kids and children

Lacrosse Becomes Sanctioned High School Sport

  Bloomingdale High School student-athletes interested in playing varsity lacrosse at their own school got the news they have been waiting for awhile. Hillsborough County has voted to have lacrosse as an FHSAA sanctioned sport in high school. Joining the list of schools now included in the program, Bloomingdale takes its rightful place alongside Alonso,(…)

Tampa Bay Rhythmics Ends Season, Lacrosse Becomes Sanctioned High School Sport

  By Tamas Mondovics Tampa Bay Rhythmics End Season with Summer Camp, Boast of New Elite Junior Gymnast  Tampa Bay Rhythmics Gymnastics, led by Owner and Head Coach Tyana Marlowe, was pleased to bring its competitive season to a close with its traditional week-long, end-of year-camp, showcasing its talented gymnasts, standout stars as well celebrity(…)

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Teens Provide Summer Mission Projects

  By Bonnie Mentel Twenty-five teenagers from St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church recently loaded up in their church bus for an out of state mission trip. “We left here and went to Passion Church  in Atlanta, Georgia,” said Jon Michael Richardson, youth minister at Saint Andrew’s United Methodist Church. They also made other stops in(…)

Ronald McDonald Charities Of Tampa Bay Kicks Off Fundraising Events

  By Sandy Meyer The Ronald McDonald Charities of Tampa Bay (RMHCTB) provides a home-away-from-home for families of pediatric patients in area hospitals at no cost to them. “It gives families a place to come home to rest and the opportunity to socialize with other families with similar circumstances, which is really important,” said event(…)

Hillsborough School Enrollment Up, Some Seniors In Danger Of Not Graduating & More…

  By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough Schools Enrollment Up Nearly 4,000 Students Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) officials have recently reported that the district’s first day enrollment is up nearly 4,000 students this year compared to the first day of school last year. Schools reported enrollment of 190,814, up 3,997 from last year. According to school(…)

Got Brakes?’ Campaign Puts Student Safety In High Gear

  By Tamas Mondovics The start of the new school year has prompted the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) to launch its annual public awareness and enforcement campaign aimed at educating motorists about the rules of the road in regards to school buses. With about 1,100 school buses on the roads transporting more than 91,000(…)

Local Middle School Student Spreads Sunshine To Community Through Donations

  By Andria Barrios By this time, most New Year’s Resolutions have been completely forgotten. But this one, made by a local industrious 12-year-old boy named Jared Thayer, is still being carried out with success.  “I saw that after the holidays, food pantries are not noticed as much,” said Jared. “But people must still be(…)

Kids Are Heros Event Honors FishHawk Teenager’s Fundraising Efforts

  By Michelle Caceres Thirteen-year-old Jake Dela Cruz never in his wildest dreams imagined that one day he would don a superhero cape and run onto the field at a Tampa Bay Storm arena football game. That’s what happened, though. More than 100 children were honored at the 17th annual St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Kids(…)

Free Special Needs Homecoming Event Will Dazzle Attendees

Free Special Needs Homecoming Event Will Dazzle Attendees

  By Michelle Colesanti Helping others in need comes naturally to Marcia Minutello and her daughter Laura-Lee, who is Miss Wheelchair Florida USA 2014.  Last year they organized a homecoming dance, Night of a Thousand Stars, for those with special needs over 16 years old, along with their families and caregivers The event was such(…)

Bloomingdale High School Begins Football Season With New Head Coach

Bloomingdale High School Begins Football Season With New Head Coach

  By Tamas Mondovics As students settle into their 2014-2015 school year schedule, student-athletes are also gearing up to show off their skills and measure up their talents. While the fall athletic season includes a number of sports, it is football that continues to top the list. Considered by many as one the of season’s(…)