Friday, January 19, 2018

Brandon & South Shore News

Excellence in Education: Hillsborough school district celebrates best

Excellence in Education: Hillsborough school district celebrates best

Teacher of the YearBonnie BresnyanLewis ElementaryBresnyan has taught for 31 years, 20 of those in Hillsborough County, and currently serves Lewis as an ESE specialist. Her accomplishments include National Board Certification, 2006-07 Ida S. Baker Di...
Published: 01/10/18
Updated: 01/14/18
‘Hyper local watering hole’ plans February opening

‘Hyper local watering hole’ plans February opening

RIVERVIEW — Jillian and KJ Lynch are craft beer lovers who also happen to be a bit crafty. The couple met at World of Beer while Jillian was attending Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. They were married at Tampa’s Coppertail Brewing Co. in...
Published: 01/10/18
Updated: 01/12/18
Rebellious Jesuit John Kaack, who forged lifelong relationships with students, dead at 73

Rebellious Jesuit John Kaack, who forged lifelong relationships with students, dead at 73

TAMPA — John Kaack was known to curse in public and enjoy a beer.At sporting events, when calls didn’t go his team’s way, his was among the loudest voices in the crowd, often with harsh words for the referee.Kaack was also a Jesuit priest who, in par...
Published: 01/10/18
New $2.5 million Town ’N Country Boys & Girls Club dedicated to help new generation

New $2.5 million Town ’N Country Boys & Girls Club dedicated to help new generation

TOWN ’N COUNTRY — Hassan Lewis was 11 years old when his family moved from Jersey City, N.J., to Tampa."I heard that the area we moved to had too much violence and too many distractions that would keep me from achieving my goals,’’ Lewis said. "I fou...
Published: 01/10/18
Daniel Ruth: It wasn’t a bobcat in that apartment after all, but who’d be surprised if it were?

Daniel Ruth: It wasn’t a bobcat in that apartment after all, but who’d be surprised if it were?

C’mon now, admit it. When you first heard the story of a contractor claiming he had been mauled by a, ahem, bobcat in the Skypoint condominium in the middle of downtown Tampa, you might well have thought to yourself, "Well, yeah, that could have happ...
Published: 01/10/18
Editorial: Welcome steps toward cracking down on dangerous teen parties

Editorial: Welcome steps toward cracking down on dangerous teen parties

Getting to the bottom of the shootings that left two people dead after a New Year’s Day teen party, one a 15-year-old girl, is the job of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators so far have said that the two security guards who fired ...
Published: 01/09/18
Updated: 01/12/18
Gibtown Bike Fest expects to draw thousands with music acts, entertainment

Gibtown Bike Fest expects to draw thousands with music acts, entertainment

GIBSONTON — Tens of thousands are expected to flock to the Gibtown Bike Fest this weekend at the International Independent Showmen’s Association, 6915 Riverview Drive.The festival kicked off at 7 p.m. on Thursday (Jan. 11) with the Kick off Party and...
Published: 01/09/18
Updated: 01/12/18
C.A.T.E. formed to battle opioid epidemic

C.A.T.E. formed to battle opioid epidemic

APOLLO BEACH — On the afternoon of Oct. 13, 2016, Bobby Iafelice dropped by his mother’s Apollo Beach house to pick up furniture for the apartment he had just moved into with his new girlfriend.Both Bobby and his girlfriend were addicted to heroin.Bo...
Published: 01/09/18
Updated: 01/12/18
Hooper: Brockovich inspires local women to be ‘heroes’

Hooper: Brockovich inspires local women to be ‘heroes’

They came to Temple B’Nai Israel on Sunday, drawn by a beacon one woman casts as an environmental warrior. Bonded by a quest for the truth, Cheryl Jozsa and Emerald Cromwell were among the 800 who attended an annual event staged by the Women of Templ...
Published: 01/09/18
Updated: 01/12/18
Mint Condition member headlines Heritage fest

Mint Condition member headlines Heritage fest

Stokley Williams is the Grammy-nominated session musician who’s backed up some of the best in the business, including Elton John and Toni Braxton.For more than 30 years he’s played frontman for the Minneapolis-based R&B band Mint Condition, a five-ma...
Published: 01/09/18
Updated: 01/12/18