Arts and Entertainment

Halloween Events, Fall Festivals And More

Halloween Events, Fall Festivals And More

  Adults Only There are many things to do in the area this time of year for those looking for a fright fest. Here are some of the ‚Äúnot so family friendly‚ÄĚ options. Howl-O-Scream‚Äôs Cursed at Busch Gardens Busch Gardens is hosting the 14th annual Howl-O-Scream, and this year‚Äôs theme is Cursed. There will be […]

Local Dry Cleaner Pens Children’s Book

Local Dry Cleaner Pens Children’s Book

  By Kelly Wise Legg Annette (Netty) Miller owns Gem Dry Cleaner in Riverview, although she considers herself as ‚Äújust the cashier and operator for the true owner of her business ‚Äď God.‚ÄĚ With the dry cleaning shop as her mission field, Miller comes in contact with customers everyday facing difficult situations such as family […]

The Brandon Ballet To Perform Dracula In October

The Brandon Ballet To Perform Dracula In October

  By Kathy L. Collins The Brandon Ballet’s Artistic Director, Octavio Martin, invites the public to come see the ageless classic Dracula, on Sunday, October 19 at 5 p.m. at Centro Asturiano de Tampa located at 1913 N. Nebraska Ave. in Tampa (Ybor City). This spooktacular is great for families but it is not recommended […]

ARTWORKS 2014 Awards 71-Year-Old Woman First Place

ARTWORKS 2014 Awards 71-Year-Old Woman First Place

  By Kathy L. Collins Last month the Brandon League of Fine Arts announced the winners of ARTWORKS 2014 at Center Place in Brandon. ARTWORKS is open to the entire Tampa Bay community each year. It is a highly anticipated juried art show. This year’s show featured 50 works of art. Sue Allen, Chairperson of […]

Annual Halloween Horribles Parade Provides Family Friendly Trick-Or-Treating

Annual Halloween Horribles Parade Provides Family Friendly Trick-Or-Treating

  By Kathy L. Collins Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association (Center Place) has issued a call to all goblins, witches, ghosts, princesses and superheroes in the greater Brandon area to attend the 17th Annual Halloween Horribles Parade. This family friendly event is set to take place on Sunday, October 26 from 3-5 p.m. […]

MOSI offers discounted admission to the community with its $5 Day to celebrate National Museum Day

MOSI offers discounted admission to the community with its $5 Day to celebrate National Museum Day

WHAT: ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† $5 day, National Museum Day and Safety¬†Saturday WHEN:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Saturday, Sept. 27, from¬†10 a.m. ‚Äď 6 p.m. WHERE:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† MOSI, Museum of Science & Industry 4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, Florida 813-987-6000; MOSI.org   DETAILS: ¬†This $5 Day will celebrate National Museum Day and Safety¬†Saturday. ¬†Families can experience a unique performance on a 3D printed violin, […]

Susan Overbo’s Photographs Of Florida On Display At The Bruton Memorial Library

Susan Overbo’s Photographs Of Florida On Display At The Bruton Memorial Library

  By Kathy L. Collins The September art exhibit at the Bruton Memorial Library in historic downtown Plant City is a collection of photographs taken and framed by Susan Overbo. There are 21 photographs in the exhibit. Four are black and white, 13 are of animals and eight are nature shots. Overbo is able to […]

Sculpture Exhibit Celebrated With Photo Contest, Reception

Sculpture Exhibit Celebrated With Photo Contest, Reception

  By Kathy L. Collins Residents who have had the opportunity to visit downtown Plant City lately will have noticed the very distinctive sculptures placed at various spots throughout downtown. The exhibit is a part of the Man on the Street collection created by J. Seward Johnson and on loan from the Sculpture Foundation. The […]

Howl-O-Scream At Busch Gardens Unleashes New Terror This October With Cursed

Howl-O-Scream At Busch Gardens Unleashes New Terror This October With Cursed

  Staff Report Howl-O-Scream 2014 returns to Busch Gardens Tampa with tormenting surprises and unexpected terrors around every corner, including the events newest haunted house, Dead Fall. Inside Dead Fall, the ghosts of long lost memories reach into the present and will not be forgotten. These spirits from the past lurk in the shadows of […]

County Seeks Upcoming Annual Tampa Bay Senior Games Participants

County Seeks Upcoming Annual Tampa Bay Senior Games Participants

  By Tamas Mondovics Tampa Bay Senior Games, the annual three-week competition featuring more than 30 events, is set to welcome area residents that are prepared to measure up their athletic skills, talents, speed and agility. The event, which has been a fall staple for area senior residents for the past three-and-a-half years, is scheduled […]