Monday, January 22, 2018
News Roundup

Things to do in Hillsborough County

Feminist Film Screening and Discussion: Celebrate Women's History Month Friday at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. with a free screening of the film Feminist: Stories from Women's Liberation: 1963-1970. This documentary tells the story of the women's liberation movement, explores the details of the feminist revolution and debates the controversy surrounding these events. This film has interviews with Robin Morgan, Eleanor Smeal, Frances Beal and Betty Friedan.

Arts in the Park Festival: Arts in the Park is a free two-day, outdoor art festival taking place in the oak-shaded park behind the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Rd. The event kicks off Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and will include local artists, live entertainment, food vendors and hand-on activities for children.

St. Patrick's Day Giveaway: It's your lucky day! Wear green to the bakery department at Whole Foods Market, 3802 Northdale Blvd., on St. Patrick's Day, and you'll be treated to a free nonalcoholic Irish creme coffee and a St. Patrick's Day cookie. While supplies last.

Government Leadership University series: Want the inside scoop on how government really works? Hillsborough County residents can sign up for a series of action-packed opportunities during the 2014 Government Leadership University. The program welcomes residents and students, grade 9 and up (with parent and school approval) to attend the free series, starting with an orientation at 9 a.m. Tuesday at County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd. The series is open to all Hillsborough County residents and will cover a wide variety of county departments and functions over a series of 10, three-hour sessions from 9 a.m. to 12 noon each through the month of May. In its ninth year, Hillsborough County Neighborhood Relations offers its annual program to strengthen communities by creating more informed residents and neighborhood leaders. Participants will experience a mock board meeting, hurricane evacuation planning and visits to agencies such as Code Enforcement, Fire Rescue, Emergency Management and Public Utilities. Sign up for the program by Monday; online registration is available at HillsboroughCounty.org/GLU. For more information on Government Leadership University, contact Neighborhood Relations in the Office of Community Affairs at 813-307-3564 or by visiting www.HillsboroughCounty.org/ONR.

Spring Clean Your Body Anytime: Detoxing, clean eating and juicing are all new nutritional buzzwords that seem to be popping up everywhere. Join Tampa General Hospital's community health educator, Suzan Mekler, at 10 a.m., Wednesday, at 740 S Village Circle. Many holistic, nutritional and medical authorities are recommending a variety of these techniques to improve one's health. However, just as many questions are also being asked by the public, including: what are the benefits of these programs? Are they safe? Which ones work best? How often should I be doing this?

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Lessons of another Belichick-Brady Super Bowl

Lessons of another Belichick-Brady Super Bowl

TAMPA — Next victim, please.Shouldn't we just start penciling the Patriots into the Super Bowl before every season?It would save us a lot of time.Mind you, the rest of the NFL is fighting Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and this foregone conclus...
Updated: 11 minutes ago
Clearwater police investigate taxi jacking near Crest Lake Park

Clearwater police investigate taxi jacking near Crest Lake Park

CLEARWATER — Investigators are searching for a suspect in a taxi carjacking Monday morning near Crest Lake Park.Clearwater police spokesman Rob Shaw said the taxi was taken about 7:40 a.m. and abandoned a few blocks away. No one was injured, Shaw sai...
Updated: 25 minutes ago

Woman, 35, struck and killed while walking across SR 60 in Valrico

VALRICO — A 35-year-old Thonotosassa woman was struck and killed by a car while walking across State Road 60 west of Mount Carmel Road on Sunday night, the Florida Highway Patrol said.Brandi Eckelstafer was walking south across SR 60 just after 8 p....
Updated: 1 hour ago
Crisco, dune buggy and a face-plant: Fired-up Philly fans take to the streets

Crisco, dune buggy and a face-plant: Fired-up Philly fans take to the streets

PHILADELPHIA — Not even a coat of Crisco on light poles across the city could keep Philadelphia Eagles fans from scaling new heights in celebrating their team’s first Super Bowl appearance in 13 years and setting up a rematch with the AFC champion N...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Hooper: Deal with sea-level rise or prepare to be inundated

When fans again flock to Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard for the annual Gasparilla Festival on Saturday, I hope they ask a question: Will the floats need flotation devices in 2035?Erika Spanger-Siegfried, Astrid Caldas and Kate Cell, members of the Union ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Forecast: Warm weather remains, but cold front will bring rain to Tampa Bay

Forecast: Warm weather remains, but cold front will bring rain to Tampa Bay

A warm weekend across Tampa Bay will carry over into the start of the workweek, after some morning fog burns off and before a front results in clouds and increased rain chances later this afternoon.10News WTSPFeels-like temperatures around the Tampa...
Updated: 3 hours ago

The Daystarter: PolitiFact Florida analyzes prison costs; breaking down the Super Bowl matchup; free dental clinic services in high demand; Arrrrr you ready for Gasparilla?

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.• We’ll have a mild and sunny start to the week, with highs in the upper 70s, according to 10Weather WTSP. A weak cold front brings a chance of rain on Tuesday and slightly coo...
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Police: 2 IEDs detonated at a Florida mall, no injuries

LAKE WALES — Police say two improvised explosive devices ignited inside a mall in central Florida on Sunday do not appear to be an act of terrorism.Lake Wales police Deputy Chief Troy Schulze tells news outlets that at 5:22 p.m., the Lake Wales Fire ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
St. Pete spilled 266,000 gallons of waste into Smacks Bayou

St. Pete spilled 266,000 gallons of waste into Smacks Bayou

ST. PETERSBURG — It may be a new year but the city finds itself still dealing with an old problem: spilled sewage.The city announced Thursday that two spills at its Northeast sewage plant at 1160 62nd Ave. NE had been contained.But the release — with...
Updated: 8 hours ago
PolitiFact Florida: Claims about prison price-gouging decry $17 soup, $18 tampons

PolitiFact Florida: Claims about prison price-gouging decry $17 soup, $18 tampons

Advocates of Florida prisoners protested outside of the Florida Department of Corrections in Tallahassee on Tuesday, demanding answers to questions of alleged price-gouging in prisons across the state.Protesters from dozens of grass roots organizatio...
Published: 01/22/18