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Joe Henderson: Leaders can’t job-out responsibility for bad substitute teachers

Joe Henderson: Leaders can’t job-out responsibility for bad substitute teachers

Sometimes, people in authority need a reality check before they can recognize a problem that should have been obvious. In this case, it took a meticulously reported story last Sunday by education writer Marlene Sokol of the Tampa Bay Times to alert ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Sweets, savories and surprises at Jules’ Place in southeast Seminole Heights

Sweets, savories and surprises at Jules’ Place in southeast Seminole Heights

Tampa native Julie Harris worked for the City of Tampa for 22 years, under four mayoral administrations, until retiring as director of communications and neighborhood liaison in 2003.Her familiarity with Southeast Seminole Heights and countless conta...
Published: 01/18/18
Popular Spanish cuisine restaurant joins Hyde Park food scene

Popular Spanish cuisine restaurant joins Hyde Park food scene

HYDE PARK—Featuring popular Spanish cuisine, Bulla Gastrobar compliments Soho and Hyde Park’s vibrant restaurant scene offering an authentic Madrid-inspired tapas dining experience to be shared among friends for brunch, lunch and dinner. "Tampa is gr...
Published: 01/18/18
‘Dream builders’ mark MLK Day of Service by building new homes in Brandon

‘Dream builders’ mark MLK Day of Service by building new homes in Brandon

BRANDON — Victoria Richards could think of no better way to spend the holiday than to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.Richards, the volunteer manager of Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County, stood among a sea of nearly 60 volunteers ...
Published: 01/16/18
Updated: 01/17/18
Ernest Hooper: Restoring rights after prison is about redemption, not politics

Ernest Hooper: Restoring rights after prison is about redemption, not politics

Desmond Meade says everywhere he goes in Florida, he hears the stories.From whites and blacks, conservatives and liberals, blue collar laborers and white collar wage earners. People from all walks have walked up to him with a common request.They’re c...
Published: 01/16/18
Updated: 01/17/18
Hillsborough High tight-end earned Bill Minahan Award on, off gridiron

Hillsborough High tight-end earned Bill Minahan Award on, off gridiron

TAMPA — Martha Minahan didn’t just shake hands or give pats on the back to the award winners Monday night at the Columbia Restaurant. She gave the winners big, sincere, heart-felt hugs, much like her husband, the late legendary football coach Bill Mi...
Published: 01/16/18
Updated: 01/17/18
Valley National launches ‘Pop-Up Moments’ campaign for Tampa Bay nonprofits

Valley National launches ‘Pop-Up Moments’ campaign for Tampa Bay nonprofits

Leaders from Valley National Bank/USAmeriBank surprised the students of two local schools, Ybor City’s Academy Prep, 1407 E Columbus Drive, and St. Peter Claver Catholic School, 1401 N Governor St., with donations of much-needed supplies. This happen...
Published: 01/12/18
Updated: 01/14/18
Carrollwood Cultural Center names new curator

Carrollwood Cultural Center names new curator

The Gallery at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, welcomes new art curator Evie Zimmer.Zimmer is an American artist and educator in Tampa.She is active in the arts community both locally and nationally. Her work has been shown, sold, ...
Published: 01/12/18
Updated: 01/14/18
Brandon’s Center Place readies for ‘wild pajama party’

Brandon’s Center Place readies for ‘wild pajama party’

The Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association will host its 27th annual Wild Dame Night beginning at 6 p.m. on Sat. Feb. 17. The proceeds from the "Late Night Laughs" ladies only fundraising event benefit children’s programming, including children...
Published: 01/12/18
Updated: 01/14/18
Hillsborough Republicans off to a rocky start in 2018

Hillsborough Republicans off to a rocky start in 2018

The Hillsborough County Republican Party is having a shaky start to election year 2018. Chairman Deborah Tamargo has been ousted over a seemingly petty squabble that reflects the long-standing division between East Hillsborough conservatives and esta...
Published: 01/12/18