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Editorial: Filling Rocky Point lagoon to build townhomes is an empty-headed idea

Editorial: Filling Rocky Point lagoon to build townhomes is an empty-headed idea

One of the worst ideas in a long time in the field of urban planning received a blessing this month when the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission approved a land-use change for a project that calls for filling three acres of water insi...
Published: 05/25/18
Tutor looks to empower athletes in Wesley Chapel

Tutor looks to empower athletes in Wesley Chapel

Rashay Hudson operates a tutoring business in Wesley Chapel, and NaDorian Hudson has played basketball his entire life, including in college and the ABA. Now, the husband and wife duo are combining their areas of expertise with a new program for kids...
Published: 05/24/18
Bar builder finds solid success in Tampa

Bar builder finds solid success in Tampa

TAMPA ó Ever since he was a little boy, Chris Davenport loved to build things with Legos and erector sets. As he grew older, he spent time working with his dad, a carpenter, and then took welding classes in high school. While in college studying engi...
Published: 05/24/18
Metro Diner brings fare to South Tampa

Metro Diner brings fare to South Tampa

Metro Diner, having already established several locations across Florida, including St. Petersburg, now brings its large portion-sized comfort food options across the bay.The local diner is slated to open Tuesday (May 29) at 4011 W Kennedy Blvd and w...
Published: 05/24/18
Organic eatery closes doors to Davis Island site for more space

Organic eatery closes doors to Davis Island site for more space

Tasty Roots says goodbye to its current Davis Island location on Saturday (May 26) as it closes to prepare for the opening of a new location in the heart of South Tampa at 3415 W Bay to Bay Blvd.For the last three years, locals have flocked to Tasty ...
Published: 05/24/18
Joe Henderson: With chaos the norm on Interstate 4, back roads are looking more inviting

Joe Henderson: With chaos the norm on Interstate 4, back roads are looking more inviting

In the past couple of months, I have had to travel about 25 miles from the bucolic burg of Brandon to Lakeland several times.I take Interstate 4 because it is the most direct route.I may have to rethink that strategy, though, especially with Memorial...
Published: 05/24/18
Class of 2018: AHNís Yasmina Decamp achieves by growing up quickly

Class of 2018: AHNís Yasmina Decamp achieves by growing up quickly

TAMPA ó In the years when many teens are trying to find ways to "fit in," 18-year-old Academy of the Holy Names senior Yasmina Decamp has always stood out. As a first generation immigrant, the child of a single mother, and one of few black students i...
Published: 05/23/18
Updated: 05/25/18
Class of 2018: Durantís Zachary Irovando produces four-digit GPA

Class of 2018: Durantís Zachary Irovando produces four-digit GPA

PLANT CITY ó Sixteen advanced placement classes, 21 dual enrollments, countless community service projects and a strong will to succeed. Those numbers, combined with Zachary Irovandoís unrelenting desire to learn, have likely earned the 18-year-old t...
Published: 05/23/18
Updated: 05/25/18
Riverview chamberís new digs canít top executive directorís passion for people

Riverview chamberís new digs canít top executive directorís passion for people

When Riverview Chamber of Commerce executive director Tanya Doran recently welcomed new members and well-wishers to the chamberís new office, it gave her an opportunity to greet Leslie Forrester.Forrester, owner of Quality Life Massage Therapy, soldi...
Published: 05/23/18
Updated: 05/25/18
Words of wisdom from Class of 2018 on how school shootings have transformed them

Words of wisdom from Class of 2018 on how school shootings have transformed them

TAMPA ó The pain of the Parkland shootings Feb. 14 was fresh on the minds of Hillsborough Countyís graduating seniors when about 300 of them received an assignment.Write a 250-word essay on how decades of school shootings have touched your life and o...
Published: 05/23/18