Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The dog was discovered this morning.
A black labrador retriever was found in Seminole Heights this morning, according to resident Catherine Boney. The dog was found on Boney's porch on Comanche Avenue near Highland Avenue, just north of Hillsborough Avenue in Seminole Heights. The good-natured boy has been given plenty of food, water and shade, Boney said. Anyone who may know the owner or who wants to take him in can call Boney at 727-375-6959.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The chain will soon open its doors at 5100 N. Florida Avenue in Seminole Heights.
It's slated to open sometime in the next few months. To prepare for Family Dollar's newest Seminole Heights location at 5100 N. Florida Avenue, beige trim recently accompanied the coats of stark white paint being applied to the chain store. Crews worked at the site earlier this week, making preparations to erect the ubiquitous "Family Dollar" sign along Florida Avenue. Despite controversy surrounding the opening of another white, block-style Family Dollar in the neighborhood, some say the latest aesthetic changes aren't that drastic. "I don't think the building has changed much," said Greg Curtis, co-owner of Cleanse Apothecary, 5127 N. Florida Avenue. "They painted it, and now, they're putting signs up. I think it's here, whether you …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Residents expressed opinions in our comments section.
Earlier this month, we reported on an effort to rid Seminole Heights of feral cats through the help of local residents and nonprofit organizations. Some residents worried that their pets would be rounded up in the rescue effort, while others were optimistic about the move to eradicate Seminole Heights neighborhoods of the animals. Below, we rounded up some of the comments from our coverage. Here's what readers had to say: What do you think about the issue? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The okapi was born in early January.
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Wednesday, January 23
Two weeks ago, Lowry Park Zoo welcomed a rare okapi calf to the family. The forest giraffe, found only in Central Africa, was born on Jan. 6, marking the first birth of the new year at the zoo, according to zoo officials. The okapi was also the first birth in the North American population this year, according to zoo officials. The three-week old calf was born at 64 pounds, and is now 96 pounds, according to zoo officials. He spends his days following his mother around the barn. Okapis have reddish-brown, velvet-like coats with horizontal zebra-like striping on their hindquarters and legs, according to zoo officials. Their body shape is similar to a giraffe, but with shorter necks. "We are very pleased with the successful birth, and are …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The tent is from Metropolitan Ministries.
Monday, November 5, 2012
This just in from Metropolitan Ministries: Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and other community leaders are coming together Thursday afternoon to bless Metropolitan Ministries’ Holiday Assistance efforts at the new holiday tent location at 400 W. Palm Avenue. As the Ministries prepares to serve 25,900 homeless and struggling Tampa area families in the next two months, this uplifting event will include music, prayer and fellowship for people of all faiths. More than 10,000 volunteers will serve poor and homeless families at the site, and thousands more local residents will deliver donations of food, toys and funds to make the annual holiday assistance a reality. Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Albert Capdevila of Abundant Life Worship Center, …
The next city council meeting on the issue is Nov. 15.