Bloomingdale Senior Earns Recognition For Athletic And Academic Achievements

By Tamas Mondovics The close of each school year is the time for students to be recognized for their achievements, a prospect for many student-athletes as well as those who stand out for their academic success. Such recognition, of course, is nothing to scoff at given that besides the accolades and the honors, the students(…)

Natural Springs Protection Takes Center Stage Ahead Of Busy Summer Season

By Tamas Mondovics Sought for its constant, comfortable 72-degree natural spring pool, Lithia Springs County Park may be one of the most-visited recreational destinations, especially during a busy summer season. But, while many visit the park to forget about their hectic work week and to enjoy the outdoors, park patrons are encouraged to remember the(…)

Ostingers Baseball Academy A Community Staple, Ready For Annual Summer Camp

By Tamas Mondovics Armed with some of the best local coaches to assist each player, Ostingers Baseball Academy (OBA) has become a community staple and for many students and young players who love the sport, a major stepping stone in their athletic career. Located just east of Lithia Pinecrest Rd. and Highway 39, OBA was(…)

County Charter School Teachers Win New American Hero Award For Excellence In Training

By Tamas Mondovics Clarion Council and the Florida Charter School Alliance announced the winners of the 2013 New American Hero initiative, a teacher recognition program, earlier this month. While each of the 44 winners won $1,000, and included teachers from participating schools in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Illinois, and Indiana who have been nominated by fellow(…)

Newland Kicks Off Summer Outdoor Concert Series To Help Make A Difference

By Kathy L. Collins Newland Communities is offering a free concert series this summer called “Concerts for a Cause.” There will be a total of six concerts split between the communities of Waterset in Apollo Beach and FishHawk Ranch in Lithia. All concerts are free and open to the public. This concert series will not(…)

Taco Bus Pulls Into Brandon Area

Taco Bus Pulls Into Brandon Area

By Libby Hopkins Do you remember when you were a kid waiting for the school bus on the first day of school? You had butterflies in your stomach while you were waiting for that big orange and black school bus to finally arrive and take you to your first day of school. Well, a lot(…)

Four Announce Fundraising Events In Campaign For Brandon’s Honorary Mayor

Four Announce Fundraising Events In Campaign For Brandon’s Honorary Mayor

By Kathy L. Collins Since 1959, The Community Roundtable has held the Honorary Mayor’s Race. The candidate who raises the most money from Saturday, June 1 to Wednesday, July 3 for selected non-profits is declared Brandon’s Honorary Mayor. This year there are four candidates. While all four have planned fun and interesting events, they will(…)

Breaking News, Arrest Made In Bloomingdale Jogger Attack

Breaking News, Arrest Made In Bloomingdale Jogger Attack

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Just in from the Sheriff’s press conference briefing after the massive manhunt and arrest of Frank Emmanuel Zuniga, 33, of Valrico. The two joggers were 18 years old and were jogging on Nature’s Way. Zuniga is believed to have jumped out of a bush and grabbed one of the girls by the(…)

Newspaper Editor Publishes First Book For Small Businesses, Donates Profits To Honor Flight to Take WWII Vets to Memorial In D.C.

Author Donates Book Profits To Send WWII Vets To Memorial in D.C. In Honor of Armed Forces Day, a local small business owner and newly published author of her first book, Open For Business, Now What? A small business guide to what to do after the OPEN sign goes up, has pledged all proceeds of(…)

SouthShore Chamber’s Fourth Annual Pigs In The Park…ing Lot

The fourth annual Pigs in the Park…ing Lot BBQ and Business EXPO will take place on Friday, May 17 from 4-10 p.m. This free event will take place at the Mira Bay Sweetbay Plaza, which is located at 137 Harbor Village Lake, in Apollo Beach. The Southshore Chamber of Commerce hosts the BBQ and EXPO.(…)