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  1. Committee ranks bidders for Downtown Temple Terrace

    Local Government

    TEMPLE TERRACE — A company that wants to build a bank, retail building and two restaurants in the Downtown Temple Terrace redevelopment area received the highest ranking by a committee reviewing bids to buy city-owned property there.

    Martin Hudson, who has been fascinated with cities since childhood, is in charge of making sure the downtown Temple Terrace gets done. He’s confident “We can do this.’’
  2. Alonso assistant principal walks away from job to see the world


    TAMPA — When Alonso High School assistant principal for administration Scott Hazlett announced he was resigning his position to take a year off and travel the world, the reaction ranged from shock to disbelief to some envy.

    Alonso High School assistant principal Scott Hazlett has quit his position to take a year off and travel the world.
  3. Joe Henderson: Brandon High teammates relive hoop dreams

    Human Interest

    Memories of a special time can echo across miles and decades. They can bring people back to Brandon from as far away as Texas to celebrate something they achieved together.

    Brandon High School basketball coach Jan Bennett exhorts his players during the 1977 game when the Eagles defeated Robinson High in double overtime.
  4. Temple Terrace special election for mayor set for October


    TEMPLE TERRACE — Help Wanted: The ideal candidate who will cheerily represent the city at countless events around the Tampa Bay area and spend long evening hours at least twice a month conducting City Council meetings. Pay is $59, plus change, per week.

    Robert Boss, Temple Terrace councilmember and vice-mayor, is conducting city meetings.
  5. Sculptor Donald Gialanella, creator of Dalí mustache, steels himself to life with Parkinson's

    Human Interest

    Steel. It's steady. It's firm.

    Not like the body that sculptor Donald Gialanella is left with, wracked on the right side by tremors from Parkinson's disease.

    Sculptor Don Gialanella looks through pieces of scrap steel Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Tampa Steel & Supply. The well known artist has created numerous sculptures including the Dali Mustache located at the museum in St. Petersburg, along with numerous others. Gialanella, who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, is wondering how much longer he can continue to use his hands to create his works.
  6. Angelina's shifts from gas station to plaza


    LUTZ — For five and a half years, Stephen Carlano operated Angelina's Pizza Subs & More out of the Shell Gas Station on State Road 54.

    hillsevbiz061617: Angelina's Italian Bistro, which features garlic parmesan wings, is shifting from a gas station on State Road 54 to the Tropical Village Plaza in Lutz. Photo courtesy of Angelina's.
  7. New Italian food option comes to north county


    WESTCHASE — If you are hungry for pizza and Italian food, there are two new restaurants in northern Hillsborough County to satisfy your cravings. Two existing Italian restaurants have made changes and expanded to give their customers more of what they want.

    hillsevbiz061617: Enzo's Pizzeria & Pasta offers a large variety of items made from fresh ingredients including several baked pasta dishes. Photo courtesy of Enzo's Pizzeria & Pasta.
  8. William March: Tampa pols pick sides on St. Petersburg mayor race


    It's officially a non-partisan race, but that isn't stopping Tampa Democrats and Republicans from lining up with their party's candidates in the St. Petersburg mayor's race.

    Tampa Bay Times Correspondent William March
  9. Howard Altman: MacDill stops taking 'M' state ID cards; veterans need guide-dog volunteers


    Motorists from four "M" states trying to use their driver's licenses as identification to enter MacDill Air Force Base are now out of luck.

    Southeastern Guide Dogs is seeking families to help raise puppies that may be used to help veterans.
  10. Seminar aims to raise awareness of mortality issues


    TAMPA — Tampa General Hospital nurse Barbara Turner, a 22-year veteran, said too often she has witnessed families struggle with difficult end-of-life decisions without knowing if they meet the wishes of their dying relative.