North of Tampa

  1. Hometown Hillsborough for Aug. 1

    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 …

    MOWW sponsors students for Youth Leadership Conference:  Military Order of the World Wars, a national organization of American military officers of all services and their descendants, recently sponsored a four-day Youth Leadership Conference. Students were given lectures on leadership, U.S. history, the U.S. Constitution and the private enterprise system, and visited Florida’s Capitol building and the Supreme Court. Other highlights included a candlelight signing of the Declaration of Independence by the students, the graduation ceremony and announcement of the CDC, the conference’s distinguished student, and best team award. Nominees for the CDS award included Tia Gonzalez (Newsome High School), Jed Amole (Durant), Andrew Pitts (Spoto), Kimberly Balderas (Riverview), and Mikaela Briann Pollock (Fort Walton Beach High). The students attending the conference from Hillsborough County represented seven high schools: Durant, East Bay, Lennard, Newsome, Plant City, Riverview and Spoto. Also in attendance were the Military Order of the World Wars Commander-in-Chief Deborah A. Kash and retired Air Force Maj. Bob Fowler, a chapter member.
  2. Find A Friend: Ranger the terrier


    Dog days of August got you down? Let Ranger share the bright side. This 10-month-old, medium-sized mixed terrier was dumped — literally. But one man's trash is another's treasure. Found starving at 24 pounds, he's now a healthy 42. Ranger is bright, obedient and cheerful with other pets and people. Playful …

    Dog days of August got you down? Let Ranger share the bright side! This 10-month old, medium-sized mixed terrier was dumped -- literally. But one man's trash is another's treasure. Found starving at 24 pounds, he's now a healthy 42. Ranger is bright, obedient, and cheerful with pets and people. Playful outside, calm indoors, a perfect pal. Adopt Ranger fully vaccinated, neutered and more by contacting Friends of Hillsborough County Animals (FoHCAS) at
  3. 'Daniel Plan' has Tampa residents changing their lifestyles


    Brenda Ortiz walks 3 1/2 miles along the Courtney Campbell Causeway every Sunday morning. • Every weekday, she wakes up at 5 a.m. to hit the gym before going to work. • But Ortiz, who eats a diet of organic produce and whole foods, doesn't count calories. • She is a student of the book The Daniel Plan: …

    Johann Grieco leads a health and fitness group based on The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life.
  4. East Bay Fishing Report for Aug. 1


    Summertime. The heat and humidity are in full swing. The water temperature is between 88 and 93 degrees. The key to a good fishing trip this time of year is water movement. Without it, the water just gets stagnant.

  5. YMCA serves up free lunches to kids during the summer


    TAMPA — For many families, summer break poses a problem: how to make sure children get fed while the parents are away at work. In response to the issue, YMCA centers across the United States are providing free food and activities for children between the ages of 5 and 18.

  6. Ohio-based Panini's opens in Lutz, plans Westchase expansion


    LUTZ — Panini's Bar & Grill recently opened in the space that once housed Splash! An Ocean Grill. If the bustling crowd at 3 p.m. on a Tuesday is any indication, this place is off to a promising start.

  7. North Tampa events


    Hillsborough County

    Salvation Army food supply running low

  8. Hillsborough real estate transactions for Aug. 1

    Real Estate


    6518 Surfside Bv., to Betty J. Mcelya Trustee & Betty J Mcelya Living Trust by Daniel Dennison & Nancy Dennison, $1,650,000, 06-26-2014.

  9. Keystone, Citrus Park capture state Little League titles


    KEYSTONE — Two Little League all-star teams from northwest Hillsborough County captured state titles last weekend.

    Keystone Little League’s 10-11 all-star baseball team won its second straight state title last weekend, 10-2 over Apopka.
  10. Two Twistee Treat ice cream stands slated to open


    TOWN 'N COUNTRY — Two new Twistee Treat ice cream stands are opening in North Tampa in time to provide some tasty relief from the sweltering summer heat.

    You’ll soon be able to visit two cone-shaped Twistee Treat spots locally. One location will open on Sheldon Road this month, and another will open on Fletcher Avenue in August.