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MOSI Receives Community Supporter Of The Year From Tampa Bay Technology Forum

MOSI Receives Community Supporter Of The Year From Tampa Bay Technology Forum

The Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) was the proud recipient last month of the Tampa Bay Technology Forum (TBTF) Award for “Community Supporter of the Year.” Museum spokesperson Adrienne Drew said that the panel of judges selected MOSI as the recipient of the  award as part of TBTF’s Eighth Annual Industry Achievement Awards event(…)

Developer Eyes North Riverview For New Aquarium

Developer Eyes North Riverview For New Aquarium

A patch of land bordered by Gornto Lake, Providence Rd. and Bloomingdale Ave. in the heart of Riverview is one of two locations developers are currently eying, as the possible new home of Shore Lab Discovery Center, an aquarium complex that has been in the making for almost two decades. If everything goes as planned,(…)

Hillsborough County Students Excel on National Reading and Math Tests

Hillsborough County Students Excel on National Reading and Math Tests

Announcement from MaryEllen Elia, Superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools Today the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) announced the new math and reading scores for fourth and eighth grade for the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA). The Hillsborough County Public Schools results are tremendous! This is the first time that we have participated in(…)

Prescribed Burn Scheduled for Dec. 7 at Upper Little Manatee River Nature Preserve

Florida Forest Service (formerly known as the FL Division of Forestry), is conducting a prescribed burn for Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department today, Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Upper Little Manatee River Nature Preserve, CR 579 in Wimauma. The burn will last one day. The purpose of the burn is for pine flatwoods maintenance(…)

Sheriff David Gee Receives Patriotic Employer Award For The Second Time

Sheriff David Gee Receives Patriotic Employer Award For The Second Time

Thanks to his leadership and personnel policies that support employee’s participation in the National Guard and Reserve, Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee received the Patriot Award last month for his support of HCSO employees who are also members of the nation’s National Guard and Reserve. Appropriately and, for the second time in his career Gee,(…)

Friday Evening Crash Holds Up Traffic on FishHawk Crossings

A single-vehicle accident on FishHawk Crossings Boulevard in Lithia, delayed residents returning from work on Friday, December 2, after the driver of a late model Ford Windstar mini van had lost control, ran off the road and hit a tree. Hillsborough County Sheriff deputies and emergency personnel received the call at around 4:30 p.m. Upon(…)

Newsome High School on Lockdown After Online Threat

Newsome High School on Lockdown After Online Threat

Dozens of deputies, including HCPS School Security officers, along with area school resource deputies and local law enforcement were on hand at Newsome High School this morning

Buy A Gift Card – Bring Hope To Children With Cancer

Staff Report With the arrival of the holiday season comes an opportunity to bring hope to children who are battling cancer. The Giving Hope through Faith Foundation is holding its annual “Stockings of Hope” drive and could use your help. This project was started in memory of Zachary Tucker, who courageously battled brain cancer in(…)

Pinecrest Elementary Celebrates 75 Years Of Pilot Pride (1936-2011)

More than seven decades of history were validated by a milestone of successful accomplishment last month, as hundreds, both young and old, gathered to celebrate 75 years of Pilot Pride in Lithia.  The event, held in mid-November in the Pinecrest Elementary School cafeteria, brought together past Pinecrest alumni, former students, teachers and principals, who were(…)

Christmas Lights Come To One And All In The Area

By: Dale Bliss he entrance of Christmas Lane, located in Dover. It will be open from Thursday, December 1- Wednesday, December 28.   The most silent of nights and the most holiest of nights comes to us by way of Dover. Once again, Wetherington Lane holds a live reenactment of the true meaning of Christmas.(…)