Tuesday, November 21, 2017

South & Central Tampa News

Daniel Ruth: A stickler for propriety and transparency, Jan Platt was more than ‘Commissioner No’

Daniel Ruth: A stickler for propriety and transparency, Jan Platt was more than ‘Commissioner No’

Former Hillsborough County Commissioner Jan Platt, who died a few days ago at 81, will be remembered for many things, most notably as a principled steadfast guardian of the public trust. Still, it was one of her greatest political failures that I wi...
Published: 11/08/17
Smashburger Opens South Tampa Location

Smashburger Opens South Tampa Location

SOUTH TAMPA — Smashburger, the 10-year-old, Denver-based brand whose claim to fame comes from literally smashing gourmet burgers on a flat-top grill, launched its grand opening earlier this month. Located at 4035 S Dale Mabry Highway in The Shoppes ...
Published: 11/07/17
Updated: 11/20/17
Sparked by high school students, Cross Out Cancer 5K moves towards third year

Sparked by high school students, Cross Out Cancer 5K moves towards third year

TAMPA — There are teenagers out there changing the world — in rather large, significant ways — for the better.Dozens of them are cross country runners right here in the Tampa Bay area.Two of them, Academy of the Holy Names alumnus Lizzie Dolan and AH...
Published: 11/07/17
Updated: 11/10/17
Whitman: America’s unmasking fuels fear, anger — and prayer

Whitman: America’s unmasking fuels fear, anger — and prayer

I used to feel safe here. Then something happened in America. People began to unmask.Neighbors revealed themselves as bigots. Respected men as perpetrators. Leaders as school-yard bullies.The worst in us started to emerge. And with it came our fear. ...
Published: 11/07/17
Updated: 11/10/17
MetMin’s Holiday Tent readies for another year of special moments

MetMin’s Holiday Tent readies for another year of special moments

The diabetic woman and her young son had taken two buses to get to the Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent, but she hadn’t taken her insulin before the trip, and was too weak to stand by the time she arrived. Her little boy didn’t need to see her in...
Published: 11/07/17
Updated: 11/10/17
New Indian restaurant Rasoi now open in Ybor City

New Indian restaurant Rasoi now open in Ybor City

Rasoi Indian Cuisine, launched its grand opening Saturday (Nov. 4) as the only Indian restaurant in Ybor City. Located at 1701 E Eighth Ave., the traditional restaurant cooks authentic Indian food with the finest spices and ingredients imported from...
Published: 11/07/17
Sunday Conversation: Trinity Cafe’s Mandy Cloninger revels in her ‘year of abundance’

Sunday Conversation: Trinity Cafe’s Mandy Cloninger revels in her ‘year of abundance’

As the executive director of the Trinity Cafe, Mandy Cloninger is thrilled to combine her professional work with her personal passion for providing basic needs for people.She works tirelessly to help the cafe’s two locations serve nearly 500 meals a ...
Updated one month ago
Inspiring Old Glory Relay will conclude 4,600-mile trek on Veterans Day at Westfield Brandon

Inspiring Old Glory Relay will conclude 4,600-mile trek on Veterans Day at Westfield Brandon

In California, a team from the U.S. Army’s Fort Irwin National Training Center drove four hours to help carry the U.S. flag from Laguna Beach to Oceanside. In National City, Calif., outside San Diego, a group of Las Vegas residents ran with the flag ...
Updated one month ago
New comfort stations offer respite for those biking, walking Courtney Campbell Trail

New comfort stations offer respite for those biking, walking Courtney Campbell Trail

TAMPA — To motorists passing by, the concrete and metal parts appearing alongside the Courtney Campbell Causeway may resemble a series of solar panels in-the-making or maybe a modern art installation.But close up, over the two months of delivery and ...
Updated one month ago
Florida State Fair offers flash sale combo package

Florida State Fair offers flash sale combo package

TAMPA — The Florida State Fair will spur thoughts of its annual February event in November when it offers a special bargain this week.The fair authority stages a "flash sale" package at 10 a.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 8), offering customers a chance to pu...
Updated one month ago