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  1. Everybody's Business: New Taps location opens in Tampa, Fruit Fondue opens in Westchase, Kumon expands to Riverview

    Briefs

    Seven years after opening the original location in downtown Tampa, Taps Restaurant Bar and Lounge opened its second location in Tampa at International Plaza and Bay Street this week.

    The new Taps Restaurant Bar and Lounge at International Plaza and Bay Street — the second location in Tampa — has a more extensive menu and a larger selection of wines than the other Florida locations.
  2. Student leader's achievements set foundation for greater success

    K12

    At the age of 18, Daniel Erickson's already acquired a list of impressive accomplishments.

    Christopher Bryant, from left, Bernadette Mead, Daniel Erickson, Kubra Khan and Gabriella Gonzalez attended the leadership summit in Washington, D.C.
  3. Moffitt, Hillsborough Education Foundation, team to promote STEM careers

    K12

    Juliana Olodude is just 15, but she's already on the path to a career as a doctor.

    High school students, including members of the Brain Expansion Scholastic Training program, recently got a chance to learn more about health-related professions at the Moffitt Cancer Center’s Vincent A. Stabile Research building.
  4. World Changers do just that with Christian community service project

    Religion

    Last week, 278 students traveled to Tampa from across the United States to participate in World Changers, a nationwide Christian community service project.

  5. Meet the majors: Profiles of the HCSO staff who oversee the county's four patrol divisions

    Crime

    In the increasingly difficult world of law enforcement, they have lost none of their zeal. They enthusiastically continue to arrive each day, setting the tone for the deputies most likely to encounter the average resident. Learn more about Robert Bullara, Chad Chronister, Alan Hill and Scott Wellinger, the four majors …

    Described as a “hard-nosed, hardworking cop,’’ Maj. Scott Wellinger says he has never doubted that law enforcement is what he wanted to do.
  6. Maj. Wellinger: He loves being in the thick of it

    Public Safety

    Maj. Scott Wellinger joined the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in 1991 at age 24, achieving a longtime goal.

    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Clyde Eisenberg, left, is the outgoing commander of District II, and Maj. Scott Wellinger is in command of District I, which covers northeast Hillsborough County.
  7. Maj. Chronister: Enthused about community outreach

    Crime

    Maj. Chad Chronister was saved by his next-door neighbor, a police officer, at the age of 1.

    Maj. Chad Chronister does a TV report for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office online broadcast program. Chronister also appears on WTVT-Ch. 13 on a regular basis.
  8. Eckerd College's coach sees soccer boost after U.S. win at Women's World Cup

    Soccer

    Like the 23 million viewers worldwide, Danielle Fotopoulos sat with her family and friends and watched the U.S. women's national soccer team defeat Japan for the 2015 Women's World Cup title.

    Danielle Fotopoulos celebrates after scoring a goal. She was part of the U.S. national team that won the World Cup in 1999.
  9. Temple Terrace facing hard choices as budget vote nears

    Local Government

    TEMPLE TERRACE — It played out like a computer game that seems impossible to win.

    David Pogorilich, left, says a tax increase would hurt bringing in people, but Grant Rimbey argued the opposite.
  10. Kid fitness in Brandon, pizza on Platt St., BW3 in Wesley Chapel

    Briefs

    Thurlowe Russell grew up running the hills of his native Jamaica.

    My Gym Children’s Fitness Center in Brandon has free trials during a grand opening celebration that runs through Aug. 2.