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Buy Tickets Early For Annual Rotary Crawfish Festival At Winthrop Town Center

Buy Tickets Early For Annual Rotary Crawfish Festival At Winthrop Town Center

  By Libby Hopkins Crawfish is not just a New Orleans tradition, it’s also a Riverview tradition. The FishHawk Riverview Rotary Club will be hosting its Fourth Annual Crawfish Festival on Saturday, May 31 at the Winthrop Town Centre. This event is a local favorite that brings out the Cajun spirit in everyone who attends.(…)

Volunteers Of The Year Honored By Local YMCAs

Volunteers Of The Year Honored By Local YMCAs

  By Kathy L. Collins On Thursday, March 27 the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA held its annual Regions Community Impact Dinner. The event brings awareness to the Tampa Y’s efforts to help kids and families, promote the health and well-being of the Tampa Bay community and give back to neighbors in need. The dinner is(…)

Publix Promotes Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

Publix Promotes Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

  By Tamas Mondovics For the second year in a row Publix Pharmacies throughout Florida have joined forces with Informed Families, a non-profit organization, to promote a safety campaign in hopes of preventing prescription drug abuse. Named Lock Your Meds, the campaign focused last month on educating families about the importance of securing medications, taking(…)

Newsome Winter Guard Wins Top Honor At State Championships

Newsome Winter Guard Wins Top Honor At State Championships

  By Michelle Caceres The Newsome High School winter guard wowed the judges with their choreographed routine at the Florida Federation of Colorguards Circuit AA State Championships, taking home its top prize last month in Daytona Beach. The guard had recently been promoted from class AAA to class AA, which included more rigorous and difficult(…)

Upcoming Brandon Elks Golf Tournament To Support Local Charities

Upcoming Brandon Elks Golf Tournament To Support Local Charities

  By Michelle Colesanti The Brandon Elks Lodge #2383 recently won the Non-Profit Volunteer Organization award from the Brandon Roundtable. “With so many wonderful non-profit organizations in our community, we feel honored to win this award,” said 2013 Brandon Elks President, Mary Lou Dixon, who accepted the award and the $500 check. The money will(…)

County 911 Dispatchers Recognized During Annual Telecommunicators Week

County 911 Dispatchers Recognized During Annual Telecommunicators Week

  By Tamas Mondovics Each year Sheriff’s deputies, detectives, firefighters and emergency technicians respond to thousands of calls as they solve crimes, make arrests, save lives and ultimately help make a difference in their communities. But while these heroes most often find themselves in the spotlight, none of what they do would be possible was(…)

Brandon Regional Hospital Celebrates First Anniversary Of Mom’s Support Group

Brandon Regional Hospital Celebrates First Anniversary Of Mom’s Support Group

  By Kathy L. Collins Brandon Regional Hospital’s New Mom’s Support Group celebrated its first anniversary offering its free support to mothers within the first year after giving birth. It is an informal setting that allows new mothers to get together and discuss their tears, fears and cheers that go along with motherhood. The group(…)

Landmark Quality Furniture Under New Ownership

Landmark Quality Furniture Under New Ownership

  By Sharon Still Landmark Quality Furniture and Consignment can help give homes a fresh new look for spring. Under the new ownership of Eric Atkinson and George LaFauci, customers will experience excellent service, quality, better pricing and extended store hours.  Landmark Quality Furniture specializes in furniture consignment. The showroom consists of upscale consignment pieces(…)

New WyldLife Teen Group Reaches Out To Middle School Students

  Staff Report A growing group of local high school students are actively participating in Brandon FishHawk Young Life. Each week they are filling the living rooms of local homes for live music, messy games, silly skits with a message about life and faith. Through weekly meetings, small groups, summer camps, weekend excursions and one-on-one(…)

Race To Become Princess Raises Funds For Sylvia Thomas Center

Race To Become Princess Raises Funds For Sylvia Thomas Center

  By Kathy L. Collins Melinda White, a long-time resident of the Greater Brandon area, was recently crowned Princess of Brandon for her efforts in raising over $6,000 for the Sylvia Thomas Center, a local non-profit that provides adoptive and foster children and families tools and support needed to bond and thrive. This organization has(…)