Anytime Fitness Team Continues Growth With Opening Of Third Location

By Michelle Colesanti Local Anytime Fitness owners are pleased to be celebrating the opening of the third local location for the fitness franchise. The newest location, on Boyette Rd. recently hosted a Riverview Chamber ribbon cutting and special proclamation by Honorary Mayor Elijah Heath. He was on hand to declare a special Anytime Fitness Day. […]

The Village Players’ Presentation Of Our Town To Feature An Opening Night Dinner And A Show

By Kathy L. Collins The Village Players will present 75th Anniversary revised edition of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town beginning on Friday, August 9 at the historic James McCabe Theatre in Valrico. As has become a tradition of the Village Players, Opening Night will be a Dinner and a Show. This is no ordinary Dinner and […]

Friends Of The Seffner-Mango Branch Library Provide Support Programs For The Library That Enrich Community

By Kathy L. Collins Public libraries are a great place to gather, read and learn about new subjects. Libraries are also a great place to see fantastic works of art. The Seffner-Mango Branch Library, located at 410 N. Kingsway Rd. in Seffner, is no exception. The library has a wonderful collection of photographs taken by […]

Center Place Celebrates The Artwork And Creativity of Children With Art Show

By Kathy L. Collins Center Place held Little Monsters Create Children’s Art Show and celebrated with an Artists’ Reception on Thursday, July 11. The multimedia show featured drawings, paintings, photographs, ceramics and jewelry created by children ages 4 to 13. Over 40 children participated. The artwork is available for viewing through the end of July. […]

Teen Beach Party Making Waves At Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

By Faith Miller,  Jr. Reporter My day starts with the surprise of it all. A day-trip to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon to experience the new Teen Beach Party, the surf, sand, wave pool, slides and even a snorkel experience with the stingrays and sharks. The excitement is overwhelming as my family and I enter this Splashtastic […]

Pollo Tropical Opens With Beach Party And Chance To Win Free Food For Year

Staff Report Miami-based Pollo Tropical® (pronounced Po-Yo Tropical) is famous throughout Florida, Georgia and Tennessee for its signature citrus marinated, flame-grilled chicken and unique, fresh and healthy menu items. Pollo Tropical is celebrating its Brandon arrival in true tropical style, with a 12-hour beach party featuring surfing simulators, music and prize giveaways. One lucky winner […]

Tires Plus Prides Itself On Personalized Service

By Sharon Still As the name indicates, Tires Plus Total Car Care offers much more than tires. Maintenance, full service auto repairs, tire care and battery service for foreign and domestic cars, SUVs and light trucks are just a few of the services available. Valrico resident, Russell Lemelin, has 23 years of experience managing automotive […]

Startup Weekend Sparks New Ideas & Apps

By Marie Gilmore The premise: Take 54 hours to fully develop a business idea and create a logo, marketing plan, working app and then be prepared to present your idea in a 5 minute pitch to six college and business professionals as judges. With a cross between The Apprentice and Shark Tank, entrepreneurs, students, advocates […]

Sheriff Seeks Public Help For Information On Local Hit & Run Injury Crashes

By Tamas Mondovics An increase of hit and run traffic crashes occurring throughout Hillsborough County, causing serious injury to both pedestrians and motorists, have made headlines in recent weeks raising the question of how to handle or to react to such incidents. One of the most recent victims of a hit and run traffic crash […]

Local Music Teacher Brings Innovative New Toddler Piano Program to Brandon Area

By Sandy Meyer Kim Lee has always had a love of music and studied the piano for 12 years before beginning to teach it at age 16.   After teaching private lessons full-time since 1987, Lee recently decided that she really wanted to find a way to teach young children the love of music.  “My husband […]