Community Remembers Slain Officer During 6th Annual Ride For Ron

By Tamas Mondovics The support and generosity of the Brandon and surrounding area communities is as strong as it was five years ago, following the tragic death of 27-year veteran Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Sergeant Ronald “Ron” Harrison, 55, who was killed on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 by a gunman, while sitting in his patrol car(…)

Pig Jam BBQ Contest In Plant City Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

By Libby Hopkins Mark Poppell of Plant City knows a thing or two about barbeques. He and his friend Fred Williams came up with the idea to hold a barbeque contest in Plant City after they attended the Big Pig Jig in Vienna, Georgia back in 2001. They called their barbeque contest “Pig Jam” and(…)

43rd Annual Family Event Includes 5K, Idol Contest & More At Novemberfest

By Jennifer Silverstein For the 43rd time, Novemberfest will open its gates starting on Thursday, November 8, at 4 p.m. and continue through the weekend on the church and school grounds, located at 705 E. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon. Novemberfest is often touted at the third largest festival in Hillsborough County behind the Florida State(…)

Get Set For A Tasty Seafood Treat At 24th Annual Ruskin Seafood Festival

Get Set For A Tasty Seafood Treat At 24th Annual Ruskin Seafood Festival

By Kathy L Collins Get set to feast on savory seafood at the 24th Annual Ruskin Seafood Festival on Saturday, November 3, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Sunday, November 4, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This annual gastronomic festival hosted by the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, will again be held at E.G. Simmons Waterfront Park,(…)

Firehouse Cultural Center Presents The Fall Artist In Residence, Photographer Carl Weese

If you like photography, then plan on spending some time at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin during the week of October 15 through 21. Weese, a well know photographer and author, will be the Fall Artist in Residence Weese will bring his nationally recognized documentary project, documenting the rapidly disappearing iconic American Drive-In Theater,(…)

Riverview Rockets Post Charity Golf Tournament Success

By Tamas Mondovics In its First Annual Charity Golf Tournament entitled “Rockets Hit Back Against Cancer,” the Riverview Rockets Youth Travel Baseball Organization hosted a successful event and donated $4,000 this summer to benefit the 1 Voice Foundation. Held on  Saturday, August 25, at the Summerfield Crossings Golf Club, and promoted by the the Rocket’s(…)

Piecemakers Quilt Guild Presents The 2012 Harvest Of Quilts

By Kathy L Collins Who doesn’t love a quilt? A quilt can be used to keep you warm and comfy or they can be used as an artistic element. You can view hundreds of quilts at the 2012 Harvest of Quilts presented by Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Brandon on Friday, October 12 from 9 a.m.(…)

Health and Fitness Classes, Grief Recovery Program, Fall Festival & More

Compiled by Michelle Colesanti   Sun City Center UMC Introduces Health And Fitness Classes The Sun City Center United Methodist Church, located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd., W. is sponsoring SilverSneakers Muscular Strength and Range of Movement classes for seniors 55 and older, held in Creason Hall, Mondays from 11 a.m.-12 Noon and Thursdays from(…)

Girls Train For 5K With On The Run Club

By Alissa Bridges Girls at Stowers Elementary School are taking advantage of a program that offers them the opportunity to exercise, train for a 5k and discuss important issues over a 12- week period. All of this is offered through the school’s Girls on the Run program. Stacey Underwood and Megan Majka brought the Girls(…)

Try Latkes, Rugelach & Jewish Cuisine During NoshFest In Brandon Community

By Sandra Roberts Congregation Beth Shalom will host its first Jewish Food Festival called Noshfest Brandon on Sunday, November 4. The event will take place at 706 S. Bryan Rd. in Brandon, from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.  Admission is free with donations of non-perishable food items to support local food banks (in lieu of admission fee).(…)