Sunday, May 20, 2018
News Roundup

Things to do in the Brandon area

BRANDON

Biography talk: The Brandon Regional Library, 619 Vonderburg Drive, will hold a book discussion on the biography Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday. Copies of the book are available at the library. For information, call (813) 273-3652.

LITHIA

Summer concert series: Newland Communities' "Concerts for a Cause" summer series continues with rock-pop-country band Raizing Cain at 7 p.m. July 19 at FishHawk Ranch, 16144 Churchview Drive in Lithia. The concerts are free and open to the public. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring donations of nonperishable food items to benefit Feeding America Tampa Bay. For more information, visit fishhawkranch.com/concerts or call toll-free 1-888-503-0483.

Family nutrition: A Nutrition for Kids and Parents Class will be offered by Publix Dietitian Services on Thursday at the Publix in FishHawk, 5642 FishHawk Crossing Blvd. Cost is $15 per family. For information, call (813) 684-3039.

Christmas in July: Grace United Methodist Church, 5708 Lithia Pinecrest Road, Lithia, will hold a Christmas in July Bazaar to get a jump on holiday shopping from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27. Vendors will sell items including jewelry, crosses, pet supplies, honey, homemade jelly, birdhouses, handmade soaps and purses. There also will be door prizes. Admission is free. Proceeds from the bazaar will benefit Grace United Methodist Women, which focuses on community organizations in the Lithia area and abroad that support women and children. The group meets the fourth Sunday of every month at noon at the church. To get information about the group or the bazaar, visit mygraceumc.com or call (813) 661-8858.

RIVERVIEW

Book discussion: The Riverview Branch Library, 10509 Riverview Drive, will hold a discussion on the book Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday. The book tells the story of twin brothers Marion and Shiva, who are abandoned by their surgeon father after their mother dies. Marion flees to America years later and must come to grips with his past. Copies of the book are available at the library. The discussion will take place in the library's community room. For information, call (813) 273-3652.

Riverview Citizen Patrol: The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is looking for volunteers for its citizen patrol. Volunteers receive training and work at least 12 hours a month. To learn more, contact Jim Simon at (813) 741-0413 or [email protected]

RUSKIN

Learn about the iPad, iPhone: The Ruskin Branch Library, 26 Dickman Drive SE, will hold an iPad and iPhone demonstration and open lab for adults from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Pauline Dickman Lawler Community Room. Bring an iPad or iPhone and questions. The class will include how to install software for e-books, download e-books and open an Apple account. Participants should register in person one hour before the program. The class is limited to 12. For information, call (813) 273-3652.

Art exhibit: The SouthShore Regional Library Crawford Gallery, 15816 Beth Shields Way, will hold an opening reception for the Smartphone/Electric Tablet photography show from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The exhibit will be on display through Aug. 30. Light refreshments will be served at the reception. Admission is free. For information, call (813) 273-3652.

SEFFNER

Ice cream demonstration: The Seffner-Mango Branch Library, 410 N Kingsway Road, will host an educational program for adults titled Make Ice Cream and Eat It! with local naturalist Diana Kyle from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the library's community room. For information, call (813) 273-3652.

Town hall meetings: State Rep. Ross Spano, R-Dover, will hold a series of town hall meetings to hear from residents of District 59 about the issues important to them. There will be a Seffner Town Hall Meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 16 at the Seffner-Mango Branch Library, 410 N Kingsway Road. For information, call (813) 655-3744.

SUN CITY CENTER

Summer Variety Series: On Saturday, the Performing Arts Company of Sun City Center's Lite Summer Variety series continues with Lisa Palas presenting "Life, Love and the Music Business" at 2:30 and 7 p.m. at the Rollins Theater, 970 Cherry Hills Drive. Tickets are $10 and are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at the SCC Atrium Kiosk or by calling (813) 220-7913. Visit performingartscompany-scc.org for information.

Awards meeting: The American Business Women's Association SouthShore Chapter 1409 will hold a dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m. July 15 at the Sandpiper Grille, 1702 S Pebble Beach Blvd. The new board of directors will be inducted and the Women of the Year will be announced. To get information or to register, call Diana Zolner at (813) 992-0510.

VALRICO

Historical society: The Brandon Area Genealogical & Historical Society will hold a meeting for those interested in genealogy and family history from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. For information, call (813) 273-3652.

Plant sale: Bloomingdale High School, 1700 E Bloomingdale Ave., is hosting a crape myrtle tree sale from 7 to 11 a.m. July 27 or until the trees sell out. The 1-gallon potted trees will be available in multiple varieties and colors. The cost of the trees is $4. Cash only. Proceeds benefit the Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education program, which provides class sets of the Times and other educational resources to bay area classrooms. For information, call toll-free 1-800-333-7505, ext. 8138.

