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Huge turnout for Bollywood Stomp exceeds expectations

Huge turnout for Bollywood Stomp exceeds expectations

TAMPA — Monica Varner has held her share of parties at Curtis Hixon Park. She has produced such alcohol-fueled events there as Oktoberfest, the Margarita Fest and Spring Beer Fling— more than a dozen events in all.
Updated: 2 mins ago
Ronald McDonald gets makeover for social media role

Ronald McDonald gets makeover for social media role

NEW YORK — Ronald McDonald has a new look, and he’s ready for a selfie.
Updated: 33 mins ago

Doug Belden receives Hillsborough good government award

TAMPA — Hillsborough County Tax Collector Doug Belden credited mentors and his office’s 321 employees today with his selection as recipient of the county’s Ellsworth G. Simmons Good Government Award....
Updated: 16 hours ago
County staying on sidelines in beer battle

County staying on sidelines in beer battle

Craft brewing might be a budding industry in Tampa, but local brewers found out they don’t have the heft to win support from Hillsborough County commissioners.
Updated: 17 hours ago
New Google map feature lets users look back in time

New Google map feature lets users look back in time

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Trips down memory lane are now available on Google’s digital maps.
Updated: 18 hours ago
Westshore Dick’s brings big game to Tampa Bay area

Westshore Dick’s brings big game to Tampa Bay area

A new flagship Dick’s Sporting Goods store opens Friday at Westshore Plaza mall, and if there’s one word to describe what makes the store different, it’s this: More.
Updated: 22 hours ago
Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO

Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO

NEW YORK — Fans of classic HBO shows like “The Sopranos” and “The Wire” will soon have access to those series and more through Amazon Prime in the first online streaming deal signed by the cable network.
Published: 04/23/14
Bollywood to test Tampa's transit system

Bollywood to test Tampa's transit system

City transportation could be tested with up to 30,000 people expected in town for Bollywood, the International Indian Film Academy Awards events through Saturday.
Published: 04/20/14
Updated: 04/23/14
Local leaders look beyond Bollywood as celebration begins

Local leaders look beyond Bollywood as celebration begins

Officials hope the International India Film Academy’s “Bollywood Oscars,” which begins today, attracts more conferences to the Tampa Bay area.
Published: 04/22/14
Updated: 04/23/14

Mormon-affiliated group buys 143 acres in Hillsborough for farming

TAMPA — A non-profit corporation affiliated with the Mormon Church has purchased 143 acres of state-owned land in south Hillsborough County that the corporation says will be used for agriculture.
Published: 04/22/14