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Briefs: Traffic, tennis and military help


Traffic problems to be discussed

Hillsborough County is holding a public meeting Monday to discuss traffic problems along Oakwood Avenue and Morgan Street.

Discussion will focus on solutions, possibly including speed humps, for Oakwood Avenue from State Road 60 to Centennial Lodge Drive, and Morgan Street from Kingsway Road to Oakwood Avenue.

A recommendation based on public input at the meeting will be made to the Hillsborough County Commission.

The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at the Brandon Community Center, 502 E Sadie St.


Kids, get bikes ready for patriotic parade

Kids may participate in patriotic festivities in the FishHawk Ranch seventh annual Patriotic Bicycle Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday in Park Square. Get your parade rig together — bikes, carts, wagons, etc., but nothing motorized — and start decorating.

Kids in the best patriotic costumes can win a trophy for first, second or third place. For more information on the parade, call the activities department at 654-6360 or check for updates online at


Event promotes self-esteem for girls

Celebrate girls at the Ophelia Project's third annual summer bash.

The event is free and open to girls entering sixth through ninth grade in the fall.

The summer bash aims to teach girls to appreciate their own uniqueness through dance, drama and poetry.

It focuses on healthy bodies and creative minds.

The Ophelia Project promotes girls' issues in youth programs, community education and professional training and coordinates community resources for girls.

The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ruskin Community Service Center, 201 14th Ave. SE.

Call 514-9555, ext. 102, for more information.

Meeting to address traffic woes, solution

Traffic problems along Third Avenue SE from 15th Street SE to 21st Street SE will be discussed at a public hearing Wednesday.

A recommendation, which could include speed humps, will be sent to county commissioners after the meeting.

The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at the Ruskin Neighborhood Service Center, 201 14th Ave. SE.


help available to military families

The MacDill Family Resource Center in Brandon offers several programs and services for military families and retirees. They include legal counseling, tax preparation, financial planning, relocation assistance and chaplain services.

The center also has computer classes, a weekly playgroup and other activities. It's located at 710 Oakfield Drive, and hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday except holidays and MacDill family days. Call 655-9281 or go online to

Briefs: Traffic, tennis and military help 06/26/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 1:21pm]
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