Friday, January 25, 2013
The $85-million, 36-story Art Deco Tower proposed by the Intown/Framework Group would include living space and 10,000 square feet of retail space.
A residential development planned for downtown Tampa would change the city’s skyline. The Intown/Framework Group plans on investing $85 million to build a 350-unit apartment tower near Cass and Tyler streets at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. The city last week approved a sale agreement for the property and will then have to approve the rezoning of the land. In addition to living space, the 36-story, Art Deco tower is to include 10,000 square feet of retail space on the bottom floor. “I think it’s going to have a very big impact on the skyline, but, more importantly, it’s going to have an impact on pedestrian- and street level-activity,” said Phillip Smith, owner and president of Framework. The city has sold the land — the …
Friday, January 18, 2013
“Zero tolerance” for underage drinking and an emphasis on public safety is what Tampa officials have on tap for the 2013 Gasprailla festivities in Tampa next weekend. Equipment from last summer's Republican National Convention will be put to work again.
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Friday, January 18
In effort to combat underage drinking and emphasize public safety during the Gasparilla Pirate Fest next weekend, Tampa officials unveiled a "zero tolerance" campaign on Thursday afternoon. "We want everybody to go home with a neckful of beads and not handcuffs," said Police Chief Jane Castor. During a press conference at the Tampa Police headquarters on Franklin Street, Castor, Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Hillsborough County Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia talked of plans to use equipment from the Republican National Convention last summer to keep attendees of the parade along Bayshore Boulevard safe, and methods they implemented to make sure students don't drink during the celebration. "We're using RNC equipment bike teams on the …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Douglas W. DeJohn, of Clearwater, was on hand at Tampa's Mitt Romney campaign stop to spread the word about his political party.
Meandering through the crowd at the Mitt Romney rally in Tampa on Wednesday, Oct. 31, Clearwater resident Douglas W. DeJohn halted now and then to introduce himself to a stranger and give an exuberant speech about his mission. Some people politely listened. Others walked away. And, on a few occasions, DeJohn was "invited" to move on by the police officers overseeing crowd control at the rally. However, DeJohn persisted in his attempts to "spread the word." As the official spokesman for the Rastafarian Party of the United States of America, he said it's his duty to promote the party founded by the former emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I. "We're a legitimate political party," insisted DeJohn after receiving skeptical looks. DeJohn …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee has written a letter to the public concerning security at the Republican National Convention.
Sheriff David Gee issued a letter to the public earlier this week outlining his office's plan for the Republican National Convention and to assure citizens county wide that officers will be working service calls. Read more about the long hours deputies will be working during the RNC on Carrollwood Patch The letter clearly discusses the plan for RNC-related arrests, tactical strategies for his officers and staffing throughout the event. Thousands of law enforcement officials will flood downtown Tampa along with the delegates and politicians attending the event, prompting Gee to write the letter. "To the agitators and anarchists who want only to bring a dark cloud to this event, let me be clear: criminal activity and civil disturbances will …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The free tickets for President Barack Obama's visit Friday to Tampa were all taken in less than five hours.
If you waited to get tickets to see President Barack Obama at Hillsborough Community College Friday, you're out of luck. Obama's Florida campaign said Wednesday that the free tickets were snatched up in less than five hours, when they were made available Tuesday. People flooded the four Tampa Bay-area Obama For America offices where tickets were handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis Tuesday. Even some Republicans got in on the action, like Scott Goldston, who joined his wife and daughter in line at the Obama campaign office in Riverview. "I'm a Republican, I voted for Obama last time," Goldston told Brandon Patch. "I just wanted to hear him talk, to see if I wanted to vote for him again." The free tickets were also handed out at …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Greater Brandon, Alafia and Plant City Republican clubs are meeting at Edward Medard Park in Plant City on May 19 for a picnic marking the 100-day countdown to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Aug. 27-30.
Today for Republicans marks the 100-day countdown to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, with picnic festivities planned to get under way 11 a.m. at the Burnt Stamp Pavilion at Edward Medard Park in Plant City. There through 3 p.m. today, May 19, the Greater Brandon, Alafia and Plant City Republican Clubs will host the “100 Day Countdown Picnic.” The park is at 5737 Turkey Creek Road. Organizers say the picnic is a chance for grassroots Republicans to meet with federal, state and local candidates. Free barbecue, door prizes and raffles will be offered. Also planned, a straw-poll fundraiser. Debbie Cox-Roush will lead the ceremonies. Cox-Roush is the former vice chairwoman for the Republican Party of Florida and the former…
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Pink fire trucks are at the heart of Dave Graybill's drive to raise awareness and money for women in their fight against cancer. More than 1,000 cities have been visited, including Tampa in October.
Dave Graybill loves women. He’s not a promiscuous Casanova. He genuinely respects, cares about and celebrates the female gender. “Once we empowered our women in this country, we became an efficient machine,” he said. Now, he strives to empower communities across the country with his “Pink Heals Tour,” an Arizona-based movement he started five years ago to help raise awareness and money for women and take the focus away from corporate fundraising. “It’s always about causes and not about people,” he said. “… I created a program to inspire communities to fundraise for people and not their own charities.” Graybill, a former firefighter and Major League Baseball player, travels throughout the United States and Canada for five months out of the …