Bloomingdale

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(…)

World War II veterans need guardians to accompany them on a day trip to visit their memorials in Washington, D.C.

World War II veterans need guardians to accompany them on a day trip to visit their memorials in Washington, D.C.

“WWII Veterans need Guardians” World War II veterans need guardians to accompany them on a day trip to visit their memorials in Washington, D.C. Honor Flight of West Central Florida is flying our EIGHTH Mission on 10/30/12. We will be taking 75 WWII veterans on a chartered aircraft to Washington, D.C. The WWII veterans fly(…)

Annual Event Seeks Volunteers & Deployed Addresses To Send Cards For Troops

By Kathy L Collins When you want to send a holiday card, all you have to do is go to the local store and purchase one. But if you are one of the thousands of military service personnel stationed around the world in remote and dangerous locations such as Afghanistan or Iraq, there is no(…)

Red Light Camera Violations On The Rise In Southeastern Hillsborough

Ever since the implementation of red light cameras throughout the county, which were favored by many voters, including those who have received tickets for running them, local officials have held to the belief of their effectiveness and benefits. But, the recent increase of red light violations makes some wonder about the cameras future or long-term(…)

Organic Produce Straight To Your Door With A Simpler Place In Time

Organic and sustainably grown foods are now just a click away thanks to A Simpler Place In Time, an online shop dedicated to providing our community with fresh fruits and vegetables without leaving the comfort of our homes. Owner Renee Watley of Riverview began A Simpler Place In Time earlier this year and with the(…)

Sammy Sullivan Charities Hosts O’Brien’s Party To Benefit Kid’s Place Home

Sammy Sullivan brought joy to his family, and when he passed away at 22 months due to an unexpected illness, his parents, Joe and Brenda Sullivan, were determined to honor Sammy’s short life and honor his memory by giving comfort to others in their time of need through the Sammy Sullivan Charities. In Sammy’s memory,(…)

Create A Truly Mobile Family Adventure By RV-ing

By Jeff Hoening 31 feet, 2 parents, 3 kids, 1 cat, 8 days. In past summers, our family of five has enjoyed a Caribbean cruise, a weekend trip to Disney World, and the obligatory pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. Each of these vacations were terrific all for a host of different reasons. But this year, the(…)

Honor Flight President Has Stories to Share

When James Haake wraps up a work presentation he pulls out an Honor Flight flyer and concludes by saying the following: “This may feed me, but Honor Flight completes me.” Haake, who retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1992, represents life insurance, mortgage, annuity and Medicare products. But his passion is helping(…)

The Hillsborough Animal Health Foundation Introduces New Animal Welfare Program

There have been some heated debates lately as to whether or not the new initiative offered by the Hillsborough Animal Health Foundation and the Hillsborough County Veterinary Medical Society (HCVMS) will help the feral cat problem in Hillsborough County. The new initiative is called AWAKE. It’s a comprehensive approach to animal issues in Hillsborough County(…)

Check Out The New & Established Businesses At The River Hills Plaza

As the economy begins to improve, people are getting out and supporting local businesses. A good place to shop, dine and bank is at River Hills Plaza, located at the intersection of Lithia Pinecrest Rd. and Lynx Paw Trl., across from Lithia Springs Elementary School in Valrico. According to Randy Raymond, owner of the plaza,(…)