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Thursday, May 28, 2015

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Scholarships awarded for Heart of a Champion event

Scholarships awarded for Heart of a Champion event

Thousands of dollars in scholarships were presented to student-athletes from throughout Hillsborough County at a presentation at the T Pepin Hospitality Centre on May 13.
Published: 05/27/15
County PTAs and their leaders honored

County PTAs and their leaders honored

TAMPA — PTAs and PTSAs from across the county were recognized for their service to the students, teachers and the community at the recent Hillsborough County Council of PTA-PTSAs 33rd annual Awards Luncheon.
Published: 05/27/15

Congregation celebrates silver anniversary

BRANDON — A welcoming community with an emphasis on learning and growing in spirituality have kept Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon expanding — and still going strong — after 25 years.
Published: 05/27/15
Debutantes shine at Delta Sigma Theta ‘Jabberwock’

Debutantes shine at Delta Sigma Theta ‘Jabberwock’

RIVERVIEW – As a debutante in this year’s Jabberwock celebration, Talia Sharrieff realized her childhood dream, having been raised by a mother who for years has been involved with the fundraiser for the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Tampa ...
Published: 05/27/15
‘Becky Buckle-Up’ is driving force for crash survivor

‘Becky Buckle-Up’ is driving force for crash survivor

BRANDON — One crash and one near-miss accident are behind the drive of a Riverview woman, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Brandon, to ensure that as many schoolchildren as possible buckle up for safety.
Published: 05/27/15

The Regent plans open house ‘Christmas in July’

RIVERVIEW — Memorable holiday experiences are worth repeating, which is the logic behind bringing back “Christmas in July” at The Regent, with plans to build upon last year’s success and then some....
Published: 05/27/15

‘Give Day Tampa Bay’ aids Greater Brandon nonprofits

BRANDON — Online donations poured in May 5 on Give Day Tampa Bay, a region-wide philanthropic endeavor launched last year in celebration of the 100th anniversary of community foundations nationwide.
Published: 05/27/15
Hope on the horizon for Valrico church

Hope on the horizon for Valrico church

VALRICO — Dan Stoffer had a few more points to make before hanging up his green high school football jersey for good. Seventeen years after he last wore it with purpose, the senior pastor at Horizon Christian Church tossed the gridiron keepsak...
Published: 05/27/15
Vine-ripened tomatoes are a summertime delight

Vine-ripened tomatoes are a summertime delight

Atop of my “Oh boy, it’s summer” list is vine-ripened tomatoes. And planted firmly at the bottom of that list is the scorching heat of the sun. After about 20 minutes roasting in it, you can’t tell the difference between m...
Published: 05/26/15
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