Thursday, March 28, 2013
Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s ‘Bright Lights, Safe Nights’ Initiative continues in local neighborhoods around Tampa Bay.
From City of Tampa officials: Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Gordon Gillette, president of Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas, will celebrate and cut the ribbon on the first street lights installed as part of Mayor Buckhorn’s ‘Bright Lights, Safe Nights’ Initiative. The event will be today at 2 p.m. at the new streetlight located between 2106 and 2108 E. Nedro Drive. “Sulphur Springs is only the first neighborhood that will benefit from this initiative. We’re illuminating streets across this city that are dangerous for motorists and pedestrians and the dark corners where criminals can hide,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. The Sulphur Springs neighborhood was the first to receive the tree trimming and installation of new lights. In total, 127 new lights …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Sulphur Springs facility of Hillsborough County's Head Start will be renamed after the late Deborah McNair-Calhoun.
Deborah McNair-Calhoun dedicated 38 years of her life to helping Hillsborough County children start their scholastic lives. On Friday, the center where she carried out her mission will be renamed in her honor. Hillsborough County's Head Start program has prepared more than 80,000 pre-school children for kindergarten and beyond in its 46-year history. It was work that McNair-Calhoun cherished, and it led her to become a figure whose impact has been felt for generations. "She was the longest serving (Head Start) teacher in the county's history," said Louis Finney, director of Hillsborough County Head Start. "There was a lot of concern when she passed away because she has reached a lot of kids. She made such a difference in the community, so …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Mayor Buckhorn cut the ribbon and officially opened the new Springhill Park Community Center in Sulphur Springs.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
From City of Tampa Online: Mayor Buckhorn and members of the community cut the ribbon and officially opened the new Springhill Park Community Center on Tuesday, May 22. The community center is located at 1000 E. Eskimo Ave. in Sulphur Springs. The design includes a gymnasium, warming kitchen, computer classroom, multi-purpose room, splash pad, playground, and a new sports field. It is also home to the Virginia Rivers Creative Arts Studio, which has three classrooms and a high-tech performance workshop dedicated to theater and performing arts programs. The studio was named in honor of Virginia Rivers, who was the founder and creative director of the City's award-winning Creative Arts Theater, a professional children’s theater troupe whose …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Tampa Police urge witnesses to come forward following the deaths of Terry Lamar Harris, 21, and Lacey Devonnia Coleman, 36.
The two victims of this week's double homicide in Sulphur Springs have been identified, and Tampa Police are urging any witnesses to come forward. A relative found Terry Lamar Harris, 21, and Lacey Devonnia Coleman, 36, dead Monday afternoon in opposite sides of their home at 8218 N. Brooks St. The medical examiner used fingerprints to identify the victims, Tampa Police said. Harris and Coleman died from blunt force trauma, TBO.com reported. Detectives said the incident was not a random act of violence and that the home was targeted. The two victims were friends, Tampa Police spokesperson Janelle McGregor said. Detectives are reminding the public that "even a small detail can sometimes be critical in solving a case," the department said in…
Monday, April 30, 2012
Tampa Police determined the two 'suspicious' deaths in Sulphur Springs to be a double homicide, according to TBO.com.
Updated at 6 p.m.: Tampa Police are investigating a double homicide after a man and a woman were found dead inside a house in Sulphur Springs, according to TBO.com. On Monday, April 30, a relative of the victims went to the house at 8218 N. Brooks St. at around 1:40 p.m. Once inside, “she found the body of the man and the woman on opposite sides of the home,” TBO.com reports. “An officer who went inside the home observed the scene and determined it was a double homicide.” The victims died from blunt force trauma and police do not know if the victims are related, TBO.com reports. "Interviews have produced multiple names for both victims. As a result, detectives have asked the medical examiner to identify both victims via fingerprints. The …
Tampa Police are on the scene at a home in the 8200 block of North Brooks Street.
Tampa Police are investigating two "suspicious" deaths in Sulphur Springs this afternoon, according to a news release. Officials are on the scene at a home in the 8200 block of North Brooks Street, the release stated. No further information was available at this time. Stay tuned to Patch for updates to this story.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The two individuals in the pictures may be suspects in Wednesday's U.S. Postal worker robbery that took place in Sulphur Springs, according to Tampa Police Department.
Tampa Police detectives are searching for the two individuals in these pictures. Police said that they may be suspects in the U.S. Postal Service worker robbery that occurred in Sulphur Springs on Wednesday. “The U.S. Postal Service would like to reiterate that there is a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest in this case,” said a Tampa Police Department press release. One suspect was described as a 6-foot-1, 190-pound black man, 17 to 27 years old. He was wearing a white tank top or T-shirt, jeans, a dark baseball cap worn backward and a black backpack. He was armed with a black revolver, according to officials. The other suspect was described as a 5-foot-10, 230-pound black man with low-cut hair and wearing a white T-shirt…
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Harvest in tha Hood will take folks for a walking tour and discuss some of the innovative projects dedicated to uplifting the community on Sunday, April 22.
Harvest in tha Hood, a non-profit organization that employs and educates at-risk teens in Sulphur Springs through the growing, harvesting, and distributing of locally grown produce, will host a walking tour of Sulphur Spring this weekend. The walk will highlight some of the innovative organizations and neighborhood residents who are dedicated to uplifting the community. The event is to encourage students and community members to participate in neighborhood projects that work towards sustainability and positive change. The tour will starts at Layla’s House, 1516 E Eskimo Ave., at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 22. It is the first time that the non-profit organization hosts a walking tour of the area, said Harvest in tha Hood director Jay …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Tampa Family Health Centers newest location is nearing completion on Nebraska Avenue.
The newest location of Tampa Family Health Centers is tentatively scheduled to open April 1 in Sulphur Springs, according to the nonprofit company's chief financial officer Edward Kucher. The 15,000-square-foot, $4.5 million clinic is situated between the Sulphur Springs Pool and the Tampa Greyhound Track, at 8108 N. Nebraska Ave. TFHC chief operating officer David Bonham said the facility will encompass family medicine, pediatric and dental practices. A pharmacy will open on site "when we build our patient base up," Bonham said, likely within a month or two of opening. TFHC operates 12 other facilities around Hillsborough County, each situated in underserved communities. "The need is there," said Bonham as to why Sulphur Springs was …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Check out a fresh view of the playground equipment and fields surrounding the new Springhill Park Community Center in Sulphur Springs.
Patch reader Elizabeth asked earlier this week if we had any recent photos of the fields and equipment at Springhill Park Community Center, which opened last year to serve the community of Sulphur Springs. We didn't, but here at Patch we aim to please — so here are a few shots of the playground and fields taken Thursday. The $3.2 million, 16,000 square-foot center and accompanying land seem to be in pristine shape. There was even a crew present this week putting the finishing touches on a new sidewalk adjacent to the building, located between Eskimo and Oskaloosa avenues. What do you think of the new Springhill Park Community Center? Post a comment below, or upload your own photos and share them with the Seminole Heights Patch community.