Thursday, June 21, 2018
News Roundup

Tampa neighborhood news calendar

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Stroke education and support group meets

The Tampa General Hospital educational support group provides stroke survivors, caregivers and all interested individuals with information about stroke awareness, recovery and prevention. The group also discusses community offerings for people with disabilities. The group meets the first Wednesday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Tampa Genera Hospital Rehabilitation Center, Second floor, R200, 1 Tampa General Circle. Call (813) 844-7641 for more information.

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Museum hosts drop-in art program

Every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Art Spot at the Tampa Museum of Art, 120 Gasparilla Plaza, offers a drop-in art program. Come and let your children explore their creativity by making an art project at the museum's Golding-Scher classroom. The art projects are self-guided and gallery-related monthly themes offer a different art activity each week. No registration required. Adults: $10; seniors, Florida educators: $7.50; active military (plus guest): $7.50/each; students: $5; children 6 and under: free. Call (813) 274-8130 for more information.

Patel Conservatory hosts open houses

The Patel Conservatory opens its doors from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 .am. to 1 p.m. on June 7. Tour the 45,000 square-foot conservatory, meet faculty and staff and learn about classes, summer camps and programs in dance, music and theater for students of all ages.

Summer camp and class registration is available online at patelconservatory.org and by calling (813) 222-1002. The conservatory is at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Travelers vaccination program cut

The Florida Department of Health will no longer offer vaccinations for travel. The end of the International Travel Vaccination Program is part of a department streamline to focus efforts and resources on core public health issues affecting the community.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Nature Programs for kids and adults

Join a Park Ranger for hourlong programs at 10 a.m. and noon Saturday and Sunday at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E Fletcher Ave. Meet inside the visitor center to learn about Florida and the cotton plant. Park entry is $2 per vehicle with eight or fewer people and the program cost is $5 per child or adult unaccompanied by a child. Parents and guardians are free. To register, email date and time of program, names and ages of those attending to: [email protected], walk up participants are welcome. Groups are asked to preregister.

seminole heights

New community garden in the works

Now's the time to meet with others gardeners to prepare beds at 407 W Violet St. on Saturdays. The group is preparing to plant a new garden, pending approval by the city. Visit the seminoleheights communitygarden.org or find them on Facebook under Seminole HeightsCommunityGardens.

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St. Joseph's offers teen talk for boys

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital is sponsoring a class today from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for teen boys that addresses puberty's physical and emotional changes for 10- to 14-year-olds, and conception, sexuality and abstinence for older teens. The event will be held at the Medical Office Building, Fourth Floor Room CR1, 13030 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The cost is $30.

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Poetry slam showcase at USF today

Visit the University of South Florida-Gibbons Alumni Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., today to experience a live poetry slam showcase, 7 Years of Heard Em Say in Tampa Bay. Doors open at 7 p.m.; the show starts at 7:30 p.m. A live DJ, food and a slam scrimmage against Team Rock-IT (Orlando) hosted by 2014 First Wave Scholarship recipient Nia Scott (University of Wisconsin at Madison) are a sampling of the day's events. Tickets: $10 for students; $20 for adults with all proceeds generated from this event being used to help send local area teens to the Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival in Philadelphia this July. For more information, visit heardemsay.org.

TOWN 'N COUNTRY

Explore Sweetwater Community Farm

Sweetwater Organic Community Farm is open for tours from 1 to 2:30 p.m. June 8 for those who want to learn how the farm operates, what it means to be a community farm or about volunteer opportunities. Holistic health educator Joel Chudnow will lead the tour. Bring a drink and wear close-toed shoes, sunscreen and bug spray. Supervised children and well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Meet at the fire pit at the farm, 6942 W Comanche Ave.

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Library hosts Super Science Monday

Parents and caregivers seeking free activities for children ages 5 to 12 on school early release day can visit the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, at 3 p.m. Monday.

Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library, this interactive, hands-on afternoon experiment plans to turn the library into a science lab. The special science workshop will feature High Touch High Tech and present experiments about mini meteorology.

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Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and intellectual provocateur, dies at 68

Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and intellectual provocateur, dies at 68

Charles Krauthammer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist and intellectual provocateur who championed the muscular foreign policy of neoconservatism that helped lay the ideological groundwork for the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, died...
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Kevin Knox to Knicks makes NBA history locally

Kevin Knox to Knicks makes NBA history locally

More than a year ago, Kevin Knox II stepped across the stage at the Straz Center to receive his high school diploma.On Thursday, the former Tampa Catholic standout was on basketball's biggest stage as he fulfilled his lifelong goal of playing in the ...
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Rays journal: Jake Bauers proves he’s up to speed on bases

Rays journal: Jake Bauers proves he’s up to speed on bases

ST. PETERSBURG – Rookie 1B Jake Bauers has impressed at the plate and in the field since his June 7 promotion.Also, with his hustling on the bases."I knew he played hard; everybody said that at every level,'' manager Kevin Cash said. "I di...
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Jameis Winston suspension means Bucs will turn to Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB

Jameis Winston suspension means Bucs will turn to Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB

The news of Jameis Winston's suspension to start the upcoming season likely means that the Bucs will have veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick stepping in at quarterback for three crucial games.Fitzpatrick stepped in as a starter for three games last year when W...
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Three-game suspension looms for Bucs QB Jameis Winston

Three-game suspension looms for Bucs QB Jameis Winston

TAMPA — The Bucs will open the upcoming season without the face of their franchise, as quarterback Jameis Winston will be suspended three games by the NFL for violating the league's personal conduct policy.Winston, 24, was accused of groping a ...
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Plant City’s champion Al Berry, whose name shouted his passion, dead at 83

Plant City’s champion Al Berry, whose name shouted his passion, dead at 83

His name was Berry and berry was his passion — the strawberry that put his beloved Plant City on the map.Alfred "Al" Berry was born with the name, but he took on his role as chief promoter of Plant City through his four decades of work with the commu...
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Suspect arrested in rapper XXXTentacion’s shooting death

Suspect arrested in rapper XXXTentacion’s shooting death

FORT LAUDERDALE — Authorities in Florida have arrested a suspect in the killing of rising rap star XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot in his luxury BMW electric car as he left an upscale motorcycle dealership.Dedrick Devonshay Williams, 22, of Pompan...
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St. Pete police: Three lieutenants lied about their work hours

St. Pete police: Three lieutenants lied about their work hours

ST. PETERSBURG — Three lieutenants responsible for supervising the police officers who patrol the city were found to have been faking their work hours instead of showing up for duty on time.In some cases, the watch commanders submitted time sheets st...
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Domain Homes: Buyers love them, some others don’t

Domain Homes: Buyers love them, some others don’t

TAMPA — When the 2008 financial crash brought down the nation’s housing market, hundreds of home builders went out of business. Among them was Sharon McSwain Homes in Atlanta, forced to liquidate in 2009.But just as developers like to develop, builde...
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Armature Works developers sue Ulele and city of Tampa over use of nearby building

Armature Works developers sue Ulele and city of Tampa over use of nearby building

TAMPA — Two of the city’s hottest developers — the companies behind Ulele and the Armature Works — are heading to court over control of an old city building that sits between the hit eateries. Both want to redevelop the city&...
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