Thursday, July 5, 2012
Police crowded around the woman at the Temple Terrace golf course Wednesday night.
A woman who was watching the annual Temple Terrace fireworks display on the first fairway of the Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club was hit in the leg with “something” at the celebration, police said. According to Temple Terrace Deputy Chief Bernard Seeley, the incident is under investigation and police won’t know what struck the woman until they receive a report from the hospital where she was taken. Temple Terrace Police and fireworks spectators crowded around the woman Wednesday night. There appeared to be blood on her leg and in a folding chair next to her. Police officers brushed their hands on the chair and the ground, presumably to determine what might have struck her. A stretcher was wheeled over as Community Emergency Response …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission estimates there are 1,457 active bald eagle nests in Florida, which is a 9 percent increase since 2008.
Here's a little something to be proud of on Independence Day. Active bald eagles nests in Florida have seen a 9 percent increase since 2008. The bald eagle population is increasing in Florida, which continues to be one of the top spots in the U.S. for bald eagles to nest and raise their young. Based on its 2011 aerial survey, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission estimates there are 1,457 active bald eagle nests in Florida. Long-term success with bald eagles in Florida is reflected in the species’ recovery from just 88 active nests in 1973. On Tuesday, at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, leaders from the FWC and Audubon Florida highlighted the bald eagle’s recovery and the ongoing challenge of conserving …
Here are some fun facts about Independence Day from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
How Did it Begin? On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country. By the Numbers 2.5 million: In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation. Source: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970 313.9 million: The nation’s estimated population on this July Fourth. Source: Population Clock $3.6 million: In 2011, the dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags. The vast majority of this amount ($3.3 million) was for U.S. flags made in China. …
Monday, July 2, 2012
The forecast only calls for a slight chance of rain most of this week.
After last week’s soaking, Temple Terrace residents are probably ready for some good news on the weather front. It looks like they’ll get it! According to the National Weather Service, this week is shaping up to be much better than last in the weather department. That is, of course, unless the heat is taken into account. Today’s high will climb into the mid-90s and the lows will only fall to the low to mid-70s during the evening hours. The story remains the same throughout the week. Rain chances remain scant today and Tuesday and only come in at about 20 percent during the daytime hours on July 4. Fireworks watchers will find that rain chances decrease to about 10 percent during the evening hours July 4 and rise to about 40 percent on …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Officers in Temple Terrace will out during the holiday as part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.
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Friday, June 29, 2012
From the City of Temple Terrace: Independence Day is one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to alcohol-related vehicle crashes, police say. That’s why the Temple Terrace Police Department is stepping up its DUI enforcement efforts this July 4 as part of the ongoing “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Police officers will be working hard to catch and arrest impaired drivers who put themselves and others at risk. Police will be on the lookout for impaired driving through increased sobriety checkpoints, roving and saturation patrols, and other enforcement methods. July 4 celebrations often start during the day, but last well into the night—making the dangers from impaired drivers even higher at night. The proportion of alcohol …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Did we see you or your neighbors on the first fairway of the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club? Click through the photos to find out!
Kids from Masque Community Theatre and the 50s and 60s band Shout performed July 4 beginning at 7 p.m. The evening culminated with the beautiful fireworks show at 9:15 p.m.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Did we see you or your neighbors at the parade? Click through the photos to find out!
More than 80 participants took part in the Temple Terrace Fourth of July parade. The parade started at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Whiteway Drive and Gillette Avenue and ended at the Ridgedale Sports Complex near Temple Terrace Elementary School.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Chapman encourages Temple Terrace residents to enjoy the city's fireworks display instead of shooting their own.
When the public gathers on July 4 for the fireworks display at the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club, they’re guaranteed all the pop and splendor of previous years, but public safety will be priority No. 1 for police and fire personnel. “The festivities are a sizeable celebration for our city,” said Temple Terrace Fire Chief Keith Chapman. “We prepare carefully each year, but we have been closely monitoring the extremely dry conditions, along with city, county and state officials.” This year, a rising heat index and drought conditions called for intense planning and monitoring. While recent precipitation has helped a bit, Chapman urged caution as moisture on the ground and vegetation can evaporate quickly. He discouraged burning debris …
Saturday, July 2, 2011
The local 50s and 60s band will play on July 4 at 7 p.m. on Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club's first fairway.
When John Baccoli joined the Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce three years ago, he didn’t realize that he and the band he played in would later be performing in the community’s annual July 4 celebration. But, as a member of Shout, a local 50s and 60s band, that’s exactly what he will be doing at 7 p.m. on July 4. The band will be playing on the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club’s first fairway prior to the fireworks show. Baccoli joined the band three years ago, around the same time he joined the Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce. He said he is looking forward to being a part of Temple Terrace’s July 4 tradition. “The celebration is going to be great,” he said. “I am very excited to be playing with the band in an event like this. It …
Friday, July 1, 2011
"Light up the Sky" donations help community residents view a colorful fireworks show in their own backyards.
Russ Oberbroeckling, a 27-year resident of Temple Terrace and former Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce president, knows the importance of the Fourth of July celebration to everyone in the community. Like many Temple Terrace residents, Oberbroeckling and his family attend the parade every year and look forward to the fireworks later at night. It’s a tradition he said he thinks the community should always be able to enjoy. “It’s always nice being able to watch fireworks in your own community,” he said. “But with the economy the way it was a few years ago made it hard on the city to be able to provide the fireworks.” According to Dottie Iwerks, current member of the Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce, the city was faced with a tough decision…