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Bevis Fifth Grade Student Published In TIME for Kids Magazine

Bevis Fifth Grade Student Published In TIME for Kids Magazine

Audrey Hill, who is in the fifth grade at Bevis Elementary in FishHawk was selected to be a reporter for TIME for Kids magazine. By: Julienne Justis-Smith Audrey Hill is a fifth grade student at Colleen Bevis Elementary; a fifth grade student who is one of only 12 kids in the country chosen to write(…)

BOCC Votes To Open Bidding For County Trash Hauling Contracts

BOCC Votes To Open Bidding For County Trash Hauling Contracts

Pierce Johnson with Waste Services empties some recyclables last month. With a 7-0 vote during its solid waste workshop, Hillsborough County BOCC made way for opening its current garbage hauling contracts to open bids. The future of the county’s waste collection and garbage hauling, valued at $60 million in just the first year, is now(…)

Armwood Football To Another State Championship

Armwood Football To Another State Championship

Armwood breaks through their run though right before the state semifinal game. The Armwood Hawks are known for their successful football program. Last year, they fell short in the state finals. Earlier this month, Armwood faced off against St. John’s Bartram Trail to see who would move on to the 2011 Class 6A state final(…)

Ringling Circus Celebrates Year Of The Dragon This January

Ringling Circus Celebrates Year Of The Dragon This January

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will open in Tampa on Wednesday, January 4 and run through Sunday, January 8. In 2012, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will provide The Greatest Show on Earth with an interesting twist. In the Chinese calendar, 2012 is the year of the dragon. The circus will(…)

From Brandon Idol To America’s Got Talent, Local Rising Star Begins To Shine

From Brandon Idol To America’s Got Talent, Local Rising Star Begins To Shine

2008 Brandon Idol Teen Division winner Shevonne Philidor is starting to see her dreams come true with the recognition of her talents through a performance on the NBC’s hit show America’s Got Talent and the development of her five-part band, Shevonne and The Bad Boys There are stars among us. Future talents are growing up(…)

Local Chorale Members Sing On Stage With Andrea Bocelli

Local Chorale Members Sing On Stage With Andrea Bocelli

The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay draws the best and most gifted singers including a group from the greater Brandon area. These local residents were among 60 singers from the Master Chorale who were honored to sing with Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli earlier this month at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. The Master(…)

Hillsborough County Celebrates Its First Electric Car Charging Station

Hillsborough County Celebrates Its First Electric Car Charging Station

County officials and area residents join Hillsborough County Commissioners Mark Sharpe, District 7, during the ribbon cutting celebration of the County’s first electric car charging station located at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Avenue in Valrico. With two Nissan Leafs and three Chevy Volts on hand, Hillsborough County Commissioners Mark Sharpe, District 7(…)

“Seffner Bandit” Robbery Suspect Arrested

“Seffner Bandit” Robbery Suspect Arrested

Photo cutline: The so called “Seffner Bandit,”  Andre King, 32, of Seffner is charged with at least eight counts of armed robbery. King is suspect in at least 21 serial armed robberies that have occurred in the Seffner area in the last two years. After almost two years of robbing stores and businesses, in the(…)

Tampa Jewish Family Services Seeks Families In Need At New Food Bank

Tampa Jewish Family Services Seeks Families In Need At New Food Bank

Tampa Jewish Family Services (TJFS) recently unveiled a new food bank being offered at Brandon’s Congregation Beth Shalom, located at 706 Bryan Rd. According to CEO Michael Barnett, the agency researched the need to expand its Counseling and Food Bank services in Brandon. TJFS leadership consulted with Access 211, United Way of Tampa Bay and(…)

Have Fun And Bond With Your Child At Sprouts

Have Fun And Bond With Your Child At Sprouts

Sprouts, an early learning activity center, located at 1219 Hummingbird Ln. in Brandon, provides structured play for children, and their parent or caregiver, ages 9 months to 6 years old. Children can play, dance and listen to stories and music. Sprouts provides them the opportunity to interact and develop social skills in a safe, loving(…)