Arts and Entertainment

Brandon Service League Proudly Presents Its 21st Annual Holiday Home Tour

Brandon Service League Proudly Presents Its 21st Annual Holiday Home Tour

By Kathy L. Collins It’s time to put up the mistletoe and hang the holly. If you need some decorating inspiration or just love to tour beautifully-decorated homes, then join others at the 21st Annual GFWC Brandon Service League Holiday Home Tour on Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All three homes on this(…)

River Hills Country Club Welcomes Class A PGA Professional As New GM & Golf Director

River Hills Country Club Welcomes Class A PGA Professional As New GM & Golf Director

By Tamas Mondovics For the past 10 years, Stephanie Reeves has been making a difference in the golf world as a Class A PGA Professional in Naples, but when the chance to take the helm as the new General Manager and Golf Director at River Hills Country Club presented itself, she did not hesitate. “I(…)

A New Local Business Brings Writing Tool Creativity To The Community

A New Local Business Brings Writing Tool Creativity To The Community

By Libby Hopkins Up-cycling and recycling are becoming the norm nowadays, but Jason Olson of Write Turnz in Lithia is taking recycling to a whole new creative level. Olson’s business takes recycled, refurbished and reclaimed materials and turns them into beautiful pens. He was even creative in coming up with the play on words for(…)

Center Place Offers Fantastic Line Up Of Live Theatre For Children During The 2013-2014 Season

Center Place Offers Fantastic Line Up Of Live Theatre For Children During The 2013-2014 Season

Every year for the last 27 years, Center Place of Brandon has hosted a season of live theatre for children ages 3 and up. Shows are offered November through May and are available for the general public and field trips for schools and daycares. The 2013-2014 season will kick off with Freckleface Strawberry The Musical(…)

Fine Art And Photography On Display At The Hillsborough County Fair

Fine Art And Photography On Display At The Hillsborough County Fair

The Greater Hillsborough County Fair Fine Arts Show, presented by the Eastern Hillsborough Art Guild (EHAG) and the Photography Show presented by the Frog Pond Center for the Arts (a 4H Program), was held during the annual Hillsborough County Fair. The Fine Arts Show featured 68 entries from artists all over Hillsborough County and consisted(…)

Local Family Hosts Event To Support St. Jude

Local Family Hosts Event To Support St. Jude

What started as a personal decision to support a good cause has grown to a team event that is sure to raise plenty of money with the help of the community. FishHawk resident Carrie Coppin recently saw a commercial on television about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital that moved her. “It absolutely broke my heart,”(…)

ECHO Crowns Miss ECHO & Miss ECHO Jr. 2013

ECHO Crowns Miss ECHO & Miss ECHO Jr. 2013

By Kathy Collins Each October ECHO holds its Annual Kids Helping Kids Fashion Show. For the last few years, ECHO has named one child, who raises the most money for ECHO, Mr. or Miss ECHO. This year, two young ladies were honored. Teanna Fortson was named Miss ECHO 2013 for her efforts at raising an(…)

Nativity’s Novemberfest Celebrates 44th Year

Nativity’s Novemberfest Celebrates 44th Year

By Nicole Schoen Nativity Catholic Church began Novemberfest 44 years ago and it has grown into a tradition that many people in the community enjoy and continue to return to every year. “Novemberfest began as a fundraiser for Nativity Catholic School,” said director of stewardship and advancement for Nativity Catholic School, Tina Sullivan. “It has(…)

Campo Y Expects ‘Night of the Stars’ To Be One Enchanted Evening

Campo Y Expects ‘Night of the Stars’ To Be One Enchanted Evening

By Michelle Colesanti Save the date because Friday, November 15 promises to be a very special night at the Campo Family Y. The annual Corks and Forks fundraiser will be poolside at the Campo Family YMCA and will benefit the local community by giving kids who otherwise wouldn’t get the opportunity, due to financial hardship,(…)

Newsome To Host Marching Band Festival

Newsome To Host Marching Band Festival

Press Release The four-time Florida Marching Band Coalition (FMBC) finalist Newsome High School Wolfpack Marching Band will proudly host their annual Marching Band Festival on Saturday, October 26. This event comes a week after  Newsome placed 3rd in their class and 5th overall out of 27 area bands at the FMBC competition hosted by Tarpon(…)