Get Ready For the 10th Annual Community Roundtable B. Lee Elam Golf Tournament

By Kathy L. Collins All area golfers are invited to participate in the 10th Annual Community Roundtable B. Lee Elam Golf Tournament. This fun golf tournament, which helps support a local non-profit, will take place on Saturday, April 20 at Buchkhorn Springs Golf and Country Club located at 2721 S. Miller Rd. in Valrico. Registration(…)

Annual Air Show Adds Features, Invites Honor Flight To Participate

By Marie Gilmore For the 39th year, the Lakeland sky will become the destination for thousands of pilots, airplanes and air show enthusiasts as Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In, Inc. kicks off its annual exposition of everything airborne. This year’s event which attracts almost 200,000 attendees each year, will be held April 9-14 at Lakeland Linder Airport.(…)

Don’t Wait, Tickets Going Fast For Annual Louisiana Crawfish Festival

Don’t Wait, Tickets Going Fast For Annual Louisiana Crawfish Festival

By Kathy L. Collins The Rotary Club of FishHawk Riverview will hold its 3rd Annual Crawfish Festival at FishHawk Ranch in Park Square located at 16132 Churchview Dr. in Lithia on Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased by May 10 (for crawfish). Free hotdogs will be available(…)

Nashville Hall Of Fame Concert Tour Comes To United Methodist Church Of Sun City Center

By Kathy L. Collins If you like Southern Gospel or Contemporary Christian music, then you will not want to miss the concert tour of Nashville Music Hall of Fame members, Richard Kiser and Charlie McCoy. Kiser and McCoy will bring their concert tour to the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, located at 1210(…)

Cougars’ Baseball Stepping Up Into Area Elite

By Ryan Butler Coming off the loss of 11 seniors and playing in one of baseball’s toughest districts in its largest classification, it could be understood that the Durant varsity team might struggle in 2013. Instead, the Cougars have done the opposite, jumping out to a 6-2 record to start the season and proving to(…)

Golf In Memory Of Brandon NBA Player

By Michelle Caceres Players don’t need a perfect stroke to participate in the Dwayne Schintzius Memorial Golf Classic, just a desire to play and help raise funds to support cancer research, education, advocacy and local patient service programs. The tournament, which benefits the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in memory of Dwayne Schintzius, begins with(…)

Kiwanis Club Of Brandon Inaugural Poker Run

By Samantha R. Evensen Kiwanis Club of Greater Brandon, dedicated to serving children and developing youth leaders, has partnered with Joshua House in the 1st Annual Charity Motorcycle Poker Run. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. In the past, its members(…)

AMVETS Canteen Welcomes Veterans To Lunch At Post 26 Daily

By Libby Hopkins The American Veterans National Service Foundation (AMVETS) was created in 1944. It’s a volunteer-led organization that formed after WWII with the goal of supporting the returning veterans from WWII by aiding them in their readjustment back into civilian life. That goal continues today and Commander Israel Gonzalez of the AMVETS Post 26(…)

Local Communities Relay To Honor & Keep Hope Alive

By Michelle Colesanti Relay for Life began as the brainchild of Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, who wanted to help enhance the income of his local American Cancer Society.  Nine teams participated in that first relay event on the track at the historical Stadium Bowl in Tacoma in 1986. Every year,(…)

FishHawk Fellowship Host’s Annual Free Easter Eggstravaganza

By Libby Hopkins FishHawk Fellowship Church in Lithia has been part of the Brandon community for over 15 years and for six of those years, they have hosted its annual Easter Eggstravaganza. This year’s event will be held on March 23rd from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the church. Last year it had over(…)