Tampa Bay Lightning To Host Second Annual Bolts Brew Fest

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today that they will be hosting Bolts Brew Fest at Amalie Arena on Friday, August 17, beginning at 7 p.m. The three-hour event will include craft beers from many different local craft breweries, oversized games, Lightning personalities and more.

General Admission tickets will include unlimited beer sampling and other fun perks to be announced. 
There will be more than 100 craft beer varieties from more than 50 local and national breweries for individuals to choose from at the event. The full lineup of participating breweries will be announced prior to the event.

Craft beer enthusiasts can purchase a VIP Admission ticket which will allow them access into the event one hour prior to general admission. VIP includes parking, unlimited beer sampling, early entry from 6-7 p.m. for an extra hour of sampling without the crowds, access to Amalie Arena’s Lexus Lounge featuring exclusive VIP-only beer and food, a Tampa Bay Lightning Locker Room Tour and one complimentary ticket voucher for one Tampa Bay Lightning pre-season game.

Tickets for the event are on sale. Tickets can be purchased by going to Ticketmaster.com.  
General Admission through July 5 is $35. Early bird through July 20 is $45 and $55 through August 16. The cost is $65 at the door. VIP admission is $95 through July 5, $105 through July 20 and $125 through August 16. At the door it will cost $150.

A Designated Driver ticket will also be available for $35, for General Admission only.

South County Services To Relocate To New Address

South County Services Branch for Property Tax, Motor Vehicle, Automobile Dealer, Vessel/Boats, Driver, Hunting and Fishing License, Business Tax transactions and FL Certified Birth Certificates will relocated to 406 30th St. in Ruskin as of Tuesday, July 24.

Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Driver license services are 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Driver License Services are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Wednesday’s from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

For more information, call 635-5200.

Alexa, Play Hillsborough County Newsflash

If you are one of the growing number of people who are getting to know Amazon’s Alexa, now there’s an easier way than ever to stay up to date on Hillsborough County government happenings.

Hillsborough County is sharing its top headlines, feature tidbits, and calendar items via Alexa, Amazon’s virtual voice assistant. The two to three minute daily updates can be heard on Alexa-enabled electronic devices, such as the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Spot, and Amazon Fire TV.

To listen, open your Alexa app and download the Hillsborough County Newsflash skill. You can edit the order of your flash briefings under Flash Briefing settings. Then just say: “Alexa, play Hillsborough County Newsflash.”

It’s just another way that Hillsborough County government invites residents and visitors to stay connected. Other ways include: Subscribe to the ‘Friday 5’ weekly email by going to HCFLGov.net/Friday5. Follow @HillsboroughFL on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Look for Hillsborough County posts on the NextDoor social media network for neighborhoods. Sign up for HCFL Alert to receive emergency alerts and urgent notifications. Go to HCFLGov.net/HCFLAlert. Watch HTV on demand via the County’s website or YouTube channel.

Visit HCFLGov.net for information about these and all County services.

Annual Hillsborough County Drinking Water Quality Reports Now Available

Copies of Hillsborough County’s annual water quality reports for tests performed in 2017 are now available in print and online. The reports include information about where Hillsborough County customers’ drinking water comes from, what’s in it, and how safe it is. The reports also contain helpful consumer information and important telephone numbers for customers interested in finding out more about their water quality. An online map tool allows customers to find their water quality report by entering their address.

Hillsborough County Public Utilities operates 11 community water systems. Each system has its own report. To see the reports online, visit HCFLGov.net/WaterQualityReport.

All customers will receive notice of the available water quality reports through either their mailed bill or e-bill. Print copies may be obtained by calling 246-3146, or by visiting one of these Hillsborough County Public Utilities customer service centers: Brandon Support Operations Complex, 332 N. Falkenburg Rd. in Tampa. Or Northwest Hillsborough County Service Center, 15610 Premiere Dr. in Tampa. 
Hillsborough County Public Utilities provides 49 million gallons of drinking water every day to more than 590,000 people. The department’s environmental laboratory performs thousands of drinking water tests annually to ensure that customers are receiving water that consistently meets their expectations.

Visit HCFLGov.net/Water for more information about the County’s water and wastewater services.

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Michelle has been with the Osprey Observer for almost nine years, and her current position is Assignment Editor. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband Phil, two sons, Philip and Matthew, and Tigger the cat.