Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Brandon & South Shore News

Local ‘March For Our Lives’ to move forward with Curtis Hixon rally

Local ‘March For Our Lives’ to move forward with Curtis Hixon rally

On a day many celebrate with love, the families of 17 students mourned the loss of their loved ones when a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The news stunned and outraged many across the nation, particul...
Published: 09/07/18
Updated: 09/09/18
HCC readies for 50th anniversary with ‘Presidential Showcase’

HCC readies for 50th anniversary with ‘Presidential Showcase’

It began as Hillsborough Junior College with just 1,625 students and five academic programs in temporary quarters at Hillsborough High School.Today, Hillsborough Community College boasts an enrollment of more than 40,000 and 160 academic programs spr...
Published: 09/06/18
Updated: 09/09/18
Seniors ready for Hillsborough County’s ‘Active Life Games’

Seniors ready for Hillsborough County’s ‘Active Life Games’

The Tampa Bay Active Life Games, formerly known as the Tampa Bay Senior Games , will run through Oct. 5-19. The activities for this 38th annual event takes place throughout the City of Tampa, City of Temple Terrace and Hillsborough County. Registrati...
Published: 09/03/18
Updated: 09/09/18
Muralist gives latest Tijuana Flats a Valrico touch

Muralist gives latest Tijuana Flats a Valrico touch

VALRICO — Nate Baranowski has become a regular at Tijuana Flats. Oh sure he may enjoy fast casual Tex-Mex fare like most people, but it’s not the food that keeps him returning. Executives of the Florida-based chain keep inviting him back for his arti...
Published: 09/03/18
Updated: 09/09/18
Whitman: Author says, ‘Give pastors permission to be human’

Whitman: Author says, ‘Give pastors permission to be human’

Andrew Stoecklein, pastor of the California megachurch Inland Hills, died by suicide Aug. 25.The minister returned to preaching two Sundays before, following a four-month involuntary sabbatical to address mental health concerns.Before a packed church...
Published: 09/03/18
Updated: 09/09/18
Brandon Chamber meets moral imperative with diversity council

Brandon Chamber meets moral imperative with diversity council

BRANDON — Rick Lewis was no stranger to the organization when he was named president and CEO of the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce in the spring of 2017.The former financial services advisor had been an active member of the nonprofit group for n...
Published: 09/03/18
Updated: 09/08/18
Amy Scherzer: Tampa’s ready for another season of purposeful parties

Amy Scherzer: Tampa’s ready for another season of purposeful parties

Whose idea of a fun party involves being asked for money?Well, luckily for charity organizers, lots of people enjoy raising a bid paddle or answering a cash call at the festive fundraisers that fill this year’s society calendar.Luckily for me, the Ta...
Published: 09/04/18
Updated: 09/08/18
Experts say it’s likely Cuba embassy workers were sickened by ‘directed energy’ weapons

Experts say it’s likely Cuba embassy workers were sickened by ‘directed energy’ weapons

There is a "high probability" that U.S. embassy workers sickened in Cuba in late 2016 were attacked by a "directed energy" weapon, a biochemistry expert told officials from U.S. Special Operations Command and its Ybor City-based incubator partner Sof...
Published: 09/06/18
Updated: 09/07/18
Society Datebook 2018-19, Tampa style

Society Datebook 2018-19, Tampa style

#DrinkDanceDonateThe Tampa Bay Times/Tampa Tribune annual Society Datebook, Sept. 2018-May 2019SeptemberSept. 7: Imagination: A Gala to benefit Glazer Children’s Museum; 6:30 p.m.; Glazer Children’s Museum; $250, or $125 for ages 21 to 35; (813) 443-...
Published: 08/27/18
Updated: 09/06/18
Joe Henderson: Donate, don’t detonate, to show what you think of Nike apparel

Joe Henderson: Donate, don’t detonate, to show what you think of Nike apparel

The calculated decision by Nike to use former quarterback Colin Kaepernick to promote its product sparked predictable outrage, which I’d wager is exactly what the company was hoping would happen.The news broke the internet.Social media exploded with ...
Published: 09/06/18