Lutz girl making TV show debut in ‘Kid Stew’ airing on WEDU

Twelve-year-old Madison Maxwell has done hundreds of commercials, beginning when she was just 4. But, the sixth-grader at Academy at the Lakes in Land O’ Lakes has never been involved in a television show. Until now. She’s one of nine cast members in a new series called “Kid Stew.” The show was created by James Patterson, an internationally known author of books written for young … [Read more...]

Local educator named a PBS ‘Digital Innovator All-Star’

It’s no secret that educator Bobbi Starling knows her way around technology. When she was a classroom teacher at Woodland Elementary School in Zephyrhills and at Centennial Middle School in Dade City, she was constantly introducing students to technical tools which could enhance their education and broaden their view of the world. Now, as the magnet schools program coordinator for the … [Read more...]

Honoring the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington

If you were there when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream Speech,” Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries would love to hear from you. The library staff is looking for people like Bill McCloud, a resident of Odessa, who was there at the pivotal event on the mall in Washington, D.C. “I was a private in the Army,” recalled McCloud, now 68. “I think there was all … [Read more...]