Bloomingdale

Businesses Celebrate Growth, Embrace Changes

Businesses Celebrate Growth, Embrace Changes

  By Sandra Meyer Ribbon Cutting for Ciccio – Cali On Saturday, March 22, Ciccio–Cali, serving brunch, lunch and dinner, invited the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce to conduct a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in celebration of its grand opening. The ceremony took place as part of an all-day celebration. Ciccio-Cali offers an innovative, health-infused approach […]

May Bloomingdale/FishHawk Business Column

May Bloomingdale/FishHawk Business Column

  By Sandra Meyer Hello.  My name is Sandra Meyer and I am the new Business Editor for  the Osprey Observer.  I am originally from Cleveland, OH and moved to the FishHawk area in 2004.  I have a B.A. in English from the New York Institute of Technology and have been a Freelance Writer for […]

Hillsborough County Public School Students Showcase Recycled Cigar Box Artwork

Hillsborough County Public School Students Showcase Recycled Cigar Box Artwork

  By Kathy L. Collins The Tampa Bay History Center is hosting the Third Annual DooDad Art and Sculpture Competition. Hundreds of students from Hillsborough County Public Schools have taken cigar boxes and transformed them into works of art. The show opens Monday, May 5 and runs through Sunday, June 1. Participating art classes were […]

Center Place Offers Art Classes And Workshops For Summer

Center Place Offers Art Classes And Workshops For Summer

  By Kathy L. Collins Children can spend a summer filled with art at Center Place’s Discovery Zone Summer 2014 Art Workshops. Classes are offered Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. as well as some select evening classes. The fun starts in mid June and runs through August. Advance registration is a must, and […]

Newsome High School’s Theatre Program Stages Upcoming Performances Of Seussical The Musical

Newsome High School’s Theatre Program Stages Upcoming Performances Of Seussical The Musical

  Staff Report Would you like to see a show? Would you like your kids to go? This month there’s a musical at Newsome High, Seussical the Musical. The family-friendly show with well-known characters from books by Dr. Seuss will be staged by Newsome High School students in the auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Thursday through […]

Local Blueberry Farms Across The Community Offer U-Picks, Jams And More

Local Blueberry Farms Across The Community Offer U-Picks, Jams And More

  By Nicole Heubusch It’s that time of year again for blueberry season. It starts in  April and lasts through the end of May. Individuals who love blueberries and are looking for a new family activity for this spring can consider picking blueberries locally. Blueberries are ranked number one in antioxidants, so not only do […]

Non-Profit Group Allows Alafia River State Park To Grow And Flourish

Non-Profit Group Allows Alafia River State Park To Grow And Flourish

  By Ali Renckens The determination to achieve one goal can have a lasting impact. When Sharon Flack saw a need for a horse barn at Alafia River State Park, Friends of the Alafia was formed. Sharon Flack, current president of Friends of the Alafia and avid equestrian (or “horse person” as she affectionately terms […]

Girls Flag Football Teams Enjoy Spotlight During Spring Athletic Season

Girls Flag Football Teams Enjoy Spotlight During Spring Athletic Season

  By Tamas Mondovics The 2014 spring flag football season has once again proved to merit the attention of fans throughout the county, lining up a number of much-improved as well as experienced championship-bound teams that have been working hard all season, motivated simply by the love of the game. After a mixed start, while […]

Newsome High School Seniors Sign College Commitments As Year Comes To A Close

Newsome High School Seniors Sign College Commitments As Year Comes To A Close

  By Tamas Mondovics The current school year may be coming to a close, but for a number of student-athletes it was a season-long wait for a chance to prove their talents. Baseball and the Wolves inaugural season for Lacrosse are just two spring sports that have churned out some dedicated players, two of whom […]

Local Senior Tennis Teams Advance To Sectional Tourney, Aiming For National Appearance

Local Senior Tennis Teams Advance To Sectional Tourney, Aiming For National Appearance

  By Tamas Mondovics The United States Tennis Association (USTA) League’s adult (55 and over, 65 and over) 2014 season is now complete, but for a number of hard working Brandon area teams the competition is by no means over. Commitment, dedication and talent led these senior athletes to qualify and represent Hillsborough County at […]