Bloomingdale

Bloomingdale Residents Meet With Commissioner Higginbotham Over Big Box Project

By Tamas Mondovics If Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham (District 4) was not fully aware of the public will against the proposed Big Box and residential development in the Bloomingdale community located next to the Bloomingdale Regional library, after the meeting with residents, he is now. The Brandon Recreation Center on Sadie St. was filled(…)

Bloomingdale Boys Track Team Wins Class 4A State

By Tamas Mondovics The rain and wind that greeted the runners inside Jacksonville’s Hodges Stadium earlier this month may not have been the ideal conditions for a state track championship, but at the start of the Boys 4×800-meter relay, the Bloomingdale track team had only one thing to do; win the Gold. Eight hundred meters(…)

Residents Take To The Street To Protest Bloomingdale Big Box Store & Development

Residents Take To The Street To Protest Bloomingdale Big Box Store & Development

By Tamas Mondovics In their continued fight against a proposed big box store and apartment complex development within their neighborhood, Bloomingdale area residents had a clear and unwavering message to motorists, county representatives and land development officials earlier this month. Armed with signs and placards, most of which read “No Big Box,” residents showed no(…)

Commissioner Higginbotham To Meet with Residents Over Bloomingdale Big Box Store

Commissioner Higginbotham To Meet with Residents Over Bloomingdale Big Box Store

After what he said took weeks of searching for a suitable venue, Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham (District 4) told the Osprey Observer, that he has secured a location to meet with residents over the controversial proposed mixed use development on Bloomingdale Avenue near Lithia Pinecrest Road, adjacent to the Bloomingdale Library. The meeting is(…)

Summer Camps Offer Fun, Education, Experiences and More In Full and Half Day Camps

Summer Camps Offer Fun, Education, Experiences and More In Full and Half Day Camps

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 8-PAGE SUMMER CAMP SECTION Kids R Kids Is Now Enrolling for Summer Camp Summer is fast approaching and now is the time to start thinking about where your child is going to spend his or her time while school is out. If you are looking for a summer camp experience(…)

Library Survivor Comes Forward To Encourage You To ‘JoinQueena.com’

She has been known as the “Bloomingdale Library Attack Survivor” for more than five years. On April 18, she took back her name, Queena. She is a survivor and a true inspiration to the entire community. The family kept her face and name private because they wanted to protect her. “We put ourselves in her(…)

Community Mobilizes In Opposition To Bloomingdale Super Center Project

Community Mobilizes In Opposition To Bloomingdale Super Center Project

By Tamas Mondovics With numbers reaching close to 200, Bloomingdale area residents showed up in force to attend a recent meeting in order to learn, voice their disapproval and to devise a strategy to fight a proposed mixed-use development (MUD) project planned in the heart of their neighborhood on Bloomingdale Ave. near Lithia Pinecrest Rd.,(…)

County Plans Bloomingdale Avenue Median Modifications At Providence Road

By Tamas Mondovics Orange barrels blocking entrances to shopping centers off Bloomingdale Ave., just east and west of Providence Rd. in Brandon last month caught motorists by surprise. Two weeks later, the barrels disappeared and were replaced by a number of official Hillsborough County Public hearing signs throughout the community, inviting residents to attend and(…)

Community Mobilizes in Opposition to Bloomingdale Project

Community Mobilizes in Opposition to Bloomingdale Project

With numbers reaching close to 200, Bloomingdale area residents showed up in force to attend a recent meeting in order to learn, voice their disapproval and to devise a strategy to fight a proposed mixed use development (MUD) project planned in the heart of their neighborhood on Bloomingdale Avenue near Lithia Pinecrest, adjacent to the(…)

Bloomingdale Wins Saladino Title In Tourney Rematch

By Tamas Mondovics As anticipated, the 33rd Annual Saladino Baseball Tournament held at Brandon High School was high school sport at its best, but the title game re-match of last year’s championship between Jefferson and Bloomingdale turned the excitement up a few notches. This year, however, was the Bulls turn to shine and walk away(…)