Sunday, February 25, 2018

South & Central Tampa News

With ‘congressional help,’ Tiger Bay honors elders Castor, Bilirakis

With ‘congressional help,’ Tiger Bay honors elders Castor, Bilirakis

Congressman Gus Bilirakis and Congresswoman Kathy Castor presented their parents, former Congressman Mike Bilirakis and former Florida Education Commissioner and University of South Florida president Betty Castor as recipients of the second annual Ti...
Published: 02/14/18
Updated: 02/16/18
New pet resort plans side business: Lowering the cost of training service dogs

New pet resort plans side business: Lowering the cost of training service dogs

TAMPA — Richard Starks has a gift for working with dogs.Through decades of ups and downs, he’s managed to hang onto it.He knew it at 12 when he dropped out of school to escape his foster kid background and become a dog trainer. He worked with famous ...
Updated one month ago
Local singers, pianist and poet perform at benefit

Local singers, pianist and poet perform at benefit

NEW TAMPA — A barbershop quartet, a pianist and Tampa’s poet laureate are set to perform at "An Extravaganza of the Arts’’ from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 24) at Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club.The event, at 5811 Tampa Palms Boulevard, is ...
Published: 02/13/18
Updated: 02/18/18
Whitman: When Ash Wednesday coincides with Valentine’s Day, it’s introspection over indulgences

Whitman: When Ash Wednesday coincides with Valentine’s Day, it’s introspection over indulgences

Not everyone indulged this Valentine’s Day.Feb. 14 also marked Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lenten season, a time of sacrifice within the Christian faith. It was the first time in 73 years the two days coincided.Each year Christians, most predo...
Published: 02/13/18
Updated: 02/16/18
Residents divided about putting Bay to Bay on road diet

Residents divided about putting Bay to Bay on road diet

TAMPA — Everyone agrees that Bay to Bay Boulevard has a traffic problem. But a plan to put the major east-west thoroughfare on a "road diet" has neighborhoods like Palma Ceia and Virginia Park in an uproar.Some residents cheer changes to make the str...
Published: 02/09/18
Updated: 02/16/18
Tampa Bay Startup Week looks to draw 3,000 entrepreneurs

Tampa Bay Startup Week looks to draw 3,000 entrepreneurs

Michael Laplante started his business 10 years ago out of his home in Brandon, confident he would be successful.It didn’t quite turn out that way — at first."When I graduated college, I had this grand dream that I was going to go off and take over th...
Published: 02/09/18
Updated: 02/11/18
Starting Right, Now breaks ground on new Tampa student training center

Starting Right, Now breaks ground on new Tampa student training center

TAMPA — Starting Right, Now, a nonprofit that helps homeless teens, launched the construction of its Student Training Center at 1212 W Cass St. last week.The project will help continue their efforts to end homelessness for youth within the community....
Published: 02/09/18
Updated: 02/11/18
William March: Attorney Fentrice Driskell challenges Rep. Shawn Harrison

William March: Attorney Fentrice Driskell challenges Rep. Shawn Harrison

Prominent Tampa attorney Fentrice Driskell has filed to run against state Rep. Shawn Harrison, R-Tampa, in the highly competitive state House District 63.Driskell, 38, is a Lakeland native and a graduate of both Harvard University, where she was the ...
Updated one month ago
Guest column: Inspired by community heroes, an editor looks back on his career

Guest column: Inspired by community heroes, an editor looks back on his career

When I was notified I would receive the Sydney and Thalia Potter Civic Leadership Award from the League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County, it brought back a vivid memory of the couple who fought so hard for good government and wise stewardship.S...
Updated one month ago
Temple Terrace golf club back in good graces with the city

Temple Terrace golf club back in good graces with the city

TEMPLE TERRACE — Having provided a check for $125,000 in back payments owed, Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club is again in good graces with the city of Temple Terrace and can now focus on its effort to attract new members, raise more revenue and bec...
Published: 02/08/18
Updated: 02/16/18