Sunday, June 17, 2018

Hillsborough News

University area families invited to free screening of Black Panther

University area families invited to free screening of Black Panther

Families who live in the university area are invited to a free screening of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther at 6 p.m. on June 22 at the University Area Community Center, 14013 N 22nd St.Family Movie Night is a family-oriented event "designed to provide...
Published: 06/07/18
Updated: 06/15/18
Plant High grad embraces Italian heritage to earn Girl Scout Gold Award

Plant High grad embraces Italian heritage to earn Girl Scout Gold Award

OLDSMAR — Michelle Ferlita has always been proud of her Italian heritage. But she was bothered while interacting with kids during volunteer work at camps."I noticed a lack of interest (in their Italian heritage),’’ said Ferlita, a recent graduate of ...
Published: 06/11/18
Updated: 06/15/18
Chamberlain High senior beautifies Tampa Crossroads home to earn Girl Scout Gold Award

Chamberlain High senior beautifies Tampa Crossroads home to earn Girl Scout Gold Award

OLDSMAR — Since she was young, Haylie Corcho always had an interest in veterans, probably because her grandparents served in the Army.Corcho wanted to help a veterans-related cause, but couldn’t find the right community service project. Then she lear...
Published: 06/11/18
Updated: 06/15/18

Vacation Bible School still holds value for families

Each summer, hundreds of Hillsborough County church volunteers put countless hours into hosting vacation bible schools. I compile an annual list featuring some of the events to help churches get the word out. Last year, a reader objected to my callin...
Published: 06/10/18
Updated: 06/15/18
Former Armwood hoops star returns from Italy to dole out skills to Seffner kids

Former Armwood hoops star returns from Italy to dole out skills to Seffner kids

SEFFNER — Walking down the cobblestone roads of Florence, Italy, Adam Sollazzo sees just about every imaginable bright color painted on buildings and homes. Sollazzo, 28, finds himself surrounded by vineyards, coffee and pizza places. His favorite si...
Published: 06/08/18
Updated: 06/15/18
Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-up of the Tampa Social Scene

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-up of the Tampa Social Scene

243rd Army Birthday BallHappy 243rd Birthday (aka Flag Day) to the U.S. Army, celebrated with a formal gala salute to generations of army heroes hosted by the Suncoast Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army. Gen. Joseph Votel, Commander U.S. Cen...
Published: 06/11/18
Updated: 06/14/18
Daniel Ruth: So why is it taking so long to reach a Rays stadium deal? Or not?

Daniel Ruth: So why is it taking so long to reach a Rays stadium deal? Or not?

Forgive just a pinch of cynical hyperbole.For better or worse, the recent summit meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore was announced and thrown together in a matter of weeks.And this was an internatio...
Published: 06/11/18
Updated: 06/14/18
Business looks to open doors for vets across Tampa Bay

Business looks to open doors for vets across Tampa Bay

Steve Deveaux always knew it was his passion and duty to help veterans transition into civilian workforce.As the grandson of a WWII and Korean War Army veteran, he witnessed firsthand the sacrifice and work ethic of veterans at a young age.So, he and...
Published: 06/14/18
Building housing popular former gym has new life as office space in South Tampa

Building housing popular former gym has new life as office space in South Tampa

The Smith Health Club, which has sat vacant for the last five years since its closing in 2013, has now been transformed into a new modern office space.The popular gym previously owned by Harry Smith, was home to many Tampa natives as well as famous w...
Published: 06/14/18
Howard Altman: Calls to veterans hotline jump after program expands statewide

Howard Altman: Calls to veterans hotline jump after program expands statewide

During the first three months of its expanded, statewide hotline for veterans, the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay estimates about 2,000 former service members called in seeking help because they were considering suicide.That’s a powerful testament to the...
Published: 06/06/18
Updated: 06/13/18