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Bloomingdale HOA Takes New Lead In Fight To Stop Big Box Development

Bloomingdale HOA Takes New Lead In Fight To Stop Big Box Development

By Tamas Mondovics With a new lawsuit against Hillsborough County and Red Cast Bloomingdale LLC on the horizon, members of the Bloomingdale Homeowners Association (HOA) joined by sounding HOA officers met this month to confirm their desire to pursue their fight for the community. The effort involves the now well-known Bloomingdale Big Box and residential(…)

Local Artist Designs, Builds Award Winning Fire Truck

  By Kathy L. Collins Plant City artist Robert Woods has created something extraordinary. Woods (RG Woods Art in Metal) was commissioned by the owner of Paul Davis Restoration of Tampa, Darren Impson, to design and build a half scale 1930′s era fire truck. “Darren and I were going over the idea and the design(…)

Rich Luppino’s United Sports Academy, Go Skateboarding Day Celebrated & More

Rich Luppino’s United Sports Academy, Go Skateboarding Day Celebrated & More

  By Tamas Mondovics Baseball, Softball Camp Aims to Teach Through Discipline “With much discipline comes much learning,” said Rich Luppino, one of the most highly respected professional, local youth baseball and softball instructors who has been teaching young players while promoting discipline on and off the field for the past 15 years. Local youth(…)

Odiorne Insurance Celebrates 40 Years Of Service

  By Libby Hopkins Business longevity in today’s economy is a difficult task, but not for Odiorne Insurance of Brandon. It has been a vital part of the Brandon community for 40 years. George H. Odiorne, Jr. started his insurance business in 1974. From the company’s early days in a small building next to the(…)

July Brandon 2014 Business Column

July Brandon 2014 Business Column

  By Sandra Meyer Adventures Archery Summer Camps Adventures Archery is holding summer camps for kids 8 – 16 years old. Camps run Monday – Thursday for two weeks from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. or 1:30–3:30 p.m. Cost is $300 per child and includes instructor/equipment rental, landyard and JOAD achievement pin, medal, string building materials, arrow(…)

Chicks For Charity Presents Brandon Sports And Aquatic Center With Over $10,000

Chicks For Charity Presents Brandon Sports And Aquatic Center With Over $10,000

  By Tamas Mondovics In its continued effort to raise money for local charities, Chicks for Charity, a well known charitable giving organization located in Brandon, paid a special visit to The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center (BSAC) earlier this month. The brainchild of Tammy Holmberg, owner of the Lake Brandon Village and Westfield Mall(…)

Outdoor Safety Takes Center Stage This Summer

Outdoor Safety Takes Center Stage This Summer

  By Tamas Mondovics Summer is in full swing and residents are urged to keep safety first and foremost while enjoying the outdoors. County officials have provided safety tips to protect  family, home and animals listed below. Water Safety • Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone. Even at a(…)

Dues, Voting And Lakefront Rules In South Ridge

Dues, Voting And Lakefront Rules In South Ridge

  By Kim Ruiz South Ridge homeowner’s semi-annual dues were due on Tuesday, July 1. Residents who were unable to make a timely payment are asked to submit a payment immediately to avoid late fees. A written request may be submitted for a delay of payment to McNeil Management for the HOA board to review(…)

Brazen Streak Of Robberies Plague Local Banks

Brazen Streak Of Robberies Plague Local Banks

  By Tamas Mondovics For the second time in less than three months, PNC Bank located at 112 W. Bloomingdale Ave. in Brandon was the target of a robbery in which the suspect threatened bank employees with the possible use of an explosive device. According to HCSO officials, the most recent incident occurred on Monday,(…)

Community Plays Major Role In Quick Capture Of Violent Robbery Suspect

Community Plays Major Role In Quick Capture Of Violent Robbery Suspect

  By Tamas Mondovics The violent attack and robbery of 62-year-old Valrico resident Barbara Orebaugh on her way to a charity event at the Regency Shopping Center in Brandon earlier this month prompted an immediate response by residents who have quickly joined forces to be on the lookout and catch the suspect as quickly as(…)