Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The City of Tampa's Parks & Recreation department is spearheading the workshop.
Seminole Heights residents looking for a place to walk their furry friends are one step closer to a local dog park becoming a reality. The City of Tampa's Parks & Recreation department is hosting a public workshop at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 at the Seminole Garden Center, 5800 N. Central Avenue, to discuss a proposal for a park at Henry and Ola Park, according to officials in the department. Members of the Seminole Heights community have been outspoken about efforts to bring a dog park to the neighborhood, and created a Facebook page to post photos of the park and updates. We recently talked to Mauricio Rosas, a Seminole Heights resident who is spearheading the dog park movement. What do you think about the idea of a dog park at Henry …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Check out a video with owner Kendra Bailey talking about what attendees can expect.
Once a year, customers at Health Mutt in Seminole Heights are honored with a day geared toward them. This year, Customer Appreciation Day will be from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 at the store, 6116 N. Central Avenue. During the event, customers can expect a 15 percent off discount on items, goodie bags for the first 50 customers, raffle prizes and vendors who will talk pet nutrition and give away samples, said owner Kendra Bailey. "We are letting people know to bring their furry friends with them so they can taste test the food samples," Bailey said. Proceeds from the event will go toward Dogma Pet Rescue and the Golden Retriever Rescue Mid-Florida. Bailey said the event, held once a year, is to celebrate customers who have …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Find out how you can help out in your community.
There are lots of great organizations across Tampa Bay that do fantastic things to help make our communities better. Metropolitan Ministries in Seminole Heights helps to give back to the poor in our communities with food drive, community outreach programs and other community based services. To learn more about Metropolitan Ministries and how they help out, check out the video above and go to their website to see opportunities on how you can help.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Chamberlain High School Chiefs were facing the Freedom High School Patriots when weather turned ugly on Tuesday night.
In round two of the high school softball postseason, The Chamberlain Chiefs were scheduled to face the Freedom Patriots on Tuesday night at Chamberlain High School. About 15 minutes into the game, a half hour lightning delay became an hour-long rain delay. By then, thunderous skies and heavy rain began to blanket the area, causing students, school officials and parents to run to their vehicles to keep dry. The game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 1, at 4 p.m. Two innings were played before the delay. By then, the score was 2-0, with the Patriots in the lead. Freedom's record is 19-3, and Chamberlain's is 21-7. This was the fourth time the teams have met this season. Chamberlain won two of the first three games. Heavy rain is …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The group is preparing for the Beau Moore Classic, a powerlifting competition in Town N'Country.
On a recent afternoon, the white-haired women wearing baby blue T-shirts and sneakers met at the Jackson Springs Recreation Center. The wives, grandmothers and retirees ranged in age from 70 to 91. They weren't gathered to do the stuff expected of grandmothers. No exchanging of recipes or trading crochet patterns. They flocked to the gym near the Center's basketball court to begin their routine. Stretching. Squatting. Lifting weights. Their purpose? To participate in the Beau Moore Classic Powerlifting Contest at 9 a.m. on March 16 at the Center. The Classic, which is open to the public, is run in conjunction with Raw United Powerlifting Federation and the Wounded Warrior Project, according to Hillsborough County officials. Competitors …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Check out a photo slideshow of photos that are already on the site, and add your own!
If you want to share your photos with neighbors around Seminole Heights, it's quick and easy. Upload photos of anything from football games to walking your dog with friends at the park. Check out our photo slideshow to see examples of people and places around Seminole Heights.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Hulfish operates his business at 2705 E. Hanna Avenue.
From the outside, the warehouse off E. Hanna Avenue appears non-descript, tucked off the narrow road a few feet from a set of uneven railroad tracks. But inside, artist Jason Hulfish is creating mini-wonderlands for kids across Tampa Bay. In one corner of the warehouse, a pink and white Cinderella carriage bed sits, soon to be completed and shipped to Morocco for a client. Across from it is a pirate bed that's still in progress. The projects he creates range in price from $5,000 to $50,000. Hulfish got his start doing T-shirt designs. That led to murals, then to custom-designed bedrooms, then to two appearances on ABC's "Extreme Makeover." "I create functional art," he said. "The art is designed as furniture. We can do a full theme of your…
Friday, February 15, 2013
The Center is at 9704 N. Boulevard in Forest Hills.
The Life Enrichment Center in Forest Hills is a nonprofit that offers a number of classes for adults, from painting to crocheting. On Monday, we stopped by "Pastels - Pure & Simple Fun" at the Center in Forest Hills. Check out our photo gallery and a video of the class taught by instructor Lorraine Potocki. Have you been to the Center? What's your favorite class? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
A volunteer day to build the playground will be held on Saturday, March 2.
On Lamar Avenue in Tampa Heights, a vacant lot behind an abandoned building that was once a church will soon have a purpose. Members of the community are partnering with KaBOOM! and PNC Bank to build a playground for the neighborhood's kids in an area of town where some parks lack playground equipment, and to help combat childhood obesity. A volunteer day will be held on Saturday, March 2 for anyone interested in pitching in to help build the playground. "We are always looking for opportunities for our youth," said Lena Young Green, president of the Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association, "and our neighborhood." The playground idea came about last year, when officials at KaBOOM!, a nonprofit organization that helps facilitate the creation …