Sunday, February 25, 2018

Northwest Hillsborough & New Tampa News

FICS’ new Town ’N Country playground reflects nonprofit’s unyielding spirit

FICS’ new Town ’N Country playground reflects nonprofit’s unyielding spirit

TOWN ’N COUNTRY — For nine years, the Morgan Woods Park was vacant and largely forgotten.But in 2016, the Florida Institute of Community Studies (FICS), a multi-cultural family center and private 501c3 nonprofit in Town ’N Country, assumed control of...
Published: 02/22/18
Updated: 02/24/18
Cooking Channel’s ‘Carnival Eats’ to feature Florida Strawberry Festival

Cooking Channel’s ‘Carnival Eats’ to feature Florida Strawberry Festival

PLANT CITY — It’s official. The Florida Strawberry Festival is a destination festival for foodies of all kinds, from patrons to vendors and now, national television.Carnival Eats, one of the Cooking Channel’s most popular shows, will stop by the Stra...
Published: 02/22/18
Updated: 02/24/18
Grammy nominee brings ‘Monk’estra’ project to USF

Grammy nominee brings ‘Monk’estra’ project to USF

TAMPA — John Beasley, the pianist, composer and arranger whose MONK’estra project has received four Grammy nominations, will bring his new interpretations of Thelonious Monk’s music to University of South Florida’s Monday Night Jazz this week (Feb. 2...
Published: 02/22/18
Updated: 02/24/18
Ernest Hooper: Andrew Young, in Tampa for award, holds up crown of inspiration at 85

Ernest Hooper: Andrew Young, in Tampa for award, holds up crown of inspiration at 85

Theologian and Morehouse College graduate Howard Thurman, a man who influenced many of the nation’s civil rights leaders, once issued a challenge to students at the famed Atlanta school.Over the heads of her students, Morehouse holds a crown that she...
Published: 02/22/18
Updated: 02/24/18
Starting Right, Now shines at WEDU’s annual Be More Awards

Starting Right, Now shines at WEDU’s annual Be More Awards

TAMPA — As she reflected on her latest Be More Award Thursday afternoon, Vicki Sokolik thought of some kind words a student once shared with her.The text came moments after Sokolik, executive director of the nonprofit Starting Right, Now, had taken "...
Published: 02/22/18
Updated: 02/24/18
William March: Gun issues playing bigger role now in local races

William March: Gun issues playing bigger role now in local races

In the aftermath of the Broward County high school shooting, gun rights issues have jumped to the forefront of local legislative races.Democratic challengers are calling out incumbents in Tampa legislative seats on their past stances on gun control."...
Published: 02/22/18
Updated: 02/23/18
Guest column: The time I asked Billy Graham if he ever gets sick of the Bible

Guest column: The time I asked Billy Graham if he ever gets sick of the Bible

The interview was not going well.There I was, in a coveted one-on-one meeting with Billy Graham in his home in Montreat, N.C., in August 1998. It took months to get this interview for the Tampa Tribune and WFLA-TV. The newspaper and the TV station ha...
Published: 02/22/18
Joe Henderson: Farewell to Eddie Card, sports enthusiast, gentleman and friend

Joe Henderson: Farewell to Eddie Card, sports enthusiast, gentleman and friend

There was an empty seat in the pew at the back of my church Sunday. It was where Eddie Card used to sit.That’s where I would see Eddie and his wonderful wife, Joan, nearly every week. He would always extend his hand and give mine a firm shake.He woul...
Published: 02/22/18
Supercross brings athletes — not just motorcycle riders — to Tampa

Supercross brings athletes — not just motorcycle riders — to Tampa

TAMPA — When breaking down the competitive skill in Saturday night’s Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship Series event at Raymond James Stadium, you won’t find an analysis of 40-yard dash times, bench-press weights or vertical-leap measurements...
Published: 02/22/18
Howard Altman: Expert from Lutz finds U.S. ill prepared for conflict in Korea

Howard Altman: Expert from Lutz finds U.S. ill prepared for conflict in Korea

Rick Lamb, who spent a good part of the past two years in South Korea assessing the state of U.S. forces on the peninsula, was taken aback by what he discovered. "Overall, I was surprised how much it atrophied," said Lamb, a retired Army Ranger comm...
Published: 02/21/18
Updated: 02/22/18