North of Tampa

  1. Test driving UberX and Lyft


    TAMPA — On a recent Tuesday evening, I set out on a mission.

    Open UberX and it indicates your location and the distance to the nearest driver.
  2. Hometown Hillsborough for April 20

    Human Interest

    We need your news! Hometown Hillsborough publishes on Sundays. 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 Alexander at …

    Jesuit High grads inducted into FSU National Honor Society: Chris Naso and Carson Marple, 2013 Jesuit High School graduates, were recently inducted into the National Honor Society of Phi Eta Sigma at Florida State University. The National Honor Society is for freshmen who show early academic progress and have achieved at least a 3.5 GPA.
  3. New North of Tampa debuts May 2


    To our readers:

    Beginning May 2, the Tampa Bay Times will introduce a reimagined North of Tampa section to bring you the most interesting and important news and information about your community every Friday.

  4. Set to retire, Gaither baseball coach leaves a sterling legacy


    NORTHDALE — A Hillsborough County high school baseball coach will guide his players through a final game this year, maybe as early this week.

    Frank Permuy, who is retiring this year, has been the only baseball coach at Gaither High.
  5. ECC's screening program a story worth hearing

    Human Interest

    My mom used to tell everyone I didn't really talk as a toddler.

    Erika Lindsey said she didn’t realize her son, Cooper, suffered from a severe hearing loss until she had him screened through a program supported by the Early Childhood Council of Hillsborough County.
  6. Chiaramonte sings Sinatra when not planning in Hillsborough

    Local Government

    When the gelato lady in Sicily put her towel down, stepped from her shop and applauded, Ray Chiaramonte knew his singing could be more than just a passing interest. • Chiaramonte, the executive director of both the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission and the Hillsborough County Metropolitan …

    He’s executive director of both the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission and the county’s Metropolitan Planning Organization — but Ray Chiaramonte also sings Sinatra, here at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square in downtown Tampa on April 11.
  7. Find A Friend: Annie the bunny


    Tampa Bay House Rabbit Rescue

    Meet the real Easter bunny. Annie is a full-grown Florida white rabbit abandoned after the novelty of the spring holiday wore off. She is litter-trained and spayed and gets along fine with calm dogs and cats. She needs a patient and loving family willing to make the decade-plus …

  8. Hillsborough real estate transactions for April 20

    Real Estate


    611 Mirabay Blvd., to April Flora by Leslie A. Perkins & Leslie A. Perkins Trustee, $475,000, 03-10-2014.

  9. Rotary launches campaign to buy heart defibrillators for police cars


    TAMPA — Tampa police will be able to take on the role of life-saving paramedics under a plan to supply 100 police cars with portable heart defibrillators this year.

    Rotary Club of Tampa president Wayne Critcher presents a portable defibrillator to Tampa police Chief Jane Castor this week. Looking on is Rotarian Bill Gillen.
  10. Corpus Christi school celebrates 50th anniversary


    TEMPLE TERRACE — As parents, parishioners and their friends mingled during a night of live and silent auctions, dancing and dinner at Corpus Christi Catholic School's gala, the annual event, held at Saddlebrook Resort, took on more meaning than usual.