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New Salt Grotto Location Offers Natural Healing Treatments, Massage

New Salt Grotto Location Offers Natural Healing Treatments, Massage

  By Nicole Heubusch Salt Therapy has become a popular health treatment, but not many people know the benefits that can come from a restorative and therapeutic session in a salt room or salt bed. The Salt Grotto recently relocated into Plaza Bella and offers all these treatments plus many products. A session in the […]

Meals On Wheels Celebrates 38 Years Of Service To The Community

Meals On Wheels Celebrates 38 Years Of Service To The Community

  By Bonnie Mentel Over the past 38 years, Meals on Wheels has been helping many people in the community. “We serve anywhere between 240-280 meals each day in Brandon, Valrico and Seffner. Our borders extend to Williams Rd. on the North, Hwy. 301 on the West, Dover on the East and the Alafia River […]

New Lanes On Boyette Rd. Begin To Open Tuesday, May 6

New Lanes On Boyette Rd. Begin To Open Tuesday, May 6

An electronic marquee alerts motorists of a new traffic pattern marking thecompletion of the nearly decade-long  Boyette Rd. widening project inRiverview. On Tuesday, May 6 two lanes (one in each direction East and West)on the new Bell Creek bridge will be open. On the same day the trafficsignal at Bell Creek Academy Charter School will […]

Riverview St. Joseph’s Hospital-South Creates 500 Jobs For Community

Riverview St. Joseph’s Hospital-South Creates 500 Jobs For Community

By Tamas Mondovics As construction of its long awaited112-bed facility continues in Riverview, St. Joseph’s Hospital-South is on schedule to open its doors to the public during the first part of 2015. The actual opening of the new four-story, 352,000 sq. ft. hospital will traditionally be celebrated with a grand opening ceremony for the community. […]

The Estuary and Bass Pro Shops Celebrate Progress with Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Estuary and Bass Pro Shops Celebrate Progress with Groundbreaking Ceremony

By Tamas Mondovics Representatives from David Verardo Development, Hillsborough County leadership and the Brandon Chamber of Commerce, along with special guests and the media, gathered last month  to celebrate the groundbreaking and evolution of Brandon’s newest development, The Estuary. The event gave anchor tenant, Bass Pro Shops, as well as Topgolf executives the opportunity to […]

Big Developments Planned For 500 Acre Boy Scout Camp Alafia

Big Developments Planned For 500 Acre Boy Scout Camp Alafia

  By Tamas Mondovics Boy Scouts living in FishHawk and nearby communities will soon have the opportunity to experience the great outdoors and hone their skills, while exploring more than 500 acres of pristine land along three miles of the Alafia River promising to evoke memories of pioneer days in Florida. The Gulf Ridge Council, […]

Newland Summer Concerts For A Cause Move To New Central Park & Waterset Sites

Newland Summer Concerts For A Cause Move To New Central Park & Waterset Sites

  By Kathy L. Collins Newland Communities is once again offering a free concert series this summer called Concerts for a Cause. The concerts will be held at the Newland Communities of Waterset in Apollo Beach and in the newest section of FishHawk Ranch in Lithia near Barrington Middle School and Stowers Elementary. All concerts […]

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 […]