Center Place of Brandon’s Annual Adult Art Show Celebrates Community Artists

  By Kathy L. Collins Each month, Center Place celebrates the talent of local artists and artisans by showcasing their work at an artist’s exhibit. During the month of April, Center Place is hosting the Annual Adult Student Art Show. The annual show is sponsored by the Brandon League of Fine Arts and is held(…)

Durant Girls Varsity Flag Football Sports Solid Winning Season

  By Tamas Mondovics The 2014 spring flag football season has once again proved to merit the attention of fans throughout the county, lining up a number of much-improved as well as experienced championship-bound teams that are eying the title during the upcoming district showdown. Thanks to the current year’s district realignment, the Cougars girls(…)

April Brandon Summer Camps

  By Michelle Colesanti What do you have planned this summer? For kids, summer spells time to sleep in, no homework and maybe an upcoming family vacation. But, these days, it can also mean learning a new skill, trying something adventurous, learning to swim, a new language or travelling afar. The staff at the Osprey(…)

April Brandon Business Column

  By Sandra Meyer Hello.  My name is Sandra Meyer and I am the new Business Editor for  the Osprey Observer.  I am originally from Cleveland, OH and moved to the FishHawk area in 2004.  I have a B.A. in English from the New York Institute of Technology and have been a Freelance Writer for(…)

Dog Gone Holistic Celebrates Six Years Serving The Community

  By Michelle Colesanti As society becomes more aware of the importance of eating healthier foods, the same consideration should be taken for four-legged friends so pets can achieve optimal health through a proper diet. Dog Gone Holistic, the premier health food store for pets, is dedicated to enhancing the quality and longevity of pet’s(…)

Mark Dillon To Speak At Upcoming Brandon Prayer Breakfast

  By Ryan Hughes The Christian-based networking group, Christian Business Connections (CBC), will host the Brandon Prayer Breakfast on Monday, May 19, from 8-10 a.m. The event will be held at Bell Shoals Baptist Church in the Special Events Center, which is located at 2102 Bell Shoals Rd., in Brandon. This is a great opportunity(…)

The GFWC Brandon Service League Makes Donations During Recent Spring Fundraiser

  By Kathy L. Collins On Saturday, April 5, the Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Brandon Service League held its 29th Annual Spring Fundraiser at the Fraternal Order of Police Hall in Seffner. The event was an opportunity for the club to honor their 2013 Holiday Home Tour Charities and present checks to local(…)

Providence Lakes To Host Community Garage Sale

  By Bob Berry The Providence Lakes homeowners association welcomes the community to its spring community-wide garage and yard sale on Saturday, April 26 from 8 a.m. -1 p.m. On the day of the sale, once shoppers enter the Providence Lakes development, they can follow individual signs going into the villages or can wander around(…)

Bloomingdale Wins Awards, Hosts Golf Tourney

  By Nicole Schoen Recently the Hillsborough County Office of Neighborhood Relations held nominations for the Board of County Commissioner’s 11th Annual Neighborhood Recognition Awards. The Bloomingdale community was awarded several awards at the Hillsborough County Neighborhoods Conference luncheon held at the Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry Campus in March. The Bloomingdale Homeowners Association won(…)

Burns Middle School Students Seek Donations For NASCAR S.T.E.M. Competition

  By Amy Cunningham Burns Middle School has a chance to measure up their science, technology, engineering and math skills through some high-tech racing this May. The team has been selected to compete in the 2014 NASCAR S.T.E.M. Ten80 Student Racing Challenge National Championship in Charlotte, NC. Through this program, students have hands on experience(…)