Bearss Landing Townhomes Opening This Summer

One of north Tampa’s most desirable locations on Bearss Avenue, located just west of North Boulevard, is the site of a new townhome community being built by Meritage Homes. Opening this summer, Bearss Landing will be a community of 115 townhomes on the north side of Bearss Avenue, positioned in-between Buchanan Middle School and Carrollwood Day School. “There is a huge demand for affordable … [Read more...]

Cancer survivor wins scholarships, offers prevention advice

Cailyn Ruff was a senior at Sunlake High School, in Land O’ Lakes, when she felt an odd bump on her head. That was about a year-and-a-half ago. “It was like a big mole,” the 19-year-old said. “I saw it through my part line. It looked funny. It would bleed.” As it grew, she became concerned and brought it to the attention of her dermatologist. Next, came a biopsy. “It was a good … [Read more...]

Light rail is top Tampa Bay choice for transit

A light rail system running beside Interstate 275 is the top choice for transit in a study that identifies potential projects in the Tampa Bay region, according to rankings from the Regional Transit Feasibility Plan. The route would link Wesley Chapel to Tampa and St. Petersburg, with a stop at the University of South Florida. The second choice would follow the same route but rely on “rubber … [Read more...]

Book pays homage to Florida minority political trailblazers

When Dr. Susan A. MacManus set out a decade ago to write “Florida’s Minority Trailblazers,” she wanted to recognize the men and women who changed the face of Florida’s government. Her book does just that. She recounts the personal stories of the first minority men and women elected or appointed to state legislative, executive and judicial offices, and to the U.S. Congress since the … [Read more...]

Great Location and Unique Services at Compass Self Storage

You will never think of the storage industry as mundane ever again after meeting the local managers of Compass Self Storage on Bruce B Downs in north Tampa. Its trio of managers, Jeremy Jones, Gus Maragliano and Christina Jacome, excitedly spout all the reasons why Compass is the best place to securely store your items and the best place to work. “We’re a different kind of storage place … [Read more...]