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Hillsborough County, Fla. (Nov. 29, 2018) - Local firefighters and law enforcement officers will join forces to surprise students at DeSoto Elementary School on Thursday, Nov. 29, with a parade that will kick off a month-long effort by first responders to support the Sincerely Santa program. Santa...
Arts Council Board December 14, 2018
The Arts Council supports and promotes arts and culture in Hillsborough County. The Arts Council funds cultural organizations not mandated by government or under contract with government for cultural services. It provides management and skills workshops for organizations and individual artists;...
Mashed potatoes, homemade gravy, roasts, bacon, green bean casserole, buttered rolls, fresh corn, and cranberry sauce are some of the holiday staples. While it's a favorite celebration for most, there's one thing overlooked in the hustle and bustle: fighting holiday FOG. Fats, oils, and grease -...
Displays at Veterans Memorial Park & Museum inspire reflection on the sacrifices of men and women who served the United States in times of conflict, and of their families and friends at home. The Hillsborough County parcel on U.S. 301, beside the Tampa Bypass Canal, features statues and...
Hillsborough County, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2018) – For most of Hillsborough County’s history, when someone’s house caught fire, it was a volunteer firefighter who rushed to extinguish the blaze. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue now has more than 1,000 employees, but for many decades the...
Things that go bump in the night fascinate lovers of the Halloween season. As with any building that sees the moonlight of a few centuries, some Hillsborough County landmarks have their own lively histories. In this virtual ghost tour, you can find some of the happening haunted places near you. ...
Since 1990, the Hillsborough County Fair has entertained residents and visitors with competitions such as rodeos, truck and tractor pulls, and demolition derbies. In addition, the days-long extravaganza features talent shows, art exhibits, and, most notably, the Harvest Queen Pageant and...
Young children and adults in Hillsborough County will chase a record, and promote literacy, by reading the same book, on the same day, with thousands of others throughout the world. The nonprofit group Jumpstart's Read for the Record initiative takes place on Thursday, Oct. 25, at branch libraries...
Hillsborough County, Fla. (Oct. 15, 2018) - Can DNA testing unlock the mystery of your family tree? What's the latest tool for researching historical records? Whether you're a genealogy genius or just getting started on finding out who all those people are in the photo albums you inherited, you're...
The USCGC Tampa, retooled as a Navy escort ship during World War I, slipped beneath the waves on Sept. 26, 1918. The 190-foot ship, a fixture at early Gasparilla celebrations in its namesake city, sank to the bottom of Bristol Channel in Great Britain after it was struck by a torpedo fired by a...