Monday, October 08, 2018

Hillsborough News

Fit Bowl Co. upgrades its

Fit Bowl Co. upgrades its "smoothie bowl shack" with a second location in South Tampa

In April of 2017, when brothers Trent and Kyle McAree started their pop up concept, Fit Bowl Co. on the Davis Islands, they referred to it as Tampa’s first smoothie bowl “shack” because their tiny 60 square foot space can only f...
Published: 09/27/18
Crabby Bill's expands its family of brands in Westchase

Crabby Bill's expands its family of brands in Westchase

On Sept. 12, the Seafood Exchange restaurant reopened as Crabby Bill’s Off The Hook, the newest venture from The Crabby Bill’s Family Brands. “We are a legacy business dedicated to serving seafood through our restaurants for year...
Published: 09/27/18
Oldsmar gets a new First Watch

Oldsmar gets a new First Watch

First Watch, the popular breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant, will open a new location in Oldsmar on Monday (Oct 1). Located in Bay Arbor Place, the newly constructed, free standing 3,500 square foot restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seat...
Published: 09/27/18
Joe Henderson: Sales-tax hike for transportation a good start at safer bicycling

Joe Henderson: Sales-tax hike for transportation a good start at safer bicycling

While the “All For Transportation” sales tax initiative in November is mostly about improving traffic congestion that is choking Hillsborough County, there is an interesting part of the plan that hasn’t gotten as much attention.I...
Published: 09/26/18
Updated: 09/27/18
Daniel Ruth: Why do Confederate sons keep meeting in Temple Terrace? Maybe it reminds them of Gettysburg

Daniel Ruth: Why do Confederate sons keep meeting in Temple Terrace? Maybe it reminds them of Gettysburg

What's next? A Kristallnacht fish fry night at the Temple Terrace Country Club? Fun for the whole family, just as long as you're not black, or Jewish, or — take your pick.For a while now, the Sons of Confederate Veterans has had a thing about ...
Published: 09/26/18
Wrestler Titus O'Neil, recalling his own troubled childhood, partners with PDQ to throw school birthday parties

Wrestler Titus O'Neil, recalling his own troubled childhood, partners with PDQ to throw school birthday parties

PDQ, the Tampa-based chicken chain short for “People Dedicated to Quality,” is joining forces with WWE wrestler Titus O’ Neil from now until May to host monthly Champions of Character parties at local schools.PDQ and O’Nei...
Published: 09/26/18
Helping women artists find an audience using mermaids, a DJ and a mural that moves

Helping women artists find an audience using mermaids, a DJ and a mural that moves

TAMPA — Renee Warmack made her presence known in the local arts scene through her 2007 documentary Ten at the Top in Tampa Bay, chronicling the area’s top female government leaders and sharing how they broke the glass ceiling. Now, thro...
Published: 09/26/18
Organizers inviting candidates, East Hillsborough residents to 'Wakanda The Vote' on Sunday

Organizers inviting candidates, East Hillsborough residents to 'Wakanda The Vote' on Sunday

With the mid-term elections quickly approaching, local organizations have come together to spur African-American participation in the election process by hosting a get-out-the-vote party inspired by the film Black Panther.The event, dubbed “Wa...
Published: 09/26/18
Epilogue: Erin Kitzinger, filmmaker and yogi, remembered for caring spirit

Epilogue: Erin Kitzinger, filmmaker and yogi, remembered for caring spirit

ST.PETERSBURG — Erin Kitzinger, a filmmaker and yoga instructor, always marched to the beat of her own drum.“Even from an early age she never followed the crowd,” her mother, Linda Zweifel, said. “She always wanted to do t...
Published: 09/24/18
Updated: 09/25/18
SB I-75 reopens after crash involving semi-trailers spills fruit trees onto roadway

SB I-75 reopens after crash involving semi-trailers spills fruit trees onto roadway

A three-vehicle crash brought southbound traffic on I-75 to a standstill early Tuesday morning after a vehicle struck a semi-trailer hauling fruit trees, spilling its contents onto the interstate.Jerome Coleman and Wendy Sweat, of Douglas, Ga., were ...
Published: 09/25/18