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Adventures Archery Hosts Florida Archery Series With Big Bowfishing Event

Adventures Archery Hosts Florida Archery Series With Big Bowfishing Event

Staff Report A unique archery tournament series is being offered called the Florida Archery Slam sponsored in part by Ferman Chevrolet. The series benefits local charities and follows the seasonal interests of  target archers and bowhunting enthusiasts with five unique events. The first event is the Bone Fish Grill Spring Freshwater Challenge, which is an(…)

Two Area Amazon Warehouses In Lakeland & Ruskin Create Jobs By Hundreds

Two Area Amazon Warehouses In Lakeland & Ruskin Create Jobs By Hundreds

By Tamas Mondovics Area residents anxiously anticipating the opening of two giant Amazon warehouse facilities can now be assured of the timely completion of both fulfillment centers currently being built in Ruskin and Lakeland. The company is simultaneously building the two centers each measuring one million sq. ft. and promising to create close to 1,000(…)

Victorian Grace Tea Room Offers Elegant Setting For Mother’s Day

Victorian Grace Tea Room Offers Elegant Setting For Mother’s Day

  By Nicole Heubusch The Victorian Grace Tea Room is a beautifully decorated building located at 616 N. Parsons Ave. in Brandon. Having never been to a tea room before, I wasn’t completely sure what would be in store for me when I went with the Osprey Observer team to celebrate one of our own(…)

Tampa Bay Water to Test Emergency Notification Sirens at Reservoir on Sat., April 12 at Noon

Tampa Bay Water to Test Emergency Notification Sirens at Reservoir on Sat., April 12 at Noon

    LITHIA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Water is conducting a test of its emergency siren system at the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir on Sat., April 12 at 12:00 p.m. To ensure that the sirens are effective in the unlikely event of an emergency, the sirens will sound at 12:00 p.m. and continue for about 5 minutes.This is only a(…)

Mounted Law Enforcement Team Provides Additional Safety To Community

Mounted Law Enforcement Team Provides Additional Safety To Community

  By Tamas Mondovics Getting acquainted with some of the local law enforcement special units that patrol the communities is never a bad idea. Riverview, Progress Village and Palm River area residents had a chance to do just that last month as they had a chance to get up close and personal with the Hillsborough(…)

Paralyzed Riverview Grad Seeks Support To Win Big Accessible Vehicle Prize

Paralyzed Riverview Grad Seeks Support To Win Big Accessible Vehicle Prize

  By Libby Hopkins Antonio Dowels of Riverview is a recent graduate of the University of Florida. He volunteers at his church, Holy Outreach for Christ and he feeds the homeless and is a mentor to many people in the community. Dowels doesn’t let anything stand in his way of helping others or achieving his(…)

Trio Of Restaurants Set To Move Into FishHawk Area Locations

Trio Of Restaurants Set To Move Into FishHawk Area Locations

  By Brian Shaffer The FishHawk area has become well known for its rare combination of valuable real estate, natural beauty, modern amenities and small town charm. It’s a lifestyle that many area residents have grown to love and along with a growing number of residents, comes a growing number of appetites. That potential has(…)

First Color “Your Egg” Run To Help Relieve Childhood Hunger

First Color “Your Egg” Run To Help Relieve Childhood Hunger

  By Michelle Colesanti Why color eggs when you can be the egg? Bring the family and enjoy a lot of fun while helping to raise money for charity. A 5K and Fun Run/Walk Family Fun EGGstravangza will take place on Saturday, April 19 beginning at 8 a.m. at Newsome High School, located at 16550(…)

Bloomingdale Residents Await Court Hearing Decision

Bloomingdale Residents Await Court Hearing Decision

By Tamas Mondovics  Bloomingdale area residents  hoping to halt the development of the now infamous, Bloomingdale Big Box and residential complex project within their neighborhood are anxiously awaiting an answer following a court hearing last month. The topic is the Bloomingdale MUD ( Mixed Use Development), which was approved by the County and proposed by(…)

Three New Wawa Stores Slated For Brandon Area By End Of Year

Three New Wawa Stores Slated For Brandon Area By End Of Year

  By Tamas Mondovics Brandon area residents who have not yet had the chance to take part in what many have come to call, “the Wawa experience” will now have no reason for missing out. The food market has just celebrated a grand opening of its newest Tampa store and is now well on its(…)