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  1. Neighborhood news calendar, Jan. 30 and upcoming



    Cultural Center hires new art director

  2. Hometown Hillsborough

    Human Interest

    We want your news!

    Hometown Hillsborough publishes on Fridays. Send news of everyday life in our county, whether it's snapshots from family reunions, a local achievement, celebrations or simply good news you want to trumpet. To make a submission, contact Hometown Hillsborough coordinator Chelsea …

    Civilian employee honored for service: More than 120 men and women, civilian and active duty members came together on Jan. 12 to recognize Kaye Sass for her 26 years as a civilian employee with the Department of Defense at a special ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base. Brigadier Gen. Charles Potter presented Sass with the Award for Meritorious Civilian Service while her husband, retired Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer John Sass gave her the Air Force Civilian Service Retirement pin. Sass was also given a flag flown at the U.S. Central Command, the Airman Leadership School on the base and also on the USS Midway, the first ship her father served on. As regent of the Tampa Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Sass also received recognition and honors from the group.
  3. Amy Scherzer's Diary: Weekly wrap-up of Tampa social scene

    Human Interest

    Fusion, Stageworks Theatre gala

    Fusion fit as theme and philosophy for Stageworks Theatre, whose collaborative culture rocked its ninth annual gala. President Simone Barefield's welcome and board member Chris Brown's experiences as an inner-city kid in Jersey City put guests in a giving mood …

    Pallavi Patel, left, Stageworks Theatre gala co-chairwoman Andrea Graham and board member Chris Brown celebrate Jan. 17.
  4. New Life Tabernacle christens new education center


    When New Life Tabernacle Church opened in the mid 1990s, founding pastor Daniel Davy envisioned a church broad enough to serve both its members and the surrounding community.

    The building expansion, intended to accommodate the church’s ever-growing classroom needs, began in 2014.
  5. Hillsborough real estate transactions for Jan. 30

    Real Estate


    1236 Acappella Ln., to Cary B. Sappington & Ellen N. Sappington by Richard L. George & Vernita George, $599,000, 11-19-2014.

  6. Jill Andrew heads list of honorees at Riverview Chamber dinner


    RIVERVIEW — Community leaders and local business owners were honored last week at the Riverview Chamber of Commerce annual dinner and awards celebration.

    Jill Andrew, center, was named Citizen of the Year from 2013 winner Tammy Holmberg, left, and 2014 chamber president Joe Eletto.
  7. Inaugural Bill Minahan Award honors spirit of legendary Hillsborough football coach


    TAMPA — Bill Minahan's influence did not end when his life did.

    Plant City’s Markese Hargrove, center, was honored with the Minahan Award and a $1,500 scholarship for his leadership and his selflessness.
  8. Hooper: MaryEllen Elia ouster was decided on Nov. 4


    The Hillsborough County School Board taught a civics lesson with its dismissal of superintendent MaryEllen Elia.

    [EVE EDELHEIT   |   Times]
Hillsborough County school superintendent MaryEllen Elia listens to a supporter at the meeting Tuesday, Jan. 20. The board voted to fire Elia.
  9. Couple to recall childhood struggles at Holocaust Remembrance event

    Human Interest

    YBOR CITY — Dr. John Rinde turned 7 in the Lvov ghetto, confined there with all the other Jews from his town of Przemysl, Poland.

    Dr. John Rinde and his wife, Toni, were able to escape the Nazi persecution of Jews by pretending to be Catholic in Poland.
  10. Expert: Spirituality the answer to emotional eating


    Recently, after undergoing extensive medical testing, my doctor diagnosed me with celiac disease and autoimmune malabsorption.

    Tricia and Roy Nelson teach others how to use spirituality to have a healthy lifestyle.