Saturday, December 16, 2017

Hillsborough News

Tibet the courthouse dog takes to the silver screen and raises funds to hire a helper

Tibet the courthouse dog takes to the silver screen and raises funds to hire a helper

TAMPA — Tibet the courthouse dog came to Hillsborough County with a mission — sit alongside abused, neglected and abandoned children during court proceedings to provide emotional comfort.But in the four years the Golden retriever-Labrador mix has bee...
Published: 12/13/17
Updated: 12/15/17
MADD vigil highlights groups push for stiffer DUI penalties

MADD vigil highlights groups push for stiffer DUI penalties

TEMPLE TERRACE — Kim and Doug Marler described their daughter, Alexandria Jordan "Ally" as free-spirited, funny and fun."When she walked into a room her smile would light up the entire room," said Kim Marler about the elder of the Bradenton couple’s ...
Published: 12/08/17
March: Todd Marks strongly considering a run against Janet Cruz in District 1

March: Todd Marks strongly considering a run against Janet Cruz in District 1

Local Republicans are still looking for another candidate against Democrat Janet Cruz in the county commission District 1 race, and lawyer and business owner Todd Marks is getting serious about the possibility. This week, Marks met with a group of po...
Published: 12/08/17
Mom who gets help at a food bank wants therapy for her son

Mom who gets help at a food bank wants therapy for her son

Carol Piller noticed the stares and heard the whispers from others in line for food aid. She was dressed nicely and had on her jewelry, and she knew the scornful question on their minds: What are you doing here?"When you get looks from people, you fe...
Published: 12/07/17
Updated: 12/13/17
FishHawk community fondly remembers philanthropist who never said ‘No’

FishHawk community fondly remembers philanthropist who never said ‘No’

LITHIA — The word "no" was rarely in Christopher James Scigliano’s vocabulary.A natural philanthropist, the 44-year-old Lithia business owner was always the first to volunteer when anyone needed help, whether it was raising money for a police officer...
Published: 12/07/17
Updated: 12/08/17
Chef Inspired Popcorn moves to south tampa

Chef Inspired Popcorn moves to south tampa

Chef Inspired Popcorn, a local shop known for more than a hundred fun flavors of gourmet popcorn just kicked off their grand opening this weekend at their new location at 3204 W Bay to Bay Blvd. Lazette Rivera, the owner is allergic to gluten and sin...
Published: 12/07/17
Henderson: Some basic facts about Hillsborough’s teacher pay imbroglio

Henderson: Some basic facts about Hillsborough’s teacher pay imbroglio

Hillsborough County’s public school teachers are horn-honking, voice-raising, sign-waving, foot-stomping mad, and I can’t blame them. They are paying for a problem they didn’t create. About one-third of the workforce was expecting to receive a $4,000...
Published: 12/07/17

Talking subs, ships and the controversial F-35 with the Navy’s newest assistant secretary

TAMPA — James "Hondo" Geurts, a familiar face at MacDill Air Force Base, was sworn in as the Navy’s newest assistant secretary last week ."I’ll be responsible for acquisition for the Navy and Marine Corps," said Geurts, sitting in a chair on the brid...
Published: 12/07/17
Temple Terrace hires a new city attorney

Temple Terrace hires a new city attorney

TEMPLE TERRACE — A former St. Petersburg senior assistant city attorney with 23 years of experience in that job was sworn in last week as the new city attorney for Temple Terrace.Pamela Cichon, who will work directly for the city, replaces Mark Conno...
Published: 12/06/17
Updated: 12/08/17
Klikfit offers workout routines, every minute on the minute

Klikfit offers workout routines, every minute on the minute

SOUTH TAMPA—A new fitness studio opens its first location in South Tampa. Klikfit, located at 3302 W Bay to Bay Blvd, just opened to the public last Saturday and they hope to change the game by updating classic workout methods in an engaging group se...
Published: 12/06/17
Updated: 12/07/17