Sunday, August 19, 2018

Hillsborough News

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
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
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 ...
Published: 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
Retired Temple Terrace arborist warns that signature oaks are dangerous and endangered

Retired Temple Terrace arborist warns that signature oaks are dangerous and endangered

TEMPLE TERRACE — Former city arborist Dana Carver said that whenever he asked people why they moved to Temple Terrace, they would often talk about the arching canopies of old oaks. "It’s what we’re known for,’’ said Car...
Published: 07/03/18
Updated: 08/14/18
WWE star, Pasco resident Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart dies at 63

WWE star, Pasco resident Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart dies at 63

WESLEY CHAPEL — Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, a former star with World Wrestling Entertainment who was known for his maniacal laugh, long goatee beard and powerhouse moves, died on Monday. He was 63.The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said Mr. Neidhart fel...
Published: 08/13/18
Faces, places of historic West Tampa will spring from wall mural planned near Salcines park

Faces, places of historic West Tampa will spring from wall mural planned near Salcines park

TAMPA — The artistry is obvious in the murals of Michelle Sawyer and Tony Krol, a married couple painting under the name Illsol.But also emerging from their work is a sense of history — a defining quality in works they’ve created since 2015 in a seri...
Published: 08/14/18
SELF Program delivers low-income home-improvement loans in Pinellas, Hillsborough

SELF Program delivers low-income home-improvement loans in Pinellas, Hillsborough

Kathy Sizemore, 65, and her husband had just replaced the leaky roof on their two bedroom, two-bathroom home in North St. Petersburg.A few months later, Hurricane Irma struck, and their refrigerator broke down. Meanwhile, her air conditioner was on i...
Published: 08/10/18
Updated: 08/13/18