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POW/MIA Memorial dedication set for Veterans Memorial Park

POW/MIA Memorial dedication set for Veterans Memorial Park

TAMPA — This year’s National Former Prisoners of War Recognition Day holds a special significance in Tampa, where another memorial is set to be unveiled, this one in recognition of POWs and those missing in action....
Updated: 2 months ago

Students lead ‘Relay for Life’ event at Armwood

Adults typically organize the Relay for Life events. This year, students at Armwood High School in Seffner are taking charge to remember loved ones lost to cancer and honor those fighting the disease.
Updated: 2 months ago
Seeds of Hope ‘Color Your Egg Run’ fights hunger

Seeds of Hope ‘Color Your Egg Run’ fights hunger

LITHIA — The race at Newsome High last month was “very colorful, crazy colorful,” said Newsome High senior Madi Bridges, about the third annual Color Your Egg Run.
Updated: 2 months ago
Girls travel softball team made up of ‘World Series’ champs

Girls travel softball team made up of ‘World Series’ champs

BLOOMINGDALE — Coach D.J. Pena of Valrico led the Bloomingdale Blaze Under 12 Babe Ruth softball team as the girls captured the Florida state crown in 2014. Now, about half of the members of that same softball team continue to work with Pena a...
Updated: 2 months ago

Learning to live with change

In the process of growing up and reaching senior-hood, I have lost many things – innocence, weight, hair, sometimes patience and memories – to name just some of what has seemed to slowly evaporate from my life. And I know from speaking ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Saying goodbye to recipe clutter, dull knives

Saying goodbye to recipe clutter, dull knives

Last week I did two things I’ve put off doing for a long, long time. They’re the kind of things you know need attention but you keep putting off ad nauseam. Call the job a spring cleaning of sorts.
Updated: 2 months ago
Rotarians gear up for 6th annual crawfish festival

Rotarians gear up for 6th annual crawfish festival

RIVERVIEW – Louisiana native Michael Broussard is gearing up for his biggest meal of the year. With his fellow Rotarians he’s set to serve some 2,000 pounds of crawfish straight from the bayou in Louisiana to the grasses of Winthrop in ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Illegal electrical connection causes fire at Brandon grow house

Illegal electrical connection causes fire at Brandon grow house

An illegal electrical connection that provided unmetered electricity caused a fire Monday at a Brandon home that later was found to be used to grow marijuana, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 2 months ago

Tampa woman, 19, killed when car hits tree in Thonotosassa

A 19-year-old woman in the backseat of a car was killed when the driver failed to negotiate a curve and the vehicle hit a tree early Sunday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 2 months ago

Two killed in crash on Bell Shoals Road in Riverview

Two people were killed in a crash Thursday night on Bell Shoals Road north of Boyette Road in Riverview, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 2 months ago