Monday, July 23, 2018

Northwest Hillsborough & New Tampa News

Epilogue: Al Schiff engineered career to put family first

Epilogue: Al Schiff engineered career to put family first

TAMPA — In a lifetime of remarkable accomplishments, executive engineer Alfred "Al" Schiff considered his family life to be the greatest accomplishment of all.A pioneer of the industrial controls industry, Mr. Schiff integrated the expertise of an en...
Published: 07/19/18
Updated: 07/22/18
Opinion: Hillsborough still trails other areas in transportation options, safe alternatives

Opinion: Hillsborough still trails other areas in transportation options, safe alternatives

Well, I tried. • After more than five years, I was back in Tampa for an extended visit this month. I thought I’d ride a bicycle on Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa’s signature street and one I used to avoid when I lived here from 2003-2012 because the city ...
Published: 07/19/18
Updated: 07/22/18
Rays 2020 brings ‘road show’ to Sun City Center Chamber

Rays 2020 brings ‘road show’ to Sun City Center Chamber

SUN CITY CENTER — Business leaders and volunteers determined to help the Rays baseball team find a new stadium home in Ybor City are willing to go to every corner of Tampa Bay to raise awareness and support.Including Sun City Center.Tampa Bay Rays 20...
Published: 07/20/18
Updated: 07/22/18
Cruz to host annual job fair at Higgins Hall

Cruz to host annual job fair at Higgins Hall

State Rep. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, presents her ninth annual job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Wednesday (July 25) at Higgins Hall, 5225 N Himes Ave. The job fair provides job seekers the opportunity to network and meet with more than 100 employers f...
Published: 07/19/18
Updated: 07/22/18
Terrapins find new home at Upper Tampa Bay Park

Terrapins find new home at Upper Tampa Bay Park

UPPER TAMPA BAY — Terrapins, a turtle that is found from Cape Cod, Mass., to the Gulf Coast, have a new facility where they can rehabilitate and educate.The Turtle Center at Upper Tampa Bay Park opened Friday after almost eight years of work by a Tow...
Published: 07/19/18
Updated: 07/22/18
School district’s new high school signals mammoth growth for South County

School district’s new high school signals mammoth growth for South County

RUSKIN — An informational meeting held Wednesday in Ruskin to address parental concerns about a new high school will be the first of many in the next two decades as south Hillsborough County growth increases at a rapid pace.The new high school, slate...
Published: 07/19/18
Updated: 07/22/18
Whitman: Religious freedom decisions raises more questions than answers

Whitman: Religious freedom decisions raises more questions than answers

My family and I recently visited a zoo in the Midwest. Eating in the picnic area, we sat catty-corner to an Amish family. The men and women shared the work of mixing ingredients to make potato salad. The women wore long dresses and bonnets, the men p...
Published: 07/15/18
Updated: 07/20/18
Carrollwood Players seeks youth playwrights for KidSpeak 4.0

Carrollwood Players seeks youth playwrights for KidSpeak 4.0

The Carrollwood Players Theatre seeks boys and girls in third through seventh grade to write original, short 10-minute plays for their program called Kidspeak. Youth playwrights can compete against peers in the community theatre’s fourth year project...
Published: 07/13/18
Updated: 07/20/18
The Spring readies for paddle event with Tampa Heights kickoff party

The Spring readies for paddle event with Tampa Heights kickoff party

The Spring of Tampa Bay will host a kickoff party for its 2nd annual Paddle for Peace fundraiser to take place this September, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (July 25) at Cruis-A-Cade, 2002 Cruis A Cade Place. The kickoff party will have food and drinks,...
Published: 07/16/18
Updated: 07/20/18
Brandon’s Dancer Center holds pre-professional dance program auditions

Brandon’s Dancer Center holds pre-professional dance program auditions

The Dance Center, 161 E Bloomingdale Ave in Brandon, will offers a pre-professional training program for dancers who are seriously interested in pursuing a professional career in ballet. Admittance into the program requires an audition.The program’s ...
Published: 07/13/18
Updated: 07/20/18