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New Waterleaf Community Adds 600 Homes To South Hillsborough County

New Waterleaf Community Adds 600 Homes To South Hillsborough County

Construction on model homes is getting underway at Waterleaf, a new gated community of 600 single-family homes located in south Hillsborough County on the southwest quadrant of Balm Riverview and Big Bend roads. Developed by Metro Development Group, Waterleaf homebuilders include Meritage, Standard Pacific, Homes by WestBay and David Weekley Homes. Prices are anticipated to(…)

SouthShore Chamber Recognizes Top Members, Volunteers At Annual Banquet

SouthShore Chamber Recognizes Top Members, Volunteers At Annual Banquet

By Paula MacDonald The community center at Del Webb SouthShore Falls was filled to capacity, as 275 business and community leaders gathered for an island getaway-themed evening to celebrate a year of accomplishments at the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce membership and awards banquet. Established nearly three years ago in July 2011, the SouthShore Chamber was(…)

ECHO Targeted For Special Donations By Eastern Hillsborough Rotarians

ECHO Targeted For Special Donations By Eastern Hillsborough Rotarians

Staff Report Rotary clubs in the Eastern United States and across the Caribbean Basin are combining resources to feed hungry children from Delaware to Trinidad. Rotarians of Eastern Hillsborough County have chosen ECHO in Brandon as the recipient of this food drive. It is a startling reality that in America children go hungry on a(…)

Vacation Expo Hosted By AAA Travel Agency Coming To Tampa

Vacation Expo Hosted By AAA Travel Agency Coming To Tampa

Staff Report A free Vacation Expo will be held at the Tampa Marriott Westshore from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 9  hosted by AAA Travel Agency. Admission is free to this event and attendees can save up to $500 by booking a qualified vacation at the expo. Guests of the expo will(…)

New Fresh Casual Concept Opens In Regency Plaza

New Fresh Casual Concept Opens In Regency Plaza

The Corner Bakery Cafe, located at 2326 W. Brandon Blvd. in the Regency Square Mall, made its Brandon debut on Saturday, January 18 with a preview party. Invited guests were treated to breakfast, lunch or dinner with all donations going to the Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO) of Brandon, a local emergency food and clothing(…)

Local Resident Helps Special Needs Children With Proper Dental Care

Local Resident Helps Special Needs Children With Proper Dental Care

Willy Carreras of Riverview is not a dentist, but he is known to many in the community as “Dr. Smiles” because of the wonderful work he does to help special needs children receive dental care. Carreras is the local liaison for the Grottoes of North America Humanitarian Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that brings(…)

BUSINESS COLUMN – February FishHawk

BUSINESS COLUMN – February FishHawk

Liz~n~Things Has Moved and Plans Grand Opening Liz ~n~ Things Consignment Boutique has moved to 13446 Boyette Rd. (behind Buffalo Wild Wings). It outgrew its old location on Bell Shoals and offers gently-used women’s apparel, jewelry, accessories and has included home goods as well.  Manager, Elizabeth Cureton said it caters to ladies on a budget,(…)

Valrico Couple Own Pinch A Penny Franchise

Valrico Couple Own Pinch A Penny Franchise

It’s a question Valrico residents Mark and Deanna Alexander, owners of Pinch A Penny in Boyette/FishHawk, get asked a lot. Is it difficult to work side by side with your spouse? In a word, the couple, who have been married for 30 years, say no. “We lost the stress of working for someone else and(…)

Hit The Target With Active Couples Fun

Hit The Target With Active Couples Fun

By Ali Renckens Roses and chocolate, candlelight dinners and walks along the beach have become a stereotypical Valentine’s Day. Couple who have been together a few years or young couples who may want to consider something new may be interested in these active Valentine’s Day and date night activities. Captain Ric Liles, a native of(…)

Local Deli Owner Celebrates Recipe For Success

Local Deli Owner Celebrates Recipe For Success

By Rachel Ann Johnson While many restaurant owners may be feeling the effects of a tough economy, the owner of Della’s Delectables, a Brandon staple, is preparing to celebrate 25 years of business. Beverly DellaGrotta, Della’s namesake, consistently displays enthusiasm for her work and uses her fervor as motivation. “I have a passion for cooking(…)