Groundbreaking Launches Construction Of St. Joseph’s Hospital-South

By Tamas Mondovics It was the realization of a long-awaited moment for the close to 100 business leaders, neighbors and elected officials that have gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony in Riverview, which celebrated the construction of St. Joseph’s Hospital-South, the first not profit hospital built to serve southern Hillsborough County. As confirmed by St. Joseph’s(…)

New Bloomingdale Practice Offers In-Office Labwork & Flexible Hours

By Michelle Caceres Noorani Medical Center, owned and operated by Dr. Nazneen Noorani, has opened its doors and is now accepting patients. Located at 4320 Bell Shoals Rd. (on the corner of Glen Haven Dr. and Bell Shoals Rd.) , Noorani Medical Center is owned and operated by Dr. Nanzeen Noorani, who is board certified(…)

The Brandon Service League Proudly Presents It’s 20th Annual Holiday Home Tour

By Kathy L. Collins It’s time to deck the halls with boughs of holly. If you are looking for holiday inspiration, then take a tour of four stunning homes at the 20th Annual GFWC Brandon Service League Holiday Home Tour on Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. “For our 20th year, Brandon(…)

Candidates Meet Residents At Forum

By Tamas Mondovics In response to an invitation by FishHawk Ranch Homeowners Association, candidates for local offices took advantage of a political forum, to say their piece last month, in hopes of being heard as well as hopefully supported in their efforts to give back to their community. The 26 candidates, unanimously agreed that the(…)

Local Soldier Returns Home to Family and Medical Practice

By Michelle Colesanti Bloomingdale Medical Associates recently welcomed Captain Gary Woodiwiss, a physician assistant (PA) back to the practice. Woodiwiss served in the Tampa based 7222D Medical Support Unit of the US Army Reserve, and recently returned home to Riverview after a year long mobilization in Fort Bliss, Texas. During his year, he was part(…)

Five Owners Walk Away Winners At Chamber Business Awards Dinner

Recognized during the 31st Annual Gala in October, The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce congratulates the area businesses that have been named 2012 Small Business of the Year Award winners. Nearly 300 guests celebrated the winners inside the Sheraton Tampa East Hotel’s Grande Ballroom. The winners were: Home Based Business – Morningstar Electric, LLC Minority(…)

Busy Weekend in the Community

Dog Fest Hosted by Aliquity Saturday, October 6; 1-4 p.m. Future Home of FishHawk Dog Park (next to Barrington Middle School) Vendors, Prize Drawings, Training Demonstration, Pet Blessing, Rescue Row, Flea Market. CONTESTS: Cutest Puppy, Best Costume, Owner-Dog Look Alike ($5 entry fee per contest) For more info, visit, call 230-4719 or email…)

Breakdown of Amendments To Florida Constitution

Breakdown of Amendments To Florida Constitution

With November’s general election rapidly approaching, it’s time to puzzle over amendment proposals in the hopes of divining their meaning before Tuesday, November 6 comes around. Please note that it would be impossible to describe each amendment in its entirety, as the proposals themselves encompass an estimated 165 pages of documentation. Also, there is no(…)

West Florida’s Newest Bahama Breeze Island Grille Opens in Brandon

West Florida’s Newest Bahama Breeze Island Grille Opens in Brandon

The New Island-Inspired Casual Dining Restaurant Marks the Second Location in West Florida BRANDON, Fla.  – October 1, 2012 – Bahama Breeze Island Grille — the casual dining restaurant that gives guests the feeling of a Caribbean escape — celebrates the grand opening of its Brandon location in west Florida this week. This new restaurant,(…)

Alafia Elementary Celebrates 25 Years Of Exceptional Education

By Michelle Colesanti At Alafia Elementary School, alumni students, past Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and teachers recently gathered to celebrate Alafia’s 25-year anniversary. There’s something special about returning to the place where your education and possibly your first connection to lifelong friends began. Maybe it was that special teacher that motivated you to pursue your(…)