Bloomingdale

FHSAA Turns Attention to Performance-Enhancing Drugs, Seeks Policy Review to Protect Student-Athletes

FHSAA Turns Attention to Performance-Enhancing Drugs, Seeks Policy Review to Protect Student-Athletes

By Tamas Mondovics In the wake of concern over the recent developments involving performance-enhancing drugs in sports, and its possible presence among Florida high school student-athletes, the FHSAA (Florida High School Athletic Association) held a telephone conference call with sports editors and reporters earlier this month. The conference announced the FHSAA’s aggressive step designed to(…)

What’s For Dinner?

What’s For Dinner?

Della’s After Dark 608 Oakfield Dr. Brandon Della’s After Dark has recently reopened due to popular demand. Its new chef Debbie Frangipane, trained at the Culinary Institute of America. She honed her skills while living in Venice, Italy. After perfecting her craft at Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel and Armani’s in Tampa, Frangipane brings her passion(…)

Brandon Youth Baseball Player Selected to So Cal National Travel Baseball Team

By Tamas Mondovics Brandon area residents shouldkeep their eyes on one of their own local athletes as he represents his community during national tournaments coast to coast this summer. Fifteen-year-old, Brandon High School Eagles, Jerry Biller III, has been selected to join the nationally- recognized Southern California National Travel Baseball Team (So Cal NTT) for(…)

Bloomingdale Medical Celebrates 25 Years Of Quality Medical Care For Community

By Michelle Caceres In 1988, Dr. Jeffrey Wartman formed Bloomingdale Medical Center in Brandon. Twenty-five years later, the practice, now known as Bloomingdale Medical Associates, is still going strong with Wartman still at the helm. He was joined by Drs. Colleran and Kwan, partners in the practice, as well as Drs. Shires-Waldron and Woodiwiss, all(…)

Bloomingdale Residents Meet With Commissioner Higginbotham Over Big Box Project

By Tamas Mondovics If Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham (District 4) was not fully aware of the public will against the proposed Big Box and residential development in the Bloomingdale community located next to the Bloomingdale Regional library, after the meeting with residents, he is now. The Brandon Recreation Center on Sadie St. was filled(…)

Bloomingdale Boys Track Team Wins Class 4A State

By Tamas Mondovics The rain and wind that greeted the runners inside Jacksonville’s Hodges Stadium earlier this month may not have been the ideal conditions for a state track championship, but at the start of the Boys 4×800-meter relay, the Bloomingdale track team had only one thing to do; win the Gold. Eight hundred meters(…)

Residents Take To The Street To Protest Bloomingdale Big Box Store & Development

Residents Take To The Street To Protest Bloomingdale Big Box Store & Development

By Tamas Mondovics In their continued fight against a proposed big box store and apartment complex development within their neighborhood, Bloomingdale area residents had a clear and unwavering message to motorists, county representatives and land development officials earlier this month. Armed with signs and placards, most of which read “No Big Box,” residents showed no(…)

Commissioner Higginbotham To Meet with Residents Over Bloomingdale Big Box Store

Commissioner Higginbotham To Meet with Residents Over Bloomingdale Big Box Store

After what he said took weeks of searching for a suitable venue, Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham (District 4) told the Osprey Observer, that he has secured a location to meet with residents over the controversial proposed mixed use development on Bloomingdale Avenue near Lithia Pinecrest Road, adjacent to the Bloomingdale Library. The meeting is(…)

Summer Camps Offer Fun, Education, Experiences and More In Full and Half Day Camps

Summer Camps Offer Fun, Education, Experiences and More In Full and Half Day Camps

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 8-PAGE SUMMER CAMP SECTION Kids R Kids Is Now Enrolling for Summer Camp Summer is fast approaching and now is the time to start thinking about where your child is going to spend his or her time while school is out. If you are looking for a summer camp experience(…)

Library Survivor Comes Forward To Encourage You To ‘JoinQueena.com’

She has been known as the “Bloomingdale Library Attack Survivor” for more than five years. On April 18, she took back her name, Queena. She is a survivor and a true inspiration to the entire community. The family kept her face and name private because they wanted to protect her. “We put ourselves in her(…)