North of Tampa: June 23, 2000
June 23, 2000
Urban sprawl outruns 911 calls
As New Tampa expands, emergency workers worry they are the last to learn the names of the new streets.
Congregations find places to call home- for now
Some congregations meet in theaters, others in public schools or members' homes as they plan and pray for something more permanent.
Worship without walls
The faithful in fast-growing New Tampa often find they have a congregation before they have a church, steeple or synagogue to meet in.
Researcher's work counts
EAST LAKE -- It turns out one form of hunting is allowed in the protected backwoods of Brooker Creek Preserve.
Carrollwood swimmers win West Florida invitational
CARROLLWOOD -- The Carrollwood Village Swim Team took 21 firsts to win the West Florida Lightning Aquatics Summer Invitational last weekend in Largo.
Town's Christmas tree falls victim to drought
The southern red cedar in Memorial Park was planted in 1980 by members of the Lutz-Land O'Lakes Woman's Club and decorated with lights every year.
Camp to go on, without company
Camp Keystone will revive its traditional summer camp program after Rebound Sports decides to stick with its sports camp concept.
Library seeks funds to expand
The Westgate Library project is scheduled for 2005, but the Town 'N Country Alliance is hoping to do it sooner. "That library is so small for the area it covers," the Alliance president says.
Plans for Northwest Regional Library site still on the shelf
The building remains in limbo while HCC considers turning it into a branch campus, and community members push for a tag office or sheriff's substation.
Rezoning sought to build shopping center
The property owner, also a builder, wants to put the shopping center on Van Dyke Road near the Suncoast Expressway.
Parkway trail nearly ready to roll on
Finishing touches are being put on the 42-mile path threading through Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando counties.
Land owner's plans locked behind gate
WESTCHASE -- When a new subdivision is about to begin construction, often the first things built are the fancy entrance gates.
School's out; teen mischief is booming
It's a summer ritual, police say, a case of idle time, boredom and peer influence, but those caught will pay the price: jail time.