Yelp Brings HUGE Networking Social To Wimauma Winthrop Barn Theatre

By Marie Gilmore Yelp members have the first opportunity to RSVP for an upcoming unique and limited access networking event at the newly re-branded Wimauma Winthrop Barn Theater in Riverview. The event, Yelptucky Derby, will be held on Friday, April 26, from 7-10 p.m. at the new events and catering center at 11349 Bloomingdale Ave.(…)

Community Mobilizes in Opposition to Bloomingdale Project

Community Mobilizes in Opposition to Bloomingdale Project

With numbers reaching close to 200, Bloomingdale area residents showed up in force to attend a recent meeting in order to learn, voice their disapproval and to devise a strategy to fight a proposed mixed use development (MUD) project planned in the heart of their neighborhood on Bloomingdale Avenue near Lithia Pinecrest, adjacent to the(…)

Extend-A-Hand Association Offers Weekly BINGO Games At VFW In Ruskin

By Kathy L. Collins If you live in the SouthShore and love BINGO, then check out the weekly BINGO games sponsored by Extend-A-Hand Association held every Tuesday evening at the Ruskin Memorial VFW Post 6287 located at 5120 U.S. Hwy 41 N in Ruskin. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the BINGO fun begins at(…)

Paws Fur A Cause Fundraiser To Benefit Wildlife Sanctuary

By Samantha R. Evensen Girl Scouts in Junior Troop 1950, a group of fourth and fifth grade girls, have taken the initiative to focus on some of the issues that face their local community. They’ve put together a fundraiser dubbed Paws Fur a Cause, in order to raise awareness for more responsible pet ownership. “I(…)

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Mobilizes Thousands Of Volunteers For 2013 Great American Cleanup

By Tamas Mondovics “For more than twenty years, volunteers have improved the Tampa Bay area during Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup,” said KTBB Community Education Liaison, Patricia A. DePlasco, as she talked about the upcoming clean up event, adding, “This year is no different.” Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful is currently recruiting volunteers, Site Captains,(…)

Hillsborough Fire Rescue Hosted Junior Firefighter Challenge At Winthrop Arts Festival

By Tamas Mondovics With displays, giveaways and fun activities and the hopes of sparking some interest at an early age in fire rescue, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue crews were out in force at the Winthrop Arts Festival last month, welcoming area children to the annual Junior Firefighter Challenge. HCFR set up its Junior Firefighter Challenge(…)

Sixth Annual Walk-A-Thon Benefits The Lord’s Lighthouse Ministry

By Staff Report In a continued effort to give back to the South Shore area, the Keller Williams Realty’s South Shore Market Center Team is sponsoring its 6th Annual Walk-A-Thon to benefit The Lord’s Lighthouse Ministry, a non-profit organization that assists over 1,200 local families living on the edge of poverty. “We believe in supporting(…)

All Welcome To Up-Cycled Art Show at Randall Middle School

All Welcome To Up-Cycled Art Show at Randall Middle School

Randall Middle School PTSA “UP CYCLED ART SHOW” is this Thursday, April 4th, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Bring the whole family for a little Art and Dinner! Formaggio’s Food Truck will be at the school selling fabulous Italian food. Randall students and teachers will be dazzling us with their talent in the Recycled Art Show,(…)

New Horizons Group Home & ECHO Benefit From Annual Pancake Breakfast

By Kathy L. Collins If you are a pancake lover and want to help two great local non-profit organizations, then plan on attending the 3rd Annual Pancake Breakfast sponsored by IHOP at 1270 E. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon and First Baptist Church of Brandon on Saturday, April 27 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at First(…)

Foodies Delight As Celebrity Chef Events For A Cause Calendar Releases

By Adam Musgrave The Rolling Pin has announced plans to partner with the Brandon Foundation to bring eight celebrity and top chefs to Brandon from March through May. Through this partnership, fifteen percent of each ticket sold will directly benefit one of 50 local charities. All of these chefs except for Lindsay Autry (May 16(…)