Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Brandon & South Shore News

Former Armwood hoops star returns from Italy to dole out skills to Seffner kids

Former Armwood hoops star returns from Italy to dole out skills to Seffner kids

SEFFNER — Walking down the cobblestone roads of Florence, Italy, Adam Sollazzo sees just about every imaginable bright color painted on buildings and homes. Sollazzo, 28, finds himself surrounded by vineyards, coffee and pizza places. His favorite si...
Published: 06/08/18
Updated: 06/18/18
Sunday Conversation: Dexter Frederick talks about blending his role as father, doctor

Sunday Conversation: Dexter Frederick talks about blending his role as father, doctor

Like so many fathers this summer, Dr. Dexter Frederick soon will see his oldest daughter off to college. • Jayde Frederick will enroll at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Ala., this fall and begin chasing her dream of being a doctor. • Yet the Tampa...
Published: 06/15/18
Updated: 06/18/18
Hooper: Car bursts through wall, but Trinity Cafe keeps feeding homeless

Hooper: Car bursts through wall, but Trinity Cafe keeps feeding homeless

The tent went up in the Trinity Cafe parking lot hours before lunch on Wednesday morning.Minutes later, volunteers started rolling out the chairs and the table. For the second consecutive day, the cafe would serve its customers — the food insecure — ...
Published: 06/12/18
Updated: 06/18/18
Riverview’s commercial real estate prices rise as community booms

Riverview’s commercial real estate prices rise as community booms

RIVERVIEW — The basic economic principle of supply and demand defines Riverview’s current struggle with commercial real estate.With a lack of available affordable commercial properties and a booming population, demand currently exceeds supply in Rive...
Published: 06/15/18
Updated: 06/18/18
Gibsonton father’s ‘miracle catch’ earns him Roundtable recognition

Gibsonton father’s ‘miracle catch’ earns him Roundtable recognition

BRANDON — Scot Hill once took his son Owen and his toddler daughter Avery fishing at the Alafia River, and ended up catching a miracle he’ll never forget.Hill, a divorced father who resided in Nashville several years ago, came to town to spend the we...
Published: 06/15/18
Updated: 06/17/18
Black fraternity’s Tampa chapter celebrates 90th anniversary

Black fraternity’s Tampa chapter celebrates 90th anniversary

TAMPA — As a young man growing up in the 1960s in Tampa, Les Miller was convinced the path to success and achievement was paved in crimson and cream, the colors of the historically black fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi.After all, that’s the group to whom ...
Published: 06/15/18
Updated: 06/17/18
School board races attract new faces

School board races attract new faces

TAMPA — When long-time Hillsborough County School Board member Susan Valdes resigned this month from the board to run for the State House of Representatives, the decision affected more than just her seat in west Hillsborough’s District 1.It also coul...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/17/18

Editorial: Free rides will serve as a test of whether the streetcar is serious transportation

Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to ride for free?This fall, the TECO Streetcar Line eliminates its $2.50-a-ride-fare, providing the best opportunity yet to see whether the system’s vintage streetcar replicas can serve as a legitimate transportation a...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/15/18
Next Level Church pumps up the giving at Lithia gas station

Next Level Church pumps up the giving at Lithia gas station

LITHIA — A parade of vehicles lined up within the vicinity of the Shops of FishHawk as drivers anxiously made their way to the gas pumps to fill up their tanks at the 7-Eleven.And smiles filled their faces on June 9 when the volunteers from Next Leve...
Published: 06/11/18
Updated: 06/15/18
Newsome High student’s pet dehydration project earns Girl Scout Gold Award

Newsome High student’s pet dehydration project earns Girl Scout Gold Award

OLDSMAR — When Lauren Dyer was in the first grade, her family’s two golden retrievers hopped the normally secure backyard fence and went undetected for hours.They were finally located. But one dog, Scrappy, had passed out from heat exhaustion. The ot...
Published: 06/11/18
Updated: 06/15/18