TAMPA

Charity auction: Champions for Children will host its fifth annual Christmas in July Silent Auction and Taste of Tampa Bay from 6 to 9 p.m. July 19 at the organization's offices, 3108 W Azeele St., Tampa. Local restaurants will provide hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Auction items will include theme park tickets, hotel stays and golf outings. The cost is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit Champions for Children. For tickets or auction donations, or to sign up as a participating restaurant, call (813) 673-4646.

tampa bay

Nonprofit ad help: Nonprofits can apply for a pro bono professional advertising campaign, valued at more than $250,000. Ad 2 Tampa Bay, a network of young advertising professionals, is now accepting applications for its 2013-14 public service client, for which Ad 2 will donate time, materials and media to produce a customized advertising campaign at no cost to the selected client. The application is available on the Public Service page of the Ad 2 Tampa Bay website. Email completed applications to [email protected] no later than midnight July 19. All Tampa Bay 501(c)(3) nonprofits that are not religiously or politically based are eligible to apply.

Comments
Lightning-Capitals: In playoffs, Lightning and its town become one

Lightning-Capitals: In playoffs, Lightning and its town become one

TAMPA — The Lightning is a win away from a trip to the Stanley Cup final. Its Game 5 win Saturday, to take a 3-2 lead over the Washington Capitals, was another chapter of a story being written on the fly."Think about Game 1 in New Jersey,"...
Updated: 8 minutes ago
Lightning-Capitals: Familiar ground for Capitals as they face elimination

Lightning-Capitals: Familiar ground for Capitals as they face elimination

TAMPA – Capitals G Braden Holtby basically summed up playoff life for the Capitals after Saturday's Game 5 loss in the Eastern Conference final when he said the team never makes it easy for itself."No, we don't," coach Barry Trotz agreed Sunday...
Updated: 19 minutes ago
Lightning-Capitals: Lightning keeps Alex Ovechkin under control

Lightning-Capitals: Lightning keeps Alex Ovechkin under control

TAMPA — Alex Ovechkin headed toward the Capitals' locker room two hours before the start of Saturday's Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final with the swagger of an elite athlete that suggested he was about take over a game and make life misera...
Updated: 19 minutes ago
‘World’s most expensive Witch Hunt’: Trump lashes out at New York Times, Democrats

‘World’s most expensive Witch Hunt’: Trump lashes out at New York Times, Democrats

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump lashed out Sunday at "the World’s most expensive Witch Hunt," trashing a new report in the New York Times that said an emissary representing the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates offered help...
Updated: 1 hour ago
For starters: Rays at Angels, with Romo again as “the opener”

For starters: Rays at Angels, with Romo again as “the opener”

UPDATE, 2:27: If the Rays win today, it would be their first four-game sweep since Sept. 20-23, 2013, vs. Baltimore and first on the road since Aug. 16-19 here at Anaheim. … It also would be the first time they swept back to back series on the ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Obama’s education secretary: Let’s boycott school until gun laws change

Obama’s education secretary: Let’s boycott school until gun laws change

Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan pushed a radical idea on Twitter: Parents should pull their children out of school until elected officials pass stricter gun control laws.His tweet came hours after a shooting rampage at a Houston-area high scho...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Family, friends recall shooting victims’ optimism, humor

Family, friends recall shooting victims’ optimism, humor

SANTA FE, Texas — A 17-year-old student looking forward to celebrating his family's new swimming pool and a substitute teacher whose home frequently hosted family gatherings were among the 10 people killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high sch...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Softball: Scouting the Academy at the Lakes vs. Lake Worth Christian semifinal

Softball: Scouting the Academy at the Lakes vs. Lake Worth Christian semifinal

Academy at the Lakes (24-4) vs. Lake Worth Christian (10-3)Where: 11:50 a.m. Monday at Historic Dodgertown, Vero BeachHow they got thereAcademy at the Lakes defeated Seacrest Country Day 11-1, defeated Canterbury 5-1Lake Worth Christian defeated...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Rays hang on to beat Angels 5-3 behind Robertson slam, get back to .500

Rays hang on to beat Angels 5-3 behind Robertson slam, get back to .500

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Playing .500 ball is obviously no goal, and the Rays certainly know that.But given where they came from, that terrible 1-8 start that oozed into 3-12 and 4-13, climbing back to the respectability of .500 would be an accomplish...
Published: 05/20/18

Up to two tons of fertilizer spilled into channel leading to Tampa Bay, Kinder Morgan reports to state

TAMPA — As much as two tons of fertilizer accidentally spilled into a channel that leads to the upper part of Tampa Bay, according to a report sent Friday night to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. DEP spokeswoman Dee Ann Mil...
Updated: 8 hours ago