Thursday, June 21, 2018

Northwest Hillsborough & New Tampa News

Temple Terrace to spend $190,000 upgrading Riverhills Park boardwalk

Temple Terrace to spend $190,000 upgrading Riverhills Park boardwalk

TEMPLE TERRACE — Riverhills Park offers a gorgeous view of the Hillsborough River, but it’s risky to take your eyes off your feet while strolling along.You could trip on a bent board or step in a hole.In the coming weeks, however, you should be able ...
Published: 06/06/18
Updated: 06/18/18
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
UACDC’s Prodigy program readies for annual ‘Dance Battle’

UACDC’s Prodigy program readies for annual ‘Dance Battle’

The sixth annual Turn Up Dance Battle runs from noon to 4 p.m. on June 30 at the University Area Community Center, 14013 N 22nd St. Registration will run from 11 a.m. to noon.There will be solo and group battles and all styles of dance are welcome. T...
Published: 06/13/18
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
University area families invited to free screening of Black Panther

University area families invited to free screening of Black Panther

Families who live in the university area are invited to a free screening of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther at 6 p.m. on June 22 at the University Area Community Center, 14013 N 22nd St.Family Movie Night is a family-oriented event "designed to provide...
Published: 06/07/18
Updated: 06/15/18
Chamberlain High senior beautifies Tampa Crossroads home to earn Girl Scout Gold Award

Chamberlain High senior beautifies Tampa Crossroads home to earn Girl Scout Gold Award

OLDSMAR — Since she was young, Haylie Corcho always had an interest in veterans, probably because her grandparents served in the Army.Corcho wanted to help a veterans-related cause, but couldn’t find the right community service project. Then she lear...
Published: 06/11/18
Updated: 06/15/18

Vacation Bible School still holds value for families

Each summer, hundreds of Hillsborough County church volunteers put countless hours into hosting vacation bible schools. I compile an annual list featuring some of the events to help churches get the word out. Last year, a reader objected to my callin...
Published: 06/10/18
Updated: 06/15/18
Brush with fame lands UT students on E! Network show

Brush with fame lands UT students on E! Network show

Fallon Fischer and Carissa Economos donned comfy clothes and put their feet up Sunday night.But they couldn’t relax.Excitement filled the living room of Economos’ apartment in Orlando as Total Bellas flashed across the screen. They aren’t diehard fan...
Published: 06/12/18
Updated: 06/15/18
Lumina Choir looks to add a few more shining voices

Lumina Choir looks to add a few more shining voices

TAMPA — For the University of South Florida’s Lumina Youth Choirs, the organization’s motto remains enduring and relevant.Let Your Voice Shine!"It’s a love of singing, a love of working together as a group, a love of creating something really special...
Published: 06/12/18
Updated: 06/15/18