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City’s Department Of Solid Waste And Environmental Program Management 3R’s Art & Poetry Contest

Mayor Jane Castor with the winners from 2021. The annual contest has begun accepting art and poetry submissions from students in grades 3 to 12, representing Tampa schools, homeschooling, the MacDonald Training Center and other City of Tampa programs. The contest, now entering its 17th year, is an outreach education program that encourages participants to…

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State Attorney’s Conviction Review Unit Gets New Leader

ATTORNEY THERESA JEAN-PIERRE COY   Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren recently announced that accomplished Attorney Theresa Jean-Pierre Coy is joining his staff to serve as Supervising Attorney for the office’s Conviction Review Unit. Attorney Warren founded the Conviction Review Unit in November 2018 to identify, remedy, and prevent wrongful convictions. “Ms. Coy brings a wealth…

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Residents Are Urged to Participate In Community Discussions

County Commissioner Gwen Myers   Hillsborough County and County Commissioner Gwen Myers are seeking input from residents on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues that  impact quality of life across the county. County government is offering several ways to participate in a series of listening sessions in January to inform an  equity profile study that is underway until January 31, 2022. This input, along with strategic analysis, will be used…

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University Area Community Dev. Corp. To Host 10th Annual ‘Paint The Town’ Event

Sarah Combs, CEO of UACDC and State Rep. Fentrice Driskell at last year’s event.   Volunteers mix work and fun at Paint the Town.     BY MONIQUE STAMPS Sentinel Staff Writer   The University Area Community Development Corps.’ (UACDC) 10th Annual “Paint the Town” volunteer event will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022….

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Get It Straight Foundation Nike Shoe Drive

Rechi Butler   Get It Straight Foundation held its 11th year Nike shoe drive. Youth from Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk County School Districts were the recipients of the shoe drive. Get It Straight Foundation founder, Rechi Butler is shown with the shoes. Youths in these counties get shoes for back to school and Christmas during…

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Fun Lan Drive-In Closed After 71 Years

Fun Lan Drive-In closes after 71 years. The property is for sale.   When you drive past the fun land drive-in theater, you will no longer see the upcoming movies being advertised. Instead, the marquee will read, “We will miss you.” The theater and the flea markets closed because the property is slated to be…

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Realtor Provides Meals For Homeless During Holidays

  TNT’s Southern Spice’s Tammy and Toyia Miller, Eboney De Costa, founder of the De Costa Foundation and of De Costa Realty, and Shannon Dopkins of De Costa Realty.   Eboney De Costa and Shannon Dopkins of De Costa Realty. BY MONIQUE STAMPS Sentinel Staff Writer      Tampa native Eboney DeCosta continues her work to…

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City Brings Holiday Pop-up Shop Experience To East Tampa

FAIR OAKS PARK … Location Of Holiday Fun And Shop        An East Tampa park will be transformed into a shoppers’ wonderland thanks to a partnership with the Saturday Morning Shoppe, LLC.       The Holiday Fun and Shop takes place on Sunday, December 19, 2021, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Fair Oaks Park located…

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TIERA This week’s Beauty Unlimited feature is Tiera, and she’s ready to just jump off the page because her energy level is so high.  Tiera is very much in touch with who she is, and she understands her limitations. She’s also grateful for the experience she has gained, and appreciates having a venue to list her…

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