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(…)

Burns Students Take STEM Skills To NASCAR Student Racing Challenge National Championships

By Tamas Mondovics Burns middle school students had a chance to measure up their science, technology, engineering, and math skills, through some high-tech racing this month as they attended the 2013 NASCAR S.T.E.M. Ten80 Student Racing Challenge National Championships in Charlotte, North Carolina. “Kids often ask ‘why am I learning this, or when am I(…)

Palm Harbor Dermatology Opens Brandon Office

By Michelle Caceres Palm Harbor Dermatology is expanding its practice across the bay by opening an office in Brandon, says skin cancer surgeon, Dr. Amy Ross. Located at 621 Medical Care Dr., the practice diagnoses and treats conditions relating to the skin, including acne, hyperpigmentation, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, and carcinomas and melanomas. Ross says her(…)

Tank Command Just Part Of A Lifetime Of Service

By Derek Maul The Bridges retirement community resident Clyde Piercy has been married to his bride, Margaret, for 71 years (and counting). Looking back over seven decades, Piercy’s most difficult moment may have been the day in 1944 when he left his wife behind, along with their two-year-old son, to begin his military service. Piercy,(…)