Sunday, August 19, 2018

Hillsborough News

The JCC honors Tampa’s wrestling history at its old home

The JCC honors Tampa’s wrestling history at its old home

TAMPA — Her visit to the Bryan Glazer Family JCC for a first look at the West Tampa building’s new attraction didn’t last long. Moments after gazing upon the wall mural in the lobby featuring her grandfather and father, Nicole Alonso broke into sobs ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Do animals find a place in heaven? Yes, say some theologians

Do animals find a place in heaven? Yes, say some theologians

My 5-year-old asks a lot of questions. Sometimes the answers come easy.Other times, I need Google."Did the dinosaurs go to heaven?" falls into the latter category.I told him, "I think they did."Then another answer: "No, they don’t eat the cats and do...
Published: 08/13/18
Updated: 08/17/18
Temple Terrace voters will decide whether they want to change government

Temple Terrace voters will decide whether they want to change government

TEMPLE TERRACE — This city’s voters will decide Nov. 6 whether they want to change the basic structure of their government, or leave it as it is.The first of three referendum questions on a proposed revision of the city charter asks voters if they wa...
Published: 08/14/18
Updated: 08/17/18
Signs of the time - new owner takes over Brandon Signs

Signs of the time - new owner takes over Brandon Signs

BRANDON — By the time he was 54, Tom Shirk had worked as a painter, electrician and plumber. He owned an auto shop and toiled in a machine shop. It wasn’t until 2000 that he saw signs he should pursue another business. And it happened organically, in...
Published: 08/13/18
Updated: 08/15/18
Council delays considering new redevelopment proposals

Council delays considering new redevelopment proposals

TEMPLE TERRACE — Temple Terrace’s real estate consultant this week presented proposals from two companies to buy run-down properties in the city’s downtown redevelopment area, but the council voted to delay considering them until developers of anothe...
Published: 08/07/18
Updated: 08/15/18
Couple looks to plant new South Tampa church at the Tampa Garden Club

Couple looks to plant new South Tampa church at the Tampa Garden Club

Pastors Chris and Erica Allen know many millennials feel disconnected from the Christian church. "For a lot of folks, church hasn’t seemed relevant to their lives," Erica Allen said. "That’s why we don’t expect people to come to us. We want to come t...
Published: 08/15/18
Bank of America student leaders enjoy impactful summer

Bank of America student leaders enjoy impactful summer

TAMPADe’Naysha Mullings, 18, has not attended her first class at Florida A&M University, yet she’s already making a name for herself on campus.Mullings recently launched her campaign for freshman vice president, a sign that the future doctor is deter...
Published: 08/13/18
Updated: 08/15/18
Life skills, love shared at GiGi’s

Life skills, love shared at GiGi’s

TAMPA — Learning, life skills and love are offered unconditionally at GiGi’s Playhouse Tampa, a Down syndrome achievement center opening Saturday.Specially-designed therapeutic, educational and career development programs are provided for all ages, a...
Published: 08/13/18
Updated: 08/15/18
Seffner’s Skyler Clark to ‘bring country to city’ at Franklin Manor

Seffner’s Skyler Clark to ‘bring country to city’ at Franklin Manor

Most teens find sun-soaked days and fun-filled nights on Clearwater Beach.Seffner’s Skyler Clark found a music career.Clark blossomed as an athlete on the youth sports fields in Antioch in East Hillsborough, and dedicated a lot of time to baseball an...
Published: 08/13/18
Updated: 08/15/18
Temple Terrace dairyman turns campaign manager for milk

Temple Terrace dairyman turns campaign manager for milk

TEMPLE TERRACELongtime Hillsborough County dairyman Dale McClellan has embarked on the campaign trail this election season, stumping for cows over plants.McClellan wants folks to vote for cow milk over its growing competitors, the almond and soy-base...
Published: 08/07/18
Updated: 08/14/18