Friday, July 20, 2018

Hillsborough News

County shelter’s new approach helps combat deadly canine parvovirus

County shelter’s new approach helps combat deadly canine parvovirus

TAMPAWhen someone mentions puppies, images of wiggly, bouncy furballs often come to mind. But all too often Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center staff members see vastly contrasting images: puppies vomiting; puppies experiencing extreme weight los...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office mourns loss of ‘selfless warrior’

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office mourns loss of ‘selfless warrior’

He was always willing to help, inspire and service others even at a time when he was helpless.Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jonathan Black used his Facebook page — Our Battle through Pancreatic Cancer — not only to document his journey wi...
Published: 07/11/18
Updated: 07/15/18
Keystone, Bayshore, West Tampa combine to earn Little League state softball title

Keystone, Bayshore, West Tampa combine to earn Little League state softball title

TAMPA — There is a group of area teenaged girls who came together a few weeks ago for a little adventure, which has steadily — dramatically and joyfully — turned into a much bigger ordeal.You could call it a "softball odyssey."It started on June 11 w...
Published: 07/13/18
Updated: 07/15/18
Humane Society launches plans for DeBartolo Family Animal Shelter

Humane Society launches plans for DeBartolo Family Animal Shelter

In a cage inside a room at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s intake building sits Rocky, a small, quiet dog with a dark coat and long wispy bangs.To the left and right of him are other cages filled with dogs who also have had a complete examination b...
Published: 07/12/18
Updated: 07/15/18
Tampa 9-year-old fosters dreams by swimming with the Florida Aquarium sharks

Tampa 9-year-old fosters dreams by swimming with the Florida Aquarium sharks

TAMPA — Gigi Suszynski and her father Nick Suszynski stood on the deck above the steps of the mammoth salt-water tank.Sporting diving wetsuits, they strapped on oxygen tasks and donned masks. Yet as father and daughter prepared to brave the chilling ...
Published: 07/12/18
Updated: 07/15/18
Epicurean to host fourth annual Epic Chef Showdown for Feeding Tampa Bay

Epicurean to host fourth annual Epic Chef Showdown for Feeding Tampa Bay

The Epicurean Hotel, 1207 S Howard Ave., plays host to the seven-week Epic Chef Showdown Feeding Tampa Bay benefit from 6:30 to 9 p.m each Monday starting July 16 running through to Aug. 27.Local celebrities and notable food writers will judge the fo...
Published: 07/12/18
Updated: 07/14/18
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
Seal Swim School brings water safety to  Riverview

Seal Swim School brings water safety to Riverview

RIVERVIEW — Combine the annual morose drowning statistics for Florida children with this week’s harrowing international news of a dozen boys and their soccer coach escaping a water-filled cave in Thailand, and learning to swim becomes a little more f...
Published: 07/10/18
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