Home » Archives by category » News (Page 2)

SCC Community Association offers Consumer Affairs assistance

SCC Community Association offers Consumer Affairs assistance

By PHYLLIS HODGES If you have a job to be done—say a bathroom or kitchen remodeled, or a tree removed, you ask your friends and neighbors for business recommendations. Right? …

‘Small’ but powerful: Valencia Lakes West Women’s Club raises thousands for cancer research

‘Small’ but powerful: Valencia Lakes West Women’s Club raises thousands for cancer research

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN A relatively small group at Valencia Lakes is having a big impact on a global scourge. On Saturday, an estimated 300 people signed on to walk for…

Visitors throng to E.G. Simmons for seafood, music and more

Visitors throng to E.G. Simmons for seafood, music and more

Postcard weather. Scenic venue. Large crowds. Great food and music. The 29th annual Ruskin Seafood Festival is a wrap. Hordes of folks from all over Tampa Bay turned out Nov.…

Firehouse Cultural Center looks to the future with expansion plans

Firehouse Cultural Center looks to the future with expansion plans

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Art and culture are more than pastimes or pretty things to look at. Both can bring diverse people together as neighbors and serve as the foundation to…

Brandon Regional Hospital opens pediatric E.R.

Brandon Regional Hospital opens pediatric E.R.

By YVETTE C. HAMMETT Three years in the making, the last phase of Brandon Regional Hospital’s $60 million emergency room remodel and expansion is officially complete, with the final phase…

Community theater group brings popular British play to South Shore

Community theater group brings popular British play to South Shore

By LOIS KINDLE Members of the Pelican Players are about to bare almost all when they present Calendar Girls Nov. 9 to 11. Originally a 2003 British film starring Helen…

In Manatee: Irma brings new focus to Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations

In Manatee: Irma brings new focus to Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations

By CARL MARIO NUDI Even though Hurricane Irma forced the postponement of the Hispanic Heritage Month event at the Palmetto Library from early September to Oct. 21, with Hurricane Maria…

In Tampa: Hallowed ground pays a visit

In Tampa: Hallowed ground pays a visit

Hallowed ground came to Tampa last weekend in the form of a 300 foot, three-fifths scale monument honoring 58,307 veterans who gave their lives in Vietnam. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial…

Victoria’s 5th Avenue Salon celebrates 25 years in Apollo Beach

Victoria’s 5th Avenue Salon celebrates 25 years in Apollo Beach

By LOIS KINDLE It isn’t every day that a small business reaches its quarter-of-a-century anniversary. And it’s even more remarkable when that business has been in the same location all…

2017 Senior Games close; time to celebrate

2017 Senior Games close; time to celebrate

By PHYLLIS HODGES What’s your game? The 37th annual Tampa Bay Senior Games offered competition in a wide range of sports and other activities. This year the games were held…