When I think about the mission of Hillsborough County's Economic Development Innovation Initiative, I see a specific vision of director Lindsey Kimball.
DOVER — Three weeks after school began, Strawberry Crest High School principal David Brown sent a voice message to parents warning that being "stuck in traffic" would no longer be an acceptable excuse for morning tardiness.
Enough was enough.
SUN CITY CENTER — "Keep SCC Debt Free" signs are popping up on dozens of front lawns all over this SouthShore retirement community, much to the frustration of clubs that want a new performing arts theater for dramatic productions, musical revues and other events.
BRANDON — Driving through the crowded highways of Tampa and across the Howard Frankland Bridge to St. Petersburg almost surely would add to the stress of parents seeking care for a newborn in need of neonatal care at All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine.
RIVERVIEW — Spoto High School coach Dale Caparaso met his players at midfield on another excruciatingly hot summer day and set down a bucket of water. The longtime coach then grabbed a football, dipped it into the bucket and blew his whistle to signal the start of practice.
Outside of the Armwood-Lennard football district, which offers a league matchup almost every week, Week 5 allows most teams to catch their breath and correct a few mistakes before the real playoff push begins.
Kickoffs are scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
BRANDON — Niko Milosavljevic has chlorine running through his veins.
After a year of trying to find a suitable person or group to take over the logistics for the Seffner-based Cookson Hills Toy Run that has provided Christmastime gifts for more than 7,000 children, seniors and veterans, event founder Sheri Brown once again fears the 21st installment of the event this winter will be the …
Rain effects: It looks like the rain we have had all week as finally cooled off Tampa Bay. The water temperature on the flats in Tampa Bay is around 82 degrees. The only thing you need to be concerned with is all the fresh water runoff into the bay and estuaries. While this does not affect the redfish, it does …
St. Francis Rescue
Ivy was a young mom struggling to care for her babies when she was rescued in the parking lot of a doughnut shop. Her kittens (Glazed, Jelly, Cake and Crueller) have since been adopted, and Ivy now hopes to kick off the fall season in a forever home of her own. Ivy is short-haired but loves to …