• Lighthouse Gospel Mission Aims To Provide Two Million Pounds Of Food To Needy

      By Andria Barrios Nearly 62 years ago, a small outreach began in Tampa. Today, Lighthouse Gospel Mission, a church in Riverview, plans to provide two million pounds of food to those in need across the community this holiday season. Two upcoming events include both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners hosted by Lighthouse. On Friday, November […]

    Lighthouse Gospel Mission Aims To Provide Two Million Pounds Of Food To Needy
  • Goodrich Quality Theaters Announce Plans For New 14 Screen Multiplex In Riverview

    Staff Report   Goodrich Quality Theaters, Inc., headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, and currently operates 239 theaters in the mid-West, recently announced plans to break ground in early 2015 for a new 80,000 sq. ft. 14-screen state-of-the-art multiplex in Riverview. Construction should take around nine months with a planned opening late in 2015. The theater […]

    Goodrich Quality Theaters Announce Plans For New 14 Screen Multiplex In Riverview
  • America’s Got Talent Auditions To Be Held Locally

      By Nicole Heubusch Calling all singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquists! NBC’s top-rated summer series is making its way to Tampa to hold auditions for season 10 of America’s Got Talent (AGT). The nation’s only talent search is open to all ages and all kinds of performers, individuals and group acts. […]

    America’s Got Talent Auditions To Be Held Locally
  • New Restaurant, Wow! That’s Fresh, To Open First Location In Brandon

      By Nicole Heubusch The creators of the restaurant chain People Dedicated to Quality (PDQ), which just opened in the Brandon and Riverview areas, have come up with a new concept; Wow! That’s Fresh (WTF). Nick Reader and Bob Basham, along with WTF President Bill Kadow, came up with this restaurant after the success of […]

    New Restaurant, Wow! That’s Fresh, To Open First Location In Brandon
New Brandon/Valrico Pitch Group Talks Real Estate

New Brandon/Valrico Pitch Group Talks Real Estate

  By Michelle Caceres The staff at Slugger’s Café on Bloomingdale Ave. isn’t flipping burgers at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, but the restaurant is open and occupied by dozens of real estate professionals coming together to share information about their listings, articulate buyers wants and needs, and announce open house events. The Brandon/Valrico Pitch Group, […]

Crime Stoppers Tip Leads To Three Arrests

Crime Stoppers Tip Leads To Three Arrests

  By Tamas Mondovics One Brandon and two Riverview area residents were arrested earlier this month on drug-related charges including possession of a firearm and a felony probation violation. Hillsborough County Sheriffs deputies got their break following a Crime-stoppers tip, which led to the arrests. The tip sent deputies to the residence of Eric Jordan […]

Brandon Community Members Jailed In Fight To Help MDA

Brandon Community Members Jailed In Fight To Help MDA

  By Michelle Colesanti In early October, members of the Brandon Community volunteered to go to jail. It was for a good cause – helping to raise money to help fight muscular dystrophy.   There were 55 local participants at the event held at Bahama Breeze in Westfield Brandon. By helping to raise money prior […]

Family Promise Of Greater Brandon Helps Homeless Families In The Community

Family Promise Of Greater Brandon Helps Homeless Families In The Community

  By Libby Hopkins Many families in the community struggle to stay ahead in today’s economy. They face daily decisions of paying their bills or feeding their family. Some families end up losing the struggle and become homeless. Family Promise of Greater Brandon wants those in need in the community to know that it is […]

Former School Superintendent Receives Dean’s Lifetime Achievement Alumni Award

Former School Superintendent Receives Dean’s Lifetime Achievement Alumni Award

  By Tamas Mondovics Former Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Earl Lennard is no stranger to recognition for his hard work over the years. His most recent award, however, stirs special memories for the founding graduate of the University of South Floirda’s College of Education. During a ceremony earlier this month, coupled with his […]

Upscale Event Designed To Raise Funds, Awareness Of Lung Cancer

Upscale Event Designed To Raise Funds, Awareness Of Lung Cancer

  By Kathy L. Collins November is Lung Cancer Awareness month, often represented by a white ribbon. It is fitting then, that an event designed to raise awareness about and funds for research of lung cancer would be called The Ribbon Is White-Bring It To Light. This event will be held on Friday, November 7 […]

Brandon Regional Hospital Offers Dedicated Chaplains To Individuals Needing Counseling, Prayer

Brandon Regional Hospital Offers Dedicated Chaplains To Individuals Needing Counseling, Prayer

  By Kathy L. Collins When someone is ill or has been injured and requires a stay in the hospital, the dedicated physicians, nurses and staff at Brandon Regional Hospital can repair the body. But what about the mind, soul and the spirit when they need mending? That is where Brandon Regional Hospital’s Chaplain Program […]

Novemberfest Adds New Thrill Rides, Turkey Trot Color Run/Walk

Novemberfest Adds New Thrill Rides, Turkey Trot Color Run/Walk

By Michelle Colesanti Since 1969, Nativity Catholic Church has provided the Brandon community with a great way to spend time with family and friends in a local and family-friendly environment. Now celebrating 45 years, Novemberfest promises to continue this tradition with five days and nights of thrilling rides and entertainment. Belle City Amusements will supply […]

Goodrich Quality Theaters Announce Plans For New 14 Screen Multiplex In Riverview

Goodrich Quality Theaters Announce Plans For New 14 Screen Multiplex In Riverview

Staff Report   Goodrich Quality Theaters, Inc., headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, and currently operates 239 theaters in the mid-West, recently announced plans to break ground in early 2015 for a new 80,000 sq. ft. 14-screen state-of-the-art multiplex in Riverview. Construction should take around nine months with a planned opening late in 2015. The theater […]

America’s Got Talent Auditions To Be Held Locally

America’s Got Talent Auditions To Be Held Locally

  By Nicole Heubusch Calling all singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquists! NBC’s top-rated summer series is making its way to Tampa to hold auditions for season 10 of America’s Got Talent (AGT). The nation’s only talent search is open to all ages and all kinds of performers, individuals and group acts. […]