Thursday, July 19, 2018

Hillsborough News

Guest column: Deputy’s legacy of heroism inspired a place for dogs to play

Guest column: Deputy’s legacy of heroism inspired a place for dogs to play

My dog Sophie likes to remind me that the dog days of summer are just around the corner. That means it’s time for her to shed her winter coat, head outdoors and enjoy the Tampa sunshine. Where can Sophie and her furry friends go to enjoy, but not bak...
Published: 07/09/18
Updated: 07/13/18
Hooper: Yes America, some people thrive without smartphones

Hooper: Yes America, some people thrive without smartphones

Since I’ve reconnected with my grade school friend Joe Pankowski, I’ve admired the compassion he holds for his wife and sons.An attorney, he’s in a profession that can wear on a marriage, but from all indications he’s doing well. Through photos and c...
Published: 07/09/18
Updated: 07/13/18
Whitman: Jesus Culture’s Kim Walker Smith emerges from postpartum depression with new album

Whitman: Jesus Culture’s Kim Walker Smith emerges from postpartum depression with new album

Kim Walker Smith, the lead singer for world renown worship band Jesus Culture, felt overwhelmed and dazed following the birth of her second son. She cried without knowing why. She mumbled her words. When her mother suggested postpartum depression as ...
Published: 07/09/18
Updated: 07/13/18
Tampa BMX race celebrates memory of Leukemia victim

Tampa BMX race celebrates memory of Leukemia victim

Race for Life starts at 2 p.m. on its rescheduled date, Sunday, at Tampa BMX, 17302 Dale Mabry Highway in Lutz.Each year USA BMX holds a series of Race for Life events nationwide to help in the fight to find a cure for blood related cancers.In 1981, ...
Published: 07/09/18
Updated: 07/13/18
Three county players join Team USA for world tournament in Mexico

Three county players join Team USA for world tournament in Mexico

TAMPA — For three Tampa high-school athletes, a typical summer of football preparation has turned into the opportunity of a lifetime.Former Jesuit running back/linebacker Vinny LoSauro and former Sickles quarterback Jake O’Donnell — along with Tampa ...
Published: 07/09/18
Updated: 07/13/18
Veterans to break ground on Sun City Center memorial

Veterans to break ground on Sun City Center memorial

SUN CITY CENTER — Residents in this retirement community will celebrate the construction of a Veterans Memorial with a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. on July 17.The memorial will mark the first such tribute to the thousands of veterans who have l...
Published: 07/10/18
Updated: 07/13/18
Tampa’s Women of Color Golf introduces sport to eager demographic

Tampa’s Women of Color Golf introduces sport to eager demographic

TAMPAWhen Clemmie Perry was laid off from a Fortune 500 company five years ago, she didn’t waste any time agonizing over her loss.Instead, she signed up for golf lessons.Learning how to play the game had long stood as a goal for Perry, but she could ...
Published: 07/09/18
Updated: 07/13/18
Straz parking ironed out

Straz parking ironed out

TAMPA — Parking at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts is never easy, but a recent resolution to a zoning dispute with the city means it won’t grow more difficult to find a space.An agreement to grandfather the Straz and the Convent...
Published: 07/09/18
Updated: 07/13/18
Keke’s fourth site in South Tampa thrives among locals

Keke’s fourth site in South Tampa thrives among locals

Popular up-and-coming Orlando chain, Keke’s Breakfast Cafe has recently opened the doors to its fourth Tampa location in South Tampa on June 18. The restaurant’s name Keke’s, originates from its owners Keith and Kevin Mahen who started the chain in 2...
Published: 07/12/18
Bahama Breeze adds to Cypress Creek mix

Bahama Breeze adds to Cypress Creek mix

Bahama Breeze Island Grille will open a new restaurant at 3 p.m. on Monday (July 16) in Wesley Chapel.Located across the street from the Tampa Premium Outlets, Bahama Breeze is joining the ever expanding Cypress Creek Town Center. The new Bahama Bree...
Published: 07/12/18