Tuesday, August 14, 2018

South & Central Tampa News

Temple Terrace dairyman turns campaign manager for milk

Temple Terrace dairyman turns campaign manager for milk

TEMPLE TERRACELongtime Hillsborough County dairyman Dale McClellan has embarked on the campaign trail this election season, stumping for cows over plants.McClellan wants folks to vote for cow milk over its growing competitors, the almond and soy-base...
Updated: 2 hours ago
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 Car...
Updated: 2 hours ago
WWE star, Pasco resident Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart dies at 63

WWE star, Pasco resident Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart dies at 63

WESLEY CHAPEL — Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, a former star with World Wrestling Entertainment who was known for his maniacal laugh, long goatee beard and powerhouse moves, died on Monday. He was 63.The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said Mr. Neidhart fel...
Published: 08/13/18
Faces, places of historic West Tampa will spring from wall mural planned near Salcines park

Faces, places of historic West Tampa will spring from wall mural planned near Salcines park

TAMPA — The artistry is obvious in the murals of Michelle Sawyer and Tony Krol, a married couple painting under the name Illsol.But also emerging from their work is a sense of history — a defining quality in works they’ve created since 2015 in a seri...
Published: 08/14/18
SELF Program delivers low-income home-improvement loans in Pinellas, Hillsborough

SELF Program delivers low-income home-improvement loans in Pinellas, Hillsborough

Kathy Sizemore, 65, and her husband had just replaced the leaky roof on their two bedroom, two-bathroom home in North St. Petersburg.A few months later, Hurricane Irma struck, and their refrigerator broke down. Meanwhile, her air conditioner was on i...
Published: 08/10/18
Updated: 08/13/18
Crab die-off in Hillsborough Bay could be Red Tide — or something else

Crab die-off in Hillsborough Bay could be Red Tide — or something else

TAMPA — Dozens of dead crabs were floating in Hillsborough Bay along Bayshore Boulevard on Sunday, centered near Bay to Bay Boulevard.Though the die-off extended a few hundred feet in both directions, the cause is a mystery.Until the bay’s water is t...
Published: 08/12/18
Updated: 08/13/18
Fishery biologist to talk Red Tide

Fishery biologist to talk Red Tide

The Red Tide algae bloom outbreak that now rapidly spreads along the Gulf Coast has turned into a major concern for environmentalists.With the lingering bloom reaching Anna Maria Island last week, leaving dead fish covering the beach, many wonder if ...
Published: 08/09/18
Updated: 08/12/18
Epilogue: In the animal rescue community, Lithia woman the ‘Statue of Liberty’

Epilogue: In the animal rescue community, Lithia woman the ‘Statue of Liberty’

LITHIA — People in the dog rescue community share a passion about saving furry folks from a life too short or an existence of abandonment or despair.They also are known for banding together to make that happen.Lori Hoffman stood out among the communi...
Published: 08/09/18
Updated: 08/12/18
Jesuit High opens new Chapel of the Holy Cross, a ‘sermon in brick and stone’

Jesuit High opens new Chapel of the Holy Cross, a ‘sermon in brick and stone’

TAMPAFor more than two years, students, faculty and staff have watched workers turn bricks and columns into a soaring architectural work at the center of Jesuit High School’s 40-acre Tampa campus.On Tuesday, more than 500 people turned out for the cu...
Published: 08/09/18
Updated: 08/11/18
Hooper: Time to push the envelope in effort to build Rays stadium in Ybor

Hooper: Time to push the envelope in effort to build Rays stadium in Ybor

The Rays started employing a strategy of using relievers to start games when they sent Sergio Romo to the mound to face the Los Angeles Angels earlier this season. Through criticism and occasional outright ridicule, they stuck with the plan. And they...
Published: 07/20/18
Updated: 08/11/18