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Brandon & South Shore

  1. Taza Mediterranean features authentic flavors


    BRANDON — Sam Sadou keeps a hairdryer near his charcoal and wood grill. It's his secret weapon.

    Sam Sadou owner/chef of the newly-opened Taza Mediterranean Grill in Brandon shows off one of his most popular entrees, the mixed grill featuring chicken, beef and kifta.
  2. Retail center planned for area near St. Joseph's Hospital-South


    RIVERVIEW — New construction continues to pop up in the area surrounding St. Joseph's Hospital-South in Riverview.

    Little Greek, a fast casual Greek chain restaurant known for its greek salads, is one of the companies expected to move into a new retail center on Big Bend Road in Riverview.
  3. County will temporarily close Sanders Park for makeover

    Local Government

    BRANDON — Hillsborough County is giving one of its largest and heavily used playgrounds a makeover.

    Hillsborough County is giving one of its largest and heavily used playgrounds, Paul Sanders Park, 602 W Bloomingdale Ave. in Brandon a makeover.
  4. Tony Saladino to honor late wife with culinary scholarship

    Human Interest

    BRANDON — Tony Saladino told his wife, Bertha, that he didn't want to hear anything about it.

  5. March column: Higginbotham departure stirs pot of potential successors


    Al Higginbotham's announcement this week that he won't seek re-election to his countywide District 7 Hillsborough County Commission seat set off a flurry of chatter among local politicos about who might run for what in next year's elections.

    With his decision not to seek re-election, Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham touched off speculation about who might run for his seat. [Times file]
  6. King Breakfast co-chair looks to bring hope to kids

    Human Interest

    Located on the outskirts of Tampa, Progress Village is a tight-knit community where everyone knows each other and helps each other. That sense of community is stitched deeply on native son JaLem Robinson's heart and motivates him in the classroom as a middle school teacher in Hillsborough County.

    hillsconvo011517: JaLem Robinson will co-chair the Tampa Organization of Black Affairs' annual MLK Leadership Breakfast on Monday (Jan. 16). Photo courtesy of JaLem Robinson
  7. County to award environmentalists


    Hillsborough County wants to honor those whose efforts to protect the environment have made a lasting difference in residents' quality of life.

    Theodore Roosevelt Hillsborough Forever Conservation Award is named in honor of the 26th president and noted conservationist who placed more than 200 million acres under public protection.
  8. Time capsule at Heights project holds memories of neighborhood's lifeblood

    Local Government

    TAMPA — There was a time, before the construction of the interstates, when the neighborhood surrounding Tampa's historic Armature Works building was bustling with dozens of homes and the popular Mirabella's Seafood Co.

    Eugene Jackson, center, the son of longtime Heights resident Julie Jackson, stands next to Mayor Bob Buckhorn and other local officials at the burial of a time capsule at the Pearl, an apartment complex at N Ola and W Palm avenues.
  9. Henderson: Airport's efforts connecting Tampa to more of the globe


    You always want to make a good impression when people come to call. For thousands of college football fans who visited Tampa last week for the national championship game, Tampa International Airport was the front door to what we had to offer.

    Joe Lopano, chief executive at Tampa International Airport, welcomes the German airline Luthansa during a ceremony in September 2015.
  10. TOBA to stage annual MLK Leadership Breakfast


    The 37th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Breakfast, "Rediscover the Ties That Bind Us" will take place beginning at 6:45 a.m. on Monday at the Hilton Hotel Downtown Tampa located at 211 North Tampa St.

    Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. will give the keynote address at the 37th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Breakfast.