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Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore, 1986 and 2015

Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore, 1986 and 2015

In 1986, the Howard Johnson Plaza-Hotel was built at 700 N. West Shore Blvd. at its intersection with West Cypress Street. Located close to Interstate 275, the hotel replaced the Howard Johnson Motor Lodge, which stood at the corner of West Shore and...
Published: 05/24/15
Dwindling bird flock finds haven in Indian Shores

Dwindling bird flock finds haven in Indian Shores

INDIAN SHORES — “Do Not Enter” signs and a rope marking an oval perimeter separate more than 500 black skimmers and their nests from beach-goers in this coastal Pinellas County community.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Memorial Day closings in Tampa Bay area

Memorial Day closings in Tampa Bay area

Here is a list of government offices, schools and services that will be closed in observance of Memorial Day in the Tampa Bay area.
Published: 05/23/15
Hillsborough’s 4,500 safety patrol members rewarded with picnic

Hillsborough’s 4,500 safety patrol members rewarded with picnic

PLANT CITY — The protective vest and helmet were a bit large for 11-year-old Miguel Deleon.
Published: 05/22/15
Plant City High sophomore wins county award for helping others

Plant City High sophomore wins county award for helping others

PLANT CITY – Ashlyn Yarbrough credits her parents, Mike and Lori, with instilling in her the desire to lend a helping hand.
Published: 05/22/15
Ruskin pilot who landed gyrocopter at U.S. Capitol pleads not guilty

Ruskin pilot who landed gyrocopter at U.S. Capitol pleads not guilty

WASHINGTON — A Ruskin man who landed a gyrocopter at the U.S. Capitol said Thursday that he will never pull a similar stunt again – and doesn’t recommend anyone else try it either.
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15
Walden Lake Community Association votes to fight golf course development

Walden Lake Community Association votes to fight golf course development

PLANT CITY — The board of the association that represents Walden Lake’s homeowners has voted to join the legal fight against proposed development of a closed golf course.
Published: 05/21/15
Unattended pot on stove sparks Valrico house fire

Unattended pot on stove sparks Valrico house fire

A Hillsborough County fire investigator said an unattended pot left on a stove sparked a blaze that damaged a Valrico home early Thursday.
Published: 05/21/15
Couple engaged at strawberry festival sets a date

Couple engaged at strawberry festival sets a date

PLANT CITY A Pinellas County couple who were engaged at the 2015 Florida Strawberry Festival after dating for 20 years will hear wedding bells this fall.
Published: 05/21/15
Hillsborough veterans council preps for Memorial Day event

Hillsborough veterans council preps for Memorial Day event

For “God and country,” the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County is soldiering up to promote the annual Memorial Day Celebration at the Veterans Memorial Park and Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins Jr. Museum in Tampa.
Published: 05/20/15
Updated: 05/22/15