sligh Avenue in Tampa

TAMPA — A portion of W Sligh Avenue is closed in Tampa after a car crashed into a utility pole.According to Tampa Police, the crash occurred near W Sligh Avenue and N Howard Avenue, and the roadway is closed from Armenia Avenue to N Albany Ave...
Published: 10/04/18
Find a Friend: Copper, the Chinese Shar Pei-mix

Find a Friend: Copper, the Chinese Shar Pei-mix

Wait, what? It’s really October? Time for pumpkin-spiced everything and National Adopt-a-Dog Month. It's apropos for the chestnut pup named Copper, a 2-year old Chinese Shar Pei-mix of pure joy and merriment. Copper holds no malice for the fol...
Published: 10/03/18
Hurricane Maria looms large in debate over how Hillsborough's Puerto Ricans should vote

Hurricane Maria looms large in debate over how Hillsborough's Puerto Ricans should vote

TAMPA — The chairman of Puerto Rico’s Democratic Party has one thing in common with President Donald Trump: He thinks the mayor of capital city San Juan did a poor job responding to Hurricane Maria a year ago, abandoning her city when i...
Published: 10/02/18
Updated: 10/03/18
Joe Henderson: Florida National Cemetery, so often passed by, can take a visitor's breath away

Joe Henderson: Florida National Cemetery, so often passed by, can take a visitor's breath away

Exit 309 off Interstate 75 in Bushnell is about an an hour north of Tampa, and I have driven by it many more times than anyone can count, past the sign pointing to the Florida National Cemetery.Never paid much attention to it, to tell you the truth. ...
Published: 10/04/18
Ernest Hooper: Gaining new appreciation for local talent from performance in San Francisco

Ernest Hooper: Gaining new appreciation for local talent from performance in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — I found myself trekking through the hustle and bustle of this city's famous Nob Hill neighborhood with a group of friends last week, and little reminded me of home.Born and raised in Tallahassee, the five of us — the fel...
Published: 10/03/18
Maintenance worker finds skeletal remains at Gibsonton mobile home park

Maintenance worker finds skeletal remains at Gibsonton mobile home park

A maintenance worker uncovered skeletal remains Wednesday morning while working at a mobile home park in Gibsonton.The remains were located at the Bull Frog Creek Mobile Home Park, 11211 East Bay Road, around 8:45 a.m. Detectives are still waiting fo...
Published: 10/03/18