Friday, July 20, 2018

South & Central Tampa News

Whitman: Religious freedom decisions raises more questions than answers

Whitman: Religious freedom decisions raises more questions than answers

My family and I recently visited a zoo in the Midwest. Eating in the picnic area, we sat catty-corner to an Amish family. The men and women shared the work of mixing ingredients to make potato salad. The women wore long dresses and bonnets, the men p...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Carrollwood Players seeks youth playwrights for KidSpeak 4.0

Carrollwood Players seeks youth playwrights for KidSpeak 4.0

The Carrollwood Players Theatre seeks boys and girls in third through seventh grade to write original, short 10-minute plays for their program called Kidspeak. Youth playwrights can compete against peers in the community theatre’s fourth year project...
Updated: 1 hour ago
The Spring readies for paddle event with Tampa Heights kickoff party

The Spring readies for paddle event with Tampa Heights kickoff party

The Spring of Tampa Bay will host a kickoff party for its 2nd annual Paddle for Peace fundraiser to take place this September, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (July 25) at Cruis-A-Cade, 2002 Cruis A Cade Place. The kickoff party will have food and drinks,...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Brandon’s Dancer Center holds pre-professional dance program auditions

Brandon’s Dancer Center holds pre-professional dance program auditions

The Dance Center, 161 E Bloomingdale Ave in Brandon, will offers a pre-professional training program for dancers who are seriously interested in pursuing a professional career in ballet. Admittance into the program requires an audition.The program’s ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
County shelter’s new approach helps combat deadly canine parvovirus

County shelter’s new approach helps combat deadly canine parvovirus

TAMPAWhen someone mentions puppies, images of wiggly, bouncy furballs often come to mind. But all too often Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center staff members see vastly contrasting images: puppies vomiting; puppies experiencing extreme weight los...
Updated: 1 hour ago
USF CyberCamp aims to grow interest in cybersecurity field

USF CyberCamp aims to grow interest in cybersecurity field

YBOR CITY — In the SecureSet Academy’s Ybor City office, students in the University of South Florida’s cybersecurity summer camp set about trying to pick old-fashioned locks. The students possessed varying understanding levels of lock picking, but ea...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Hooper: Time to push the envelope in effort to build Rays stadium in Ybor

Hooper: Time to push the envelope in effort to build Rays stadium in Ybor

The Rays started employing a strategy of using relievers to start games when they sent Sergio Romo to the mound to face the Los Angeles Angels earlier this season. Through criticism and occasional outright ridicule, they stuck with the plan. And they...
Updated: 3 hours ago
March column: Is Congressional District 16 more flippable? What about District 15?

March column: Is Congressional District 16 more flippable? What about District 15?

In the wake of good fundraising news for Democrat David Shapiro, who is running against Rep. Vern Buchanan in Congressional District 16, political analysts are upping their odds of Shapiro’s winning. But what about Congressional District 15, where Re...
Published: 07/20/18
Can a ‘Green Alert System’ help veterans in crisis?

Can a ‘Green Alert System’ help veterans in crisis?

The first time I met Don Bolduc was in his office in Kabul, where he served as commander of the Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command, Afghanistan. He is an Army brigadier general and I was there to talk about operations to improve Afg...
Published: 07/19/18
Owner brings new touches to Rouen Thai restaurant in South Tampa

Owner brings new touches to Rouen Thai restaurant in South Tampa

A popular South Tampa Thai restaurant has a new owner and a few additions as well.Rouen Thai has been around for nearly 20 years and has its fair share of regular customers, so when new owner Chonlada Malingam came along, she had big shoes to fill to...
Published: 07/19/18