Events

Veterans & Businesses Are Encouraged To Participate In Veterans Internship And Job Fair At USF

Veterans & Businesses Are Encouraged To Participate In Veterans Internship And Job Fair At USF

By Kathy L. Collins In today’s business environment, businesses need qualified IT talent. Highly trained military personnel are returning to civilian life and are in need of jobs. This combination of needs has given rise to the first ever Veterans Internship and Job Fair set for Tuesday, September 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]

Run for the Fallen Set to Educate Community About Fallen Heroes

Run for the Fallen Set to Educate Community About Fallen Heroes

Staff Report In 2012, over 3,000 participants and spectators attended a free memorial event honoring military men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. With the addition of the Candlelight Vigil Ceremony the evening prior to the run, many more were able to join this incredible […]

Annual Backpack Outreach Event Is A Success Thanks To Many Generous Donors And Volunteers

Annual Backpack Outreach Event Is A Success Thanks To Many Generous Donors And Volunteers

By Kathy L. Collins On Saturday, August 10, the community came together to help distribute backpacks and school supplies to area children. 1,624 children were registered for the event. The Backpack Outreach Event was held at the Tampa YMCA’s Camp Cristina in Riverview. The event was a cooperative effort involving Brandon area YMCA’s, ECHO of […]

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom September 10-November 1

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom September 10-November 1

Halloween’s happiest haunts will reappear for 23 “spook-tacular” nights of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. From Sept. 10 through Nov. 1, the after-hours special ticket event will immerse guests in the Halloween spirit. The bewitching “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks spectacular will illuminate the sky in bursts of orange and green fireworks. In “Mickey’s Boo-to-You […]

Comedy on the Greens Celebrity Golf Tournament and Comedy Show Set to Tee Off

Comedy on the Greens Celebrity Golf Tournament and Comedy Show Set to Tee Off

Staff Report In many ways, laughter truly is the best medicine. It also can increase awareness about the plight many of our brave military members face upon returning from combat. Laughs for the Troops is proud to present the Inaugural Comedy on the Greens Golf Tournament and Comedy Show on Thursday and Friday, September 26 […]

Uncle Mike’s Smokehouse to Hold Fundraiser to Pay for Surgery for Hit and Run Dog Victim

Staff Report Bella is a lucky dog. Although hurt in a hit and run incident, she had Mike Tolley, Owner of Uncle Mike’s Smokehouse and his wife, Simone, as her guardian angels. Having just witnessed the accident on July 13, Simone called Mike to come and help find the dog, thinking that it was already […]

11th Annual FANG Back-To-School Festival Stays Cool Inside At Campo Y

This year’s 11th Annual FishHawk Area Networking Group (FANG) Back-to- School Festival will continue to benefit local needy children with back-to-school supplies. The event will stay indoors this year at the Campo Y gymnasium on Sunday, August 4, from 1-4 p.m. “We had such a successful event last year and the indoor, air-conditioned space and […]

Cruise on Over to Brandon Elks Club for Dinner Theater Fundraiser

Staff Report The Brandon Elks Club will hold a benefit fundraiser to support its youth programs on Saturday, August 24 beginning at 5:30 p.m. (cash bar) with the first act/course beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m. This affordable night promises to be a lot of fun and full of laughs and mystery and audience participation while […]

Melissa Brethauer Returns Home To Perform In Concert At Nativity Catholic Church

By Kathy L. Collins Melissa Brethauer is a hometown girl who is making it big as a singer/songwriter. Brethauer, who is originally from Riverview (graduated from Riverview High School), will return to the area on Saturday, August 10 for a concert at the Nativity Catholic Church Youth Center located at 705 E. Brandon Blvd. in […]

Florida School of Judo Post Success at Lakeland Sunshine State Games

By Tamas Mondovics Members of the Florida School of Judo had every reason to be pleased with the results of their participation in the Sunshine State Games held last month in Lakeland. The event is considered the school’s biggest tournament of the year as far as participants outside the club hosted tournaments. Under the direction […]