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Leaky water main causes partial closure of roadway

Leaky water main causes partial closure of roadway

Tampa, Florida -- The Tampa Water Department reports that there will be partial closure of a South Tampa road due to a leaky water main beginning tomorrow morning.

The department says the eastbound lane of West Mississippi Avenue will be closed between South Carolina and South Moody avenues beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 while crews work on the water main. Road flaggers will be at the site to direct local traffic through this section of Mississippi.

Bill Jarrett Ford to host 4th annual customer appreciation Santa Fly-In

Bill Jarrett Ford to host 4th annual customer appreciation Santa Fly-In

Avon Park, FL-- This upcoming Saturday, December 8, Bill Jarrett Ford will host its fourth annual Santa Fly-In, a holiday customer appreciation event featuring an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The community of Avon Park is invited to celebrate the season and join in the customer appreciation festivities, which will kick off by Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving via helicopter.

Pardon our dust: Brandon Library parking getting some renovations

Pardon our dust: Brandon Library parking getting some renovations

Looks like the Brandon Library will be undergoing some construction the next couple of month. In the end, it could be worth it. A new parking lot will greet patrons.

Here's the release from the county:

The front part of the parking lot of the Brandon Regional Library, which is located in the Sandy Rodriguez Center at 619 Vonderburg Drive (just west of Parsons Avenue), will undergo major improvements beginning in January 2013. 

Grand Opening: HCA Antiroom Gallery

Grand Opening: HCA Antiroom Gallery

Sebring, FL-- The grand opening of a new gallery overlooking lake Jackson takes place tomorrow from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Kenilworth Lodge.

According to Destination Downtown Sebring, the event will include a book signing of new releases by two local authors:

  • Willenbron and the Gralumpy by Cynthia Schumacher
  • A Christmas Moon, by Barbara A.Beswick. and Published by Mirror Publishing Co.

Plus, there will be wine, refreshments and appetizers- all FREE and open to the public!

Celebrate the Holidays in Carrollwood

Celebrate the Holidays in Carrollwood

Carrollwood, Florida -- Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and more... there's so many holidays this time of year!

Celebrate them all at a special family event filled with stories, crafts, and games,  plus a visit from a jolly guy in a red suit.

The event will be held in the Community Room at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library on Dec. 6, at 5 p.m.

Refreshments will be served and all children and families are welcome to the event.

The Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library is located at 2902 West Bearss Avenue. 

Caregivers To Be Honored At Reception; Free Educational Workshops

Caregivers To Be Honored At Reception; Free Educational Workshops

Tampa, FL-- Hillsborough County Family and Aging Services Department will host a reception Dec. 7 to honor the caregivers who tirelessly give of themselves to care for loved ones with Alzheimer's or other Dementia-related diseases.

The Caregivers…It takes Heart and Soul Reception will be held from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Oaks at Riverview Senior Center, 101 E. Kirby St. in Tampa.  The event will feature food, music and free educational workshops including:

Demo begins at Seminole Heights Library

Demo begins at Seminole Heights Library

It looks like the renovation of the Seminole Heights Branch Library is underway! Hillsborough County's Twitter @HillsboroughFL tweeted this photo today of the demolition of the city's library.

The county says a new bigger, better library is expected to be completed in 2013.