• Grant Helps Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Purchase 200 Smoke Alarms

      By Tamas Mondovics The Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Foundation was pleased to announce the receiving of a generous grant this month from The Florida Division of State Fire Marshal Bureau of Fire Prevention. The grant reached nearly $6,000, all of which according to officials, were used to purchase 200 smoke alarms each costing $32. (…)

    Grant Helps Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Purchase 200 Smoke Alarms
  • County Hosts Public Meeting To Discuss Proposed Expansion At North Brandon Sports Complex

      By Tamas Mondovics After 30 minutes of waiting and no one showing up, County officials decided to pack up and end the scheduled public meeting in connection with the proposed amenity use changes at North Brandon Sports Complex at 3909 S. Kingsway Rd. The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department scheduled the public(…)

    County Hosts Public Meeting To Discuss Proposed Expansion At North Brandon Sports Complex
  • Fire Rescue To Break Ground On New Bloomingdale Station

    By Tamas Mondovics Following a ceremonial groundbreaking this month, Bloomingdale area residents will witness construction crews hard at work on the county’s newest fire station scheduled to be built. Slated for completion by Spring of 2015, the new 9,300 sq. ft., three-bay fire station will replace the existing South Brandon Fire Station (#7) currently located(…)

    Fire Rescue To Break Ground On  New Bloomingdale Station
  • Over 60 Candidates Boast Qualifications To Residents During 2014 Candidate Forum

      By Tamas Mondovics Residents had a chance to meet, question and hear prepared speeches by the more than 60 candidates running for government office in Hillsborough County during this year’s much-anticipated 2014 Meet and Greet Candidate Forum. The two-part, free community event, which for the past 19 years has been held at the Bell(…)

    Over 60 Candidates Boast Qualifications To Residents During 2014 Candidate Forum
35 Local Artists On Display During ARTWORKS 2014

35 Local Artists On Display During ARTWORKS 2014

  By Kathy L. Collins Since 2000, the Brandon League of Fine Arts has been celebrating the talents of local artists with its annual juried art show, ARTWORKS. This year, a special reception is set for Thursday, September 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Center Place located at 619 Vonderburg Dr. in Brandon. The community is(…)

Brandon Couple Transforms Exotic Wood Into Jewelry

Brandon Couple Transforms Exotic Wood Into Jewelry

  By Kathy L. Collins Jim and Roxanne Tobaison of Brandon repurpose rare, exotic and beautiful woods into pieces of jewelry, buttons and home decor items. The couple, married for 40 years, compliment one another in this venture. Jim finds the wood and designs the pieces. Roxanne does the finishing and marketing. This is their(…)

Brandon Eagles Cheerleaders Win Awards, New Local Elite Junior Gymnast & More

Brandon Eagles Cheerleaders Win Awards, New Local Elite Junior Gymnast & More

By Tamas Mondovics Brandon Eagles Cheerleaders Post UCA Summer Camp Success Brandon High School Cheerleaders, coached by Nancy Reagor, had a chance to participate in the Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) camp at Embry Riddle University in Daytona Beach earlier this month.  Proud of the Brandon High School cheer team’s performance, Reagor said that while at(…)

Bloomingdale Blaze Softball Team Wins 12U World Series Championship

Bloomingdale Blaze Softball Team Wins 12U World Series Championship

  By Tamas Mondovics This year’s Babe Ruth Softball 12U World Series tourney started out a bit rough for the members of the Bloomingdale Blaze team, but instead of giving up, the girls rallied together and became World Series Champions in Alachua, Fla. After losing their first pool game to Connecticut, which was also the(…)

August Brandon 2014 Business Column

August Brandon 2014 Business Column

  By Sandra Meyer Brandon Dermatology Announces New Addition Brandon Dermatology is pleased to announce Dr. Ricardo L. Berrios ,who recently joined the practice. A native of Brandon, Dr. Berrios received his Bachelor’s from the University of South Florida, where he majored in Biomedical Sciences and graduated with highest honors. He graduated with honors from(…)

Summertime Activity Reminders & More In South Ridge

Summertime Activity Reminders & More In South Ridge

  By Kim Ruiz Summertime Reminders Summertime and sunshine mean a lot of outdoor activities are occurring in and around the South Ridge neighborhood. Please remember to follow the speed limit to protect the children and families who are out walking, biking, running, etc. Homeowners are reminded that all outdoor sports equipment, like basketball hoops,(…)

Organization Seeks Community Support For Annual Hillsborough River Costal Cleanup

Organization Seeks Community Support For Annual Hillsborough River Costal Cleanup

  By Tamas Mondovics Tampa Bay area residents are invited to take part in the annual Hillsborough River and Coastal Cleanup, joining the effort to beautify sites along the Hillsborough and Alafia Rivers and other waterways. Hosted each year by Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful (KTBB), the campaign is scheduled to be held on Saturday, September(…)

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue To Build Future Brandon Station In 2017

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue To Build Future Brandon Station In 2017

  By Tamas Mondovics Brandon area motorists have likely wondered about the recently posted signs near the intersection of Oakfield and Pauls Dr. alerting residents of plans for a new fire station serving the community in the near future. According to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue (HCFR) Facilities Manager Tim Donahue, the signs are for real(…)

Center Place To Hold Beach Themed Bunco To Raise Program Funding

Center Place To Hold Beach Themed Bunco To Raise Program Funding

  By Kathy L. Collins Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association will be hosting a Beach Blanket Bunco For The Arts on Thursday, September 18 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bunco is a game of dice, luck, social interaction and prizes. This particular bunco will not only be fun, but also a way for the(…)

Murder Mystery Comedy Dinner Show Fundraiser For Brandon Elk Youth Programs

Murder Mystery Comedy Dinner Show Fundraiser For Brandon Elk Youth Programs

  By Michelle Colesanti Helping to solve a murder mystery will not only provide a fun night out, but it will help to benefit the various Brandon Elk’s charities which support the local community. Join in for this night of laughs and mystery as this hilarious and dysfunctional family drama loudly unfolds as attendees learn(…)