Bloomingdale

Easter Date Changes Yearly Following Lunar Cycles, Traditions

  By Kelly Wise Legg Many people have commented that Easter is later than normal this year. Have you ever wondered why the dates of Easter change from year to year? Easter Sunday can fall anywhere between March 22 and April 25? There are as many misunderstandings about the calculation of Easter dates, as there are(…)

Sentiments Expressed To Newsome Seniors Through Program

Sentiments Expressed To Newsome Seniors Through Program

  Staff Report Newsome is about to embark on its seventh year of offering a sentimental sendoff to graduating seniors. For the past six years, the school and its Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) have organized the Blue Letter Envelope program. The program allows friends and family members of Newsome High graduates to express their well(…)

South Shore Music Festival Presents Concert For A Cause

South Shore Music Festival Presents Concert For A Cause

  By Liz Waldron “With all that our military does for our country, this is our way to give back,” said Eros Dahl, charity coordinator and co-chair for the South Shore Music Festival. The South Shore Music Festival will showcase lively music, food and family fun to raise money for a local veteran in need.(…)

Friends Of FishHawk Celebrates Second Birthday

Friends Of FishHawk Celebrates Second Birthday

  By Rachel Ann Johnson Friends of Fishhawk, a Florida nonprofit, celebrated its second year as a charitable organization in March. Founded after a family in the community lost its home to fire just before Christmas in 2011, residents regularly team up to lend assistance to those in need. Friends of Fishhawk members have helped(…)

Randall Lady Hawks Win County Championship

Randall Lady Hawks Win County Championship

  By Tamas Mondovics The 2014 winter soccer season proved to be one that the Randall Middle School Lady Hawks will not soon forget as the program won the 2014 Hillsborough County Championship early last month. The championship win was the second county title victory in three years for the girls who enjoyed great support(…)

Chorale Presents Music Featuring The Immigrant Experience

Chorale Presents Music Featuring The Immigrant Experience

  The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay presents Upon These Shores, featuring music of the immigrant experience, on Friday, April 25 at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg and two concerts on Saturday, April 26 at the USF Concert Hall in Tampa. Under direction of Music and Artistic Director, Dr. James K. Bass, The Master(…)

Ryland  Breaks Ground On Shetland Ridge On Former Miniature Horse Farm

Ryland Breaks Ground On Shetland Ridge On Former Miniature Horse Farm

  By Michelle Caceres For years, thousands of people a day observed the adorable miniature ponies while driving on Lithia Pinecrest Rd. Owned by Evelyn Smith, the 26-acre property and the creatures that called it home were an iconic part of the landscape. But times are changing and the ponies now call another someplace else(…)

March To A Million Is Goal Of Ninth Annual Zach Tucker Golf Scramble

March To A Million Is Goal Of Ninth Annual Zach Tucker Golf Scramble

  Staff Report It has been eight years since a cancerous brain tumor tragically claimed the life of Zach Tucker.  After his passing, Zach’s family and friends had a desire to bring hope to families who were facing pediatric cancer. That desire grew into the Giving Hope through Faith Foundation. To date, the foundation has(…)

Bunco For Rescues Will Benefit Local Animal Agencies

Bunco For Rescues Will Benefit Local Animal Agencies

  By Michelle Colesanti “Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.” This phrase holds true for our four-legged friends too, which is why the Osprey Observer team has chosen to help three local non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that help stray and surrendered animals to find new, loving homes. The Osprey Observer will host(…)

Bloomingdale Residents Continue To Await Court Hearing Decision

Bloomingdale Residents Continue To Await Court Hearing Decision

  By Tamas Mondovics As of press time, residents were awaiting a ruling. Story will be updated online as soon as information is released. Bloomingdale area residents hoping to halt the development of the now infamous Bloomingdale Big Box and residential complex project within their neighborhood are anxiously awaiting an answer following a court hearing(…)