Monday, February 19, 2018

Northwest Hillsborough & New Tampa News

Woman who gave birth at Florida State Fair receives lifetime pass

Woman who gave birth at Florida State Fair receives lifetime pass

Newborn baby Lyric Love Robinson received a unique gift for Valentine’s Day — tickets for life to the Florida State Fair, where her mother gave birth to her right on the Midway on Feb. 9.Kesha Martin and her husband, Lavaron Robinson, were watching t...
Published: 02/16/18
March column: Two local views on Democrats’ big Sarasota win

March column: Two local views on Democrats’ big Sarasota win

Democrats are exultant over Margaret Good’s defeat of James Buchanan in the District 72 state House special election in Sarasota. They think their win in a GOP-leaning district with a large plurality of Republican voters forecasts a blue wave in 2018...
Published: 02/16/18
Editorial: Story of Brandon priest belies demonization of unauthorized immigrants

Editorial: Story of Brandon priest belies demonization of unauthorized immigrants

That a Hillsborough County man brought to this country illegally as a child has dedicated his life to helping others serves as a reminder of the urgent need to work toward comprehensive immigration reform in the long run, and in the short run, to ren...
Published: 02/16/18
Home and job? These couples work it out

Home and job? These couples work it out

When Abby and Davis Watts started dating after working together at radio station WBVM-FM 90.5 (Spirit FM) for seven years, they began that romantic relationship with a decidedly unromantic pro/con list. • "We were nervous of what the changed dynamic ...
Published: 02/15/18
Updated: 02/18/18
Sunday Conversation: Georgia Vahue feels blessed to lead Firehouse Cultural Center

Sunday Conversation: Georgia Vahue feels blessed to lead Firehouse Cultural Center

An art teacher and an administrator. • A development director and a marketing executive. • A Fullbright Fellow. • Georgia Vahue has held a number of titles over the years, but the Ruskin Firehouse Cultural Center director says she’s not only lucky, b...
Published: 02/16/18
Sun City Center ‘sweethearts’ renew their vows on Valentine’s Day

Sun City Center ‘sweethearts’ renew their vows on Valentine’s Day

SUN CITY CENTER —Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love; a day when loved ones share flowers, cards, chocolates, and romantic dinners. But last Wednesday, 10 couples in Sun City Center took those expressions of love to a whole new level. In the g...
Published: 02/15/18
Updated: 02/16/18
Group text: County’s youth council shares computer skills with Northdale seniors

Group text: County’s youth council shares computer skills with Northdale seniors

NORTHDALE — Students with the Hillsborough County Youth Leadership Council are working to bridge the technology generation gap by teaching computer skills to senior citizens. "We’re just sharing what we know, things that come naturally to us,’’ said...
Published: 02/15/18
Updated: 02/16/18
Hooper: Startups ignite Tampa Bay’s entrepreneurial energy

Hooper: Startups ignite Tampa Bay’s entrepreneurial energy

The savvy inquisitor would have asked about capitalization, profit margins and production costs.The business professor might have questioned the projections and viability. The venture capitalist would have demanded ROI data.Me? I had a simpler questi...
Published: 02/15/18
Joe Henderson: April Griffin won’t run again for school board. She says she means it this time.

Joe Henderson: April Griffin won’t run again for school board. She says she means it this time.

Assuming April Griffin follows through on her decision not to seek re-election to the Hillsborough County School Board, well, meetings just won’t be the same. Chances are they’ll just be filled with boring reports, proclamations and routine business....
Published: 02/15/18
With ‘congressional help,’ Tiger Bay honors elders Castor, Bilirakis

With ‘congressional help,’ Tiger Bay honors elders Castor, Bilirakis

Congressman Gus Bilirakis and Congresswoman Kathy Castor presented their parents, former Congressman Mike Bilirakis and former Florida Education Commissioner and University of South Florida president Betty Castor as recipients of the second annual Ti...
Published: 02/14/18
Updated: 02/16/18