Rep. Ross Spano Announces Community Meetings Throughout the Summer

By Adam Musgrave On Tuesday, June 11, an aide to Rep. Ross Spano of District 59 announced that the Congressman will be hosting a series of town hall meetings and community forums over the next three months. The events, which are scheduled to begin on Friday, June 28 and end on Thursday, August 8, will(…)

ECHO Cuts The Ribbon On Its Newly Renovated Kitchen/Pantry

By Kathy L. Collins On Thursday, June 13, ECHO of Brandon celebrated the Grand Opening of its newly renovated Kitchen/Pantry with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Members of the area’s three Chambers of Commerce, Brandon, Seffner and Riverview, were on hand along with invited guests and the dedicated volunteers who help run ECHO. Stacey Efaw, Executive Director(…)

Bring Family To Free Community Roundtable Annual 4th Of July Parade

Bring Family To Free Community Roundtable Annual 4th Of July Parade

By Kathy L. Collins The Annual Brandon 4th of July Parade presented by the Community Roundtable will be held on Thursday, July 4, beginning at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “Honoring America’s Monuments and Memorials.” The parade route will begin at Lumsden and Parsons. The route will continue north on Parsons, stop at the(…)

Durant, Newsome Among  Hillsborough Schools Starting New AP STEM Courses

Durant, Newsome Among Hillsborough Schools Starting New AP STEM Courses

By Tamas Mondovics While students are focusing on their well-deserved summer break, school officials are focusing on ensuring the success of the next season. Thanks to Google’s new $5 million Global Impact Awards, funding is now available to area schools to participate in the College Board’s new Advanced Placement STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)(…)

Support Pets And Local Artists At The Next Thursday Night Live! At The Beaux Arts Gallery In Riverview

By Kathy L. Collins May is National Pet Month. In an effort to celebrate the impact that pets have on our lives, Bryant Martinez, the Winthrop Town Artist, has gathered artists together who will create art that demonstrates the impact that their adopted pet or pets has had on their lives. The art will be(…)

The Brandon League Of Fine Arts Presents Its 2013 Members’ Show

By Kathy L. Collins During the months of May and June, you can see the wonderful works of art of the very talented members of the Brandon League of Fine Arts (BLFA) in the Mook Gallery at Center Place in Brandon. Bonnie Phillips, President of the BLFA said, “The purpose of this show is to(…)

Area Businesses Encouraged To File Claims In Aftermath Of BP Oil Spill

  Staff Report The BP oil spill on April 20, 2010 was nothing short of disastrous.  Economically speaking, the financial impact still resonates across many industries in Florida and beyond, but now, with the Deepwater Horizon Settlement Program in place, businesses in counties along the Gulf Coast are finding the help they need for recovery.(…)

Cougars Represent Region With First State Appearance In School History

By Tamas Mondovics With a 6-1 victory over the Orlando Timber Creek Wolves, in the 8A-Region 2 final, Cougars (24-5) baseball led by program head coach Butch Valdes, earned the school’s first ever berth in the state semifinals. Building its strategy and the entire season around seniors Chaz Folwer and Tyler Danish, with the support(…)

Bloomingdale Boys Track Team Wins Class 4A State

By Tamas Mondovics The rain and wind that greeted the runners inside Jacksonville’s Hodges Stadium earlier this month may not have been the ideal conditions for a state track championship, but at the start of the Boys 4×800-meter relay, the Bloomingdale track team had only one thing to do; win the Gold. Eight hundred meters(…)

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Launches Webcast

By Tamas Mondovics News that keeps residents up-to-date as well as alert to crime and safety comes by turning the pages of their local newspapers or by a click of a button on their TVs, home computers and mobile devices. Recent news such as a very dangerous situation in Brandon that threatened the lives of(…)