Events

Bring Family To Free Community Roundtable Annual 4th Of July Parade

Bring Family To Free Community Roundtable Annual 4th Of July Parade

By Kathy L. Collins The Annual Brandon 4th of July Parade presented by the Community Roundtable will be held on Thursday, July 4, beginning at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “Honoring America’s Monuments and Memorials.” The parade route will begin at Lumsden and Parsons. The route will continue north on Parsons, stop at the(…)

Valencia Lakes Dedicates Veterans Memorial ‘Circle of Honor’ Park

By Nick Fazio Valencia Lakes, a 55+ active adult lifestyle retirement community, dedicated a Veterans Memorial Park ‘Circle of Honor’ on Memorial Day. The community is home to many military veterans. Nick Fazio, president, and Peter Adams, treasurer, co-founded the Valencia Lakes Military Veterans Club, Inc. (VLMVC).  Enrollment is open to all residents, not just(…)

The Landing At Waterset Kicks Off Free Summer Concert Series To Make A Difference

The Landing At Waterset Kicks Off Free Summer Concert Series To Make A Difference

By Kathy L. Collins Newland Communities is offering a free concert series this summer called “Concerts for a Cause.” There will be a total of six concerts split between the communities of Waterset in Apollo Beach and FishHawk Ranch in Lithia. All concerts are free and open to the public. This concert series will not(…)

FishHawk Road Runners Awards Scholarships To Two Local Students

By Tamas Mondovics As part of its annual runner scholarship program, FishHawk Road Runners, led by founder and president, Steve Dunn, awarded two local seniors for their commitment to the sport and to academics. Newsome High School students Brianna Jackson and Lars Benner, both of whom will run for the University of Tampa, each received(…)

Inspirational Writer’s Retreat Hosted By Local Authors To Be Held In Lithia

By Andria Barrios On Saturday, September 28, an exciting event for writers across the area will take place: The Florida Inspirational Writer’s Retreat. Directed by published and award-winning authors Ruth Carmichael Ellinger and Debora Coty, this retreat will be a fun and encouraging event for all writers who attend. “Local author Debora Coty and I(…)

Newland Kicks Off Summer Outdoor Concert Series To Help Make A Difference

By Kathy L. Collins Newland Communities is offering a free concert series this summer called “Concerts for a Cause.” There will be a total of six concerts split between the communities of Waterset in Apollo Beach and FishHawk Ranch in Lithia. All concerts are free and open to the public. This concert series will not(…)

Iraq Memorial Groundbreaking, CENTCOM Guest Speaker & More At Memorial Day Celebration

Staff Report The Veterans Council of Hillsborough County, Inc. will conduct their annual Memorial Day Celebration at the Veterans Memorial Park & Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins, Jr. Museum at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 26. The park is located at 3602 US Highway 301, in Tampa just south of the Florida State Fairgrounds. Colors will(…)

25th Annual Business Expo Hosts ‘Taste Off’ Competition For Best Tastes In Town

The final countdown is on for the 25th Annual Business Expo and Taste of Brandon with food samples, giveaways, prizes and a great opportunity to celebrate local business. The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2013 Brandon Business Expo & “Taste of Brandon™” on Thursday, May 16 from 3:30-8 p.m. in the Special(…)

Three Local Artists Show Their Work At The SouthShore Regional Library

By Kathy L. Collins The current exhibit at the SouthShore Regional Library in Ruskin is a fabulous collection of artwork by three highly-talented local artists- Arthur Dillard, Nicole Lamothe and Diane G. Simon. Dillard and Simon are watercolor artists and Lamothe specializes in drawing. According to Laurie Burhop, the Art Coordinator for the SouthShore Regional(…)

Riverview High School Presents “Once On This Island”

By Kathy L. Collins Riverview High School Theatre Department, under the direction of Daron Hawkins, will present its spring production of Once On This Island on Thursday, May 16, Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 at 8 p.m. All performances will take place in the Riverview High School’s Outdoor Ampitheatre (located at the end(…)