Bloomingdale

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Group Offers Support For Families Of Children With Down Syndrome

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Group Offers Support For Families Of Children With Down Syndrome

  By Robyn St. James Little is known about the world’s most common genetic disorder, Down Syndrome. It is caused almost by accident, when the smallest chromosome in the human body is incorrectly reproduced. Many parents in the Tampa Bay area have one or more children affected by Down Syndrome. Ten years ago, as the […]

Nationally Known Artist Featured At Upcoming Exhibit

Nationally Known Artist Featured At Upcoming Exhibit

  By Kathy L. Collins Roseanne Korfant is running in the Honorary Mayor’s Race for the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce. She is hosting an exciting event which will benefit her charity of choice, The Good Samaritan Mission. Roxanne Tobaison, a nationally known watercolor artist, will be featured at the Meet The Artist Exhibit […]

M.D.W. K-9 Offers Playful Solution To Dog Training

M.D.W. K-9 Offers Playful Solution To Dog Training

  By Libby Hopkins Dogs are considered to be man’s best friend. They offer us a wagging tail and lots of wet, sloppy kisses when we come home to them each day. All they ask for in return is unconditional love and lots of playtime. Playtime is most important for a dog, and it can […]

Sunshine State Family Care In FishHawk Offers Preventative Medicine For Entire Family

Sunshine State Family Care In FishHawk Offers Preventative Medicine For Entire Family

  By Bonnie Mentel Dr. Monica Rivera had been providing care with a medical practice in FishHawk when she decided that it was time for her to part ways and continue to provide high quality and compassionate care under her own practice, Sunshine State Family Care. “Last year I decided to venture out on my […]

Martin’s Jewelers Celebrates 60 Years Serving Community

Martin’s Jewelers Celebrates 60 Years Serving Community

  By Michelle Caceres Joe and Brenda Martin have perfected the art of longevity. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June. If that milestone isn’t impressive enough, their business, Martin’s Jewelers, a landmark in the Brandon area, is celebrating 60 years in business. Joe’s dad, Freddie Martin, started the business in their home […]

Welcome Michael Francis–New Music Director

  By Henry Adams The Florida Orchestra’s upcoming season is full of excitement with concerts featuring Ben Folds, Yo-Yo Ma, The Music of the Rolling Stones and Carmina Burana, among many other offerings.  However, a big part of the excitement is that the orchestra has recently selected British conductor Michael Francis as its new music […]

Consignment Stores Offer Bargain Shopping For Clothing, Furniture & More

Consignment Stores Offer Bargain Shopping For Clothing, Furniture & More

  By Heather Wilkins Consignment shops are an extremely popular way for the savvy shopper to find great deals or maybe to earn money on slightly used clothes, accessories and furniture for resale. After our recent feature, we received a lot of feedback about other local consignment stores in the area featured below. Love mall […]

Janet Dougherty Rides Campaign Trail In Honor Of Her Father

Janet Dougherty Rides Campaign Trail In Honor Of Her Father

  By Nicole Heubusch Janet Dougherty comes from a large family of seven brothers and sisters. She made a promise to them that she would follow in her father’s footsteps when it came to campaigning for County Commissioner. When her father, Ward Dougherty, campaigned, he rode his horse, Mr. Si, 100 miles across the district. […]

Local Author’s New Book Highlights Places To Discover In Tampa Bay

Local Author’s New Book Highlights Places To Discover In Tampa Bay

  By Marisa Webber Tampa Bay holds many treasures still yet to be discovered by locals. In Kristen Hare’s book, 100 Things to do in Tampa Bay Before You Die, she uncovers the best kept secrets of the area. Whether it be visiting the Dali Museum of St. Pete or seeing the mermaids of Weeki […]

Pinot’s Palette Introduces Thursday Theme Nights

Pinot’s Palette Introduces Thursday Theme Nights

  By Kathy L. Collins Pinot’s Palette is an upscale “Paint. Drink. Have Fun.” destination located at 2086 Badlands Dr. in Brandon where anyone can be a Picasso. No art experience is necessary, and within two to three hours, customers will walk away with great memories of a fun evening with friends and a handmade […]