A Call For Artists Is Issued By The Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries

By Kathy L. Collins This year marks the 500th year since Ponce de Leon arrived in Florida. The state, including the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, is celebrating this anniversary. “In celebration of Viva Florida 500, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries invites Florida artists to apply to have their artwork displayed in a library community room for(…)

The Brandon League Of Fine Arts Offers Much To Members And Art Lovers In The Community

By Kathy L. Collins The Brandon League of Fine Arts (BLFA) is looking forward to a fantastic 2013 full of great events and opportunities for members. The BLFA is now led by President, Bonnie Phillips, a long time area resident and amazing artist. Phillips has been a member of BLFA for several years. She runs(…)

Jensen Family Credits 10 Years Of Printing Business To Community Involvment

By Libby Hopkins Having longevity in any business in today’s economy is difficult, but James Jensen’s company, Next Level Printing, has been part of the Brandon community for over a decade. Jensen and his wife started the business in 2002 after they fell victim to corporate downsizing. “We did a lot of research on companies(…)

Full Service Medical Care Providers Open New Office

By Michelle Colesanti A one-stop shop for your family’s medical needs can be found at Brandon Family Medical Care, which recently moved to its new location at 1218 Millennium Pkwy., in Brandon. It provides all of its patients with high quality, compassionate and cost-effective healthcare and are proud of its excellent diagnostic abilities and high(…)

Minnesota Transplant Glad She Found Brandon

By Derek Maul Minnesota native, Janet Tischart Noah, has worked for The Bridges retirement community since 2010. Her Community Liaison job is a great fit for her buoyant personality and interest in people. “I have the pleasure of representing The Bridges in the community,” she said. “I also work internally with prospective residents, new residents,(…)

The Freshest Ingredients Between The Buns At Square 1 Burgers & Bar

By Kathy L. Collins There’s nothing more all-American than a burger, but does it have to be made from beef to still be a burger? At Square 1 Burgers & Bar, located at 2042 Badlands Dr. in Brandon, you can get America’s favorite food with a variety of interesting and tasty protein options. Chef and(…)

Tampa Bay’s 4th Annual 5K Frogman Swim Honors Fallen Navy SEALS

By Tamas Mondovics More than 150 swimmers braved the chilly waters of Tampa Bay on Sunday, January 13, to take part in the fourth annual Frogman Swim, a 5K open water swim event benefiting the Navy SEAL Foundation, which supports the families of the SEALs. According to U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 74 of Brandon(…)

Unique And Local Gift Ideas For This Valentine’s Day

By  Sandra Meyer Celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day by dining at one of the fabulous local restaurants.  Or choose to pamper your loved one, or yourself, at one of the many fine spas and salons.  Whatever your pleasure, there is something nearby to celebrate this day of love.  Area Restaurants Bonefish Grill located at(…)

The Bridal Bash At The Regent Is Not Your Typical Bridal Show

By Kathy L. Collins If you are engaged and in the midst of planning your wedding, mark your calendar and be sure to attend the Bridal Bash at The Regent on Wednesday, February 27 from 6-9 p.m.. The Regent is located at 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview. Flawless Occasions and The Regent are hosts of(…)

Winthrop To Host Round Table for Small Business Owners

By Adam Musgrave On Friday, February 15 from 9-11a.m., the Winthrop Barn will host a roundtable sponsored by Rep. Ross Spano that will focus on small businesses in the Riverview and Brandon areas. The forum, which Spano intends as a quarterly event, will focus on the legislative needs of small business owners and the tools(…)