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Republican Raulerson counting on Democratic voters in state House bid

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:23:47 -0400

Eight years into his political career, Jose Vazquez may best be known as the candidate who once filed campaign papers from behind bars. Now in his fourth campaign, Vazquez is still working to excite a base of supporters. Yet for the second time in six years, he ran unopposed in the August 30(image)

Hillsborough lands new response boat for emergencies across Tampa Bay

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:25:40 -0400

TAMPA -- Every day, cargo ships laden with petroleum, ammonia and other hazardous material navigate 41 miles through Tampa Bay channels to reach Port Tampa Bay. Most of the route is considered Hillsborough County and is the responsibility of Hillsborough County Fire Rescue. Yet, the(image)

Kids' artwork featured on Christmas cards for annual fundraiser

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:57:48 -0400

WIMAUMA -- Emilio Castañeda views Christmas through the eyes of an 11-year-old Floridian. It's a place of sunshine, palms and strawberries. Now, Emilio has translated his vision into published art -- on two of the 48 Christmas cards available in an annual fundraiser from(image)

Cyber security experts hone skills in hacking contest; change your passwords frequently, they say

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:31:57 -0400

TAMPA -- Bill Davison has always had a passion for his career. But outside of his field, few others understood what he did. "Now I say I'm in cyber security and their faces light up with interest. They ask about networks and state attacks . . . I'm not used(image)

Commentary: Emotional highs, lows come with miscarriages, fourth child

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:15:11 -0400

Last Saturday I sat among nearly 500 people who attended the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Ceremony at Brandon Regional Hospital. The ceremony serves as a way to remember and discuss the very taboo topic of infant loss and pregnancy loss with people who understand. At last year's(image)

Five-year reclamation project puts the 'beach' back in Apollo Beach

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:57:04 -0400

It's almost as if Florida decided to take the day off. A wispy breeze ruffles the tops of carefully selected native plants that decorate the sand dunes. The day's humidity is blissfully absent for now, with temps in the low 70s. Only the cries of seabirds and murmurs of gentle waves(image)

Radio-controlled airplane show flies in to Lakeland

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:27:21 -0400

LAKELAND -- Starting Thursday (Oct. 20), the skies above Paradise Field in Lakeland will buzz with radio-controlled replica warplanes, biplanes and planes of yesteryear at the annual three-day 12 O'Clock High fly-in. With some wingspans exceeding 6 feet, these aren't department(image)

Urgent Care continues growth and expansion

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 18:39:10 -0400

In 2004, Fast Track Urgent Care Center opened its first location in Westchase, and now has locations in Carrollwood, South Tampa and Wesley Chapel. There are plans to open more locations in Hillsborough County, and the Westchase office, located at 11969 Sheldon Road, recently celebrated the grand(image)

South Hillsborough health-care providers can't expand fast enough to meet demand

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 18:10:46 -0400

St. Joseph's-South, which opened in February 2015 off of Big Bend Road in Riverview, is already making plans for expansion to meet growing demands.(image)

Sunday Conversation: Little Greek Fresh Grill president Nick Vojnovic

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:16:46 -0400

During his 15 years as president of the Beef 'O' Brady's chain, Nick Vojnovic recalls, there was a fundraiser at the Valrico corporate store for a child battling leukemia. The event included a "Be The Match" bone marrow registry drive and Vojnovic gladly went(image)

Brandies: Enthusiastic Seffner couple inspires with home garden

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:32:11 -0400

Bonnie and Mike Primovic of Seffner have one of the largest gardens I've visited. And the two of them do all the work, with some help from their son Joe with structure-building. Their garden spreads over 2 acres and they have names such as walrus, Oriental, traveling palm and vegetables for(image)

Riverview Chamber offers annual Halloween event full of treats, no tricks

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:59:24 -0400

RIVERVIEW--Pushing her way through crowds of costume-clad kids hyped up on sugary candy wasn't Theresa Turner's definition of fun. But she had promised her nephews, age 4 and 7, she would take them to the event at Riverview High School called Trick or Treat Street. And she(image)

