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Posted on: June 30, 2016

There's Plenty to Keep Kids and Adults Occupied in July at Local Libraries

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 30, 2016) - Join the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative for interesting, entertaining, and informative free programs for the entire family this July. For a comprehensive look at library programming, visit hcplc....

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July Library Events Information
Posted on: June 29, 2016

Hillsborough County Mosquito Control Spraying By Air the Evening of June 30 in South Tampa

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 29, 2016) - Hillsborough County Mosquito Control will treat areas of South Tampa, Thursday, June 30 from 8 to 11 p.m. by air. The pesticide Anvil 10+10 ULV will be used to control adult mosquitoes on roughly 6,070...

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

Free Mosquito Fish Available July 2 to Hillsborough County Residents

Residents throughout Hillsborough County will have an opportunity to pick up free fish on Saturday, July 2, to aid in the control of backyard mosquito breeding. Limited quantities of mosquito fish will be available from Hillsborough County Mosquito Contro...Read on...

Posted on: June 28, 2016

Red, White & Bark! Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center Celebrates Heroes During Month of July

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 28, 2016) - Celebrate our military heroes and first responders all month long at Hillsborough County';s Pet Resource Center. Throughout the month of July, adoption fees will be waived for military personnel and first responders. Start looking for your new furry friend at the Pet Resource Center';s First Saturday Celebration on July 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This First Saturday Celebration offers a reduced $4 adoption fee for all ready-to-go dogs.

The Pet Resource Center is the County';s animal shelter and The First Place for Pets. The shelter is located at 440 N. Falkenburg Road.

In addition to this month';s special for military personnel and first responders and the $4 adoption promotion on July 2, the Pet Resource Center will continue to offer the $4 adoption promotion throughout July for all ready-to-go dogs that are 40 pounds or larger, a deal which includes spaying/neutering, vaccinations, microchip with free registration, and Hillsborough County pet license tag (a package valued at $250 to $400). Military personnel and first responders must present a valid ID to receive the free adoption special.

The July 2 First Saturday Celebration also will feature:

  • refreshments and music
  • special guests, exhibitors, rescue partners, and foster pets ready for adoption
  • free parking and admission
  • free mosquito fish from Hillsborough County Mosquito Control for Hillsborough County residents with valid ID

The Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center is often the first place to receive the community';s lost and surrendered animals, and the shelter hopes to be the first place adopters come to select a new pet. The facility is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for adoptions, lost pet searches, low-cost spay/neuter vouchers, and Hillsborough County pet license tags.

The Pet Resource Center will be closed Monday, July 4, and resume normal hours Tuesday, July 5.

For more information, call (813) 744-5660 or visit HillsboroughCounty.org/PetsRead on...

Pet Resources Center
Posted on: June 27, 2016

Register Now for the 2016 Hillsborough County Neighborhoods Conference

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 27, 2016) - The 2016 edition of Hillsborough County's annual Neighborhoods Conference is scheduled for Saturday, July 23, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Tampa East Hotel, 10221 Princess Palm Ave. in Tampa.

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

Hillsborough County Offices and Facilities to Close for Independence Day Holiday

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 27, 2016) - Most Hillsborough County offices and facilities will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Closed facilities include the administrative offices of County government, all lib...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2016

Opening Ceremony for County's New Armwood Fire Station to be Held June 30

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 23, 2016) - Hillsborough County invites residents to a ceremony on Thursday, June 30, to celebrate the completion of a $2.4 million project to replace Armwood Fire Station No. 4.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Mosquito Control Spraying By Air the Evening of June 23 at MacDill Air Force Base

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 22, 2016) - Hillsborough County Mosquito Control will treat MacDill Air Force Base, Thursday, June 23 from 8 to 11 p.m. by air. The pesticide Anvil 10+10 ULV will be used to control adult mosquitoes on roughly 5,526 acres. ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2016

County Commissioner Issues Statement on Black Bears in Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 22, 2016) - As has been well documented, a Florida Black Bear found its way into one of our local Hillsborough neighborhoods this week. "Hillsborough County recently passed a unanimous resolution opposing future Florida bla...

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Posted on: June 22, 2016

Active Older Adults Have Lots of Health and Wellness Options in July

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 22, 2016) - Hillsborough County Aging Services offers a variety of activities for adults age 50 and over. Visit HillsboroughCounty.org/Aging to view activity calendars and additional center information, or call Aging Servic...

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

Hillsborough County Seeks Nominations for Annual Neighborhood Recognition Awards

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 21, 2016) - Think you have one of the best neighborhood associations in the area? Did your homeowners group accomplish a project in 2015 that was a home run? Brag about it by competing for the Hillsborough County annual Nei...

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

Mosquito Control Spraying By Air the Evening of June 21 in Apollo Beach

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 20, 2016) - Hillsborough County Mosquito Control will treat areas of Apollo Beach, Tuesday, June 21 from 8 to 11 p.m. by air. The pesticide Anvil 10+10 ULV will be used to control adult mosquitoes on roughly 10,012 acr...

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Posted on: June 20, 2016

Hillsborough Commissioner Sandra Murman Hosts Get Ready! Hurricane Prep Talks This Week

As we "Get Ready!" for this hurricane season, the most important part of being prepared is being informed.

With that in mind, Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman will be hosting special Get Ready! Hurricane Prep Talks on Wednesday, June 22nd, a...

