Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Northwest Hillsborough & New Tampa News

Sunday Conversation: ChappellRoberts CEO Colleen Chappell extends her ‘influence’

Sunday Conversation: ChappellRoberts CEO Colleen Chappell extends her ‘influence’

Colleen Chappell sat more than 5,000 miles from the city when she learned the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce named her the 2018 Dottie Berger MacKinnon Woman of Influence, but for many reasons, the award resonated from the downtown Tampa to the It...
Published: 05/11/18
Updated: 05/12/18
Waiting on Pasco: Tampa council delays approval on up to 700 homes in K-Bar Ranch

Waiting on Pasco: Tampa council delays approval on up to 700 homes in K-Bar Ranch

TAMPA — The Tampa City Council has decided to wait on Pasco County’s next move in connecting main roads between booming New Tampa and Wesley Chapel, agreeing to delay a final vote until June 28 on a proposal to add up to 700 new homes in K-Bar Ranch ...
Published: 05/11/18
From downsizing to upstart, new mom launches new business

From downsizing to upstart, new mom launches new business

TAMPAThree years ago, Tanisha Chea was a high-flying marketing whiz at Taco Bell where her successful management of national campaigns led to a vice president of marketing position at Carrabba’s Italian Grill.Then, the bottom fell out. Last November,...
Published: 05/10/18
Updated: 05/12/18

Joe Henderson: A mother sees promise in her kids, even me, that others don’t

Mother’s Day has been a little melancholy for me since that night nearly 16 years ago when a voice on the other end of the phone said Thelma Jeanette Henderson had died.She was a feisty lady, 90 years old, and read the King James Bible every day. She...
Published: 05/10/18
Class of 2018: HCC grad at 14, Saef Mohamed aims to be a public health doctor

Class of 2018: HCC grad at 14, Saef Mohamed aims to be a public health doctor

TAMPA — When it comes to getting things done, Saefallah Mohamed is ahead of the game. At age 14, he was the youngest student in the spring graduating class at Hillsborough Community College, having worked on his associate of arts degree while enrolle...
Published: 05/09/18
Updated: 05/18/18
Join the crowds sampling 100-plus beers at Craft Brewfest

Join the crowds sampling 100-plus beers at Craft Brewfest

TEMPLE TERRACE — If you like a choice of beers, how about more than 100 samples? Some 35 different brewers will be on hand to offer samples of their products at the fourth annual Temple Terrace Craft BrewFest, held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday (May 19) ...
Published: 05/09/18
Updated: 05/14/18
On the streets where loved ones died, right-of-way rules still apply

On the streets where loved ones died, right-of-way rules still apply

BRANDON — More than 21 years after Charles Savoy III’s death, fresh flowers and a "In Memory of" sign still mark the spot on Bloomingdale Avenue where the 16-year-old boy was hit by a car.A mile farther east, a garland topped with sunflowers adorns t...
Published: 05/09/18
Updated: 05/11/18
Tampa’s Athena Society ‘grants’ wishes to aspiring women

Tampa’s Athena Society ‘grants’ wishes to aspiring women

Loving, persevering, hardworking, patient, empathetic, humble, strong, nurturing, responsible, loyal and forgiving can all describe a woman.Add to that a woman that excels in juggling her career, education, personal life and family while sometimes fa...
Published: 05/08/18
Updated: 05/14/18
Popular Victorian Village going out of business

Popular Victorian Village going out of business

TAMPA — Those who aren’t personally connected to the closely-knit Statz family of devout Catholics likely have no inkling how they’ve spent Christmas Eve for the last 22 years.They’ve not attended a church service together, shared a sit-down dinner, ...
Published: 05/08/18
Updated: 05/11/18
SouthShore Chamber presents documentary on raising teens in the digital age

SouthShore Chamber presents documentary on raising teens in the digital age

RUSKIN — The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce’s Educational Partnership Committee will present Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday (May 15) at the Ruskin Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave.The documentary chronicles wha...
Published: 05/08/18
Updated: 05/11/18