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,(…)

Tickets On Sale Now For The Investigator Movie Shot At Bell Shoals & Brandon South Little League

  Tickets are now on sale for The Investigator movie that was filmed largely in Brandon and producers are inviting the community to buy tickets for a big fall kick-off to support this Independent film shot and produced locally. Gabriel’s Messenger Films selected Bell Shoals Baptist Academy & South Brandon Little League in Brandon to(…)

Bloomingdale Senior Earns Recognition For Athletic And Academic Achievements

By Tamas Mondovics The close of each school year is the time for students to be recognized for their achievements, a prospect for many student-athletes as well as those who stand out for their academic success. Such recognition, of course, is nothing to scoff at given that besides the accolades and the honors, the students(…)

Natural Springs Protection Takes Center Stage Ahead Of Busy Summer Season

By Tamas Mondovics Sought for its constant, comfortable 72-degree natural spring pool, Lithia Springs County Park may be one of the most-visited recreational destinations, especially during a busy summer season. But, while many visit the park to forget about their hectic work week and to enjoy the outdoors, park patrons are encouraged to remember the(…)

Ostingers Baseball Academy A Community Staple, Ready For Annual Summer Camp

By Tamas Mondovics Armed with some of the best local coaches to assist each player, Ostingers Baseball Academy (OBA) has become a community staple and for many students and young players who love the sport, a major stepping stone in their athletic career. Located just east of Lithia Pinecrest Rd. and Highway 39, OBA was(…)

County Charter School Teachers Win New American Hero Award For Excellence In Training

By Tamas Mondovics Clarion Council and the Florida Charter School Alliance announced the winners of the 2013 New American Hero initiative, a teacher recognition program, earlier this month. While each of the 44 winners won $1,000, and included teachers from participating schools in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Illinois, and Indiana who have been nominated by fellow(…)