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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(…)

Saladino’s Celebrate 34 Years Of Tourney Success

Saladino’s Celebrate 34 Years Of Tourney Success

  By Tamas Mondovics The 34th annual Hillsborough County Schools Tony Saladino High School Baseball Tournament, held over spring break earlier this month, crowned the Plant High School Panthers as this year’s champion. With a 12-game winning streak, the Panthers claimed the program’s first Saladino title since 2004 with a 4-0 win against Jefferson who(…)

Suspect Sought in Bloomingdale PNC Bank Robbery

Suspect Sought in Bloomingdale PNC Bank Robbery

By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a man that robbed the PNC Bank on Bloomingdale Ave. on Wednesday, March 18, claiming to have a bomb. According to detectives the suspect is a male, 26 – 35 years of age, 5’1″ – 6’1″, brown hair with bleached(…)

Candlelight Vigil One Year After Seffner Sinkhole Brings Community Together

Candlelight Vigil One Year After Seffner Sinkhole Brings Community Together

By Tamas Mondovics Family and friends gathered for a vigil at the site of the sinkhole that swallowed and killed 37-year-old Jeffrey Bush, one year ago last month in Seffner. The incident at 240 Faithway Dr. drew national attention as the massive sinkhole, measuring close to 30 ft. across at the top and as much(…)

HART Extends Route To Serve Dover Area Residents, Adds Improvements

HART Extends Route To Serve Dover Area Residents, Adds Improvements

By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) has announced that beginning this month it is implementing new and improved service enhancements along Route 46, benefitting residents living on SR 60 east of Brandon. According to HART Public Information Officer Sandra Morrison, Route 46 is being extended by six miles from Westfield Brandon Mall(…)

Amazon Purchases Lot In Ruskin, Adds More Than 1,000 Jobs

Amazon Purchases Lot In Ruskin, Adds More Than 1,000 Jobs

Press Release UPDATE: Amazon has posted its current job openings here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/jobs/ref=j_sq_btn?jobSearchKeywords=&category=*&location=US%2C+FL%2C+Ruskin&x=23&y=13 County Commissioner Sandra L. Murman Lauds County Economic Development Staff, All Players in Official Announcement of Amazon Closing for South Hillsborough County Tampa, FL— In an official announcement early this morning, Ryan Companies US, Inc. closed on the sale of the land in Ruskin in(…)

Renovations At Gardenville  Recreation Center Include New Gym, Room For Programs

Renovations At Gardenville Recreation Center Include New Gym, Room For Programs

A small group of residents joined local government officials and chamber of commerce members earlier this month to celebrate a special groundbreaking for a new neighborhood gymnasium to be built at the existing Gardenville Recreation Complex in Gibsonton. The afternoon ceremony, hosted by the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, as well as members(…)