Saturday, December 16, 2017

South & Central Tampa News

Mom who gets help at a food bank wants therapy for her son

Mom who gets help at a food bank wants therapy for her son

Carol Piller noticed the stares and heard the whispers from others in line for food aid. She was dressed nicely and had on her jewelry, and she knew the scornful question on their minds: What are you doing here?"When you get looks from people, you fe...
Published: 12/07/17
Updated: 12/13/17
Chef Inspired Popcorn moves to south tampa

Chef Inspired Popcorn moves to south tampa

Chef Inspired Popcorn, a local shop known for more than a hundred fun flavors of gourmet popcorn just kicked off their grand opening this weekend at their new location at 3204 W Bay to Bay Blvd. Lazette Rivera, the owner is allergic to gluten and sin...
Published: 12/07/17
Henderson: Some basic facts about Hillsborough’s teacher pay imbroglio

Henderson: Some basic facts about Hillsborough’s teacher pay imbroglio

Hillsborough County’s public school teachers are horn-honking, voice-raising, sign-waving, foot-stomping mad, and I can’t blame them. They are paying for a problem they didn’t create. About one-third of the workforce was expecting to receive a $4,000...
Published: 12/07/17

Talking subs, ships and the controversial F-35 with the Navy’s newest assistant secretary

TAMPA — James "Hondo" Geurts, a familiar face at MacDill Air Force Base, was sworn in as the Navy’s newest assistant secretary last week ."I’ll be responsible for acquisition for the Navy and Marine Corps," said Geurts, sitting in a chair on the brid...
Published: 12/07/17
Temple Terrace hires a new city attorney

Temple Terrace hires a new city attorney

TEMPLE TERRACE — A former St. Petersburg senior assistant city attorney with 23 years of experience in that job was sworn in last week as the new city attorney for Temple Terrace.Pamela Cichon, who will work directly for the city, replaces Mark Conno...
Published: 12/06/17
Updated: 12/08/17
Klikfit offers workout routines, every minute on the minute

Klikfit offers workout routines, every minute on the minute

SOUTH TAMPA—A new fitness studio opens its first location in South Tampa. Klikfit, located at 3302 W Bay to Bay Blvd, just opened to the public last Saturday and they hope to change the game by updating classic workout methods in an engaging group se...
Published: 12/06/17
Updated: 12/07/17
A home for Elmo and Doc Martin - a Sunday Conversation with WEDU President and CEO Susan Howarth

A home for Elmo and Doc Martin - a Sunday Conversation with WEDU President and CEO Susan Howarth

In October, WEDU became one of the first PBS stations in the nation to offer six channels of programming with the addition of new channels PBS KIDS and Create TV. • At the same time, it became a new home for PBS favorites like Doc Martin and Pen...
Published: 12/05/17
Updated: 12/07/17
Ugly sweaters have holiday parties looking pretty

Ugly sweaters have holiday parties looking pretty

TAMPA — Nicole Connor was looking for the right clothes to wear to a party this weekend when she entered a local business this week."If I’m going to a Christmas party, I am going to wear an ugly sweater," said the executive assistant at the Tampa Bay...
Published: 12/05/17
Updated: 12/07/17
Grant from bank charity will build two homes in university area

Grant from bank charity will build two homes in university area

TAMPA — A nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of low-income families living near the University of South Florida has received a grant to build two modular homes that single parents can lease to own.University Area Community Develo...
Published: 12/05/17
Updated: 12/07/17
Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

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

Georgette’s Holiday Fashion ShowMedia personalities, a giant Christmas tree and Elvis danced down the runway; walking or strutting is absolutely not allowed at Georgette’s annual Holiday Fashion Show. The boutique’s 29th benefit for St. Joseph’s Wome...
Published: 12/05/17
Updated: 12/07/17