Bloomingdale

Riverview Community Opens Its Arms & Welcomes New School Principal

Sister Carina Maris Okeke gives full credit to God for the series of events that ultimately led her on the journey to Riverview to become the new principal at St. Stephen Catholic School. “It was St. Stephen that found my resume and called me about the position,” said Okeke. “I went through a phone and(…)

Valrico Community Park To Host GED Classes Beginning In October

Residents who are interested in taking a General Educational Development (or GED) test in hopes of receiving a Florida high school diploma, but are unable to attend the classes in the time frames currently available, now have another avenue to pursue their goal. Thanks to the effort and cooperation between Hillsborough County Parks Recreation and(…)

Woman’s Club Announces Crop For Kids

The GFWC Brandon Junior Woman’s Club will hold its annual Santa’s Crop For The Kids! (formerly known as Santa in September) on Saturday, September 22, from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, located at 2913 John Moore Rd. in Brandon. The cost to participate is $35 and includes nine hours of crop time, breakfast,(…)

Entertainment Awaits At the 2012 Momentum Festival Featuring Brandon Idol

The 12th Annual Momentum Festival with Brandon Idol will be held on Saturday, September 29. This exciting and fun filled event, known as “Music, Arts, Entertainment- Served Fried on a Stick,” will take place at 800 Centennial Lodge Dr. (The Brandon Elks Lodge) in Brandon. Brandon Idol Teen will take place at 1 p.m. Brandon(…)

Golf Tournament At River Hills Will Help Raise Money For Local Vets

They say dogs are man’s best friend. They offer companionship and unconditional love to their humans. Some dogs work very hard for their humans by taking care of them and being their guide dogs. “Paws for Patriots” is a program offered by Southeastern Guide Dogs of Palmetto. Established in 1982, Southeastern Guide Dogs’ mission is(…)

2012 Small Business Of The Year Award Semi-Finalists Named

The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce congratulates the area businesses that have been named 2012 Small Business of the Year Award semi-finalists. Annually, this Awards Gala recognizes and honors small businesses within the Greater Brandon area that have demonstrated leadership, positive growth and development, creativity, and integrity in operating a business, as well as a(…)

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

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 local store. It is(…)

Help Raise Funds To Find A Cure At Fifth Annual “Plaza Bella Goes Pink”

Plaza Bella will host the Fifth Annual “Plaza Bella Goes Pink” on Saturday, October 20. Back by popular demand are the “Diva Strut” which runs from Plaza Bella to the Bloomingdale Library and back and the 5k Challenge run which goes from Plaza Bella to Nature’s Way and back. Both the walk and the run(…)

Let Brandon Bikeworks In Winthrop Help With All Your Cycling Needs

By Sandy Meyer Fall is almost upon us and with the cooler temperatures on the way, there’s no better time to go bicycling and enjoy the outdoors. Whether your goal is to complete a marathon or take a family bike ride through the park, Brandon Bikeworks is there to serve you. Opening its doors in(…)

Get Two Free Tickets To Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!

By Kathy L. Collins On Saturday, September 29, select museums across Florida will participate in the Eighth Annual Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! This event celebrates cultural education through the nation’s wide array of museums and institutions. The program allows two people from each household to visit the participating museums for free. During the Eighth(…)