Beef’s Customers Support Longtime Server “KJ” With Fiance’s Lymphoma Benefit

By Michelle Colesanti Valrico resident Roger Camille was diagnosed with Lymphoma just over a year ago, and has had no success in his treatments. Currently at Moffitt Cancer Center, he will have to undergo a bone marrow transplant. Camille’s fiancé Kim (KJ) Jaqua has worked for Beef O Brady’s for eight years. Because Camille will(…)

Funds From 5th Annual Winthrop Arts Festival Given To HCC Scholarship Endowment

By Kathy L. Collins When a community embraces art, in all its forms, the community flourishes in many ways. On Thursday, April 4, the result of the greater Brandon community’s support of the arts, specifically the 5th Annual Winthrop Arts Festival, was demonstrated. Festival organizer and Winthrop Town Centre Artist, Bryant Martinez, presented a check(…)

Center Place Presents Its Annual Adult Art Show

By Kathy L. Collins Each month, Center Place showcases the artwork of local artists and artisans. During the month of April, Center Place is hosting the Annual Adult Student Art Show. A reception will be held on Thursday, April 25 in the Mook Gallery from 5:30 to 7 p.m.. Here you will be able to(…)

The Brandon Service League Celebrates Its Support Of Non-Profits At Annual Spring Fundraiser

By Kathy L. Collins On Saturday, April 6, the GFWC Brandon Service League held its 28th Annual Spring Fundraiser at the Fraternal Order of Police Hall in Seffner. This event is a celebration of fellowship and service to the community. In addition to raising funds, the dinner is the time when the GFWC Brandon Service(…)

MiraBay Hosts Dragon Boat Festival, Seeks Racing Teams

By Samantha R. Evensen Newland Communities has teamed up with the Pan Am Dragon Boat Association to bring dragon boat racing to MiraBay. The second annual event will be taking place Saturday, May 11 at 9 a.m. at 428 MiraBay Blvd. in Apollo Beach. Admission to the event is free.The hope for the event is(…)

Annual 5K4Q Run At E. G. Simmons Park Benefits 5-Year Bloomingdale Library Survivor

By Kathy L. Collins It has been five years since “Q,” a student at East Bay High School was brutally attacked and left for dead in the woods by the Bloomingdale Regional Library. While she has become known as the Bloomingdale Library Survivor, students at East Bay High School still call her “Q.” “Q” was(…)

Cougars’ Track And Field Heading Toward Districts

By Ryan Butler Though the team has struggled with depth in several areas heading into its biggest meet of the season, the Durant varsity boys track team is hoping a few individual athletes can carry the team. “I told the kids that we can really compete at districts overall as a team, and so can(…)

HCSO Host Appreciation Event For Volunteer Citizen’s Patrol Program

By Tamas Mondovics In its continued effort to recognize the hard work and volunteer spirit on behalf of their community, as well as to encourage such generous spirit, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Division hosted an appreciation event for members of the Volunteer Citizens Patrol Program. The event held at the Falkenburg Rd.(…)

Local Program Lends A Hand Up, Not A Hand Out To The Community

By Libby Hopkins YES! of America United, Inc. is on a mission. This program wants to positively change what is means to have a disability by offering programs and opportunities that will enrich, educate and empower people with disabilities and their families. “Our purpose, mission and values all follow the simple rule of giving a(…)

Primrose School Of Bloomingdale To Hold 2nd Annual Spring Fling

By Kathy L. Collins Spring time in Florida is the best time of the year for an outside, family friendly event. Primrose School of Bloomingdale is taking advantage of the glorious weather and will hold its 2nd Annual Spring Fling on Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m.-noon. The Spring Fling will take place at Primrose(…)