• Adventures Archery Hosts Florida Archery Series With Big Bowfishing Event

    Staff Report A unique archery tournament series is being offered called the Florida Archery Slam sponsored in part by Ferman Chevrolet. The series benefits local charities and follows the seasonal interests of  target archers and bowhunting enthusiasts with five unique events. The first event is the Bone Fish Grill Spring Freshwater Challenge, which is an(…)

    Adventures Archery Hosts Florida Archery Series With Big Bowfishing Event
  • Two Area Amazon Warehouses In Lakeland & Ruskin Create Jobs By Hundreds

    By Tamas Mondovics Area residents anxiously anticipating the opening of two giant Amazon warehouse facilities can now be assured of the timely completion of both fulfillment centers currently being built in Ruskin and Lakeland. The company is simultaneously building the two centers each measuring one million sq. ft. and promising to create close to 1,000(…)

    Two Area Amazon Warehouses In Lakeland & Ruskin Create Jobs By Hundreds
  • Victorian Grace Tea Room Offers Elegant Setting For Mother’s Day

      By Nicole Heubusch The Victorian Grace Tea Room is a beautifully decorated building located at 616 N. Parsons Ave. in Brandon. Having never been to a tea room before, I wasn’t completely sure what would be in store for me when I went with the Osprey Observer team to celebrate one of our own(…)

    Victorian Grace Tea Room Offers Elegant Setting For Mother’s Day
  • Tampa Bay Water to Test Emergency Notification Sirens at Reservoir on Sat., April 12 at Noon

        LITHIA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Water is conducting a test of its emergency siren system at the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir on Sat., April 12 at 12:00 p.m. To ensure that the sirens are effective in the unlikely event of an emergency, the sirens will sound at 12:00 p.m. and continue for about 5 minutes.This is only a(…)

    Tampa Bay Water to Test Emergency Notification Sirens at Reservoir on Sat., April 12 at Noon
Former Fireman Creates Art For Cancer Patients

Former Fireman Creates Art For Cancer Patients

  By Kathy L. Collins For 25 years, Rodney Brammer, Jr. saved lives as a fireman using his strength, intelligence and experience. Now retired, he is still saving lives but in a much different way. Brammer creates art on napkins. He calls his enterprise “Rodney’s Napkin Art For Causes.” Brammer creates fun and intricate images(…)

Center Place of Brandon’s Annual Adult Art Show Celebrates Community Artists

Center Place of Brandon’s Annual Adult Art Show Celebrates Community Artists

  By Kathy L. Collins Each month, Center Place celebrates the talent of local artists and artisans by showcasing their work at an artist’s exhibit. During the month of April, Center Place is hosting the Annual Adult Student Art Show. The annual show is sponsored by the Brandon League of Fine Arts and is held(…)

Durant Girls Varsity Flag Football Sports Solid Winning Season

Durant Girls Varsity Flag Football Sports Solid Winning Season

  By Tamas Mondovics The 2014 spring flag football season has once again proved to merit the attention of fans throughout the county, lining up a number of much-improved as well as experienced championship-bound teams that are eying the title during the upcoming district showdown. Thanks to the current year’s district realignment, the Cougars girls(…)

April Brandon Summer Camps

April Brandon Summer Camps

  By Michelle Colesanti What do you have planned this summer? For kids, summer spells time to sleep in, no homework and maybe an upcoming family vacation. But, these days, it can also mean learning a new skill, trying something adventurous, learning to swim, a new language or travelling afar. The staff at the Osprey(…)

April Brandon Business Column

April Brandon Business Column

  By Sandra Meyer Hello.  My name is Sandra Meyer and I am the new Business Editor for  the Osprey Observer.  I am originally from Cleveland, OH and moved to the FishHawk area in 2004.  I have a B.A. in English from the New York Institute of Technology and have been a Freelance Writer for(…)

Dog Gone Holistic Celebrates Six Years Serving The Community

Dog Gone Holistic Celebrates Six Years Serving The Community

  By Michelle Colesanti As society becomes more aware of the importance of eating healthier foods, the same consideration should be taken for four-legged friends so pets can achieve optimal health through a proper diet. Dog Gone Holistic, the premier health food store for pets, is dedicated to enhancing the quality and longevity of pet’s(…)

The GFWC Brandon Service League Makes Donations During Recent Spring Fundraiser

The GFWC Brandon Service League Makes Donations During Recent Spring Fundraiser

  By Kathy L. Collins On Saturday, April 5, the Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Brandon Service League held its 29th Annual Spring Fundraiser at the Fraternal Order of Police Hall in Seffner. The event was an opportunity for the club to honor their 2013 Holiday Home Tour Charities and present checks to local(…)

Providence Lakes To Host Community Garage Sale

Providence Lakes To Host Community Garage Sale

  By Bob Berry The Providence Lakes homeowners association welcomes the community to its spring community-wide garage and yard sale on Saturday, April 26 from 8 a.m. -1 p.m. On the day of the sale, once shoppers enter the Providence Lakes development, they can follow individual signs going into the villages or can wander around(…)

Bloomingdale Wins Awards, Hosts Golf Tourney

Bloomingdale Wins Awards, Hosts Golf Tourney

  By Nicole Schoen Recently the Hillsborough County Office of Neighborhood Relations held nominations for the Board of County Commissioner’s 11th Annual Neighborhood Recognition Awards. The Bloomingdale community was awarded several awards at the Hillsborough County Neighborhoods Conference luncheon held at the Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry Campus in March. The Bloomingdale Homeowners Association won(…)

Burns Middle School Students Seek Donations For NASCAR S.T.E.M. Competition

Burns Middle School Students Seek Donations For NASCAR S.T.E.M. Competition

  By Amy Cunningham Burns Middle School has a chance to measure up their science, technology, engineering and math skills through some high-tech racing this May. The team has been selected to compete in the 2014 NASCAR S.T.E.M. Ten80 Student Racing Challenge National Championship in Charlotte, NC. Through this program, students have hands on experience(…)