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Henderson: Monsignor Higgins tended to all, including Jerome, the score guy

Henderson: Monsignor Higgins tended to all, including Jerome, the score guy

As comfortable the good monsignor was around people of fame and influence, Joe Henderson says he never got too big for his parish — and his parish seemed to be anyone who crossed his path.
Published: 08/26/16
$3.2 million later, Tampa reopens historic Cuscaden pool

$3.2 million later, Tampa reopens historic Cuscaden pool

It’s been something like 60 years since Charlie Miranda and Yvonne Yolie Capin learned to swim at the old Cuscaden Park pool.
Updated one month ago
New Tampa activist is a lifeline for artistic and other causes in her native Venezuela

New Tampa activist is a lifeline for artistic and other causes in her native Venezuela

In the northeast Venezuelan city of Barcelona, in a historic, colonial-era house that once hosted liberator Simon Bolivar, children learn about the visual arts, body language, theater, music and dance.
Updated one month ago
 Police seek  clues after burglars hit more than 20 homes in South Tampa

Police seek clues after burglars hit more than 20 homes in South Tampa

Police say a Morrison Avenue home was broken into Monday, the 22nd in a string of home burglaries. One of the suspects was recorded on security video, and police believe he is working with two others. Most of the robberies occur during the day.
Updated one month ago
More kids pulled from homes in Hillsborough than anywhere else in Florida

More kids pulled from homes in Hillsborough than anywhere else in Florida

The children are taken from their homes because parents fight or use drugs, or because of child abuse, neglect and mental illness. Others are given away by parents who admit defeat at handling teenagers.
Updated one month ago
New apartments raise the bar on USF housing — and maybe the neighborhood

New apartments raise the bar on USF housing — and maybe the neighborhood

Ultra-modern, high-rise apartment buildings are soon to be the norm in neighborhoods that flank the University of South Florida, a response to out-of-state enrollment that has tripled since 2010.
Updated one month ago
Tampa attorney Warren Dawson named to national AME Church judicial panel

Tampa attorney Warren Dawson named to national AME Church judicial panel

TAMPA — “Black lives matter” has become a touchstone issue in the United States in the past two years. It’s a message that Warren Dawson has dedicated his whole professional life to furthering.
Updated one month ago
Plant City Chamber hires new president

Plant City Chamber hires new president

After a nationwide hunt, the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce found its new president within a 10-mile radius of its office.
Updated one month ago
Tandoor brings exotic South Indian cuisine to Brandon

Tandoor brings exotic South Indian cuisine to Brandon

What I Ate: Curry houses can be found in almost every corner in my native England. But Indian cuisine is still something of a novelty in Tampa Bay, so I was delighted to find a variety of meat and vegetarian dishes on the menu at Tandoor.
Updated one month ago
Shriners provide enriching experiences at Camp Care-A-Lot

Shriners provide enriching experiences at Camp Care-A-Lot

BRANDON — Leigh Dittman, a longtime patient at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Tampa, recently spent her second consecutive year serving as a counselor at the Shriners’ Camp Care-A-Lot.
Updated one month ago