Sunday, June 17, 2012
Here is a look back at some of the news and features from this week on South Tampa Patch.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- David Rice
Sunday, June 17, 2012
1. Fathers Day: What to Do in South Tampa — Patch's rundown of Father's Day offerings in the South Tampa area. From a day at the history center to a night out of fine dining we've got you covered. 2. It's Safe to Swim at Davis Island Beach Again — A health advisory issued for swimmers at Davis Island Beach has been lifted, officials said Wednesday. 3. Should Peter O. Knight Airport be Renamed? — Davis Islands' public airport is the target of a citizens group that want to rename the facility. 4. Plant High Football Has a 'Tsunami' in the Backfield — In addition to an already stout offensive line, the 2012 Plant Panthers will have a force of nature in their backfield — junior fullback Tommy "Tsunami" Rhee. 5. Local Pubs Benefit From European…
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Not sure what to do for the old man on his special day? Don't worry, Patch has you covered with a fresh list of ideas.
So it's that special day for father's everywhere as the kids and wife show their appreciation for what he does day in and day out. You've got your gift, and the distant relatives are coming into town, but what do you do to entertain Dad on his day? Here is a list of options for things to get your father out of the house with to celebrate this Sunday in South Tampa. Did you get your father something unique or have special plans for this Father's Day? Tell us about it in the comments section below.
Looking for Father's Day gift ideas? Well, here's a new one: How about giving dad some Internet fame?
You know he's the world's greatest, but until now spreading the word has been limited to how many people might see a coffee mug or a barbecue apron. But this is the 21st century. Imagine his surprise on Father's Day morning — which is Sunday, June 17, by the way — when you hand him a laptop, smartphone or tablet and show him the glowing article you've written about him on Patch. It's fun, free and easy to do, just follow these instructions and you'll be ready to start in no time. You can even add photos and videos. Just remember that if dad's a Patch reader, too, you may want to wait until the night before to upload your testimony to his greatness. And once your blog is set up, you can use it to write about anything that floats your boat…
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
All year long, dads do what they're "supposed" to do.
Pen Name Jane said this last year, but we had to say it again. Please, whatever you do, do not make your kids buy their dad anything for Father’s Day (especially a tie). Fathers don’t want anything (unless it’s a Black 1962 Lincoln Continental Convertible with suicide doors). They don’t want boxer shorts or a singing card. They don’t want cologne or new socks. Do NOT believe the commercials. No dad ever told you to buy him anything; that was the “dad-like” guy on TV who seeped into your brain. If you have to spend money, then just go ahead and hand him the cash (not in ones). Believe me, men aren't sitting around dreaming of a new Norelco Power razor or lusting after a World’s Greatest Dad mug. No man is sitting at Walgreen’s debating if …
Monday, June 27, 2011
On the heels of Father's Day, we discuss paternity.
On the heels of Father's Day, don't forget what to do to be a dad, at least in the eyes of the state. There are three types of fathers in this world: 1. Those that are biologically the father; 2. Those that are legally the father; and 3. Those that are biologically and legally the father. Under Florida law, there is a clear distinction between a biological father and a legal father. There are many different scenarios where the distinction between a biological father and a legal father makes a huge difference. In my experience, the difference between a biological father and a legal father most often becomes an issue when a couple has a child, lives together to raise the child for a period of time, and then breaks …