Monday, September 24, 2018

Brandon & South Shore News

Whitman: Rainbow yarmulke signals arrival of new rabbi at Brandon's Beth Shalom

Whitman: Rainbow yarmulke signals arrival of new rabbi at Brandon's Beth Shalom

Rabbi Bryan Mann wears a rainbow yarmulke to offer a message.Mann, the new Rabbi at Congregation Beth Shalom in Brandon, wants all people to know they are welcome and accepted.As a Jewish youth growing up in New Hampshire, Mann chose not to come out ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
MPOs survey SouthShore residents about transportation needs

MPOs survey SouthShore residents about transportation needs

RUSKIN -- The Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Metropolitan Planning Organizations say the time is now to improve the area's transit needs.The organizations continued their joint effort to survey the thoughts of residents at a Sept. 13 community mee...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Women's Expo to feature Tampa Bay Times staffers

Women's Expo to feature Tampa Bay Times staffers

TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Times presents its inaugural Tampa Bay Women’s Expo and the event will include an opportunity to meet many of its key women staff writers and editors.Susan Taylor Martin (Senior Correspondent/Real Estate) and Manag...
Published: 09/23/18
USF assistant VP rides AHN wave of support to success

USF assistant VP rides AHN wave of support to success

Editor’s note: Academy of the Holy Names junior Tress Jacobs spent the summer of 2018 shadowing Tampa Bay Times columnist Ernest Hooper. To conclude the experience, she interviewed Academy alumnus Kim Wilmath Hill and filed this report.By Tres...
Published: 09/23/18
Chi Chop + Kung Fu Tea looks to succeed where others failed

Chi Chop + Kung Fu Tea looks to succeed where others failed

RIVEVIEW – Amy Lin knows that her newest Chi Chop + Kung Fu Tea store is in a location where previous businesses have not lasted.The short-lived Tap’s Brewhouse & Deli and even shorter-lived Top Shelf Sports Bar and Grill tried to r...
Published: 09/21/18
No Fret Guitar plays well with University Area youth

No Fret Guitar plays well with University Area youth

UNIVERSITY AREA — Brian Crawford helped 14-year-old Pharaoh Blankenship move his fingers along the loaner guitar to make the chords.Two days after the lesson, the guitar would belong to the Liberty Middle School student, free of charge — after gettin...
Published: 09/14/18
Updated: 09/19/18
Center Place of Fine Arts benefits from Bet a Buck event

Center Place of Fine Arts benefits from Bet a Buck event

Bet a Buck runs from 6:30-9:30 p.m. today (Sept. 21) at the Center Place of Fine Arts, 619 Vonderburg Drive. Enjoy this live auction for the arts in this fast-moving game of chance. This fun and inexpensive event will allow attendees to buy paddles a...
Published: 09/19/18
Ernest Hooper: HCC helps light the way for those on life's winding paths

Ernest Hooper: HCC helps light the way for those on life's winding paths

After he graduated from a Maryland high school, Rickey Murray had a number of opportunities awaiting him at a number of four-year institutions.He eyed the University of South Florida, applied to Florida International University and considered Virgini...
Published: 09/18/18
Seffner Chamber gets early look at sales pitch for school tax referendum

Seffner Chamber gets early look at sales pitch for school tax referendum

By Crystal OwensTimes CorrespondentSEFFNER – Business owners have a lot to gain from a proposed sales tax hike to support the schools, Hillsborough Superintendent Jeff Eakins told an audience in Seffner last week.In advance of the Nov. 6 elect...
Published: 09/18/18
Joe Henderson: Lesson learned from six weeks of kitchen remodeling — never again!

Joe Henderson: Lesson learned from six weeks of kitchen remodeling — never again!

Two amazing events just took place at my house. I unloaded clean dishes from our dishwasher and rinsed my cereal bowl in the kitchen sink.Yeah, I know. So what, right?Well, when you’ve been without a kitchen for about six weeks, small things become b...
Published: 09/17/18