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ECHO Crowns Miss ECHO & Miss ECHO Jr. 2013

ECHO Crowns Miss ECHO & Miss ECHO Jr. 2013

By Kathy Collins Each October ECHO holds its Annual Kids Helping Kids Fashion Show. For the last few years, ECHO has named one child, who raises the most money for ECHO, Mr. or Miss ECHO. This year, two young ladies were honored. Teanna Fortson was named Miss ECHO 2013 for her efforts at raising an(…)

BRH Announces Major Advancement In The Diagnosis And Treatment Of Lung Cancer

BRH Announces Major Advancement In The Diagnosis And Treatment Of Lung Cancer

By Kathy L. Collins Brandon Regional Hospital (BRH) strives to provide cutting edge technology and services to the residents of the greater Brandon area. In keeping with this, BRH is pleased to offer a major addition to its services for patients who have been identified to have a small or inaccessible lesion on their lung.(…)

County Approves Purchase Of Bus Passes For The Transportation Disadvantaged

County Approves Purchase Of Bus Passes For The Transportation Disadvantaged

By Tamas Mondovics Elderly residents and low-income and disabled persons who do not have or cannot afford their own transportation can breathe a little easier today. At their regular Board meeting last month, Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners unanimously (7-0) approved to help fund the County’s Sunshine Line service and it’s Bus Pass Program.(…)

Veteran Joined Army To Keep Brother Out Of Trouble

Veteran Joined Army To Keep Brother Out Of Trouble

By Derek Maul Peter Schmitt is pleased to be included in The Bridges 2013 veterans calendar, but he makes sure people understand the role he played. “I signed up with my brother,” he said. “My mother told me I had to go to keep him out of trouble.” The brothers were separated after boot camp(…)

Valrico Resident Writes Children’s Book For Eagle Scout Service Project

Valrico Resident Writes Children’s Book For Eagle Scout Service Project

By Nicole Schoen Valrico resident, Ben Osenton, is only a few steps away from earning the title of Eagle Scout, which has been a tradition for the Osenton family. Ben’s grandfather, Owen Osenton, was an Eagle Scout and so is his father, Reggie Osenton of Osenton Law Offices in Brandon. One of the major milestones(…)

District Chef Leads Healthy Demonstrations During National School Lunch Week

District Chef Leads Healthy Demonstrations During National School Lunch Week

By Tamas Mondovics As part of National School Lunch Week (Monday, October 14 through Friday, October 18), Hillsborough County Public Schools Student Nutrition Services introduced “School Lunch Across the USA,” an initiative to get students familiar with new healthy recipes. “The goal of the initiative is to celebrate the positive changes made in school lunches(…)

The Kiwanis Club Of Greater Brandon Helps Out Those In Need

The Kiwanis Club Of Greater Brandon Helps Out Those In Need

By Libby Hopkins Kiwanis clubs are a world-wide service club that can be found in more than 80 nations. They each help meet the needs of their communities in numerous ways. By doing this, each club has their own individuality and uniqueness. The Kiwanis Club of Greater Brandon has been supporting the Brandon community since(…)

Nativity’s Novemberfest Celebrates 44th Year

Nativity’s Novemberfest Celebrates 44th Year

By Nicole Schoen Nativity Catholic Church began Novemberfest 44 years ago and it has grown into a tradition that many people in the community enjoy and continue to return to every year. “Novemberfest began as a fundraiser for Nativity Catholic School,” said director of stewardship and advancement for Nativity Catholic School, Tina Sullivan. “It has(…)

Campo Y Expects ‘Night of the Stars’ To Be One Enchanted Evening

Campo Y Expects ‘Night of the Stars’ To Be One Enchanted Evening

By Michelle Colesanti Save the date because Friday, November 15 promises to be a very special night at the Campo Family Y. The annual Corks and Forks fundraiser will be poolside at the Campo Family YMCA and will benefit the local community by giving kids who otherwise wouldn’t get the opportunity, due to financial hardship,(…)

Providence Lakes To Hold Community-Wide Garage Sale

Providence Lakes To Hold Community-Wide Garage Sale

Press Release Providence Lakes, located on the east side of Providence Road between West Lumsden Rd and Bloomingdale Ave will hold a community-wide garage,yard sale on Saturday, October 19 from 8 a.m. until noon. Area residents are invited to come and see what bargains to be held.  The Providence Lakes Homeowners Association asks that attendees please be cautious and(…)