Events

Roxanne Tobaison’s “Into The Light, My Watercolor Journey” Can Be Enjoyed At Center Place

Roxanne Tobaison’s “Into The Light, My Watercolor Journey” Can Be Enjoyed At Center Place

By Kathy L. Collins The Center Place exhibit in the Mook Gallery during the month of November will feature the beautiful watercolors of Roxanne Tobaison. The exhibit will feature 35 original watercolors. In addition, wood sculptures by Margaret Conte and exotic wood jewelry created by Tobaison will  be on exhibit. The title of the exhibit […]

Brandon Service League Proudly Presents Its 21st Annual Holiday Home Tour

Brandon Service League Proudly Presents Its 21st Annual Holiday Home Tour

By Kathy L. Collins It’s time to put up the mistletoe and hang the holly. If you need some decorating inspiration or just love to tour beautifully-decorated homes, then join others at the 21st Annual GFWC Brandon Service League Holiday Home Tour on Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All three homes on this […]

2013 Small Business Of The Year Award Winners Honored

2013 Small Business Of The Year Award Winners Honored

Staff Report The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce congratulates the area businesses that have been named 2013 Small Business of the Year Award winners. Nearly 300 guests celebrated the winners that were announced during the annual Gala held in October inside the Sheraton Tampa East Hotel’s Grande Ballroom. The winners were: One to Five Employees […]

District To Hold Series Of Hog Hunts In 2013-2014, Permits Will Be Available Online

District To Hold Series Of Hog Hunts In 2013-2014, Permits Will Be Available Online

By Tamas Mondovics The Southwest Florida Water Management District approved plans to hold a series of hog hunts on District land during the 2013-2014 feral hog-dog hunt season to help reduce the wild hog population. District spokesperson, Susanna Martinez Tarokh, emphasized that wild hogs, which are not native to Florida, feed on roots, tubers and […]

White Ribbon Soiree To Raise Awareness About Lung Cancer

White Ribbon Soiree To Raise Awareness About Lung Cancer

By Kathy L. Collins Do you know what color ribbon represents lung cancer? It is white. The fact that no one seems to know this was once lamented by Barbara Bauer who passed away this past November from small cell lung cancer. In an effort to honor her life and courage and to help raise […]

The Cookson Hills Toy Run Celebrates 20 Years Of Helping Those In Need

On Sunday, December 1, the Cookson Hills Toy Run will be celebrating its 20th anniversary of helping those in need in the Brandon community. Bill and Sheri Brown started the event in 1993 after they went to a yard sale at the Cookson Hills Christian Ministries Children’s Home in Seffner. The couple got some of […]

Newsome To Host Golf Tourney, Seeks Support To Build Athletic Field House

Newsome To Host Golf Tourney, Seeks Support To Build Athletic Field House

By Tamas Mondovics The idea to build an athletic field house in order to accommodate students participating in all outdoor sports at Newsome High isn’t new. In fact, according to parents, coaches and student-athletes, it’s way overdue. “The idea to build a field house and the discussion of what it would take to be able […]

Register The Whole Family For This Year’s Fifth Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Register The Whole Family For This Year’s Fifth Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Why not start your Thanksgiving Day by participating in the annual FishHawk Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 28. The charity road race, which provides food to people in need, is a natural fit for a holiday that celebrates food, family and fun. The all-road course (5K and Kids’ Fun Run- 250 yards or one mile) […]

Local Family Hosts Event To Support St. Jude

Local Family Hosts Event To Support St. Jude

What started as a personal decision to support a good cause has grown to a team event that is sure to raise plenty of money with the help of the community. FishHawk resident Carrie Coppin recently saw a commercial on television about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital that moved her. “It absolutely broke my heart,” […]

District Chef Leads Healthy Demonstrations During National School Lunch Week

District Chef Leads Healthy Demonstrations During National School Lunch Week

By Tamas Mondovics As part of National School Lunch Week (Monday, October 14 through Friday, October 18), Hillsborough County Public Schools Student Nutrition Services introduced “School Lunch Across the USA,” an initiative to get students familiar with new healthy recipes. “The goal of the initiative is to celebrate the positive changes made in school lunches […]