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Nominate your neighborhood for Hillsborough County Recognition Awards

Nominate your neighborhood for Hillsborough County Recognition Awards

Hillsborough County, FL -- Hillsborough County Office of Neighborhood Relations is accepting nominations for the 2010 Neighborhood Recognition Awards. 

Deadline for applications is March 11 at 5 p.m. These awards are designed to acknowledge neighborhood organizations that have been active in civic affairs and worked collectively to improve and enrich their communities and the lives of their residents.

An award will be given in each of the following categories for events that occurred in 2010:

  • Best Association Web site
  • Best Beautification Project
  • Best Crime Watch or Safety Program
  • Best Environmental Project
  • Best Newsletter
  • Best Umbrella Association
  • Most Successful Special Event
  • Most Successful Youth Program

Drag Queen Bingo tonight in Ybor

Drag Queen Bingo tonight in Ybor

Tampa, FL -- Hamburger Mary's on 7th Avenue in Ybor will host Drag Queen Bingo this evening, Wednesday Jan. 26 with all the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.


For $10 customers will get 30 bingo cards which can be used for 10 games (3 cards per game).


Customers will also be given a loaner bingo dauber.

Delilah advocates for Children

Delilah advocates for Children

 

Tampa, FL -- Nationally-syndicated radio host Delilah visited St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa on Tuesday.

Delilah is the spokesperson for the charity Together For Kids.

Together for Kids is a national alliance of hospitals that raises money to pay for advanced technology, treatment, education and medical research for the toughest pediatric issues.

Pirates invade St. Joseph's Children's Hospital

Pirates invade St. Joseph's Children's Hospital


 


 


 


 



Tampa, Florida - Several krewes brought Gasparilla to children who we're unable to go to the Gasparilla Children's Parade.


Pirates invaded St. Joseph's Children's Hospital to pass out beads and good cheer.


Stretchers were decorated as floats as the children went up and down the hospital's hallways with the pirates.

Hillsborough schools celebrate state Arbor Day

Hillsborough schools celebrate state Arbor Day

Hillsborough County, Florida -- According to Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful, Florida's state Arbor Day is today and more than 200 Fourth Grade Foresters across Hillsborough County will roll up their sleeves and plant a tree.  

The students will become members of Fourth Grade Foresters of Florida, an organization that cites its goal as revitalizing observation of Arbor Day in America's schools.  Fourth graders at American Youth Academy in Temple Terrace, Gorrie Elementary School in Tampa, and The Nativity School in Brandon will be receiving trees to take home or plant on campus.

"This project is made possible because groups like Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful covered the cost of each of the individually packaged evergreen trees, so that there is no cost to the students, the teachers, the school, or the taxpayer,"  Debra Ersch, Cofounder of the Fourth Grade Foresters Project stated. "It's a wonderful way to show support for the community, education and the environment."  

Yard sale at local church this weekend

Yard sale at local church this weekend

Plant City, FL -- St. Mary's Community Church in Plant City is putting on a yard sale and assorted foods event this Saturday.

The event will be from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Glover Elementary School, 5104 Horton Road, in Bealsville on Jan. 22. 

For more information call (813)754-1616.

"Negro Day" in Tampa? MLK Day stirs memories of segregated past

"Negro Day" in Tampa? MLK Day stirs memories of segregated past

Tampa, FL -- "Negro Day," off-limits neighborhoods, separate restrooms, schools, and seating areas... all were realities in the Tampa Bay of the past that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. worked tirelessly to change.


Monday's parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will end at Middleton High School, what was for years one of only two Tampa high schools black students were allowed to attend.


If you were black, you went to Middleton or Blake High School, and -- like thousands of other people in our community -- segregation and degradation were part of your daily life.