Monday, May 21, 2018
News Roundup

South Tampa neighborhood news calendar

Holiday market: A free shopping event with gift items, prepared foods, plants and garden art, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Tampa Garden Club, 2629 Bayshore Blvd. Free parking available. Bring your knives and garden tools, as a sharpening truck will be on site. Call (813) 251-5059.

D-Day film: Visit sites of major actions in the film The Americans on D-Day and hear from veterans who were there, 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Computer boot camp: Craigslist and eBay: Get a hands-on guide to two of the most popular sites on the Internet, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills recommended. Limit 12 participants. Call (813) 273-3652.

Real estate resource: The Suncoast Real Estate Investor's Association meets from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Ramada Tampa Westshore Inn, 1200 N West Shore Blvd. Networking, informational sessions and vendors from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with program at 7:30. Free for members, $20 for guests. Call (813) 287-1515.

Rosalynde Vas Dias: The 2012 Robert Dana-Anhinga Poetry Prize winner will speak as part of the Writers at the University series, 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Board of Trustees Room at the Vaughn Center, University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Free. Open to the public. Call (813) 257-3116.

Honors symposia: Kendra Frorup, assistant professor of art, will talk on "Not All Who Wander Are Lost: Exploring and Exhibiting in Andorra, Africa and Haiti," 4 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Tampa, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Free. Call (813) 257-3545.

English-Spanish conversations: Improve your language skills with basic conversations in English and Spanish, 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Tony Garcia Jr. Community Room at the West Tampa Branch Library, 2312 W Union St. Call (813) 257-3545.

Breast cancer support group: A free monthly support group for breast cancer patients, family members and significant others, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Medical Arts Building Auditorium, 3001 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Call (813) 443-3078 to register.

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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: 1 hour 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: 1 hour 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: 1 hour 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: 1 hour 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: 1 hour 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...
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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: 2 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: 3 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: 4 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: 5 hours ago