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Valrico Resident’s Art Showcased At Center Place During November

Valrico Resident’s Art Showcased At Center Place During November

  By Kathy L. Collins Each month Center Place showcases area artists with an exhibition of their art and an artist’s reception. During the month of November, Valrico artist and sculptor Jason Shiver will present a compilation of his work titled, Genesis- A Diverse Intersection of Inspired Art. An artist’s reception is set for Thursday, […]

Help Needed To Organize Fundraiser For Bloomingdale Library Attack Survivor

Help Needed To Organize Fundraiser For Bloomingdale Library Attack Survivor

  Staff Report   Queena, the Bloomingdale Library Survivor, bravely survived a life-changing attack in 2008 that left her unable to see, talk or eat on her own. She and her family work hard every day to help her regain the life she once knew as a high school senior who looked forward to moving […]

SeaWorld’s Spooktacular Event

SeaWorld’s Spooktacular Event

Join SeaWorld Orlando weekends in October for silly and spooky fun at Halloween Spooktacular. During this daytime event, families will be immersed in an underwater “fantasea” filled with trick-or-treating, whimsical pumpkin fish, sea-themed arts and crafts as well and up-close animal encounters SeaWorld is known for. *SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular* takes place from 12 to 8 p.m. October: 4-5, 11-12, […]

Halloween Events, Fall Festivals And More

Halloween Events, Fall Festivals And More

  Adults Only There are many things to do in the area this time of year for those looking for a fright fest. Here are some of the “not so family friendly” options. Howl-O-Scream’s Cursed at Busch Gardens Busch Gardens is hosting the 14th annual Howl-O-Scream, and this year’s theme is Cursed. There will be […]

Brandon Resident Offers Healing Through Hypnosis Counseling

Brandon Resident Offers Healing Through Hypnosis Counseling

  By Liz Waldron Survivors and victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault will soon have a safe place to heal in the neighborhood. Stacey Giovanni is about to open her new office in Brandon using hypnosis to help her patients deal with traumatic life events. Her specialty practice is abuse and addiction […]

The Brandon Ballet To Perform Dracula In October

The Brandon Ballet To Perform Dracula In October

  By Kathy L. Collins The Brandon Ballet’s Artistic Director, Octavio Martin, invites the public to come see the ageless classic Dracula, on Sunday, October 19 at 5 p.m. at Centro Asturiano de Tampa located at 1913 N. Nebraska Ave. in Tampa (Ybor City). This spooktacular is great for families but it is not recommended […]

ARTWORKS 2014 Awards 71-Year-Old Woman First Place

ARTWORKS 2014 Awards 71-Year-Old Woman First Place

  By Kathy L. Collins Last month the Brandon League of Fine Arts announced the winners of ARTWORKS 2014 at Center Place in Brandon. ARTWORKS is open to the entire Tampa Bay community each year. It is a highly anticipated juried art show. This year’s show featured 50 works of art. Sue Allen, Chairperson of […]

Breast Cancer Survivor Opens Unique Jewelry Store

Breast Cancer Survivor Opens Unique Jewelry Store

  By Sandra Meyer Linda Fay is not only a breast cancer survivor; she is a breast cancer victor. Fay was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer in July of 2008 and went through accelerated chemotherapy for seven months at Moffitt Cancer Center. She bravely battled the cancer with chemo and the support of family […]

Close To 100 Residents Attended The BSAC Third Annual Dash And Splash

Close To 100 Residents Attended The BSAC Third Annual Dash And Splash

  By Tamas Mondovics In its continued effort to raise awareness and fund its drowning prevention initiative, the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center (BSAC) successfully hosted its annual Dash and Splash Aquathon earlier this month. Close to 100 residents, young and old, many who are members of BSAC and the center’s Blue Wave swim program, […]

Tower Radiology On Forefront Of Creating Breast Cancer Awareness

Tower Radiology On Forefront Of Creating Breast Cancer Awareness

  By Sonia Lavina October is breast cancer awareness month and Tower Radiology is leading the way in breast imaging. Patients often wait two to three months from the time of their abnormal mammogram for a diagnosis. “With the creation of our Comprehensive Breast Program at Tower Radiology Center, we have decreased this wait time […]