Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Community News

Tampa Tarpons, Seminole Hard Rock partner with Boys & Girls Club

Tampa Tarpons, Seminole Hard Rock partner with Boys & Girls Club

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa has partnered with the Tampa Tarpons to host a benefit game for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 6:30 p.m. Friday (June 22) at George M. Steinbrenner Field, 1 ...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/18/18
Former Armwood hoops star returns from Italy to dole out skills to Seffner kids

Former Armwood hoops star returns from Italy to dole out skills to Seffner kids

SEFFNER — Walking down the cobblestone roads of Florence, Italy, Adam Sollazzo sees just about every imaginable bright color painted on buildings and homes. Sollazzo, 28, finds himself surrounded by vineyards, coffee and pizza places. His favorite si...
Published: 06/08/18
Updated: 06/18/18
Sunday Conversation: Dexter Frederick talks about blending his role as father, doctor

Sunday Conversation: Dexter Frederick talks about blending his role as father, doctor

Like so many fathers this summer, Dr. Dexter Frederick soon will see his oldest daughter off to college. • Jayde Frederick will enroll at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Ala., this fall and begin chasing her dream of being a doctor. • Yet the Tampa...
Published: 06/15/18
Updated: 06/18/18
Hooper: Car bursts through wall, but Trinity Cafe keeps feeding homeless

Hooper: Car bursts through wall, but Trinity Cafe keeps feeding homeless

The tent went up in the Trinity Cafe parking lot hours before lunch on Wednesday morning.Minutes later, volunteers started rolling out the chairs and the table. For the second consecutive day, the cafe would serve its customers — the food insecure — ...
Published: 06/12/18
Updated: 06/18/18
Temple Terrace to spend $190,000 upgrading Riverhills Park boardwalk

Temple Terrace to spend $190,000 upgrading Riverhills Park boardwalk

TEMPLE TERRACE — Riverhills Park offers a gorgeous view of the Hillsborough River, but it’s risky to take your eyes off your feet while strolling along.You could trip on a bent board or step in a hole.In the coming weeks, however, you should be able ...
Published: 06/06/18
Updated: 06/18/18
Riverview’s commercial real estate prices rise as community booms

Riverview’s commercial real estate prices rise as community booms

RIVERVIEW — The basic economic principle of supply and demand defines Riverview’s current struggle with commercial real estate.With a lack of available affordable commercial properties and a booming population, demand currently exceeds supply in Rive...
Published: 06/15/18
Updated: 06/18/18
Gibsonton father’s ‘miracle catch’ earns him Roundtable recognition

Gibsonton father’s ‘miracle catch’ earns him Roundtable recognition

BRANDON — Scot Hill once took his son Owen and his toddler daughter Avery fishing at the Alafia River, and ended up catching a miracle he’ll never forget.Hill, a divorced father who resided in Nashville several years ago, came to town to spend the we...
Published: 06/15/18
Updated: 06/17/18
Black fraternity’s Tampa chapter celebrates 90th anniversary

Black fraternity’s Tampa chapter celebrates 90th anniversary

TAMPA — As a young man growing up in the 1960s in Tampa, Les Miller was convinced the path to success and achievement was paved in crimson and cream, the colors of the historically black fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi.After all, that’s the group to whom ...
Published: 06/15/18
Updated: 06/17/18
UACDC’s Prodigy program readies for annual ‘Dance Battle’

UACDC’s Prodigy program readies for annual ‘Dance Battle’

The sixth annual Turn Up Dance Battle runs from noon to 4 p.m. on June 30 at the University Area Community Center, 14013 N 22nd St. Registration will run from 11 a.m. to noon.There will be solo and group battles and all styles of dance are welcome. T...
Published: 06/13/18
Updated: 06/17/18
School board races attract new faces

School board races attract new faces

TAMPA — When long-time Hillsborough County School Board member Susan Valdes resigned this month from the board to run for the State House of Representatives, the decision affected more than just her seat in west Hillsborough’s District 1.It also coul...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/17/18