Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Hillsborough News

Daniel Ruth: Fill the bay to make more land to build more townhouses? Never again

Daniel Ruth: Fill the bay to make more land to build more townhouses? Never again

First a full confession. I am not a real estate expert. I know precious very little about the finer points of development. But I do recall that old Florida axiom about selling swampland to unsuspecting folks eager to own a piece of the Sunshine State...
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Retired Temple Terrace arborist warns that signature oaks are dangerous and endangered

Retired Temple Terrace arborist warns that signature oaks are dangerous and endangered

TEMPLE TERRACE — Former city arborist Dana Carver said that whenever he asked people why they moved to Temple Terrace, they would often talk about the arching canopies of old oaks."It’s what we’re known for,’’ said Carver, 68, who retired earlier thi...
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UT lacrosse player earns Freddie Solomon Community Service Award

UT lacrosse player earns Freddie Solomon Community Service Award

TAMPA — For University of Tampa women’s lacrosse player Megan Sanchez, community service isn’t an obligation.It’s a way of life.Sanchez, from Wesley Chapel High School, was surprised to receive UT’s Freddie Solomon Community Service Award, given by t...
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Family Ministries of Florida sharpens its foster care focus in Seffner

Family Ministries of Florida sharpens its foster care focus in Seffner

SEFFNER — Charlea, 17, took on the role of an adult when she lived at home due to the frequent absence of her mom.She lacked the one emotion children crave the most, love. Her desire for that adoration led her to look for it in all the wrong places."...
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Tampa chamber’s minority business program accelerates into second year

Tampa chamber’s minority business program accelerates into second year

TAMPA — A year ago, Carolyn Lawson was paying a business coach $25,000 to advise her on the best practices to grow her marketing firm, Chameleon Custom Solutions. The results she yielded proved ho-hum, at best.Then she signed up for the Minority Busi...
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Sunday Conversation: Charleene Closshey

Sunday Conversation: Charleene Closshey

Homegrown married high tech at the premiere of No Postage Necessary on June 28 at the Tampa Theatre. • Plant City actor/composer/producer Charleene Closshey found herself surrounded by scores of family, friends and fans — even her piano teacher — at ...
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Seeds of Hope continues summer backpack program

Seeds of Hope continues summer backpack program

BRANDON — Seeds of Hope volunteers formed a line and began to fill bags and backpacks with assorted goods at Presbyterian Church of Bloomingdale.Inside the church’s food bank, more than a dozen volunteers made a deposit last week for students at seve...
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Ernest Hooper: Bay Area Legal Services seeks ‘Collective’ effort from the next generation

Ernest Hooper: Bay Area Legal Services seeks ‘Collective’ effort from the next generation

The happy hour crowd buzzed with chatter. Amid the ambience of Ybor City’s Bad Monkey, they nibbled and networked last week, sharing stories about love and life, dreams and drama, career aspirations and college days. It’s the language of young profes...
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Epilogue: Sylvia Carley guided colleagues with a loving hand

Epilogue: Sylvia Carley guided colleagues with a loving hand

TAMPA — Longtime Hillsborough Community College administrator Sylvia Marion Carley always found time for family, the community, or the next generation of educators — what she called "My Colleagues." It took only one phone call for her to stop and hel...
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Editorial: Price is low, selection is high, so now’s the time to act on that urge to adopt a pet

Editorial: Price is low, selection is high, so now’s the time to act on that urge to adopt a pet

Some of the biggest challenges facing Hillsborough County can seem so divisive or costly they might be with us forever, like modernizing transportation and ending the scourge of opioid addiction.But there’s one chronic problem that can be made much s...
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