Sunday, July 15, 2018

Northwest Hillsborough & New Tampa News

Temple Terrace city clerk is honored by the state association of city clerks

Temple Terrace city clerk is honored by the state association of city clerks

TEMPLE TERRACE — Cheryl Mooney, city clerk of Temple Terrace, was recently named Clerk of the Year by the Florida Association of City Clerks.Mooney, who has been city clerk of Temple Terrace since 2013, was given a standing ovation by the Temple Terr...
Published: 06/27/18
Updated: 07/04/18
Whitman: Screen adaptation of Mercy Me song renews passion

Whitman: Screen adaptation of Mercy Me song renews passion

I can only imagine.For Christian music fans, the phrase has — for nearly two decades — brought to mind a song written to inspire eternal hope.In 2001, the band Mercy Me released its so-named single, which gained enough popularity to cross into mainst...
Published: 07/02/18
Updated: 07/04/18
By next spring, a $2.6 million renovation will transform the Family Recreation Center

By next spring, a $2.6 million renovation will transform the Family Recreation Center

TEMPLE TERRACE — Some of the most impressive planned improvements for the Temple Terrace Family Recreation Center can be summed up in four words.Let there be light.A flood of light streaming into what is now a cavernous and rather gloomy gymnasium wi...
Published: 06/27/18
Updated: 07/04/18
Art2Action, The Bunker team to give veterans ‘Open Mic Night’

Art2Action, The Bunker team to give veterans ‘Open Mic Night’

YBOR CITY — With umbrellas piled in the corner as you walked into The Bunker, welcoming vibes mixed with the sweet aroma of coffee, hints of just-baked muffins and cookies, and a few kind hellos from the staff.The seats, plush and cushioned, are pull...
Published: 06/28/18
Updated: 07/04/18
Great Jones helps Tampa clients manage their rental homes via smart phone or internet

Great Jones helps Tampa clients manage their rental homes via smart phone or internet

TAMPA — It’s a common approach: Someone working in a moribund industry like news, transportation or hotels decides to shake things up with technology. This time, it’s rental property management and the aspiring disruptors are David Diaz and business ...
Published: 07/03/18
Joe Henderson: Sales tax hikes needed for schools and transportation, so package them

Joe Henderson: Sales tax hikes needed for schools and transportation, so package them

You can argue that Hillsborough County’s most pressing need is a major upgrade for its transportation system, and you wouldn’t be wrong.You also would be correct if you said no, no, no — the county simply must invest whatever it takes to help its ove...
Published: 07/04/18
Daniel Ruth: Fill the bay to make more land to build more townhouses? Never again

Daniel Ruth: Fill the bay to make more land to build more townhouses? Never again

First a full confession. I am not a real estate expert. I know precious very little about the finer points of development. But I do recall that old Florida axiom about selling swampland to unsuspecting folks eager to own a piece of the Sunshine State...
Published: 07/03/18
Retired Temple Terrace arborist warns that signature oaks are dangerous and endangered

Retired Temple Terrace arborist warns that signature oaks are dangerous and endangered

TEMPLE TERRACE — Former city arborist Dana Carver said that whenever he asked people why they moved to Temple Terrace, they would often talk about the arching canopies of old oaks."It’s what we’re known for,’’ said Carver, 68, who retired earlier thi...
Published: 07/03/18
Family Ministries of Florida sharpens its foster care focus in Seffner

Family Ministries of Florida sharpens its foster care focus in Seffner

SEFFNER — Charlea, 17, took on the role of an adult when she lived at home due to the frequent absence of her mom.She lacked the one emotion children crave the most, love. Her desire for that adoration led her to look for it in all the wrong places."...
Published: 06/29/18
Updated: 07/02/18
Tampa chamber’s minority business program accelerates into second year

Tampa chamber’s minority business program accelerates into second year

TAMPA — A year ago, Carolyn Lawson was paying a business coach $25,000 to advise her on the best practices to grow her marketing firm, Chameleon Custom Solutions. The results she yielded proved ho-hum, at best.Then she signed up for the Minority Busi...
Published: 06/29/18
Updated: 07/02/18