Wednesday, November 22, 2017

South & Central Tampa News

Howard Altman: Missing records confound veterans on base exchange website

Howard Altman: Missing records confound veterans on base exchange website

In the more than three decades that I have been toiling at various paragraph factories, few stories have elicited as much response as the one I wrote about the new program to allow all honorably discharged veterans to shop at military base exchanges ...
Published: 11/17/17
Storytelling company hosts poetry contest

Storytelling company hosts poetry contest

TAMPA HEIGHTS — Hive Over Matter will award its inaugural Herstory Poetry Award & Scholarship at the Pinot & Poetry: A Toast to Herstory celebration event from 7-10 p.m. today (Nov 19) at the Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association, 2005 N Lamar Ave. ...
Published: 11/16/17
Updated: 11/19/17
Temple Terrace picks Paragon for redevelopment area

Temple Terrace picks Paragon for redevelopment area

TEMPLE TERRACE — City Council members have put off building apartments on its downtown redevelopment property for the time being and have unanimously chosen a bank and retail stores on the corner of Bullard Parkway and 56th Street.And at a meeting sc...
Published: 11/16/17
Updated: 11/19/17
Restoration work to start on historic Centro Español cemetery near Ybor City

Restoration work to start on historic Centro Español cemetery near Ybor City

TAMPA — The story of Spanish immigration and settlement in Ybor City can be found within the quiet walls of The Old Cemetery.But it’s a ragged story now, in chronic need of work that has grown more urgent because of fallen limbs and other damage from...
Published: 11/16/17
Planting Seeds to Grow Future Technology Leaders

Planting Seeds to Grow Future Technology Leaders

The American Heart Association’s STEM Goes Red, in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay and Girls Inc., engaged 140 middl-school girls during a day-long event full of memorable interactions. Tampa Bay is the first area in the southeastern...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/21/17
Epilogue: Hermanda DeRoos O’Connor, social grand dame 1939-2017

Epilogue: Hermanda DeRoos O’Connor, social grand dame 1939-2017

TAMPA — Had she known she would be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at age 66, Hermanda de Roos O’Connor would have organized a gala or fashionable fundraiser every day of the week to fund a cure.The social grande dame of Tampa graciously voluntee...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/17/17
Three area students hold recital for orphans and foster children

Three area students hold recital for orphans and foster children

Three classical dancers will perform in "Musical Sensations,’’ featuring international music and dance, on Sunday (Nov. 19) to raise money to help local foster care children through Eckerd Connects Raising Hope and also to benefit an orphanage in Ban...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/16/17
Hillsborough Education Foundation, Yoobi team to surprise students

Hillsborough Education Foundation, Yoobi team to surprise students

The kids at Bing Elementary knew something special was about to happen when a six-foot white dog with a "target" over his right eye walked into the classroom.And they were right.On Tuesday (Nov. 14), volunteers and corporate supporters joined the Hil...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/16/17
A retail outlet guide to Thanksgiving/Black Friday shopping

A retail outlet guide to Thanksgiving/Black Friday shopping

For those who plan to flock to the area’s major retail outlets during the Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend, here’s a roundup of their holiday plans.International Plaza• Thanksgiving Day the mall is closed but it opens 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Black Fri...
Published: 11/13/17
Updated: 11/20/17
Nativity Novemberfest’s ‘mom’ ensures her entire flock is well fed

Nativity Novemberfest’s ‘mom’ ensures her entire flock is well fed

BRANDON — Imagine being tasked with the overall responsibility of purchasing, preparing and feeding more than 100,000 people at nearly a nonstop pace over the course of five days.Also envision doing all that with precision, without being paid a penny...
Published: 11/13/17
Updated: 11/16/17