Events

The Village Early Learning Center Hosts A Multi-Culture Fair For The Community

By Libby Hopkins Have you ever traveled to 27 countries in one week? Would you like to travel to 27 countries in one week? If so, you’re in luck because The Village Early Learning Center in Brandon will be hosting a free Multi-Culture Fair on Saturday, March 2 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Susan Miller is(…)

Waterset Apollo Beach To House Showcase Home For Annual Parade Of Homes

By  Kathy L. Collins The Tampa Bay Builders Association’s Annual Parade of Homes will held throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties from March 2 through March 17. Since 1957, the Tampa Bay Builders Association (TBBA) has been helping builders market their homes while providing an opportunity for consumers to see what is available in the(…)

Celebrate The Arts At The 21st Annual Apollo Beach Manatee Festival Of The Arts

Celebrate The Arts At The 21st Annual Apollo Beach Manatee Festival Of The Arts

By Kathy L. Collins Artists and art lovers will gather for the 21st Annual Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts. This year’s festival is set to run on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the TECO SouthShore Community Event Center located at 302 Noonan Beach Rd. in Apollo(…)

First Watch Cafe To Open New Brandon Location on Causeway Blvd.

First Watch Cafe To Open New Brandon Location on Causeway Blvd.

Tampa Bay-area favorite First Watch has announced plans to open a restaurant in Brandon at 11305 Causeway Blvd. The Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch restaurant is expected to open in the summer of 2013 and will employ approximately 25 people. The new 3,400 sq. ft. restaurant will be located in the Lake Brandon Village shopping center(…)

Festival Offers Family Fun, Concerts, Karaoke & More

Festival Offers Family Fun, Concerts, Karaoke & More

By Kathy L. Collins The Annual Florida Strawberry Festival is a family-friendly, fun event that has something for everyone. In addition to the rides, livestock shows, eating contests and Headline Entertainment, the Festival offers a wide variety of free entertainment that runs the gamut from singing, comedy, karaoke contest to magic shows and more. Some(…)

Colorado Vacation & More Up For Grabs At Saddles N’ Spurs Casino Night For B SAC

By Kathy L. Collins Put on your best denim and western attire and get set for a fun and fabulous evening at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center’s (BSAC) 6th Annual Saddles N’ Spurs Casino Night. The annual event is set for Saturday, March 2 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Winthrop Theatre Building(…)

Popular Annual Road Race Moves To Evening, Twilight Run

By Samantha R. Evensen Preparations are underway for the 16th Annual FishHawk Ranch Road Race, taking place Saturday, March 9. The race is a fundraiser to benefit the six FishHawk Ranch area schools, including FishHawk Creek, Bevis, and Stowers Elementary, as well as, Barrington and Randall Middle School and Newsome High School. Each year, the(…)

Florida Strawberry Festival has a New Queen

Florida Strawberry Festival has a New Queen

PLANT CITY, FL – JANUARY 28, 2013 – From daddy’s little princess to Plant City’s Royalty. Saturday, January 26, Kelsey Fry was crowned the 2013 Florida Strawberry Festival® Queen. Kelsey, her first maid Ericka Lott, and court members Madison Astin, Maddy Keene & Jamee Townsend will represent the Florida Strawberry Festival throughout the Plant City(…)

HCSO Special Unit Bust Illegal Gun Enterprise Next to Gibsonton Elementary School

HCSO Special Unit Bust Illegal Gun Enterprise Next to Gibsonton Elementary School

  “The recent shootings in our country have turned the topic of guns into a national conversation, but here at the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, we have never stopped focusing on one thing when it comes to this issue: taking guns out of the hands of violent felons,” said Sheriff David Gee as he announced(…)

Stages Productions Celebrates 25 Years Of Performing For Children And Families

By Kathy L. Collins For 25 years, Rick and Terry D’Onofrio, the Artistic Directors of Stages Productions, have been producing live theatre for arts centers such as Brandon’s own Center Place. Stages Productions is a professional theatre ensemble that performs for young audiences and families. “Since 1988 we have performed for over two million young(…)