Monday, April 16, 2018

Community News

Editorial: Hillsborough commission should quit expanding urban area

Editorial: Hillsborough commission should quit expanding urban area

Any movement on modernizing local transportation is welcome, even small steps like the million dollars the state recently approved to design a Tampa Bay regional transit plan.But the region won’t make any progress on transportation, its single most p...
Updated: 5 hours ago
With HCC help, Middleton High builds a bridge to higher education

With HCC help, Middleton High builds a bridge to higher education

EAST TAMPA — Everyone screamed in awe when they announced the four students that were awarded scholarships and administrators struggled to quiet the noise as the auditorium quickly filled with chaotic energy.The seniors could not hold back their exci...
Published: 04/12/18
Updated: 04/13/18
Blue Sky, MetMin partner for new affordable housing complex in Mango

Blue Sky, MetMin partner for new affordable housing complex in Mango

MANGO — The Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative’s most recent survey, conducted in 2017, revealed a sound but sad reality: a lot of county residents have no permanent place to call home in Tampa and throughout the county.The results indicated more...
Published: 04/12/18
Updated: 04/13/18
MidFlorida Credit Union adds South Tampa to its family of branches

MidFlorida Credit Union adds South Tampa to its family of branches

MidFlorida Credit Union opened its newest branch in South Tampa at 1112 S Dale Mabry Hwy. on April 6.The state-chartered financial institution celebrated its grand opening with free hors d’oeuvres from Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse as well as inc...
Published: 04/12/18
South Tampa-based business goes yard with your special announcements

South Tampa-based business goes yard with your special announcements

A local South Tampa family recently launched a business renting and selling yard greeting signs and birth announcements on Easter.After the birth of their son last year, Anne and Brett Bloomquist received so much love and support, so they wanted to e...
Published: 04/12/18
Love’s labor ends for now with closing of eclectic South Tampa grill

Love’s labor ends for now with closing of eclectic South Tampa grill

TAMPA — Lynn Love figured his birthday would be a great time to bid farewell to a decade-long labor of love, both of them being occasions to celebrate.So that’s when Love decided to close the doors for good on Love’s Artifacts Bar and Grille, partyin...
Published: 04/12/18
Women assume the help for special Habitat for Humanity build

Women assume the help for special Habitat for Humanity build

TEMPLE TERRACE — A trail of footprints could be seen in the dirt as individuals headed towards the construction site with turquoise hammers, purple hard hats and pink T-shirts.Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County held its second annual Women B...
Published: 04/11/18
Updated: 04/13/18
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
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