Thursday, April 19, 2018

Community News

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
Westfield Brandon hosts ‘Imagination Day’ on April 22

Westfield Brandon hosts ‘Imagination Day’ on April 22

Westfield Brandon, 459 Brandon Town Center Drive, will host Imagination Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 22. This community event is geared to spark creativity in the children of the local communities and bring the whole family out for a day packe...
Published: 04/11/18
Updated: 04/17/18
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
USF fraternities and sororities celebrate 50 years

USF fraternities and sororities celebrate 50 years

Throughout this academic year, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life celebrates 50 years since the fraternity and sorority community was established at the University of South Florida, including the first formal connections to national Greek org...
Published: 04/10/18
Updated: 04/13/18
Keel & Curley sweet on Blueberry Festival’s winning formula

Keel & Curley sweet on Blueberry Festival’s winning formula

PLANT CITY — Keel & Curry Winery founder Joe Keel has been running the business’s annual Blueberry Festival for years under the adage, "If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it."Now in its 11th year, the festival kicks off Saturday and Sunday and continues Ap...
Published: 04/10/18
Updated: 04/13/18
Soil and Water board promotes environment with ‘Conservation Challenge’

Soil and Water board promotes environment with ‘Conservation Challenge’

Hillsborough County does indeed have a heart for the environment.Looking to pump up the community’s attitude about protecting natural resources, the Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District launched the Hills-borough 100 Conservation Challen...
Published: 04/10/18
Updated: 04/13/18
Congregation Schaarai Zedek bids adieu to retiring rabbi

Congregation Schaarai Zedek bids adieu to retiring rabbi

Three decades ago, Rabbi Richard Birnholz arrived in Tampa ready to lead Congregation Schaarai Zedek, a growing synagogue on Swann Avenue.Congregation Zedek showed promise, Birnholz said. He looked forward to expanding its programs and enjoying Flori...
Published: 04/10/18
Updated: 04/13/18