Friday, November 16, 2018
Top News App

Hillsborough County opens new dog park at Saladino

The Saladino Dog Park will open with a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 4) at the park, 1705 Bryan Road in Brandon. The dog park is Hillsborough County’s newest addition for the furry friends within the community.

The new dog park is built on a portion of Bertha and Tony Saladino Park. The dog park includes 1.8 acres for large dogs and 0.8 acres for smaller dogs.

Both areas are fenced and include shaded seating, water fountains for people and dogs, and canine agility and play equipment.

The project includes the design and construction of a community dog park walking trail and various park site upgrades at the Saladino Park in the Brandon area. Residents of Brandon have asked for a dog park to be built within the community which led the county to move forward with efforts.

The dog park cost $600,000 in Parks Central Impact Fee Zone funds. Owners and dogs will have more than two and a half acres where they can frolic, fetch and socialize with other dogs.

Additional features include picnic tables, shelters, dog washes, a hitching post and doggie mitt receptacles.

The project also includes paved parking. The Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation will host the dedication ceremony held on location.

For more information on the dedication ceremony or the new dog park at Saladino Park, call (813) 272-5275 or visit hillsboroughcounty.org.

Comments
The Daystarter: Where we stand on recounts; Will school boards take their case to taxpayers?; Red zone failures key in Bucs loss

The Daystarter: Where we stand on recounts; Will school boards take their case to taxpayers?; Red zone failures key in Bucs loss

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• We’ll have partly cloudy skies with isolated showers this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. High temperatures today will be in the mid to upper 80s. • Don’t look n...
Published: 11/12/18
Dear Penny: I need a will, but I’ll have nothing left after attorney fees

Dear Penny: I need a will, but I’ll have nothing left after attorney fees

Dear Penny,My wife and I just had twins and have realized that we need to get a will put in place. We started searching for a lawyer and found that it could cost anywhere from $1,000, up to as much as $5,000, to get a will created. We won’t have anyt...
Published: 11/12/18
Thousands of Florida greyhounds will need homes as ban nears. But there’s not a panic yet.

Thousands of Florida greyhounds will need homes as ban nears. But there’s not a panic yet.

Before Floridians voted Tuesday to end greyhound racing by 2021, Maryann Tolliver would field maybe three inquiries a week from people looking to adopt a retired dog from St. Petersburg’s Derby Lane. But in less than a week since voters gave the alre...
Published: 11/10/18
Updated: 11/11/18
Can Hillsborough’s transit success translate to Pinellas?

Can Hillsborough’s transit success translate to Pinellas?

Hillsborough County voters have done what was once unthinkable in the Tampa Bay area: voted to raise their taxes to pay for transportation improvements.In 2010, Hillsborough voters rejected a similar referendum. Pinellas voters did the same in 2014. ...
Published: 11/10/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Nov. 12-18

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Nov. 12-18

Our editors' picks for the best things to do this week around Tampa Bay.
Published: 11/09/18
Updated: 11/14/18

Hamilton tickets go on sale in Tampa this week. Here's what you need to know.

Immediately after announcing it had booked Hamilton, the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts had to revise its automated phone greeting. Fans calling about Hamilton could press 1. Everyone wanted to know when tickets were going on sale...
Published: 11/09/18
Updated: 11/13/18

Florida Orchestra, Holocaust Museum collaborate in a stirring A Child of Our Time

TAMPA — Eighty years ago this weekend, Nazi rioters unleashed a wave of antisemitic violence and rage. Whipped up by the propaganda minister and aided by the Gestapo, they killed scores of citizens, burned hundreds of synagogues, and vandalized or de...
Published: 11/09/18
Updated: 11/10/18
HSN’s revenue slumps 5 percent, but parent company still posts higher sales

HSN’s revenue slumps 5 percent, but parent company still posts higher sales

St. Petersburg-based HSN has seen quarterly revenues drop 5 percent compared to a year ago, according to the parent company that laid off hundreds of Tampa Bay employees last month, Qurate Retail Group. Pennsylvania-based Qurate Retail came out with...
Published: 11/09/18
Updated: 11/10/18
Pinellas bus driver, 61, accused of sexually abusing teen

Pinellas bus driver, 61, accused of sexually abusing teen

A 61-year-old Pinellas County school bus driver was arrested Friday after deputies said he sexually battered a teenager starting when she was 13.Ernest Williams, of St. Petersburg, who drives a bus for the Pinellas County School District, first abuse...
Published: 11/09/18
Amid tragedies, adoptions bring hope to Tampa Bay kids

Amid tragedies, adoptions bring hope to Tampa Bay kids

LARGO — They arrived at the courthouse almost matching.The boy’s button-down was the same shade as his mother’s shirt, although that wasn’t planned. The boy’s short blond hair was swept into a miniature mohawk like his dad’s, and that was, perhaps, o...
Published: 11/09/18