Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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TGH earns honor for being 'most wired'

Tampa General Hospital earned national recognition for its use of advanced technology. Hospitals & Health Networks, a publication of the American Hospital Association, named Tampa General one of the year's "most wired." Tampa General was the only hospital in the state to get one of the 20 recognitions, which are based on hospitals that have strong security systems, fast disaster recovery and electronic tools to improve business processes. Tampa General recently implemented the GetWellNetwork, an interactive system that allows inpatients to access movies, television shows, the Internet and a variety of health information from their beds.

hillsborough county

Family-friendly programs at library

The Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative is offering entertaining and informative programs for the family through July 30. The events include puppet and magic shows, a one-man circus, a bubble-making class, reptiles and science experiments. Find more information about the programs at hcplc.org. Select a library location and view that library's calendar of events or call (813) 273-3652.

Seminole heights

Neighborhood hosts community potluck

The quarterly meeting of the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association includes a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Seminole Heights Branch Library, 4711 N Central Ave. The neighborhood association provides the main dish and neighbors bring a dish to share according to the following: Last names beginning with A-L, bring a side dish; M-Z, bring a dessert.

The association will present donations to Urban Art Attack and Habitat for Humanity.

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Submit events for annual social calendar

Attention fundraiser/event planners! Please send details of charity benefits scheduled for 2014-2015 to Amy Scherzer at [email protected] (subject line: 2014-15 social calendar); or mail information to Amy Scherzer; Tampa Bay Times, 1000 N Ashley Drive, Suite 700, Tampa, FL 33602.

Include the event date, sponsoring organization, time, venue (with street address), admission price and publishable contact information. The deadline is Sept. 2.

Create your own memory box

Create and embellish a mixed media container of your choice on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Blvd. Attendees can bring embellishments such as photos, torn papers, trimmings, ribbons, feathers and any other memorabilia or collectibles from their personal life memories. The instructor will provide additional items for purchase at the workshop. The cost is $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers. For more information, call (813) 932-0241.

Drawing class will focus on portraits

In this ongoing Monday night class from 6 to 9 p.m. at Kerry Vosler Studio & Atelier, 1906 N Armenia Ave., Suite 210, participants will learn to draw the head, neck and shoulders. Through anatomical study, the focus will be on all aspects of the features of the head and how it connects to the neck and shoulders. Students will also learn to light subjects and create movement with poses. Private instruction at your easel. The cost is $25 and includes model fee. Call (813) 417-5867 for a supply list or email [email protected]

Christmas in July fundraiser event

Tampa Bay Business Owners is presenting the fourth annual Christmas in July with a Taste of Tequila event on Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m. at TPepin Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St. The proceeds from the event go to the Children's Cancer Center in celebration of Michelle Boyd DeJong, who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. Raffle items, interactive booths and community leaders are a few things attendees can expect to see along with networking opportunities.

The organization was founded in 2008 to bring together business owners who are passionate about growing their companies and helping others do the same. The cost for the fundraiser is $25. Visit tbbo.org to purchase a ticket online or call (813) 489-5585 to pay by phone.

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County offering solar cooker class

Be prepared during hurricane season and be able to cook during power outages and emergencies by making a simple solar cooker. The Hillsborough County Extension Office, at 5339 County Road 579, is offering a two-day solar cooker class, complete with food samplings, Tuesday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $10, for up to four people. Call (813) 744-5519, ext. 54136, for more information.

West tampa

Community job fair slated for Wednesday

See what this job fair, presented by state Rep. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, has in store for your future from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Higgins Hall, 5225 N Himes Ave. Call (813) 673-4673 for more information.

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Memorials, crisis counselors at Lakewood, day after student dies in crash

Memorials, crisis counselors at Lakewood, day after student dies in crash

ST. PETERSBURG — Memorials are building and crisis counselors were at Lakewood High School on Wednesday morning, a day after a student was killed and two others seriously injured in a crash Tuesday afternoon.The fatal crash occurred just before 2 p.m...
Updated: 8 minutes ago
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Who will the Bucs take with the No. 7 pick?

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Who will the Bucs take with the No. 7 pick?

Rick Stroud answers your NFL draft questions in this mailbag segment, including who the Bucs might take with the seventh overall pick, which running backs they might be looking at, whether Taven Bryan could slip to them in the second r...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Pasco SRO under investigation after video shows takedown of student

Pasco SRO under investigation after video shows takedown of student

LAND O’LAKES — An investigation continues after a video surfaced on Tuesday that shows a Sunlake High School school resource officer wrestling a female student to the ground while taking her into custody, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Offic...
Updated: 1 hour ago
The Daystarter: Competency hearing for Seminole Heights slaying suspect; Is TIA a dining destination?; Clearwater looks to relocate City Hall; ‘Most Interesting Man’ in Tampa

The Daystarter: Competency hearing for Seminole Heights slaying suspect; Is TIA a dining destination?; Clearwater looks to relocate City Hall; ‘Most Interesting Man’ in Tampa

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• Today’s high temperature tops out about 80 degrees, according to 10Weather WTSP. Our next rain chance is Friday when a weak front moves through. And next week brings the heat. Expect ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Forecast: Clear skies, pleasant conditions take hold over Tampa Bay

Forecast: Clear skies, pleasant conditions take hold over Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG — Now that a cold front — which spawned a weak tornado in Ruskin — has departed, it leaves behind pleasant conditions across Tampa Bay.Relatively cool temperatures, clearing skies and low humidity will take hold until Friday, according...
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Competency hearing today for Seminole Heights slaying suspect

Competency hearing today for Seminole Heights slaying suspect

TAMPA — A judge could determine today whether the man accused in four Seminole Heights slayings is competent to stand trial.Attorneys for Howell Emanuel Donaldson III filed a formal request on Monday to ask that Circuit Judge Mark Wolfe appoint a psy...
Updated: 2 hours ago
ESPN’s Rece Davis on hosting College GameDay from the NFL draft

ESPN’s Rece Davis on hosting College GameDay from the NFL draft

When ESPN's Rece Davis heard about the idea for boosting the college football insight into the NFL draft, he didn't need any convincing."My immediate reaction was, this is a no-brainer," Davis said.Davis will spearhead the network's overdue look at t...
Updated: 2 hours ago
We tried the new restaurants at Tampa International Airport, and we're full

We tried the new restaurants at Tampa International Airport, and we're full

When Tampa International Airport debuted in 1971, each terminal had a newsstand and a snack bar, called something kicky like Snack Bar.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Carlton: The zoo is changing, but don’t worry. The meerkats are on it.

Carlton: The zoo is changing, but don’t worry. The meerkats are on it.

The other day I stopped to check on some progress. And got to see a meerkat, too. Progress in Tampa these days usually refers to the development of Vinikville — excuse me, Water Street Tampa — along the south edge of downtown. Or what w...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Clearwater looks to move out of City Hall to speed up Imagine Clearwater waterfront redevelopment

Clearwater looks to move out of City Hall to speed up Imagine Clearwater waterfront redevelopment

CLEARWATER — Elected officials have talked about relocating City Hall from the downtown bluff for a good 30 years. Now there’s a jolt of urgency to actually do it.Voters backed a referendum in November that essentially greenlighted the $55 million re...
Updated: 3 hours ago