Florida Avenue Safety, Vélo Champ Burglary and More on Patch This Week
Here is a look back and some of the news and features from this week on Seminole Heights Patch.
1. Fatal Crash Exposes Danger of Intersection in Old Seminole Heights — The death of a local resident has others asking questions about the safety along one of the city's main thoroughfares. We asked readers to weigh in with a poll.
2. Tampa Cash Mob Starts With Cleanse Apothecary — A national grassroots campaign to support local business has a home in Tampa as the Tampa Cash Mob set its sights on a Seminole Heights business for its first ever event.
3. Lowry Park Zoo Welcomes New Piglet — A baribusa piglet that weighed 1 pound at birth is now being exhibited with its mother in the Asian Gardens habitat at the zoo.
4. Vélo Champ Bike Shop Nearly Broken Into Again — After having its door kicked in and a $2,500 bike stolen on Sunday, Vélo Champ bike shop on Central Avenue was targeted again in an attempted burglary on Thursday night.
5. Seminole Heights Senior Welcomes Riders on His Bike Trek — Patch caught up with 71-year old cyclist and Seminole Heights resident Earl Stine to discuss 210 mile bicycle journeys through the Florida Keys.
6. Meals on Wheels of Tampa Sets One Day Record For Deliveries — With 669 meals served on Monday, the organization based on Hillsborough Avenue set a single day record for deliveries to the homebound and elderly.
7. Scott, Obama Administrations Square Off in Voter Battle — We asked readers to weigh in on the governor's plans to purge voter registration rolls for non-citizen voters and the battle that could ensue with Obama administration. The issue drew its share of attention, attracting more than 40 comments.