Monday, July 16, 2018

South & Central Tampa News

March column: Transit petition has

March column: Transit petition has "steep hill"

Leaders of an effort to put a Hillsborough County transportation sales tax referendum on the November ballot say they’re confident they’ll gather enough petition signatures in time.But they may have to work fast. As of Thursday, All for Transportatio...
Published: 07/13/18
Updated: 07/15/18
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office mourns loss of ‘selfless warrior’

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office mourns loss of ‘selfless warrior’

He was always willing to help, inspire and service others even at a time when he was helpless.Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jonathan Black used his Facebook page — Our Battle through Pancreatic Cancer — not only to document his journey wi...
Published: 07/11/18
Updated: 07/15/18
New Tampa Rec Center plans coming to fruition — finally

New Tampa Rec Center plans coming to fruition — finally

NEW TAMPA — After almost 10 years of plans and funding shortages, the expansion of the New Tampa Recreation Center in Tampa Palms is coming to fruition.The original request for the expansion was set to be for 5,000 square feet, but now the expansion ...
Published: 07/12/18
Updated: 07/15/18
Keystone, Bayshore, West Tampa combine to earn Little League state softball title

Keystone, Bayshore, West Tampa combine to earn Little League state softball title

TAMPA — There is a group of area teenaged girls who came together a few weeks ago for a little adventure, which has steadily — dramatically and joyfully — turned into a much bigger ordeal.You could call it a "softball odyssey."It started on June 11 w...
Published: 07/13/18
Updated: 07/15/18
Sunday Conversation: Sherry Hoback looks to move Tampa Family Health Centers to the next level

Sunday Conversation: Sherry Hoback looks to move Tampa Family Health Centers to the next level

TAMPA — Taking over for an administrator who has run a company for almost 20 years can be daunting. • But Sherry Hoback prepared for some time to replace Charles Bottoms as CEO of the Tampa Family Health Centers, a non-profit organization that operat...
Published: 07/12/18
Updated: 07/15/18
Humane Society launches plans for DeBartolo Family Animal Shelter

Humane Society launches plans for DeBartolo Family Animal Shelter

In a cage inside a room at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s intake building sits Rocky, a small, quiet dog with a dark coat and long wispy bangs.To the left and right of him are other cages filled with dogs who also have had a complete examination b...
Published: 07/12/18
Updated: 07/15/18
Tampa 9-year-old fosters dreams by swimming with the Florida Aquarium sharks

Tampa 9-year-old fosters dreams by swimming with the Florida Aquarium sharks

TAMPA — Gigi Suszynski and her father Nick Suszynski stood on the deck above the steps of the mammoth salt-water tank.Sporting diving wetsuits, they strapped on oxygen tasks and donned masks. Yet as father and daughter prepared to brave the chilling ...
Published: 07/12/18
Updated: 07/15/18
Epicurean to host fourth annual Epic Chef Showdown for Feeding Tampa Bay

Epicurean to host fourth annual Epic Chef Showdown for Feeding Tampa Bay

The Epicurean Hotel, 1207 S Howard Ave., plays host to the seven-week Epic Chef Showdown Feeding Tampa Bay benefit from 6:30 to 9 p.m each Monday starting July 16 running through to Aug. 27.Local celebrities and notable food writers will judge the fo...
Published: 07/12/18
Updated: 07/14/18
Guest column: Deputy’s legacy of heroism inspired a place for dogs to play

Guest column: Deputy’s legacy of heroism inspired a place for dogs to play

My dog Sophie likes to remind me that the dog days of summer are just around the corner. That means it’s time for her to shed her winter coat, head outdoors and enjoy the Tampa sunshine. Where can Sophie and her furry friends go to enjoy, but not bak...
Published: 07/09/18
Updated: 07/13/18
Daniel Ruth: Rays stadium dream masks the sticker shock

Daniel Ruth: Rays stadium dream masks the sticker shock

Close your eyes and dream. It is October 2023 or so and the Tampa Bay Rays are up 3-0 in the World Series against the Chicago Cubs. The game is being played in the Rays new stadium, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, George Soros, Vinny’s...
Published: 07/13/18