Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Menorah event at mall is food drive for needy

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY Citizen satisfaction survey is a mixed bag

Hillsborough County's 2008 citizen satisfaction survey showed no drastic changes from last year's results.

On a scale of one to 10, residents' overall opinion of the quality of life improved from 6.9 in 2007 to 7.2 in 2008, while their opinion of local job opportunities fell from 6.5 to 4.8.

Areas that saw increases in resident satisfaction from last year include vehicle travel and safety, street repairs, stormwater drainage, low income health care and county information.

Satisfaction with building code enforcement, animal control, growth management and mosquito control fell during the past year. To view full results, go to www.hillsborough


Delayed Christmas parade rolls tonight

The Plant City Christmas Parade, originally scheduled for Dec. 5, will take place at 6 p.m. today.

The 25th annual parade was postponed after a massive manhunt put more than a dozen Plant City schools on lockdown.

More than 100 floats are expected to be in the parade, which starts downtown at the intersection of South Collins and West Alsobrook streets and continues north on Collins Street to the courthouse on Michigan Avenue.

RIVERVIEW Biblical comedy play tonight, Saturday

"The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged)," a comedy play put on by the Frenzie-Life Theatre, has its two final shows at 7:30 p.m. today and tomorrow at the Barn Theatre at Winthrop, 11349 Bloomingdale Ave.

The play is a fast-paced satire through the Old and New Testaments and includes the portrayal of more than 60 characters.

Aspects of the show include wordplay, sight gags, shtick and audience participation. General admission tickets are $15, and students can get in for $10 with identification.

To reserve seats, call 655-0789.


Bulls baseball's golf fundraiser Monday

Bloomingdale High School's baseball team is hosting its 13th annual fundraiser golf tournament at 12:30 p.m. Monday at River Hills Country Club, 3943 New River Hills Parkway.

The Bulls are looking for individual golfers, corporate sponsors, donations and door prizes for the tournament.

The cost is $100 per person, and sponsorship packages range from $200 to $2,500.

For information or to reserve a spot, contact Brenda Acquaviva at 643-5833.


Menorah event at mall is food drive for needy

The Chabad of Brandon and Westfield Brandon are hosting a public menorah kindling ceremony and a Chanukah Wonderland at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the outdoor restaurant courtyard at the mall. The Chabad is holding a canned food drive during the festival, with all donations going to Tampa Jewish Family Services and The Portamento of Hope, a local organization that feeds the homeless of Brandon. All donated cans will be constructed into a menorah, or as the Chabad is calling it, a canorah. The event also will include Hanukkah crafts, face painting, fresh hot latkes and a juggling show. The Jewish festival is free and is open to the public.

Menorah event at mall is food drive for needy 12/18/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 1:00pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Rays blow another lead, lose rubber match to Orioles (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Orioles rallied past the Rays on Sunday, winning the rubber match of the three-game series 8-5.

    Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop (6) scores in the eighth in the final game of a three-game series between the Tampa Bay Rays and AL East rival the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, June 25, 2017.
  2. Tim Tebow heads back to Sunshine State with promotion to St. Lucie


    Tim Tebow is coming back to the Sunshine State.

    Columbia Fireflies outfielder Tim Tebow looks out from the dugout before the team's game against the Augusta GreenJackets on April 6 in Columbia, S.C. Columbia defeated Augusta 14-7.
  3. 'Sharknado' coming to Tampa Theatre with director Q&A


    A movie about a tornado filled with man-eating sharks has to be better on the big screen, right? You'll have a chance to find out for yourself when the Syfy network's original Sharknado screens at Tampa Theatre.

    The original 'Sharknado,' which premiered in 2013, will screen at Tampa Theatre.
  4. Coast Guard airlifts man from fishing boat in Gulf of Mexico

    Public Safety

    A 27-year-old man was evacuated from a fishing boat in the Gulf of Mexico by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter Saturday night, authorities said.

  5. Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul


    WASHINGTON — Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare." Expressing frustration, he complained about "the level of hostility" in government and wondered why both parties can't work …

    President Donald Trump speaks during a bill signing event for the "Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017" in the East Room of the White House, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) DCEV208