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Demolition Ceremony Planned For North Blvd. Homes

Demolition Ceremony Planned For North Blvd. Homes

  JEROME RYANS CEO & President of the Tampa Housing Authority NORTH BLVD. HOMES ARTIST RENDITION OF NEW BUILDINGS BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On Thursday, June 29th, a ceremony will be held prior to the demolition of Tampa’s oldest housing complex. The demolition ceremony for the North Boulevard Homes Public Housing Complex…

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Early Morning Fire Displaces 12 East Tampa Families 

Early Morning Fire Displaces 12 East Tampa Families 

  Firefighters responded to the Knollwood Manor Apartment Complex early Monday. At least 12 apartments were damaged.  The City of Tampa Fire Department responded to a fire that left at least 12 families displaced. The fire took place at and East Tampa apartment complex and the cause of the blaze is still under investigation. According…

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Motorcyclist Killed In Traffic Accident

Motorcyclist Killed In Traffic Accident

  ANDRES ALFREDO CASTILLO … Killed in traffic accident A 22-year-old man died Friday morning after being involved in a traffic accident. The accident occurred on E. Fletcher Avenue, near N. 50th Street. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Andres Alfredo Castillo, was traveling eastbound on E. Fletcher Avenue. He was driving a 2006…

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Winners Chosen In Fifth Portable Shuffleboard Tournament

Winners Chosen In Fifth Portable Shuffleboard Tournament

  Among those attending the Fifth Portable Shuffleboard Tournament are shown seated from left to right: Betty Bell, Steve Scott, Katherine Palmer, Sadie Lester, Earline Cohen, and Vonnie Scott. Shown standing from left to right are: Sunday Bivens Reese, Quincy Jefferson, Connie Bowen, Pearl James, Sandra Nelson, Linda Cotney, Estelle Acree, and Rosalind Timmons. BY IRIS…

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Series Of Fires In West Tampa Ruled Arson

Series Of Fires In West Tampa Ruled Arson

  This photograph shows the blaze intentionally set at 3909 W. Palmetto Street last Monday. Officials with the City of Tampa Fire Marshal’s Office are conducting an investigation into a series of fires. All of the fires took place during a six-day period and have been ruled as arson. According to officials, the first fire…

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25th Annual Silver Edition Of Gourmet Gents Culinary Fanfare Is Sunday

25th Annual Silver Edition Of Gourmet Gents Culinary Fanfare Is Sunday

MS. DELEON RICHARDS-SHEFFIELD CHRISTOPHER KING The 25th Annual Silver Edition Gourmet Gents Culinary Fanfare will be held on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at St. Lawrence Parish Catholic Church – Higgins Hall, 5225 N. Himes Avenue, from 4 p. m. – 7 p. m. Christopher King, Founder of the Gentlemen’s Course, 2017 Global Philanthropy Award Winner and grandson…

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Church Official Confirms Meeting With FBI About Allegations 

Church Official Confirms Meeting With FBI About Allegations 

  REV. DR. HENRY LYONS … Fired from New Salem M. B. Church BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Last week members at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church voted to fire their pastor, Rev. Dr. Henry Lyons, who has led the congregation since 2003. The reason for the discontentment is the allegation of misappropriation…

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Church Votes To Oust Pastor Amid Allegations 

Church Votes To Oust Pastor Amid Allegations 

  REV. DR. HENRY LYONS … Fired from New Salem M. B. Church BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On Sunday, members of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church voted to fire their pastor. Rev. Dr. Henry Lyons had led the congregation since 2003. According to sources, on Sunday, the congregation voted Dr. Lyons out…

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Democratic Candidates For Governor Faceoff At Forum

Democratic Candidates For Governor Faceoff At Forum

  ANDREW GILLUM ..Mayor of Tallahassee GWEN GRAHAM …Former congresswoman and daughter of Bob Graham. CHRIS KING …Housing financier in Winter Park HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Florida faces many challenges, and Democratic candidate for Governor of Florida, Tallahassee Mayor, Andrew Gillum said he’s got a plan to attack them. That includes fixing the economic gap that…

