Bloomingdale

Community Band Kicks Off Family-Friendly Concert Series

  By Sandy Townsend The Eastern Hillsborough Community Band (EHCB) is fine-tuning its music as it nears the kick-off of its fall concert season. The concert band, which has more than 60 members, will perform at numerous locations, from Lithia and Sun City Center to Brandon and Valrico. “The audience will really enjoy our fall […]

Valrico Named Second Best Place For Young Families in Florida

Valrico Named Second Best Place For Young Families in Florida

  Staff Report There is sun and sand are everywhere in Florida, but it doesn’t take a waterfront view to entice young families to put down roots in the Sunshine State. Even though over 75 percent of Florida’s population lives on the state’s coasts, when NerdWallet, a data analysis company, crunched the numbers to find […]

Parent University Offers Free Programs To Assist Adults With Children In School

Parent University Offers Free Programs To Assist Adults With Children In School

  By Michelle Caceres Navigating the public school system can be as difficult as driving on an icy roadway, but thanks to Parent University, a free series of informational sessions, parents can get answers to their most perplexing questions about how to support their child’s academic life from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. The next Parent […]

Local Resident Wins Ms. Florida State America 2015 Competition

Local Resident Wins Ms. Florida State America 2015 Competition

  By Michelle Colesanti November is National Adoption Month and that has special meaning for Lithia resident Rachel Nunn. She is the state spokesperson for Camelot Care, a non-profit which serves foster kids in the Tampa area and beyond. Nunn speaks at gatherings of local businesses to explain what Camelot does and why community support […]

Newsome High School Chorus Invites Community To Two Entertaining Events

Newsome High School Chorus Invites Community To Two Entertaining Events

  Staff Report The Newsome High School Chorus, under the direction of Jeffry Bogue, looks forward to entertaining the community with two upcoming events offering something for everyone. Newsome High School Chorus Announces ON THE RADIO. On Friday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m., the talented singers from the award winning Newsome Chorus will perform solos […]

HCSO Alerts Residents to Consider Halloween Safety Tips

HCSO Alerts Residents to Consider Halloween Safety Tips

By Tamas Mondovics   In a recent media alert the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office put together a list of safety tips to help children, parents and motorists ensure that their Halloween festivities are safe and enjoyable for all.   Please see the list below.   Tips for children:   Stay in your own neighborhood; go […]

AAA Launches Anti-Texting Campaign For Teen Drivers

AAA Launches Anti-Texting Campaign For Teen Drivers

  By Tamas Mondovics In an effort to raise teen driver safety awareness, educate and ultimately save lives, AAA Auto Club, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, and Hillsborough County Public Schools teamed up to launch its driver safety, anti-texting initiative, appropriately called ’Friday Night Lights.’ Armed with a public service announcement geared toward safe teen driving […]

Sixth Annual FishHawk Turkey Trot To Draw Over 3,000 Participants

Sixth Annual FishHawk Turkey Trot To Draw Over 3,000 Participants

Staff Report Thanksgiving traditions often include family and food, but for many area residents the day usually begins with a new tradition, fitness. The FishHawk Turkey Trot, which takes place on Thanksgiving Day, drew nearly 3,000 participants last year and aims to go over the 3,000 mark this year. The race marks the beginning of […]

Tampa General Medical Group To Open New FishHawk Family Care Center

Tampa General Medical Group To Open New FishHawk Family Care Center

  By Tamas Mondovics With the planned opening of a brand new family care center slated for early next year, Tampa General Medical Group (TGMG), is expanding and extending its now well-established primary and pediatric care services to better serve residents in FishHawk and neighboring communities. The new office located at 13425 FishHawk Blvd., formerly […]

Bloomingdale High Makes Football History In Class 8A District 6 Battle Against Newsome

Bloomingdale High Makes Football History In Class 8A District 6 Battle Against Newsome

  By Tamas Mondovics Parents, students and area high school football fans were treated last month to what many say turned out to be one of the best games of the season as they witnessed Bloomingdale High School Bulls make football history against its neighboring Class 8A District 6 rival Newsome High School Wolves. Befitting […]