Sunday, April 22, 2018

Brandon & South Shore News

Howard Altman: Air Force turns to original Phillie Phanatic to develop mascot

Howard Altman: Air Force turns to original Phillie Phanatic to develop mascot

Air Mobility Command, the Air Force headquarters overseeing MacDill Air Force Base, wants to develop its own mascot to help interest children in a career with the flying branch. And they are turning to the original Phillie Phanatic, David Raymond, fo...
Published: 04/11/18
Updated: 04/12/18
Joe Henderson: Misguided lawmakers starving the arts in Florida

Joe Henderson: Misguided lawmakers starving the arts in Florida

Tallahassee lawmakers just sent powerful message to the state about what they believe is important – and what isn’t.Guess what?The arts aren’t important.Oh, they will say otherwise, but their actions prove that is so much hokum and it sends an awful ...
Published: 04/11/18
Keel & Curley sweet on Blueberry Festival’s winning formula

Keel & Curley sweet on Blueberry Festival’s winning formula

PLANT CITY — Keel & Curry Winery founder Joe Keel has been running the business’s annual Blueberry Festival for years under the adage, "If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it."Now in its 11th year, the festival kicks off Saturday and Sunday and continues Ap...
Published: 04/10/18
Updated: 04/21/18
Dough Nation employee gets a rise from second opportunities

Dough Nation employee gets a rise from second opportunities

If Terry Byrd is behind the counter when you visit Dough Nation in downtown Tampa, you’re in for a special treat that goes beyond the eatery’s cookie-dough-and-ice-cream concoctions. On a recent afternoon, Byrd throws out cheerful saluta...
Published: 04/10/18
Updated: 04/13/18
USF fraternities and sororities celebrate 50 years

USF fraternities and sororities celebrate 50 years

Throughout this academic year, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life celebrates 50 years since the fraternity and sorority community was established at the University of South Florida, including the first formal connections to national Greek org...
Published: 04/10/18
Updated: 04/13/18
Soil and Water board promotes environment with ‘Conservation Challenge’

Soil and Water board promotes environment with ‘Conservation Challenge’

Hillsborough County does indeed have a heart for the environment.Looking to pump up the community’s attitude about protecting natural resources, the Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District launched the Hills-borough 100 Conservation Challen...
Published: 04/10/18
Updated: 04/13/18
Congregation Schaarai Zedek bids adieu to retiring rabbi

Congregation Schaarai Zedek bids adieu to retiring rabbi

Three decades ago, Rabbi Richard Birnholz arrived in Tampa ready to lead Congregation Schaarai Zedek, a growing synagogue on Swann Avenue.Congregation Zedek showed promise, Birnholz said. He looked forward to expanding its programs and enjoying Flori...
Published: 04/10/18
Updated: 04/13/18
Woman of many hats leads the Outreach Clinic of Brandon

Woman of many hats leads the Outreach Clinic of Brandon

Perhaps it’s appropos for Deborah Meegan to wear three hats to the Outreach Clinic of Brandon’s annual Kentucky Derby Party on May 5. • "I decided I am not going to limit myself," said Meegan, who hopes the clinic will double its sponsors this year. ...
Published: 04/09/18
Updated: 04/18/18
Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

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

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Heroes Ball"I have lived my childhood dream," said pediatrician Daniel Plascencia, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation’s 2018 Community Hero, "to be a good doctor for many," a goal he set long bef...
Published: 04/09/18
Updated: 04/17/18
ECHO to host job fair in Brandon

ECHO to host job fair in Brandon

ECHO’s sixth Bi-Annual Spring Job Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday (April 19) at the Boys and Girls Club of Brandon, 213 N Knights Ave. in Brandon.ECHO job fairs aim to build the confidence needed to assist clients in becoming self-suffic...
Published: 04/09/18
Updated: 04/17/18