Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hillsborough News

County prepares to move forward with Citrus Park Drive extension

County prepares to move forward with Citrus Park Drive extension

CITRUS PARK — Area residents pored over project maps, plans and queried officials about a proposal to extend Citrus Park Drive at a town hall forum on Monday (Sept. 10).More than 10 years after the original proposal, after setbacks and recession dela...
Published: 09/12/18
Updated: 09/14/18
Hooper: Don’t overlook college’s most valuable learning opportunities

Hooper: Don’t overlook college’s most valuable learning opportunities

MIAMI SHORESFor Holly Kachler, it’s not so much what drew her to the performing arts program at Blake High School, it’s what she took from the experience. All around Hillsborough County, the school district maintains magnet programs that attract stud...
Published: 09/11/18
Updated: 09/14/18
Editorial: Tampa council has another chance to show it takes Stovall House changes seriously

Editorial: Tampa council has another chance to show it takes Stovall House changes seriously

The Tampa City Council has yet to hear a compelling reason to allow a private social club in a residential neighborhood off Bayshore Boulevard, and a final meeting on the matter scheduled for Thursday offers the council a chance to show the diligence...
Published: 09/14/18
Big Ray’s to set up camp at the Riverwalk

Big Ray’s to set up camp at the Riverwalk

DOWNTOWN — Three years ago Nick Cruz acquired the abandoned Chubasco seafood building on Interbay Blvd. with just $50 in his bank account and introduced Big Ray’s Fish Camp to Tampa because he believed the area lacked decent seafood restaurants. Cruz...
Published: 09/13/18
Wesley Chapel couple opens Restore and Renew private counseling practice in North Tampa

Wesley Chapel couple opens Restore and Renew private counseling practice in North Tampa

In 2003, James Tickal was a University of Central Florida junior studying to be a veterinarian when he decided to follow in the footsteps of several family members who served in the miliatry. He enlisted in the Army and started out as a medic on the ...
Published: 09/13/18
Strollers welcome at Baby Boot Camp in North Tampa

Strollers welcome at Baby Boot Camp in North Tampa

After working in the weight loss, health and wellness field, Amy Armstrong knows first hand the challenges moms face when it comes to working out."I know how hard it is for a mom to find the time to exercise, for all kinds of reasons," said Armstrong...
Published: 09/13/18
Hey Giant! Little Biscuits Shop gets second home in South Tampa

Hey Giant! Little Biscuits Shop gets second home in South Tampa

Nearly two years ago two educators started Hey Giant!, as a learning enrichment center in Seminole Heights, that provided free learning and creativity classes for kids and hosted game nights and camps.Shocked by the center’s popularity among K-12 kid...
Published: 09/13/18
One by one, two by two, residents find home in new video tank at Florida Aquarium

One by one, two by two, residents find home in new video tank at Florida Aquarium

TAMPA — The Kemp’s ridley sea turtle has no name yet but he does have a new home where he can live safely after escaping death in the wild from an injury that made it difficult to eat.On Wednesday, the 95-pound reptile joined a 63-pound loggerhead na...
Published: 09/13/18
Daniel Ruth: Like a ball stuck in Trop’s rafters, much is up in the air on new Rays stadium

Daniel Ruth: Like a ball stuck in Trop’s rafters, much is up in the air on new Rays stadium

From the looks of it, all manner of potentates, captains of industry, major domos and perhaps an odd scion or two are tripping over themselves to pony up gazillions of dollars to assist the Tampa Bay Rays in making their dreams of relocating to Ybor ...
Published: 09/12/18
Florida Aquarium grows coral in captivity, in hopes of saving reefs in the wild

Florida Aquarium grows coral in captivity, in hopes of saving reefs in the wild

The experiment at the edge of Tampa Bay began four years ago. Scientists who feared the worst for Florida’s endangered coral reef believed the creatures could reproduce more safely in a controlled setting and later be returned to their natural habita...
Published: 09/07/18
Updated: 09/11/18