Bloomingdale

Staged Burglary Reported To Avoid Going To Work Ends In Arrest

Staged Burglary Reported To Avoid Going To Work Ends In Arrest

  By Tamas Mondovics Staging a fake crime just to stay home from work doesn’t really pay off, and it can land a person in jail. This was confirmed last month following a mock burglary by a man who couldn’t think of a better way to call off work. In the early morning hours, Hillsborough(…)

Small Business Solutions Help Secure Computer Systems From Cybercriminals

Small Business Solutions Help Secure Computer Systems From Cybercriminals

  By Richie B. Harris Advances in internet and computer technologies have made it possible for small businesses to compete not just locally, but nationally and internationally as never seen before. However, these expanded opportunities have also brought with them additional risk. In an April 2013 article written by Panja Kavilanz for CNN Money  titled(…)

FishHawk Group Raises Over $13,500 For Children With Cancer

FishHawk Group Raises Over $13,500 For Children With Cancer

  By Nicole Heubusch On Wednesday, April 9, numerous teams lined up at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre to partake in this year’s Cut for a Cure running from Saturday, March 1 to Friday, May 2, including a team of residents from FishHawk. The team One World, One Child consisted of fathers and sons all dedicated to(…)

Former NFL Coach And Wife Hold Book Signing At Local Christian Gift Shop

Former NFL Coach And Wife Hold Book Signing At Local Christian Gift Shop

By Andria Barrios Nearly a month ago, one of twelve Dungy books was published. A book signing was held at Ave Maria Gifts in April in honor of this and many other books written by former NFL, two-time Super Bowl champion coach Tony Dungy and his wife, Lauren. This particular book, published in February, entitled(…)

Channing Park To Debut Safe House Program, Plans Family Friendly Summer Events

Channing Park To Debut Safe House Program, Plans Family Friendly Summer Events

  By Nicole Heubusch Contest To Name The Grand Oak Channing Park has a beautiful tree between Wembley Landing and Coventry Grove.  It is a Laurel Oak tree with a circumference of 10.5 ft making it about a 138 year old Grand Oak. Channing Park is asking kids in the community to draw a picture(…)

Newcomers Club Donates $3,500 To Relay For Life

  By Tamas Mondovics Members of the Brandon-based senior ladies social group Newcomers Club were once again pleased to be able to demonstrate their commitment to the community by supporting a local charity. Club Vice President MaryAnn Clark, joined by a large group gathered during the club’s most recent meeting, presented a check for $3,500(…)

New Executive Director Joins Rotary’s Camp Florida

New Executive Director Joins Rotary’s Camp Florida

  Staff Report Rotary’s Camp Florida, located in Brandon, recently named Liz Fields as its new Executive Director, a position currently filled by Interim Director Ed Johns. Fields comes to the camp with extensive non-profit experience having previously led Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County and Suncoast Harvest Food Bank. With a strong background in(…)

24-Hour Project Raises Awareness Of Homelessness In Community

24-Hour Project Raises Awareness Of Homelessness In Community

  By Libby Hopkins Most 16-year-olds are more concerned with their crush or getting their school work done than issues like homelessness, but Zachary Bonner of Valrico isn’t a typical 16-year-old. His concerns about homeless youths started when he was six-years-old back in 2005 when Hurricane Charley hit Southwest Florida. “I started collecting food, water(…)

Moreno Bakery Celebrates Six Years Of Serving Homemade Treats

Moreno Bakery Celebrates Six Years Of Serving Homemade Treats

By Sharon Still Chocolate-dipped cannolis, gooey guava buttercake, apple turnovers, eclairs and a variety of rugelach are just some of the decadent pastries available at Moreno Bakery in Brandon. The menu also consists of sandwiches, salads, soup, coffee, pies, cookies, brownies, cupcakes and more. Opened in 2008, Moreno Bakery is locally owned and operated by(…)

Just Cuts For Guys In FishHawk Offers Friendly Service Personalized For Men

Just Cuts For Guys In FishHawk Offers Friendly Service Personalized For Men

  By Michelle Caceres When FishHawk resident Lloyd Grable needs a haircut, he turns to the stylists at Just Cuts for Guys, a new men’s-only salon in FishHawk Ranch. Located at 16311 FishHawk Blvd. in The Shoppes at FishHawk Ranch, Just Cuts for Guys is the brainchild of FishHawk resident and stylist Dawn Van Sant(…)