Immanuel Lutheran School hosts is annual Oktoberfest

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:49:00 -0400

Immanuel Lutheran School, 2913 John Moore Road, hosts its annual Oktoberfest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The school has staged the event for more than 30 years. Admission is free, and tickets for certain games and activities are $1 per ticket at the door or 85¢ per ticket in advance at(image)

Find a Friend: J.J., the kitten, is looking for a forever home

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:47:29 -0400

He was once in a jam but hit the jackpot. The tot was so named: "J.J." He was rescued as an unsuspecting neighborhood human stopped to top off her gas tank. She didn't intend to stumble upon the soaking-wet furball of urgency, shivering and shrinking with each speeding car(image)

Harley-Davidson of Tampa hosts All 4 Kids event to help neglected or abused children

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:23:23 -0400

People looking to make a difference in the life of an abused or neglected child can attend the All 4 Kids event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 15) at Harley Davidson of Tampa, 6920 N Dale Mabry Hwy. More than 25 agencies who work with these children can provide opportunities for the(image)

East Bay Fishing Report for Oct 14, 2016

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:45:21 -0400

Cool change. Water temperatures are dropping, and mornings and afternoons are slightly cooler, making it a great time of the year to catch fish on artificials on the flats. Seeing reds. Redfish schools are popping up all over the bay, and the snook and trout bite is stellar. Most of the redfish(image)

Ventriloquist brings act from Disney Cruises to South Brandon Worship Center

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:10:15 -0400

Ventriloquist Ryan Bomgardner knows people wonder. So he answers the question before being asked. "No, I don't do anything weird," he says. "I don't play with my puppets at home. I don't talk to them." Bomgardner, who took up ventriloquism at age(image)

'Ignored' millennials stake a claim on Tampa Bay community's political future

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:32:14 -0400

TAMPA -- Millennials, the young and youngish, are much more than college students living on campus or with their parents. "We are the generation that created Facebook and social media," said Cesar Hernandez, 30. "Sometimes we feel a little ignored, as if we are not(image)

County fair mixes midway with old-school agricultural excellence

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:15:21 -0400

DOVER -- The Hillsborough County Fair is in a class of its own. As board chairman Earl Lennard explains it, the annual event is a throwback to days gone by, when affairs of this nature were volunteer-driven and meant mainly to tout the impact of a community's agricultural significance(image)

Julestarz Academy for the Performing Arts adds third location in Apollo Beach

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:41:34 -0400

Julestarz Academy for the Performing Arts has opened a third studio. After growing in FishHawk and Riverview, the dance, music and theater studio has expanded into Apollo Beach at 6128 U.S. 41. Julestarz strives to educate children and adults in their chosen fields, focusing on exploring their(image)

Chance meeting by two Apollo Beach women sparks new business

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:34:25 -0400

APOLLO BEACH -- It was a chance meeting for Dana Silva and Tamera Dyer in their new hometown of Apollo Beach. Both recent transplants from the Midwest, Silva from Kansas City and Dyer from Springfield, Ohio, met for what seemed like just another mundane Craigslist transaction. Silva answered(image)

Paralympic Sport Tampa Bay celebrates achievements of athletes with disabilities

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:11:23 -0400

TAMPA -- Andy Chasanoff commutes at least five days a week from his home in Bradenton to his workplace on East Sligh Avenue in Tampa. "It takes me about one hour and 10 minutes one way on a good day," he said. But you'll never hear him complain. He does it purely by(image)

Amy Scherzer's Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:35:52 -0400

USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Hailing author Elaine Shimberg and political trailblazer Betty Castor for leading "boldly, authentically and fearlessly," USF president Judy Genshaft opened the USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Fall Symposium Luncheon on Oct. 6 at(image)

Growing pains: Riverview residents reflect on what has happened to their community

Thu, 6 Oct 2016 16:28:04 -0400

They arrived from all over. Young families came looking for affordable housing and good schools. Retirees relocated for the warm weather and easy access to Tampa International Airport. They were drawn by the charm of the Alafia River, inexpensive land and job opportunities, thanks in part to the(image)