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Posted on: June 15, 2016

Annual Hillsborough County Drinking Water Quality Reports Made Available

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 15, 2016) - Copies of Hillsborough County's annual water quality reports for tests performed in 2015 are now available in print and online. The reports include information about where Hillsborough County customers' drinking...Read on...

Posted on: June 14, 2016

Traffic Advisory - Casey Road/Dawnview Dr. Road Closure Through July 12

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 14, 2016) - Casey Road/Dawnview Dr. from Ehrlich Road to Northdale Blvd. will be closed in both directions through July 12 for contractor work. N. Dale Mabry Hwy. is the recommended detour for through traffic. Normal traffi...Read on...

Posted on: June 14, 2016

Celebrate the Start of Summer at Go Skateboarding Day on June 21

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 14, 2016) - Skateboard enthusiasts of all ages and abilities are invited to join the global celebration known as Go Skateboarding Day on June 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will be held at Hillsborough County's Northwest Ska...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2016

Hillsborough Ready to Help Businesses After Any Kind of Disaster

Roughly 40 percent of small businesses never reopen their doors following a disaster, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County wants to give local businesses the tools to beat those odds with a new Business ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2016

Justice Assistance Grant Funds Released for Criminal Justice Program Enhancem

The Bureau of Justice Assistance has allocated
$156,694 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 local Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds to Hillsborough County for continuation of criminal justice programs that support veterans' and youth initiatives, including court...

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Posted on: June 10, 2016

This Senior Prom Really Is For Seniors

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 10, 2016) - The music. The emotion. The magic of senior prom is timeless, and dozens of seniors will relive memories - and make new ones - during this year's Senior Prom organized by Hillsborough County's Aging Services.
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Posted on: June 8, 2016

Focus on Veterans, Seniors Sets Haley Park Apartments Apart

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 7, 2016) - Haley Park Apartments will hold a grand opening celebration at 2 p.m. on June 20. The 80-unit apartment complex at 13045 N. 15th St. will offer a wide range of amenities and is restricted to very low, low- and mo...

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Posted on: June 8, 2016

Stop Mosquitoes From Living and Multiplying Around Your Home

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 7, 2016) - Following large rainstorms and weather events, such as Tropical Storm Colin, residents may have standing water around their homes that can support the breeding of mosquitoes. Many bothersome mosquitoes typically ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

How to Stay Safe during Tropical Storm Colin: Tropical Storm Colin Update No. 3

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 6, 2016) - Hillsborough County motorists are urged to exercise caution on roadways as weather conditions deteriorate due to Tropical Storm Colin. 

Residents should keep in mind these floodwater safety tips:

  • Don't drive throug...
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Posted on: June 6, 2016

Hillsborough County Offices, Facilities Will Close Today at 1 p.m:Tropical Storm Colin Update No. 2

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 6, 2016) - All Hillsborough County offices and facilities will be closing early today, June 6, at 1 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions associated with Tropical Storm Colin.

Weather conditions will continue to dete...Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2016

Hillsborough County Emergency Operations Center Activated Tropical Storm Colin Update No. 1

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 6, 2016) - Hillsborough County has partially activated its Emergency Operations Center in response to Tropical Storm Colin. This allows County and partner agencies to better coordinate resources and operations.

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Posted on: June 5, 2016

Hillsborough County Sandbag Sites Open on Monday

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 5, 2016) - The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rainfall in the Tampa Bay area on Monday, June 6, associated with a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico.

Sandbags
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Posted on: June 3, 2016

Hillsborough County Commissioners Present Wade Boggs Athletic Achievement Award

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 2, 2016) - The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners recognized three outstanding student athletes with the Wade Boggs Athletic Achievement Award and two Honorable Mentions during today's Board of County Commiss...Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2016

June 22 Community Office Hours: TBX Listening Session

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 3, 2016) - Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner, District 6, Countywide, hosts office hours in the community one day every month in locations around the county. These events provide residents the opportunity to me...Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2016

Hillsborough County Sandbag Sites Opening

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 3, 2016) - The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rainfall, associated with a developing low pressure area, in the Tampa Bay area in the next few days. Sandbag materials will be available this weekend for Hillsbor...Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2016

New Traffic Signals Coming to Brandon Area Neighborhoods to Improve Safety

Hillsborough County, Fla. (April 28, 2016) - Hillsborough County residents will soon notice two new intersection traffic signal projects south of East Lumsden Road in Brandon. Installation of the first new traffic signal at the intersection of Durant and ...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2016

Public Meeting to Discuss Proposed Location of Columbus Drive Tournament Sports Complex

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Jan. 14, 2016) - The Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation department has scheduled a public meeting for Tuesday, Jan. 26, to discuss the site of a proposed tournament sports complex on Columbus Drive. The proposed County-owned...Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2015

Maydell Drive Bridge Over Tampa Bypass Canal is Closed

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Dec. 21, 2015) - The Maydell Drive bridge over the Tampa Bypass Canal has been closed to all traffic until further notice.

The bridge, just south of State Road 60, connects traffic to Palm River Road and other points south. M...Read on...


Parks, Recreation & Conservation News

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Posted on: June 15, 2016

Updated: Lithia Springs Swimming is Re-opened

The swimming area at Lithia Springs Park is re-opened after a two week closure.

Updated 6/29/16.