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Local Artist Designs, Builds Award Winning Fire Truck

  By Kathy L. Collins Plant City artist Robert Woods has created something extraordinary. Woods (RG Woods Art in Metal) was commissioned by the owner of Paul Davis Restoration of Tampa, Darren Impson, to design and build a half scale 1930′s era fire truck. “Darren and I were going over the idea and the design(…)

Local Resident Receives First Future Leader Scholarship From Lansky Law

Local Resident Receives First Future Leader Scholarship From Lansky Law

  By Kathy Collins Seth Reid of Bloomingdale was the recipient of the first Future Leader Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship, fully funded by the Lansky Law Group, which will be awarded annually to a local high school senior who desires to pursue a career in law. Reid, who is home schooled, will attend(…)

Brandon Regional Hospital Announces First Humanitarian Award Volunteer Recipient

Brandon Regional Hospital Announces First Humanitarian Award Volunteer Recipient

  By Kathy L. Collins Janice Doyle of Brandon is the 2014 Frist Humanitarian Award Volunteer recipient. The award was presented by Brandon Regional Hospital. Doyle has been a volunteer in the hospital’s auxiliary since August 2011 and participates in the Ambassador Program. This program seeks to provide volunteers to patients, who may not otherwise(…)

Village Players Present Canterbury Tales or Geoffrey Chaucer’s Flying Circus

Village Players Present Canterbury Tales or Geoffrey Chaucer’s Flying Circus

By Kathy L. Collins The Village Players will present Canterbury Tales or Geoffrey Chaucer’s Flying Circus beginning with Dinner and a Show on Friday, August 8 at 7 p.m. Dinner is sponsored by Paul and Tammy Holmberg, owners of the Chick-fil-A at Lake Brandon Village and the Westfield Brandon Mall location. Tickets for the Dinner(…)

Crawford Gallery Features Exhibit From Three Local Photographers

Crawford Gallery Features Exhibit From Three Local Photographers

  By Kathy L. Collins The Crawford Gallery at the SouthShore Regional Library in Ruskin is hosting a fantastic photography exhibit during July and August. The three artists include Gayle Fischer of Sun City Center, Shayna Coonin and J. Skoht of Apollo Beach. Fischer’s subjects are animals, specifically the “Big Five” which she photographed while(…)

The Straz Center Announces Its 2014-2015 Best Of Broadway Season

The Straz Center Announces Its 2014-2015 Best Of Broadway Season

    By Kathy L. Collins Tampa’s own David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts provides a fantastic venue to experience Broadway shows without having to travel to New York City. The 2014-2015 Bank of America Best of Broadway Tampa Bay season is filled with Tony Award-winners, hit songs, beloved stories and jaw-dropping(…)

Local Artist Creates Art For Children At A Kid’s Place

Local Artist Creates Art For Children At A Kid’s Place

By Kathy L. Collins Artist and Valrico resident, Susan Jenkins recently completed a multi year art project. Jenkins created five beautiful works of art for A Kid’s Place in Brandon. Jenkins was given free reign to create. The series is called Finding Jesus because all the paintings have the name of Jesus hidden in them(…)

Artists Invited To Submit Entries For ARTWORKS 2014

Artists Invited To Submit Entries For ARTWORKS 2014

  By Kathy L. Collins The Brandon League of Fine Arts has issued a call for artists for ARTWORKS 2014. The show is open to all area artists who wish to submit original art that has been completed since September 2011. The deadline for submission is Monday, August 4. The show is juried and judged.(…)

U Break I Fix In Valrico Fixes Broken Smart Phones And Other Devices

U Break I Fix In Valrico Fixes Broken Smart Phones And Other Devices

  By Kathy L. Collins If you have a smart phone, it is likely that at some point you will drop it and break it. When you do, you will ask, “Where should I take it to get it fixed?” You have a local option in U Break I Fix located at 3430 Lithia Pinecrest(…)

Tampa YMCA, ECHO Of Brandon Host Annual Backpack Outreach Event

Tampa YMCA, ECHO Of Brandon Host Annual Backpack Outreach Event

  By Kathy L. Collins When students start the school year with age appropriate school supplies and a new backpack, they tend to be self-assured and do better in school. While school supplies are a basic necessity, when a family is struggling financially this need may be low on the list or not get met(…)