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New Moms Can Get Out With Small Fry Society

      Mommies-to-be and mom’s with new babies looking to get involved in fun activities outside the house need look no further than small fry society and bun in the oven bunch. Amy Lundy, founder, was inspired to start up small fry society and bun in the oven bunch after her own experience trying(…)

Sheriff’s Office Encourages Residents To Turn In Old Medicine

  It was a day of success as the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Home Instead Senior Care of Sun City, provided area residents a way of properly disposing of their outdated, unwanted prescription medicines and drugs this month. Under the supervision of HCSO District IV, Master Deputy and Community Resource Officer (CRD)(…)

Friends, Family Unite to Support 3-Year-Old Brandon Girl

Once the word was out, it spread quickly in support of  Tatumn Woodworth, of Brandon, a 3-year-old little girl, who was recently been diagnosed with Diffused Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, also known as Brain Stem Glioma, a rare tumor on the stem of her brain. Explaining Tatumn’s condition, her mother, Bonnie, said that until mid-August things(…)

2011 Small Business of the Year – Special Edition


Painting From The Heart Looking For Entries For Second Annual Paint Giveaway

What started as yet another charitable endeavor for local businessman Rob Silver, owner of Dynamic Painting USA, has morphed into an annual campaign called “Painting from the Heart.” Last year, Silver began this program asking local residents to nominate families and houses needing a paint job. Narrowing down the entries to pick a winner was(…)

Divine Designs Hosts Successful Fundraiser

Whether we admit it or not, hair is kind of a big deal. It’s a source of pride and identity for both men and women. A Rapunzel Day event is not necessarily about learning to maintain long hair like Rapunzel’s; it’s about helping cancer patients keep their hair. The Rapunzel Project, founded by two breast(…)

Denizens Of The Deep Family Fish Fry Returns For Its 18th Year

Staff Report What do live music, a castle, a zoo and over a half ton of food have in common?  They’re all a part of the 18th annual Denizens of the Deep Southern Family Fish Fry being held Saturday, November 5, at Rotary’s Camp Florida, located at 1915 Camp Florida Rd. in Brandon, north of(…)

“Rock” The Y At Annual Corks And Forks Event

Get ready to “rock” the Y at the 2011 Corks and Fork: Rock of Ages set for Saturday, November 12, from 7-10 p.m. poolside at the Campo Y, located at 3414 Culbreath Rd. in Valrico. Corks and Forks 2011 will be a fun filled extravaganza of food, beverages, entertainment and auction items. Throughout the evening,(…)

Residents Ready For 10,000-sq.-ft. Bloomingdale Library Expansion

During its scheduled fall membership meeting held last month, Bloomingdale Friends of the Library representatives, along with area residents and avid library goers got an update of the library’s expansion project, now slated for completion in 2013. The 25 people in attendance welcomed project manager and Principal Architect with Long & Associates, Paul Portal, who(…)

Celebrate 42 Years Of Community Camaraderie At Novemberfest

Corndogs, hamburgers, hotdogs and cotton candy, are you getting hungry yet? If you are, then you will be glad to know that Novemberfest is right around the corner. Nativity Catholic Church of Brandon will be having its 42nd annual Novemberfest from Wednesday-Sunday, November 9-13. The festival is held on the church’s grounds and is recognized(…)