Monday, December 10, 2012
More than $1.2 million has been allocated for historic preservation projects. See what made the list.
Hillsborough County Commissioners have agreed to award more than $1.2 million to support local historic preservation projects. The grants are offered through the County’s Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Program. Hillsborough adopted the grant program last year to create jobs and to promote historic preservation and heritage tourism. Under the plan: ______________ Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Recipients (Round 2) Heritage Tourism Project Allocations ______________ Heritage Tourism Project Building and Sites Allocations — All of the recipients below are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Florida Historical Marker Program, or designated as a Tampa Local Landmark. ______________ For a list of grants awarded …
Saturday, June 16, 2012
The spotlight is on the James McCabe Theater, from its 1915 birth as the Valrico Civic Center to its life today as a community theater. Paranormal researchers were to investigate long-held haunting claims at a June 16 fundraiser.
The leading character in the June 16 fundraiser show at the James McCabe Theater in Valrico is the structure itself, which had its birth in 1915 as the Valrico Civic Center and is believed by many community theater veterans to be haunted. Are there ghosts at the James McCabe? That will be asked and addressed today, June 16, at the theater, which has been deemed an historical landmark. _____________ _____________ The building is not in great shape, and over the years many attempts have been staged to raise funds to fix and mend the building, which serves today as the main venue for the Village Players of Valrico. Today's event is another attempt in that regard and features, among other participants, Plant City Paranormal Research and Fire…
Saturday, May 5, 2012
The 5th of May Shopping Day yard sale presented by the GFWC Brandon Junior Woman's Club is to help pay for renovations to the group's historic clubhouse on Moon Avenue, built in 1928.
The Fifth of May Shopping Day is under way at the historic meeting place for the GFWC Brandon Junior Woman's Club, a structure built in 1928 that once served as Brandon's first library. The fundraiser is to help pay for renovations to the building, at 129 North Moon Avenue, north of Brandon Boulevard. The building has been designated an historic building. The sale, through 1 p.m., includes as well an art auction, bake sale, raffle prizes and refreshments. Vendors include Beijo Bags, Premier Designs Jewelry, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Simple Sayings Cards, etc., Scentsy Wickless Candles, Tidings of Love Angel Pins and Clinging Cross, Pirate Cover Chocolates, Dog Bandanna's & Accessories and more.