Saturday, December 16, 2017

Community News

Jewish young adults to gather for ‘The Vodka Latke’

Jewish young adults to gather for ‘The Vodka Latke’

The Vodka Latke, Tampa’s annual Dec. 24 gathering for Jewish singles and young couples, will take place downtown this year at popular nightspot the Franklin Manor.The event, open to people in their 20s, 30s and 40s, will include all you can drink fro...
Published: 12/12/17
Updated: 12/15/17
Regions Bank invests in AHN senior to spread ‘Sparkle Power’

Regions Bank invests in AHN senior to spread ‘Sparkle Power’

TAMPA — Academy of Holy Names senior Caitlin Shannon stood in a dimly-lit part of the dugout club at Steinbrenner Field on Dec. 8, hidden from the main conference area.She held the handle of a red wagon full of Yankees merchandise along with other to...
Published: 12/12/17
Updated: 12/15/17
Bella Patel steps up for Wimauma’s Enterprising Latinas organization

Bella Patel steps up for Wimauma’s Enterprising Latinas organization

WIMAUMA — Christmas came a little early this year for Liz Gutierrez, founder and CEO of Enterprising Latinas, Inc.Santa Claus came in the form of Bella Patel, who recently presented the nonprofit a check for $25,000. Patel and her husband, Yogesh, ar...
Published: 12/12/17
Updated: 12/14/17
Olympian Jackie Joyner Kersee keynotes Boys & Girls Club fundraising breakfast

Olympian Jackie Joyner Kersee keynotes Boys & Girls Club fundraising breakfast

TAMPA — When Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner Kersee was a child, she was invited to play on basketball teams at the Boys Club in East St. Louis, Ill. It was before the national organization became the Boys & Girls Club."I was always on the outsid...
Published: 12/12/17
Updated: 12/14/17
Girls With Confidence shows its heart for the holidays

Girls With Confidence shows its heart for the holidays

LITHIA — Sadie Mulford didn’t think twice about enrolling her 9-year-old daughter Sterling in the Girls with Confidence program, despite the fact they live in the Town ‘n’ Country community and the weekly classes are held at the Grace Community Unite...
Published: 12/12/17
Updated: 12/14/17
Ruskin artist to help poor kids build bikes reflecting their personalities

Ruskin artist to help poor kids build bikes reflecting their personalities

RUSKIN — Art meets transportation for a good cause in an after-school program where two dozen kids will create bicycles guaranteed to turn heads. The vision comes from Ruskin artist Michael Parker, who calls his prototype machine a "rat bike" ...
Published: 12/12/17
Capital Tacos looks to capitalize on unique approach in Brandon

Capital Tacos looks to capitalize on unique approach in Brandon

BRANDON — There are "secret" menu items that only regular diners have come to know.There’s a clock distinctively affixed to the wall, counting down to something worth waiting for. And on certain days, if you order in an Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminat...
Published: 12/11/17
Updated: 12/15/17
Panel delivers messages about ‘Women in America’ today

Panel delivers messages about ‘Women in America’ today

Lawyer Melba Pearson was just weeks into her new role with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office when she encountered her first instance of work-related sexual harassment.One day after class, Pearson and her colleagues were unwinding at a bar when t...
Published: 12/08/17
Gold Shield Foundation honors Bondi

Gold Shield Foundation honors Bondi

TAMPA — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was honored by the Gold Shield Foundation, which assists families of first responders killed in the line of duty.At a luncheon Thursday, Bondi received the Philip A. McNiff "Lifetime of Service" award, named...
Published: 12/08/17
MADD vigil highlights groups push for stiffer DUI penalties

MADD vigil highlights groups push for stiffer DUI penalties

TEMPLE TERRACE — Kim and Doug Marler described their daughter, Alexandria Jordan "Ally" as free-spirited, funny and fun."When she walked into a room her smile would light up the entire room," said Kim Marler about the elder of the Bradenton couple’s ...
Published: 12/08/17