Florida School of Judo Post Success at Lakeland Sunshine State Games

By Tamas Mondovics Members of the Florida School of Judo had every reason to be pleased with the results of their participation in the Sunshine State Games held last month in Lakeland. The event is considered the school’s biggest tournament of the year as far as participants outside the club hosted tournaments. Under the direction(…)

Higginbotham Helps Secure Tampa Bay As Host City For 2014 Bollywood Oscars

By Tamas Mondovics The city of Tampa and surrounding communities have ten months to get ready to host the stars of Bollywood, as they take advantage of the various venues throughout the bay area and celebrate its version of the Oscars in June 2014. The news of Tampa Bay’s selection as the first U.S. host(…)

Foodies Delight, Two Weeks, 65 Restaurants, Try Something New

By Marie Gilmore Get ready for date night! Dine Tampa Bay, a two-week restaurant event that gives diners a 3-course Prix Fixe menu option at more than 65 Tampa Bay restaurants is a perfect reason to try something new. It is simple. From August 16-30, visit, pick your restaurant and Prix Fixe menu price(…)

Wok Chi Grand Opening Raises Funds To Send 40 Kids To Camp at BSAC

Staff Report Wok Chi, the new fresh casual Chinese restaurant that recently opened in Regency Square in Brandon, Florida raised $4,000 to benefit the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center’s Children’s Summer Camp programs. Wok Chi presented the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center with the check on Thursday, June 27 at 9 a.m. at Wok Chi.(…)

Bibles & Basketballs Camp Ready For 11th Year Of Teaching Inspiration

By Marie Gilmore Eleven years and more than 500 campers later, Ed Treimanis from Ameriprise financial, a local financial planner, dad and basketball player and coach has offered up his time each summer to host the Bibles and Basketballs Camp. The camp has been associated with Immanuel Lutheran School over the years and is a(…)

Omega-Man Appearing At Life Church’s 7th Annual Back-To-School Bash

By Kayla Hayes One way that Life Church at FishHawk invests in its community is by hosting a Back-To-School Bash every summer on the church grounds. With more than 300 people in attendance last year, Life Church has some big things planned for its seventh annual bash on Saturday, August 3. The Back-To-School Bash is(…)

Lithia Springs Fifth Grade Gives Back

Staff Report The Lithia Springs Elementary fifth grade class celebrated its completion of elementary school by helping many Tampa Bay area children who are battling cancer.  The second annual Zach Tucker Kickball Tournament was held to raise funds for the Giving Hope through Faith Foundation as well as learn what it takes to be recognized(…)

Falcon’s Fury Rises At Busch Gardens Tampa In 2014

Staff Report For more than five decades, Busch Gardens® Tampa has delivered some of the world’s most exciting thrills.  Rides like Cheetah Hunt®, SheiKra®, Montu® and Kumba® have set the stage, and Busch Gardens is ready to drop big news. In Spring 2014, Busch Gardens Tampa is taking guests’ experiences to new heights with Falcon’s(…)

10th Annual Brandon Blast & Fireworks Celebration

Staff Report Westfield Brandon is once again celebrating Independence Day with its annual Brandon Blast on Thursday, July 4, from 5-9 p.m. in the Restaurant Courtyard in front of The Cheesecake Factory and Bahama Breeze Island Grille. The event is sponsored by WQYK 99.9. “Westfield is committed to being an active member of the communities(…)

Local Military Organization Raises Awareness For Fallen Soldiers

By Libby Hopkins Tampa Area Marine Parents Association (T.A.M.P.A.) has been supporting Marine families in the Tampa Bay are for more than nine years. Its mission is to give support to its Marine family members in whatever areas are needed and whenever possible while continuing to be an active and visible presence to all branches(…)