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Brandon High School To Celebrate 100 Years

Brandon High School To Celebrate 100 Years

  With no shortage of community pride and sense of accomplishment, area residents are taking part in a centennial community-wide celebration by commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Brandon High School (BHS). According to event organizers who have been planning for more than a year, the much-anticipated program scheduled for Saturday, March 1 at McLane Stadium,(…)

County Meets With Bloomingdale Residents About Community Road Improvements

County Meets With Bloomingdale Residents About Community Road Improvements

  The Hillsborough County Public Works Department hosted a much-anticipated meeting at Bloomingdale High School earlier this month to discuss with, as well as get input from, residents on how to spend the more than half a million dollars the county received for road improvements within the Bloomingdale area. While Herb Marlow, a consultant and(…)

Inspirational Teacher Builds Robotics Club, Leads Students To Early Success

Inspirational Teacher Builds Robotics Club, Leads Students To Early Success

  By Paula MacDonald There is an energy in room 633 at Lennard High School in Ruskin, but it’s not coming from the tiny motors that robotics club students are working on to power their latest creations. This energy is much more powerful and it emanates from its club sponsor and science teacher, James Reve.(…)

YMCA Holds Successful Groundbreaking Ceremony For Family YMCA At Big Bend Road

YMCA Holds Successful Groundbreaking Ceremony For Family YMCA At Big Bend Road

  It took five years for it to become a reality, but with a well-attended ceremony, the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA broke ground last month on its outdoor amenities of phase one for The Family Y at Big Bend Rd. Following a brief introduction, YMCA Governance Board Chair, Brett Couch, put things in perspective for(…)

Community To Host 17th Annual FishHawk Road Race To Support Area Schools

Community To Host 17th Annual FishHawk Road Race To Support Area Schools

  FishHawk area residents and all runners and enthusiasts are gearing up for the race that has now become not only an annual staple within the community, but a much-respected sporting event. Organized by the FishHawk Road Runners Club, the 17th annual FishHawk Road Race is scheduled for Saturday, March 1 at 5:30 p.m. and(…)

Fabulous Concerts, Food, Rides & More At Annual Strawberry Festival

Fabulous Concerts, Food, Rides & More At Annual Strawberry Festival

  “Florida’s Best Family Recipe!” is this year’s Strawberry Festival theme. “We chose this theme because we feel it fits the essence of what we’re all about: Food, fun and family,” said Florida Strawberry Festival General Manager, Paul Davis. With plenty of free and headline entertainment, there is enough to keep everyone young and old(…)

Help Fill Local Food Pantries By Participating In The Annual Scouting For Food Drive

Help Fill Local Food Pantries By Participating In The Annual Scouting For Food Drive

On Saturday, February 22, the Boy Scouts of Gulf Ridge Council will participate in a nationwide food drive called “Scouting For Food.” Scouts will deliver bags provided by Publix to thousands of homes throughout the greater Brandon area on or about Saturday, February 15. Residents are asked to fill the bags with non-expired, non-perishable food(…)

Governor Scott Announces $500 Million Statewide Automobile Tax And Fee Reduction Proposal

Governor Scott Announces $500 Million Statewide Automobile Tax And Fee Reduction Proposal

During his visit to the Tampa area earlier this month, Florida State Governor, Rick Scott, took the time to discuss and apparently confirm a proposal that he said will bring some much-needed relief to Florida families. Making use of the showroom at the Brandon Honda car dealership as the venue for his announcement, Scott spoke(…)

HCSO Seeks Information On Woman Found Dead In Summerfield

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s detectives are now investigating the death of a 21-year-old Gibsonton woman that was discovered early this morning (January, 18) in Riverview. Deputies said, the nude body of Meaghan E. Casady was found by a  driver of a sanitation truck for Progressive Solutions, behind the Summerfield Plaza, located at 11323 Big Bend Road(…)

Sister Hazel, Uncle Kracker & More To Headline 110th Florida State Fair

Sister Hazel, Uncle Kracker & More To Headline 110th Florida State Fair

By Kathy L. Collins The 110th Florida State Fair is coming to the Florida State Fairgrounds beginning on Thursday, February 6 and running through Monday, February 17. The Fairgrounds are located at 4800 U.S. Hwy 301 N. in Tampa. Parking is free. The 110th fair’s theme is “1st Place For Fun” which is meant to(…)