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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn (center) and members of the New Tampa Rotary Club cut the ribbon at the New Tampa Rotary Dog Park in Tampa Palms. Photo: Bob Thompson

By Gary Nager

Our heartfelt congratulations go out to the Rotary Club of New Tampa (which meets Fridays at 7 a.m. at Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club) and the City of Tampa for seeing an important public-private-partnership plan through to fruition. [click to continue…]

Convicted killer and former Tampa Palms resident Julie Schenecker recently did a jailhouse interview with ABC Action News.

Convicted killer and former Tampa Palms resident Julie Schenecker recently did a jailhouse interview with ABC Action News.

By Matt Wiley

It’s been more than a year since the verdict was read for convicted killer Julie Schenecker, who murdered her two teenage children in 2011. Four years later, Schenecker said that she doesn’t regret killing her kids in an exclusive interview with reporter Sarina Fazan that aired on ABC Action News (WFTS-TV) in April. [click to continue…]

menziesIf you’re going to burglarize a business, make sure the martial arts studio next door is closed, first. [click to continue…]

LA Fitness is building a new facility across Compton Dr. from the New Tampa Family YMCA in Tampa Palms.

LA Fitness is building a new facility across Compton Dr. from the New Tampa Family YMCA in Tampa Palms.

Months after packing up their weights in the Shoppes of Amberly, LA Fitness has broken ground on a new facility in Tampa Palms. [click to continue…]

New Tampa Childhood Teammates Are University Of Miami Walk-Ons

May 22, 2015

By Matt Wiley Young football players dream of playing in college for a chance to make it to the NFL. While it’s common for friends to play on the same team in recreational leagues and in high school, it’s not nearly as likely that those same two friends will walk on to the same college […]

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Tampa Palms Girl To Compete In ‘Miss Florida Princess’ Finals

May 22, 2015

The winner of the annual National American Miss beauty pageant could be a girl from right here in New Tampa.

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Cantina Getting Ready To Open

May 22, 2015

 In the Cross Creek Center plaza on Cross Creek Blvd. at Kinnan St., the former location of La Fuente Mexican Restaurant will again be home to a Mexican restaurant to be called Cantina. 

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Fit 4 Life Crew Celebrates Again With Clients

May 22, 2015

By Gary Nager My friends Travis and Fiona Monday, the owners of Fit 4 Life Personal Training & Physical Therapy Studio, located at 17419 Bridge Hill Ct., in the Tampa Palms Professional Center, have again held a wonderful event (on Apr. 22, catered by Stonewood Grill & Tavern) for the studio’s annual Open House & […]

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Holiday Inn Express Coming To S.R. 56, Near Ice Rink

May 22, 2015

As work continues on the Florida Hospital Center Ice complex (see page 17), there could soon be even more construction along Cypress Ridge Blvd. (off S.R. 56, near I-75) in Wesley Chapel, as a Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (photo, right) will border the ice rink to the south, right across Cypress Ridge Blvd. […]

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Hunter’s Green Country Club Is NOT For HG Residents Only!

May 22, 2015

By Gary Nager When I moved to Hunter’s Green in 1995, Hunter’s Green Country Club (HGCC) was already a few years old and the centerpiece of an exciting new community in an area which was first referred to as “New Tampa” only a year or so earlier.

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Summer Movie Blockbuster Season Is Here

May 22, 2015

The sun is out and it’s already hot…way hot. So, even though the calendar only says mid-May as we go to press with this issue, it must be already summer here in the Tampa Bay area. While it’s scalding outside, your local movie theater is always cool — and so are the movies headed to […]

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New Tampa’s N’Jhari Jackson Earns Eagle Scout, National Volunteer Award

May 22, 2015

By Matt Wiley N’Jhari Jackson loves to help people. So much so, in fact, that the 12-year-old soon-to-be New Tampa Eagle Scout and volunteer’s efforts have helped earn him recognition as one of the country’s top youth volunteers. He also just wrapped up his culminating Eagle Scout project at the tender age of 12. Jackson […]

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You Do The Dishes Keeps Kids Busy & Creative All Summer Long

May 22, 2015

It seems unusual that kids would be excited about doing the dishes. After all, it’s a household chore, and unless there’s an allowance or some TV time involved, who wants to do that? That’s not the case at You Do The Dishes, where kids can take part in creative camps (see below) all summer long, […]

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Totalscape Solutions Can Transform Your Commercial, Residential Landscaping

May 22, 2015

With the trees showing off new, fresh leaves and bright flowers blooming, spring is in full swing in New Tampa. But, you may have noticed your lawn and landscaping still has the winter blues. It’s that time of year when homeowners should take stock of their lawn and refresh it with new landscape design or […]

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