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UT’s 2-Student Debate Team Goes Above And Beyond To Win Bowl

UT’s 2-Student Debate Team Goes Above And Beyond To Win Bowl

  NZINGA LOWE In March, Rahal Wijewardenewho and Nzinga Lowe represented the University of Tampa at the Southeast Regional Bioethics Bowl. BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Most debate teams normally consist of five or six players. And, the subject up for debate is usually as varied as the players. What is not usual…

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Sunday Soulful Supper: A New Gospel Experience

Sunday Soulful Supper: A New Gospel Experience

Sunday’s Soulful Supper with Derrick Williams, host of The Gospel Voice, will bring a new and exciting sophisticated Gospel experience to the New Port Richey area every 4th Sunday at Dulcet Restaurant. Derlie Records and the Gospel Voice Ministries have paired with Dulcet Restaurant to create an ingredient of fine dining, contemporary American cuisine, and…

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Tuskegee University Alumni Club To Host 4th Jazz Luncheon

Tuskegee University Alumni Club To Host 4th Jazz Luncheon

ATTY. ERICK W. HARRIS …Honored guest speaker Tuskegee graduate, Oklahoma attorney, will speak at the Jazz Luncheon. The Tampa Bay Tuskegee University Alumni Club will host its 4th Annual Afternoon of Jazz Scholarship Luncheon on Saturday, June 24, 2017, 11 A. M. – 2 P. M., at the USF Embassy Suites, 3705 Spectrum Boulevard, Tampa….

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Pro Basketball Player Asks Community To Join Her For ’70s Event

Pro Basketball Player Asks Community To Join Her For ’70s Event

Bernice Mosby BY GWEN HAYES Sentinel Editor The former WNBA player who currently plays overseas invites community to ’70s Party A Baylor College graduate, who played for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA before taking her skills overseas, is inviting young people over the age of 18 to join her Friday, June 16, 2017 “for…

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Summer Golf Program Launched For Girls

Summer Golf Program Launched For Girls

Girls from the Centre For Girls learning the game of golf. The Women of Color Golf (WOCG) and the Florida Junior Golf Council (FJGC), in partnership with The Centre for Girls, has launched a Girls Golf Summer Program in Tampa, at The Centre For Girls, 105 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa. The girls’ golf program is…

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West Tampa Alliance Completes Planning For Juneteenth

West Tampa Alliance Completes Planning For Juneteenth

SHALONDA ROBERTS …Entrepreneur of the Year Award Recipients Are Announced The West Tampa Alliance has completed planning for this year’s celebration of Juneteenth. The theme this year is “Break Every Chain!” The 2017 dates are scheduled for June 16-18, 2017. On June 16, 7 p. m., the Alliance will hold their annual Community Awards Banquet…

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Women’s Business Centre Director Steps Down To Step Out

Women’s Business Centre Director Steps Down To Step Out

  STACEY BANKS-HOUSTON …Stepping down as Director of Women’s Business Centre BY KENYA WOODARD Sentinel Feature Writer After three years of championing Tampa Bay women entrepreneurs at the helm of Women’s Business Centre, Stacey Banks- Houston is stepping down from her post. Friday was Houston’s last day running one of the most popular programs at…

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Family Concerned About Daughter, 35, Missing For More Than A Month

Family Concerned About Daughter, 35, Missing For More Than A Month

YEKKEKICCIA SMITH …Also known as “KeKi” Birthdate: March 20, 1982 BY GWEN HAYES Sentinel Editor Ms. Theresa Smith of Miami, is used to speaking with her daughter several times a week. She last spoke with her on April 24, 2017. Alton Smith, of Tampa, her father, did not speak with her as often as her…

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Charity Golf Tournament To Benefit Victims Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Charity Golf Tournament To Benefit Victims Of Alzheimer’s Disease

  MRS. CYNTHIA LEWIS BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor On Wednesday, June 7th, a Charity Golf Tournament will take place. Its purpose is to benefit victims of Alzheimer’s Disease. The Florida Alzheimer’s Association is hosting the event. On Tuesday, beginning at 6 p.m., a Hospitality Party will take place. The tournament will begin…

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