Bloomingdale

Sunset Grill At Little Harbor Hosts Weekly Drum Circle

Sunset Grill At Little Harbor Hosts Weekly Drum Circle

  By Sharon Still The steady rhythm of drum beats echoes through the air as the sun sets every Sunday night at Little Harbor. More than 200 people gather while a group of about 25 area residents bring drums of all shapes and sizes and keep the beat going. It all starts around 7 p.m., […]

Boating Safety Focus As National Safe Boating Week Kicks Off Summer Season

Boating Safety Focus As National Safe Boating Week Kicks Off Summer Season

  By Tamas Mondovics As the weather warms up, families are gearing up to spend time relaxing in the sun, which for many Bay area residents includes a variety of outdoor activities like boating. It is also a time to increase awareness of boating safety. “The lack of knowledge can kill,” said boating safety instructor […]

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Program Provides Lithia Area Youth Life Skills

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Program Provides Lithia Area Youth Life Skills

  By Sandra Meyer The U.S. Naval Sea Cadets promotes leadership, responsibility and a sense of duty to country for youth ages 11 – 17. The members are able to experience real military training while gaining confidence, strength and maturity. The organization offers these young people life changing experiences and important training that can result […]

Lithia Springs Elementary Fourth Graders Win Space Florida Sponsored Science Competition

Lithia Springs Elementary Fourth Graders Win Space Florida Sponsored Science Competition

  By Tamas Mondovics Zero-G, a team of five Lithia Springs Elementary School fourth grade students, took part in a recent competition to learn how to “safely” land an egg on the moon, Mars or an asteroid and won first place in the elementary division. Coached by Karen Manget, the team consisted of Ian Wells, […]

Animal Coalition Of Tampa Begins Cleanup After Arson Fire

Animal Coalition Of Tampa Begins Cleanup After Arson Fire

  By Sandra Meyer On Saturday, April 28, a fire at Animal Coalition took the lives of three beloved cats and destroyed at least 70 percent of the building.  The fire was found to be arson and a suspect is in jail after being tied to the fire by DNA evidence. ACT is a 501(c)(3) […]

Newland Communities Wins 21 Awards During Recent Parade Of Homes

Newland Communities Wins 21 Awards During Recent Parade Of Homes

  Staff Report Newland Communities and FishHawk Ranch, MiraBay and Waterset homebuilders won 21 Best of Class, Grand and Merit awards spanning all 27 categories at the recent Tampa Bay Builders Association Parade of Homes awards ceremony. AMERICAN NEWLAND COMMUNITIES, their joint venture partner NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH) and their quality builders were […]

Best Friends Turn Friendly Rivals In Army Versus Navy Academy Acceptances

Best Friends Turn Friendly Rivals In Army Versus Navy Academy Acceptances

  By Alexandra Booth For some students, life after high school can be unsure and unsettling. However, Jon Browning and Matt Baker have completed big accomplishments and have even bigger plans. They will be attending the United States Military Academy (USMA) in West Point, N.Y. and the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, M.D., […]

Sheriff Office’s Operation Safe Sale To Support Web Based Transactions

Sheriff Office’s Operation Safe Sale To Support Web Based Transactions

  By Tamas Mondovics Craigslist sales gone bad, some ending in robberies, continue to make headlines countywide and beyond, including the reported four robberies this year alone in eastern Hillsborough County that were connected to transactions involving items advertised on the Web or other classified ads. A quick Google search of “Craigslist sales ending in […]

Upcoming Events In River Hills & Bloomingdale

Upcoming Events In River Hills & Bloomingdale

  By Nicole Heubusch River Hills On Saturday, June 7, River Hills residents are invited to attend the Concert in the Park event held from 6:30-10:30 p.m. The musical guests will be the country band The Easy Posse. Pizza and drinks will be available for purchase by the Formaggio’s Pizza Truck. Residents are invited to […]

Local Beekeeper Uses Honey For Healing

Local Beekeeper Uses Honey For Healing

  By Andria Barrios Many medical advances have been created by doctors and clinicians all over the world. Locally, yet another natural and unique solution has been discovered by someone who has used herself as the guinea pig and proven her method effective. “I started Bee Beautiful, LLC in 2008 with the intention to help […]