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  1. Working Women networking group reaches out to build up


    Any conversation about women in the workplace eventually leads to a discussion about glass ceilings, gender pay gaps and sexual discrimination.

    Jessica Rivelli, founder and executive director of Working Women Tampa Bay, will host a statewide conference at the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts Sept. 10-11.

credit: Kathleen Hall
  2. Collaborative efforts taking root in Sulphur Springs


    SULPHUR SPRINGS — A little over a year ago, Calvin and Tamica Clifton moved their family of five into the Sulphur Springs area.

    Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay recently helped spearhead a collaborative effort among nonprofits that service the Sulphur Springs area. Photo by Samuel Johnson
  3. The Braid weaves in sense of community


    Belly dancers, DJs, a Reiki master and wine tastings are just some of the activities planned for The Braid Mind Body Energy Center's grand opening in Ybor City on Sept. 13.

    A peek inside the historic Casa de Lala, home of the new, The Braid: Mind Body Energy Center.
  4. New Salem looks east for new home


    WEST TAMPA — It's a bright and sunny morning on a recent Sunday and the Rev. Henry Lyons, pastor of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, is at the start of his sermon.

    Rev. Henry Lyons and members of the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church looked grim after a fire destroyed the historic church in February, but they have found solace in their temporary home, Mt. Calvary Seventh Day Adventist, and patience through faith. SKIP O'ROURKE  |   Times

  5. Oxford Exchange launches #Tampadeservesbetter campaign to stop apartment project

    Real Estate

    NORTH HYDE PARK — Zoning disputes between residents and developers are nothing new. But Oxford Exchange's Blake Casper has taken his opposition to a new luxury apartment complex to the Internet.

    The proposed Altis Grand Central project on Grand Central Avenue in North Hyde Park will have an eight-floor parking garage nestled between two apartment buildings.
  6. Hometown Hillsborough, Sept. 4

    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 …

    Tampa mom, daughter compete at Our Little Miss pageant On May 16, 16-month-old Nevaeh Yarbrough and her mother Alexis competed in Florida’s Our Little Miss Scholarship Competition Pageant. Nevaeh won the Baby Petite title at the scholarship competition that focuses on natural beauty. She also represented Florida in Minnesota in July. OLM builds characters, self-esteem, leadership and community by providing an outlet that recognizes beautiful talented girls and women of all ages.
  7. Ruth: Deal with HART could drive common sense into Uber feud


    It has to royally rankle the oh so self-important Victor Crist to be taken so lightly by his arch nemesis, the ride-sharing company Uber.

  8. Boards for Bros puts free wheels under kids' feet


    TAMPA — Dressed in Santa hats and beards, a dozen or so skateboarders drove around downtown in a van loaded with skateboards.

    Oscar Galvez, 14, from left, Darius Norton, 10, Cole Jordan, 17, and Wesley Box, 14, work under a tent at Skatepark of Tampa to build skateboards, valued at about $100.
  9. Downtown Holy Hog adds breakfast menu


    Holy Hog Barbecue's downtown location will start serving breakfast Sept. 8.

    (04/21/2010 Tampa) Rib dinner at Holy Hog Barbecue in Tampa. Served with corn on the cob, beans, fries, collards and Texas toast. [EDMUND D. FOUNTAIN, Times]
  10. Ten reasons to love high school football in Hillsborough County


    Friday marks the official start to the 2015 football season — one that promises up to 16 weeks of competition, culminating in the chance for teams to bring home a state championship, which hasn't been done in Hillsborough County since 2011. But outside of the X's and O's, playoff favorites and highly touted …

    The Yellow Jackets’ music and moves will keep your attention on the field during halftime.
  11. Hooper: Promoting messages of positive self-image is beautiful


    Miley Cyrus — crass, crude, vulgar and shocking — has my attention.

    And maybe my heart.

    Miley Cyrus, who first rose to fame as Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel, recently told Marie Claire magazine that having to live up to Disney-prescribed standards of beauty contributed to a sense of body dysmorphia: a disorder in which individuals experience tremendous difficulty seeing past their perceived physical flaws. (Photo by Rob Latour/Invision/AP, File) NYET101
  12. After 73 years, Jesuit High grad finally gets diploma



    The U.S. Army drafted Frank Gonzalez five months before he was to graduate from Jesuit High School. That was in 1942, as World War II raged.

    Frank Gonzalez, 92, shows off his diploma that he received 73 years after he left Jesuit High. He was drafted by the Army five months before he was to graduate and served as an anti-aircraft gunner on the island of Saipan.
  13. Tampa daytime shelter for homeless fills well of need


    TAMPA — Arthur Scott, 61, squats amid a field of handlebars, pedals and tires. His glasses slip down his nose as he tries to straighten the spokes on a twisted bike wheel.

    Arthur Scott repairs a bike at the Well, north of downtown Tampa. For Scott, working there is a way of giving back.
  14. Ignite Tampa gives speakers 5 minutes to spark a community movement


    No politicians, politics or pitches. Just community.

    Joe Lopano, the chief executive officer of Tampa International Airport, speaks at Ignite Tampa last year. This year’s event will feature more than 20 community-minded speakers.
  15. Saltblock Catering Co. delivers the flavor


    TAMPA — Saltblock Catering Co. started with a group of people who wanted to introduce locally inspired recipes to the community.

    Saltblock Catering Co.’s executive chef Rocco Taliani and team member, Pistol Pete assemble Florida shrimp and grits at their recent Brunch n’ Brew event.