Tuesday, May 22, 2018
News Roundup

North Tampa events

Salute to Phillips Field: Attend the dedication of a historical marker for Phillips Field at 3 p.m. Sunday at the entrance to Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, at Cypress Avenue and N Boulevard. The field, now part of Tampa Preparatory School, was Tampa's main venue for football and marching bands for 30 years. In 1937, the University of Tampa Spartans defeated South Georgia in the first college bowl game played at the field. During the segregation era, Blake and Middle high schools played their home games there. It was also the site of the traditional Thanksgiving Day game between Hillsborough and Plant high schools.

Celebrate Asian culture: Celebrate Asian-American Month at 1 p.m. today at the North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N Boulevard. Learn about the cultures of China, Korea, Japan, India, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. Participants will get maps, brochures, giveaways, novelties and travel advice. The free event is presented by AAA travel counselor Lynn Schwalen. For more information about this and other free programs at your library, call (813) 273-3652 or visit hcplc.org.

Free comic books: Attend Free Comic Book Day at 10 a.m. Saturday at the North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N Boulevard. Receive free comic books and participate in art activities. Call (813) 273-3652 or visit hcplc.org.

Art en Blanc: Wear all white and dine al fresco from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. May 17 at Woodmont Park, 407 Woodmont Ave., Temple Terrace, for the inaugural Art en Blanc gala, a fundraising event for the Temple Terrace Arts Council. It is an adult outdoor evening of food, music, dancing and fun. The idea is based on a dining event that originated in Paris more than 25 years ago. Friends dress up in white and gather to eat, drink and be merry. All tables, chairs and white linens will be provided. You provide your own food and adult beverage. Several local restaurants are putting together Art en Blanc prepaid and prepackaged dinners, and the Dennis Pupello Jazz Ensemble will perform.

Admission is $25 per individual, $160 for a table of eight. Order tickets by calling (813) 988-2787 or by emailing [email protected]

Comments
Lightning-Capitals: Washington forces Game 7 with 3-0 victory

Lightning-Capitals: Washington forces Game 7 with 3-0 victory

WASHINGTON — The Lightning let one get away Monday night. And it might cost Tampa Bay a chance at the Stanley Cup.So now there will be a Game 7 to decide the Eastern Conference. Maybe this is how it should be. Maybe this is how it's supposed to...
Updated: 4 hours ago
The weather didn’t get Lightning fans down. Losing Game 6 did.

The weather didn’t get Lightning fans down. Losing Game 6 did.

TAMPA — If the Tampa Bay Lightning can overcome a 2-game deficit to the Washington Capitals and take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference final, then Deborah Schmeltzer can definitely drive across the Howard Frankland Bridge through a driving rainsto...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Lightning journal: Capitals had a shot at Jon Cooper

Lightning journal: Capitals had a shot at Jon Cooper

WASHINGTON — Interesting how things work out in the world of hockey.Back in 2012, the first NHL team to ever interview Jon Cooper for a head coaching job was actually the Washington Capitals. The Caps general manager at the time was George McPh...
Updated: 5 hours ago
History has been kind to Lightning in Game 7s

History has been kind to Lightning in Game 7s

WASHINGTON — There's nothing more delicious in sports than Game 7.Unless your team is playing in it. Then there's nothing more nerve-racking.Most sports fans watch a big game with a nice cold drink. But if your team is playing in a Game 7, the ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Prepare yourselves: Golden Knights will be talk of the Stanley Cup final

Prepare yourselves: Golden Knights will be talk of the Stanley Cup final

WASHINGTON — It's incredible. Unbelievable, really. Maybe the best sports story in this country and the sport of hockey since 1980's Miracle on Ice.And, as a side note, if the Lightning reaches the Stanley Cup final, everyone in the country out...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Lightning-Capitals: Grading Tampa Bay’s Game 6 shutout loss

Lightning-Capitals: Grading Tampa Bay’s Game 6 shutout loss

Let's do it one more time, shall we?Game 7 it will be.If it matches Game 6, it will be extraordinary.RELATED: More Lightning coverageThe Lightning could not close the door on the Washington Capitals. The Caps, who apparently really don't want to lose...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Lightning-Capitals: Tom Jones’ takeaways from Washington’s Game 6 win

Lightning-Capitals: Tom Jones’ takeaways from Washington’s Game 6 win

Caps D Dmitry Orlov has one of the most wicked slap shots in hockey. When he stepped into one in the first period, Lightning D Ryan McDonagh threw his body in front of it and blocked it with his shoulder — just inches from his face. McDonagh sh...
Updated: 5 hours ago
FPL parent wants to expand its Florida footprint with new purchase

FPL parent wants to expand its Florida footprint with new purchase

TALLAHASSEE — The parent company of Florida utility giant Florida Power & Light announced Monday that it will buy the largest electricity producer in Northwest Florida, Gulf Power, in a $6.4 billion deal.Juno Beach-based NextEra Energy Inc. said in a...
Updated: 6 hours ago
One of Ybor City’s most historic blocks about to see construction of four-story boutique hotel

One of Ybor City’s most historic blocks about to see construction of four-story boutique hotel

TAMPA — Developers are poised to launch construction this week on one of Ybor City’s biggest new projects in years — a four-story, $50 million boutique hotel being created by a Chicago company that seeks out neighborhoods rich in color and character....
Updated: 8 hours ago
State softball: Admiral Farragut happy to be in title game this time around

State softball: Admiral Farragut happy to be in title game this time around

VERO BEACH — All season, Admiral Farragut has focused on two things:Believe in each other.Commit to the process.Well, it all paid off in a big way Monday in the Class 3A state semifinals at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach.Alyssa Rano hit a two-run ...
Updated: 8 hours ago