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Nature’s Classroom To Host Annual Woods, Water And Wildlife Open House

Nature’s Classroom To Host Annual Woods, Water And Wildlife Open House

For the past four decades, Nature’s Classroom has been educating middle school students, mostly sixth grade, about the Hillsborough River watershed, the role it plays in their lives, and how important it is to preserve the natural world. To continue to keep the tradition going area residents are invited to attend the Nature’s Classroom Annual(…)

All Welcome To Up-Cycled Art Show at Randall Middle School

All Welcome To Up-Cycled Art Show at Randall Middle School

Randall Middle School PTSA “UP CYCLED ART SHOW” is this Thursday, April 4th, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Bring the whole family for a little Art and Dinner! Formaggio’s Food Truck will be at the school selling fabulous Italian food. Randall students and teachers will be dazzling us with their talent in the Recycled Art Show,(…)

Student Artwork Is Celebrated At High School Art Show Held At Center Place

By Kathy L. Collins The 2013 High School Art Show, sponsored by GFWC Brandon Service League (BSL),  was held on Thursday, March 7 at Center Place in Brandon. There were numerous entries from area high school students. The artwork consisted of oil, watercolor and acrylic as well as photography and sculpture. The first-place winner in(…)

SouthShore Regional Library Presents 2nd Annual Fiber Art Show

By Kathy L. Collins The SouthShore Regional Library in Ruskin is hosting the 2nd Annual Fiber Show now through the end of April. The Fiber Art Show features the artwork of 11 artists from all over the greater Brandon area. Laurie Burhop, the Art Coordinator for the SouthShore Regional Library said, “The show is definitely(…)

Photographs Of The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Now On Display At The Tampa Bay History Center

By Kathy L. Collins The Tampa Bay History Center is now featuring “Florida Wildlife Corridor: The Photographs of Carlton Ward Jr.” The exhibit is available now through Sunday, May 5, at the History Center located at 801 Old Water St. in Tampa. In the Florida Wildlife Corridor, the expedition team consisting of Carlton Ward, Jr.(…)

Bloomingdale Wins Saladino Title In Tourney Re-match

By Tamas Mondovics As anticipated, the 33rd  Annual Saladino Baseball Tournament held at Brandon High School was high school sports at its best, but the title game re-match of last year’s championship between Jefferson and Bloomingdale turned the excitement up a few notches. This year, however, was the Bulls turn to shine and walk away(…)

TBAY Swimmers Wrap-Up Season Against The Nation’s Best

By Ryan Butler Capping off another successful short-course season, six members of the Tampa Bay Aquatics (TBAY) swim program’s Brandon branch competed in the fastest 18-and-under amateur swim meet in history. Along with 15 other swimmers from TBAY’s seven other branches, the Tampa Bay-based group finished near the top of the pack among 220 teams(…)

Area Basketball Players Look To Fight Bullying

By Ryan Butler The Riverview Hurricanes travel basketball team has strived for excellence on and off the court.  Frequently involved in service projects across the region, players and coaches are taking another step to better the community, this time by hosting “Riverview Hurricanes vs. Bullying”. As part of an initiative to curb bullying, the Riverview(…)

The Young Man Behind His Camera

By Tatiana Ortiz Smile. Pose. These are just some of the ideal actions that one will do while being photographed. Local resident and young entrepreneur, Jared Sowa, is very familiar with these terms because he has established his own photography business called Jared Sowa Photography.  Twenty-year-old Sowa graduated from Brandon High School and attended Hillsborough(…)

Rally To Stand With Israel

By Staff Report People from across the greater Tampa Bay area will gather to show their support for the people and nation of Israel. This event will take place on Thursday, April 18 from 7-9 p.m. at Bell Shoals’s Baptist Church, located at 2102 Bell Shoals Rd., in Brandon. Jonathan Cahn, author of the New(…)