Friday, May 25, 2018

South & Central Tampa News

Editorial: Filling Rocky Point lagoon to build townhomes is an empty-headed idea

Editorial: Filling Rocky Point lagoon to build townhomes is an empty-headed idea

One of the worst ideas in a long time in the field of urban planning received a blessing this month when the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission approved a land-use change for a project that calls for filling three acres of water insi...
Published: 05/25/18
Metro Diner brings fare to South Tampa

Metro Diner brings fare to South Tampa

Metro Diner, having already established several locations across Florida, including St. Petersburg, now brings its large portion-sized comfort food options across the bay.The local diner is slated to open Tuesday (May 29) at 4011 W Kennedy Blvd and w...
Published: 05/24/18
Organic eatery closes doors to Davis Island site for more space

Organic eatery closes doors to Davis Island site for more space

Tasty Roots says goodbye to its current Davis Island location on Saturday (May 26) as it closes to prepare for the opening of a new location in the heart of South Tampa at 3415 W Bay to Bay Blvd.For the last three years, locals have flocked to Tasty ...
Published: 05/24/18
Joe Henderson: With chaos the norm on Interstate 4, back roads are looking more inviting

Joe Henderson: With chaos the norm on Interstate 4, back roads are looking more inviting

In the past couple of months, I have had to travel about 25 miles from the bucolic burg of Brandon to Lakeland several times.I take Interstate 4 because it is the most direct route.I may have to rethink that strategy, though, especially with Memorial...
Published: 05/24/18
Class of 2018: AHNís Yasmina Decamp achieves by growing up quickly

Class of 2018: AHNís Yasmina Decamp achieves by growing up quickly

TAMPA ó In the years when many teens are trying to find ways to "fit in," 18-year-old Academy of the Holy Names senior Yasmina Decamp has always stood out. As a first generation immigrant, the child of a single mother, and one of few black students i...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Riverview chamberís new digs canít top executive directorís passion for people

Riverview chamberís new digs canít top executive directorís passion for people

When Riverview Chamber of Commerce executive director Tanya Doran recently welcomed new members and well-wishers to the chamberís new office, it gave her an opportunity to greet Leslie Forrester.Forrester, owner of Quality Life Massage Therapy, soldi...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Words of wisdom from Class of 2018 on how school shootings have transformed them

Words of wisdom from Class of 2018 on how school shootings have transformed them

TAMPA — The pain of the Parkland shootings Feb. 14 was fresh on the minds of Hillsborough County’s graduating seniors when about 300 of them received an assignment. Write a 250-word essay on how decades of school shootings have touched y...
Published: 05/23/18
Habitat prepares to open ĎReStoreí in Brandon

Habitat prepares to open ĎReStoreí in Brandon

BRANDON ó Attention area shoppers: A new home improvement store is coming to town.It will be stocked with a multitude of household essentials and enhancements, but donít expect it to resemble any of the communityís big-box superstores.Some of the inv...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Amy Scherzerís Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Amy Scherzerís Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Tampa General Hospital Foundation GalaCo-chairmen Dr. Tom Bernasek and Tammy King and Joe and Laura Williams and honorary co-chairs Gene and Patsy McNichols, even the Bay Kings Band and DJ Kitty, dressed as Mad Hatters, Cheshire Cats and Queens of He...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Special Ramadan dinner brings together diverse faiths in Tampa

Special Ramadan dinner brings together diverse faiths in Tampa

Rainy weather didnít faze the more than 200 people of diverse faiths who gathered at the Tampa Garden Club May 20 to share a meal of special significance, known as iftar.May 16 marked the beginning of the Islamic month of Ramadan. During this ninth m...
Updated: 7 hours ago