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  1. USF's Shimberg Library brings in a four-legged 'employee'

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — The University of South Florida recently "employed" a golden retriever named Snitch to act as an ambassador for the Shimberg Health Sciences Library staff to its USF Health students.

    Snitch, a golden retriever with her own ID card and lanyard, acts as an ambassador for the Shimberg Health Sciences Library.
  2. Hometown Hillsborough for Oct. 3

    Human Interest

    Skoda Minotti

    Skoda Minotti welcomes new staff:

    Skoda Minotti recently announced the following professionals have joined the Tampa area CPA, financial and business advisory firm: Gladys Marquess, staff accountant, accounting and audit group and Brandon Powers, manager, tax group.

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    Skoda Minotti welcomes new employees: Skoda Minotti recently announced that the following professionals have joined the Tampa area CPA, financial and business advisory firm: Gladys Marquess, staff accountant, accounting and audit group, and Brandon Powers, manager, tax group.
  3. Find A Friend: Molly the dog


    Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center

    Smiling Molly melts hearts all over town. This 50-pound 4-year-old has developed a reputation for performing spontaneous acts of love and providing entertainment and therapy, turning strangers into friends. October is National Adopt-Dog Month. Molly (ID No. 22957754) can be …

    Smiling Molly melts hearts all over town. This 4-year old, 50-pound lovebug from the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center has developed a reputation for performing spontaneous acts of love, entertainment, and therapy that turn complete strangers into best friends. Molly demonstrates what October National Adopt-Dog Month is all about. Adopt her (ID22957754) fully spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and more at the Pet Resource Center on Falkenburg Rd. in Tampa, open daily 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. with another big "First Saturday Celebration" bash on Oct. 4. Photo courtesy of the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center.
  4. Tampa community news briefs


    Hyde Park

    It's market Sunday at Hyde Park Village

  5. Veteran to debut song at Yes of America United's annual F.A.I.R.


    William Justiniano's inspiration for these lyrics is his own life story.

    I didn't know what to do;

    Where to go; where to start;

    What door I will open?

    What door I will close?

    It's a difficult choice.

    William Justiniano, a 55-year-old who served in the Army and was diagnosed with schizophrenia, wrote Together as One.
  6. Gaither High football standout trying to make his mark at FIU


    When Gaither High football coach Jason Stokes first met Alex McGough, he had a hunch there was something different about him.

    Florida International University QB Alex McGough (12), a true freshman, was a standout at Gaither High, passing for more than 4,500 yards and 51 touchdowns. He’s trying to make his mark at FIU.
  7. Amy Scherzer's Diary: weekly wrapup of the Tampa social scene

    Human Interest

    CITY: Fashion+ Art+Culture

    CITY: Fashion+Art+Culture co-chairwomen Mary Kelly and Sandy Juster, from left, welcome guests to Tampa Museum of Art with board chairwoman Debra Williams McDaniel on Sept. 19.
  8. Renamed Hillsborough Fire Rescue station adds to firefighter's memory


    Iran David "I.D." Rivers was a bear of a man with a buzz cut, a thick reddish mustache and a cheery disposition who hugged so fiercely he lifted people up, their legs swinging. He seemed to make friends everywhere. Things like grocery shopping took him quite a while.

    Fire inspector Sharri Dufresne, left, and Capt. Jodi Lopez unveil a plaque Tuesday during a ceremony to rename Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Station No. 6 in honor of firefighter Iran David “I.D.” Rivers, who passed away a year ago during his shift.
  9. Traveling exhibit highlights Tampa's colorful Prohibition history

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — During the days of Prohibition, Tampa was a wet spot.

    This photo from 1931 shows whiskey caches uncovered by authorities at 1014 10th Ave. in Tampa (around the current location of the Children’s Board office).
  10. USF public health college's new mission: Help others help themselves


    TAMPA — Infectious diseases can be terrifying. Ebola. HIV/AIDS.

  11. J. McLaughlin dresses Hyde Park Village; California Tacos opens ; Veya Spa pampers downtown


    HYDE PARK VILLAGE — Tradition tweaked, classic yet contemporary — that's J. McLaughlin, Hyde Park Village's newest tenant. The fashion retailer's 84th store, featuring women's and men's sportswear and accessories, opens today near Piquant Cafe.

  12. After week of rainouts, Tampa Bay high school football games resume


    Right around the time Week 5 action kicks off, maybe the cleats will have dried out from last week. A heavily rain-affected bunch of district games had a pretty big impact on the playoff picture, which will resume in another seven days for most. Tonight's action won't have much affect on the postseason, but still offers …

  13. Patel Conservatory sees music therapy program helping community

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — Music makes people feel better.

    Music therapist Sharon Graham teaches Caleb Sturtevant, 9, to draw a musical note during a lesson at the Patel Conservatory.
  14. Hometown Hillsborough for Sept. 26

    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 Aimée …

    ASI donates $7,500 to Emergency Squad: ASI Insurance recently presented the Sun City Center Emergency Squad with a check for $7,500, which board members and the chief accepted. From left: Gregory Waltz of Mack, Mack, & Waltz Insurance; Bob Dollar, president of ASI; Dennis Floto, chief of the emergency squad; Robert Munns of ASI; Marty Gifford, chief financial officer of the emergency squad; Eileen Peco, chairman of the emergency squad board; and board members Marty Mallak and MaryAnn Meeker.
  15. Steinbrenner QB Quentin Poteralski battled back to football from paralysis


    LUTZ — As Steinbrenner High School quarterback Quentin Poteralski takes the field every Friday night, it's hard to imagine there once was a chance he never would have been strong enough to play tackle football again.

    Steinbrenner QB Quentin Poteralski suffered Guillain-Barré syndrome at age 9.