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(…)

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(…)