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  1. Neighborhoods get chance in the spotlight at annual awards


    TAMPA — The 14th annual Hillsborough County Neighborhoods Conference recognized several communities and individuals with a Neighborhood Recognition Awards luncheon.

    Public Utilities Department employees Ed Watson and Tiffany Aguilar at the cooking oil recycling table during the 14th annual Neighborhoods Conference. Photo courtesy of Michelle VanDyke.
  2. Musically-inclined pastor finds new home at Temple Terrace church


    For pastor Eric Friedrichs and his wife Tara, a move to Florida to lead Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Temple Terrace, begins a new life chapter.

  3. 'Country Thangs' co-op finds new home in Lutz

    Human Interest

    LUTZ — Lisa Hunt grew up gardening with her own garden at age 5.

    Lisa Hunt owns Cheyenne’s  Country Thangs  with her husband, Darrel, which moved in June to 21405 County Line Road in Lutz.  The outside area will contain a petting zoo,  herb gardens, entertainment area and more.
  4. Multiple offers expected for Temple Terrace city land


    TEMPLE TERRACE — The broker charged with selling city-owned property in the Downtown Temple Terrace area told the City Council that he expected to have six or seven offers for its consideration by the Aug. 1 meeting.

    Real estate broker Patrick Berman of Cushman is working on the sale of city land in the Downtown Temple Terrace redevelopment area.
  5. William March: Sharp divide on health care's next step for Kathy Castor and Dennis Ross


    Divisions are sharp among Hillsborough County's U.S. House members on the next step on health care, ranging from Tampa Democrat Kathy Castor's delight at the failure of Senate ACA repeal legislation to Lakeland Republican Dennis Ross's outrage.

    U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa
  6. Henderson: An ear's guide to life, unplugged


    I'm not sure when headphones became almost a mandatory part of everyday life.

    People love their earbuds, but the world has its own interesting soundtrack. []
  7. UACDC moves forward after severe funding cut to Prodigy program

    Human Interest

    UNIVERSITY AREA — Several programs for at-risk children and youth have closed because of a major cut in funding for the Prodigy Cultural Arts Program, which originated 17 years ago at the University Area Community Center.

    The Art in the Park After Dark Gala will be held at a new pavilion and band shell in University Area  Community Park, 14015 N 22nd St. It will benefit Prodigy.
  8. Tampa Theatre to screen circus documentary aimed at helping domestic abuse victims

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — Circus performer/filmmaker Stewart Lippe doesn't clown around on the subject of domestic violence.

    Circus Manduhai travels to remote towns in Mongolia to help women in abusive relationships.
  9. William March: Ken Hagan raises unprecedented six-figures for three months running


    Summer fundraising lull? What summer fundraising lull?

    County Commissioner Ken Hagan
  10. Editorial: Hillsborough leaders need to get on same page in chasing affordable housing projects


    The need is too great and the stakes are too high for those involved with affordable housing in Hillsborough County to be fighting over the limited federal support that helps make it possible.

    A developer backed by Hillsborough County has asked a judge to disqualify the Tampa Housing Authority, pictured here, from receiving an award it won to help build an apartment complex that would create 200 affordable housing units in Tampa. [Tampa Housing Authority photo]