• Planning Commission Seeks Resident Input To Weigh In On Future County Growth

      By Tamas Mondovics Opening with the statement, “You spoke. We listened,” the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission and the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization for Transportation MPO launched the second round of its initiative, dubbed Imagine Hillsborough 2040. Through an online interactive survey conducted from August 16, 2013 through November 11, 2013, Hillsborough County residents(…)

    Planning Commission Seeks Resident Input To Weigh In On Future County Growth
  • Bloomingdale HOA Takes New Lead In Fight To Stop Big Box Development

    By Tamas Mondovics With a new lawsuit against Hillsborough County and Red Cast Bloomingdale LLC on the horizon, members of the Bloomingdale Homeowners Association (HOA) joined by surrounding HOA officers met this month to confirm their desire to pursue their fight for the community. The effort involves the now well-known Bloomingdale Big Box and residential(…)

    Bloomingdale HOA Takes New Lead In Fight To Stop Big Box Development
  • Couple Celebrates 50 Years Of Marriage At Village Inn

      By Alexandra Booth What keeps a marriage together for 50 years? For one area couple, their long-lasting matrimony can be credited, at least in part, to Village Inn Pie. Bloomingdale residents Chuck and Marcia Hoening tied the knot on June 27, 1964. The couple met while Chuck was stationed at Lincoln Air Force Base(…)

    Couple Celebrates 50 Years Of Marriage At Village Inn
  • Valrico Brothers Finalists In PBS Writing Contest

      By Alexandra Booth The 2014 WEDU PBS Kids Writing Contest recently announced the winning stories at each local station and brothers Daniel and Victor Loerincs, students at Buckhorn Elementary School, both received runner-up positions in their categories. The WEDU PBS Kids Writing Contest is held by local PBS stations as part of the national(…)

    Valrico Brothers Finalists In PBS Writing Contest
Residents Urged To Remain Hurricane Ready

Residents Urged To Remain Hurricane Ready

  By Tamas Mondovics One month after the start of the 2014 Hurricane season, Arthur became the first named storm to make landfall and remind residents of the importance of not only being prepared, but to remain hurricane ready. According to a recent recap of Arthur by The Weather Channel (TWC), Arthur formed quickly and(…)

Mathnasium Strengthens Math Muscles, Donates To Local Non-Profits

Mathnasium Strengthens Math Muscles, Donates To Local Non-Profits

  By Sandra Meyer The new school year will bring many challenges for children as they get  used to more difficult work in all their classes, and few subjects build on the prior year’s work as much as math. Many children simply aren’t ready to pick up where they left off. “Taking the summer off(…)

FishHawk Baseball Team Advances To Regionals & Bloomingdale Softball Advances To World Series

FishHawk Baseball Team Advances To Regionals & Bloomingdale Softball Advances To World Series

  By Tamas Mondovics FishHawk Baseball Team Heads to Alabama After another successful season and, for the second time in a row, the FishHawk 8U Navy All-Stars have earned a spot in the Southeastern Regional Championship in Florence, Ala. The team has received huge support from the community from the start to the finish, which(…)

YMCA 2014 National Gymnastics Championship Makes $4.5 Million Economic Impact In Community

YMCA 2014 National Gymnastics Championship Makes $4.5 Million Economic Impact In Community

  By Tamas Mondovics More than 140 teams and nearly 2,000 gymnasts from more than 20 states arrived in Tampa Bay last month for the annual YMCA National Gymnastics Championships. Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA and Sarasota YMCA served as co-hosts of the event while supplying a number of talented athletes to measure up their skills.(…)

Silver Sneaker Members Train In Hands-On CPR

Silver Sneaker Members Train In Hands-On CPR

  By Heather Wilkins Hillsborough County Fire Rescue (HCFR), in conjunction with Brandon Regional Hospital (BRH), recently had the opportunity to train Silver Sneaker members from the Campo YMCA about hands-on CPR. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or heart and lung resuscitation (CPR) is a vital component in helping to aid a heart attack victim prior to help(…)

Unique Church Encourages Equine Attendants

Unique Church Encourages Equine Attendants

  By Robyn St. James Not many people can bring their pets to church. Even fewer people can bring their horses and fit in with the people around them. Cowboy-Up Ministry is not an average church. T-shirts, blue jeans and cowboy boots are practically a part of the dress code. At least a dozen attendants(…)

August Bloomingdale/FishHawk 2014 Business Column

August Bloomingdale/FishHawk 2014 Business Column

  By Sandra Meyer Dog Gone Holistic Offers Anesthesia Free Dental Cleaning for Dogs Dog Gone Holistic has partnered with Doggy Dentals, Dr. Kim Barnes and Janet Sutton (dental hygienist) to perform dental services in its mobile veterinary unit using no anesthesia or drugs. The cost for this unique and necessary medical service is $165(…)

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Group Offers Support For Families Of Children With Down Syndrome

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Group Offers Support For Families Of Children With Down Syndrome

  By Robyn St. James Little is known about the world’s most common genetic disorder, Down Syndrome. It is caused almost by accident, when the smallest chromosome in the human body is incorrectly reproduced. Many parents in the Tampa Bay area have one or more children affected by Down Syndrome. Ten years ago, as the(…)

Nationally Known Artist Featured At Upcoming Exhibit

Nationally Known Artist Featured At Upcoming Exhibit

  By Kathy L. Collins Roseanne Korfant is running in the Honorary Mayor’s Race for the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce. She is hosting an exciting event which will benefit her charity of choice, The Good Samaritan Mission. Roxanne Tobaison, a nationally known watercolor artist, will be featured at the Meet The Artist Exhibit(…)

M.D.W. K-9 Offers Playful Solution To Dog Training

M.D.W. K-9 Offers Playful Solution To Dog Training

  By Libby Hopkins Dogs are considered to be man’s best friend. They offer us a wagging tail and lots of wet, sloppy kisses when we come home to them each day. All they ask for in return is unconditional love and lots of playtime. Playtime is most important for a dog, and it can(…)