Sunday, June 17, 2018

South & Central Tampa News

Dick Corbett of Tampa, witness to RFK assassination, still feels the loss every day

Dick Corbett of Tampa, witness to RFK assassination, still feels the loss every day

TAMPA — Dick Corbett became a Tampa developer best known for the International Mall, but in the 1960s, he was a hotshot kid from Rochester, N.Y., with a firsthand view as tragedy befell the Kennedy family.June 5, 1968, was especially painful for him ...
Published: 06/05/18
Hooper: SEL lends a solution to the increasingly toxic world of kids

Hooper: SEL lends a solution to the increasingly toxic world of kids

An incident recently arose between students at Jesuit High School and Academy of the Holy Names that involved allegations of cyberbullying, homophobia, misogyny and assault.It only involved a fraction of the students at two of Tampa’s most prestigiou...
Published: 05/19/18
Updated: 06/05/18
Daniel Ruth: When is a service dog not a service dog? It’s getting hard to say

Daniel Ruth: When is a service dog not a service dog? It’s getting hard to say

Maybe what all the hub-bub goes to prove is that one person’s service animal is merely another’s little sweetums, cuddly boo-boo dog. And stop drinking out of the toilet! Now!It was certainly a lovely, pulling-at-the-heartstrings moment when Eleanor ...
Published: 06/05/18
White soldiers used black child for target practice during grim chapter in Tampa’s history

White soldiers used black child for target practice during grim chapter in Tampa’s history

TAMPA — The African-American military troops known as the Buffalo Soldiers stopped in Tampa 120 years ago while on their way to help free Cuba from the rule of an oppressive Spain.But their time spent in Tampa served as a reminder of their own oppres...
Published: 06/05/18
Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

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

Ronald McDonald House Charities Storybook BallChimney sweeps on stilts, a waddle of penguins and Mary Poppins herself swooped into a supercalifragilistic Storybook Ball, the 19th annual Ronald McDonald House Charities black-tie evening supporting fou...
Published: 05/28/18
Updated: 06/04/18
Photo museum celebrates ‘A Night In Wakanda’

Photo museum celebrates ‘A Night In Wakanda’

Relive the pop culture phenomenon of the Black Panther movie this Saturday (June 9) from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. with Sankofa Productions’ "A Night in Wakanda" at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200. The event will featur...
Published: 06/01/18
Updated: 06/03/18
Bay to Bay traffic advocates earn small victory from TECO

Bay to Bay traffic advocates earn small victory from TECO

TAMPA — Residents who live near eastern Bay-to-Bay Boulevard are cheering a small victory in their fight to make the roadway safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.For more than a year, residents have called for bike lanes and sidewalks free of utility...
Published: 05/31/18
Updated: 06/03/18
Volunteer need continues to grow in Sun City Center, SouthShore area

Volunteer need continues to grow in Sun City Center, SouthShore area

Sun City Center has thrived for nearly 60 years on a culture nurtured on the philosophy of "Neighbor Helping Neighbor."Volunteers keyed all of the benefits and free services available to residents such as the Emergency Squad, the Security Patrol and ...
Published: 05/30/18
Updated: 06/03/18
Editorial: You’ll still find oranges on license plates in Hillsborough, but groves disappearing

Editorial: You’ll still find oranges on license plates in Hillsborough, but groves disappearing

So much of what once made Florida special is hanging by a thread.Development crowds out creatures like the Florida panther, rising sea levels eat away at cherished beaches, roadside attractions are plowed under by superhighways and theme parks.And no...
Updated one month ago
Epilepsy struggle morphs into business in Tampa

Epilepsy struggle morphs into business in Tampa

TAMPA — Deana Jolliff knows a thing or two about the struggles of living life with a disability after suffering from epilepsy throughout her childhood and young adult life.She often felt her life wasn’t worth living. She couldn’t drive, couldn’t do a...
Updated one month ago