Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Seminars planned to help Hispanics start their own businesses

BRANDON

Seminars set for Hispanic businesses

The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce will launch the first of four seminars to be held this year on helping Hispanics start their own businesses. The chamber will host the events, held by the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund, or HBIF, in Spanish as an effort to nurture the area's booming Hispanic business population. The first seminar, on Thursday, will explore the elements of starting a business from 9 a.m. to noon; with HBIF counseling to follow from noon until 5 p.m. The seminar is free and takes place at the chamber at 330 Pauls Drive in Brandon. Please register by calling at 689-1221.

Aquatic Center offers water aerobics classes

Water aerobics classes are available at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center. The 45-minute classes start at 9 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and are open to adults of all ages and all fitness levels.

South Rotary Club best in four-county area

The Brandon South Rotary Club has been named the best in its four-county district. The district is composed of 45 clubs and more than 1,000 Rotarians. The South Brandon Rotary, chartered in 1991, historically has been the smallest club in the district. Less than two years ago, it had just six members. The club now has more than 15 members and kicked off a new fundraiser, the annual Mad Hatter's Tea Party, to facilitate yearly service projects including providing new socks and underwear for underprivileged children and Books for Troops.

PALM RIVER

78th Street Library closes for renovations

The 78th Street Library is closed for renovations until June 13.

In the meantime, no books will be due and customers who have items on hold can pick them up at the College Hill Library, 2607 E Martin Luther King Blvd.

Neighboring libraries include Brandon Regional at 619 Vonderburg Drive and Riverview at 10509 Riverview Drive.

RIVERVIEW

Memorial Day events set at Serenity Meadows

Serenity Meadows holds its annual Memorial Day observance at 10 a.m. Monday at the cemetery, 6919 Providence Road in Riverview.

There will be a military guest speaker and honor guard, as well as representatives from each branch of the service.

A special flag pole will also be unveiled and there will be a rifle salute, wreath placement and a dove release. Refreshments will be served. Call 677-9494 for more information.

RUSKIN

Bayou Pass Village ready to build playground

Residents who have worked eight months to raise money for a new playground at Bayou Pass Village in Ruskin will see the fruits of their labor during a community "build-up" from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 31.

Bayou Pass homeowners and volunteers will assemble and install slides, swings and other playground equipment.

The $30,000 playground was paid for with fundraisers and two matching grants from the Florida Home Partnership and Community Foundation of Sun City Center.

Bayou Pass Village is a planned community aimed at first-time homeowners with modest incomes. Families contribute 600 hours of "sweat equity" toward building their homes. Call 672-7860 or visit FLHOME.org for more information.

SUN CITY CENTER

Church hosts 'Friday Night at the Movie' event

The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will show The Ultimate Gift during its monthly "Friday Night at the Movie" event today at 6:30 p.m. in Creason Hall. The public is welcome and admission is free.

The movie is about a trust-fund child who, at the reading of his grandfather's will, receives a series of gifts — but with a catch. Light refreshments and popcorn will be served.

Seminars planned to help Hispanics start their own businesses 05/22/08 [Last modified: Thursday, May 22, 2008 4:34am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Forecast: Sunny skies, warm temperatures to rule across Tampa Bay this week

    Weather

    After periods of heavy rain in some parts of Tampa Bay over the weekend, the region can expect sunny skies, and warm condition to prevail through the workweek.

    [10Weather WTSP]
  2. PolitiFact Florida: How would Florida fare in Graham-Cassidy health care bill?

    National

    Following a sharp rebuke by late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., hit the airwaves to defend his bill that would undo much of the Affordable Care Act.

    Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La.
  3. Whatever happened to the Zika epidemic?

    Health

    Remember Zika?

    The last time Gov. Rick Scott warned Floridians about the potential threat of the mosquito-borne virus was in July, when he urged residents to still be vigilant against bug bites and standing water. At the time, doctors and researchers were bracing for what was supposed to be another active summer …

    Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting Zika. Cases of the virus are down dramatically in Florida.
  4. Pinellas licensing board needs cash. Will the county give it any?

    Local Government

    LARGO –– The grand jury that said Pinellas County should not take over the troubled construction licensing board also said the county should bail out the agency before it goes broke in 2018.

    Pinellas County Commission chair Janet Long isn't keen on the idea of the county loaning money to keep the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board afloat. The county has no say over the independent agency, which could run out of funding in 2018. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  5. Is the Bundt cake back? How retro baked goods are becoming trendy again

    Cooking

    Once there were grunts and slumps, buckles and brown betties. Oh, and pandowdies and sonkers. In the olden days, people routinely made angel food cakes, tomato soup cakes and hummingbird cakes. These were not Duncan Hines mixes, but rather confections made from scratch following yellowed and stained recipes in your …

    Nothing Bundt Cakes in Tampa offers a variety of options, from tiny “bundtinis” and 10-inch cakes that serve 18 to 20 people. Core flavors include lemon, marble, red velvet and chocolate-chocolate chip, with featured flavors like confetti.