Tuesday, November 21, 2017
News Roundup

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Computer boot camp: Learn how to use iOS, the operating system that powers Apple iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches, at 1 p.m. today at John F. Germany Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Free. For adults. Limit 12 participants. Call (813) 273-3652.

Grants for women: Women-N-Charge is offering two $1,000 grants. The Business Advancement grant is for business-related service and equipment and the Career Advancement grant is for continuing education. Applications are due today. Visit women-n-charge.com/grants.html or call (813) 600-9848.

Public art workshop: The Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the city of Tampa's Art Programs Division will offer the discussion, "Public Art: How to? Should I? What If?" 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at USF CAMLS, classrooms 2A and 2B, 124 S Franklin St. Topics presented will include art in public places, contracts, reading calls for public art and suitable media/portfolios. $25, includes lunch. Visit tampaarts.com.

Grants for individuals: Learn how and why funders make grants to individuals, and discover the tools available for grant searches, at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at John F. Germany Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Designed for artists, students and researchers. For adults. Free. Advance registration is suggested. Call (813) 273-3652.

Diabetes support group: Discuss challenges, share success stories and gain resources from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital of Tampa, 2901 Swann Ave. Refreshments served. Free. For more information, call (813) 342-1313.

Hearing tests: Get a free hearing screening at 1 p.m. Thursday at Wineberg Village Assisted Living Residences, 13005 Community Campus Drive. Wineberg Village is partnering with Digital Hearing Solutions to provide the service, open to the public, which also includes wax removal, hearing aid cleaning and repair, and batteries. RSVP by calling (813) 969-1818.

Ranger program: Learn about alligators and other reptiles from a park ranger at 10 a.m. and again at noon March 16-17 at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E Fletcher Ave. Cost is $5 per child and one adult; $2 per vehicle entry fee, up to eight people per car. Only cash payments are accepted. To register, email Diana Kyle at [email protected]

Senior promotion: Renowned international concert pianist Lillette Jenkins-Wisner appears with the gospel and jazz singing duo Au'Niece at the second annual Red Hat Social Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 18 at Cyrus Greene Center, 2101 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The free event is being held to promote the senior activities programs at the city of Tampa parks and recreation centers. It is co-sponsored by Caregiver's Helping Hand. Health testing for diabetes and blood pressure will be offered. Health care vendors will be on hand to answer questions and discuss concerns. For information, call (813) 379-8966 or (813) 431-1814 or go to chhincvolunteers.org.

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What you need to know for Tuesday, Nov. 21

What you need to know for Tuesday, Nov. 21

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.• Expect rain today and through the rest of the week, according to 10Weather WTSP. It will likely be a wet Thanksgiving.• As you head out for your morning commute, check out ou...
Updated: 5 hours ago
‘Last Flag Flying’ is kind of a puzzling follow-up to 1973’s ‘The Last Detail’

‘Last Flag Flying’ is kind of a puzzling follow-up to 1973’s ‘The Last Detail’

Richard Linklater called 2016’s Everybody Wants Some!! a "spiritual sequel" to his last-century breakout Dazed and Confused. Different characters, same youthful, life-exploring vibe.Linklater’s latest, Last Flag Flying, can be considered a spiritual ...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Barricades reinforce security for holiday events on St. Petersburg’s downtown waterfront

Barricades reinforce security for holiday events on St. Petersburg’s downtown waterfront

Times Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG — World and national tragedies are changing the city’s approach to security for special events at North Straub Park.With the approach of the holidays, concrete barricades have been erected at a section of the park’s ...
Published: 11/21/17
Five ideas for easy Thanksgiving appetizers

Five ideas for easy Thanksgiving appetizers

Thanksgiving can put a heavy burden on the host. We’ve assembled five appetizers that are quick and easy to prep. Some, like our risotto balls and goat-cheese figs, cater to vegetarian diets, so you can be sure to please all your guests. Even if you’...
Published: 11/21/17

St. Petersburg council passes living wage ordinance

ST. PETERSBURG — An ordinance requiring certain city contractors to pay workers a minimum of $12 an hour was approved by City Council members Thursday with some amendments. The living wage ordinance applies to businesses with major city contracts pro...
Updated: 6 hours ago
NTSB report details steep turns and dives preceding Roy Halladay’s fatal crash

NTSB report details steep turns and dives preceding Roy Halladay’s fatal crash

Before he crashed, Roy Halladay flew within 75 feet of houses and skimmed the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a report published Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board.The report, which did not address the cause of the crash, ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Ruth: Would high-speed rail have reduced traffic deaths on I-4?

Ruth: Would high-speed rail have reduced traffic deaths on I-4?

Ah, just in time for the Thanksgiving travel season, Florida has once again achieved national prominence. We’re No. 1 — with a body bag! Can’t you feel the pride swelling?A recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds that...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Editorial: Florida should restore online access to nursing home inspections

Editorial: Florida should restore online access to nursing home inspections

In a state with the nation’s highest portion of residents over 65 years old and more than 80,000 nursing home beds, public records about those facilities should be as accessible as possible. Yet once again, Florida is turning back the clock to the da...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Blasts at plant kill 1, injure dozens

Blasts at plant kill 1, injure dozens

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. — Authorities recovered the body of a male worker reported missing after two explosions and a fire at a New York cosmetics factory left 30 to 35 people injured, including seven firefighters caught in the second blast, officials said...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Sex assault reports declining at MacDill despite increase militarywide

Sex assault reports declining at MacDill despite increase militarywide

TAMPA — The number of sexual assaults reported to officials at MacDill Air Force Base has decreased dramatically during the past three years even as reports across the military have increased slightly, new Pentagon statistics show.Officials at MacDil...
Updated: 7 hours ago