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Girls With Confidence Fall Workshops Open For Registration

Girls With Confidence Fall Workshops Open For Registration

  By Nicole Heubusch Girls With Confidence (GWC) is a program that offers workshops for young girls between the ages of 5-18 that helps them to develop strong self-esteem in a fun, creative and safe environment.  Founded by Nancy Lemon in 2011, Girls With Confidence works with thousands of girls in the Tampa Bay area(…)

Hillsborough County Fair Adds First Annual Truck And Tractor Pull To Events

Hillsborough County Fair Adds First Annual Truck And Tractor Pull To Events

  By Janet Aversa This Hillsborough County Fair is back and this year it is adding even more fun. The fair will run Thursday, October 23 through Sunday, October 26 and Thursday, October 30 through Saturday, November 1   “We are adding special events to the competitions this year at the October fair and they(…)

Third Annual Fox Squirrel Corn Maze Offers Activities For Whole Family

Third Annual Fox Squirrel Corn Maze Offers Activities For Whole Family

  By Kathy L. Collins Fall in Florida is a great time for outdoor activities, including the Futch Family’s Fox Squirrel Corn Maze in Plant City. The third annual fall festival event at the Single R Ranch, located at 3002 Charlie Taylor Rd. in Plant City, will take place from Friday, October 3 through Sunday,(…)

International Day Of Drawing Celebrated With Annual Ruskin Big Draw Event

International Day Of Drawing Celebrated With Annual Ruskin Big Draw Event

  By Kathy L. Collins It’s Our World is the theme for this year’s seventh annual Big Draw which is a celebration of art and drawing. The event will be held on Saturday, October 4 from 3-6:30 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center located at 101 1st Ave. NE in Ruskin. The event is free(…)

Florida Virtual Academy Students Begin School Year, Hillsborough School Enrollment Up & More

  By Tamas Mondovics Florida Virtual Academy Students Head Back to School According to local school officials, the start of the 2014-2015 school season was smooth with nothing more than the usual or normally expected glitches that seem to work themselves out as students and parents settle into their daily routines. While the daily rituals(…)

Lacrosse Becomes Sanctioned High School Sport, BSAC To Host Annual Dash And Splash Event & More

Lacrosse Becomes Sanctioned High School Sport, BSAC To Host Annual Dash And Splash Event & More

  By Tamas Mondovics Lacrosse Becomes Sanctioned High School Sport Local area schools looking to add a new sport to their athletics list may draw from the efforts and subsequent success of the students at Bloomingdale High School. Student-athletes interested in playing varsity lacrosse at their own school got the news they have been waiting(…)

Christ Community Church Welcomes New Youth Pastor Brooks Pipher

  Staff Report Christ Community Church is having a positive impact in the lives of the people in the community.  Every Sunday is offers two different worship services. The Traditional Worship Service begins at 9:30 a.m. and the Contemporary Worship Service begins at 11 a.m. Its meeting location is Kids ‘R’ Kids off of Big(…)

Sammy Sullivan Charities Hosts Party At O’Brien’s To Benefit A Kid’s Place

Sammy Sullivan Charities Hosts Party At O’Brien’s To Benefit A Kid’s Place

  By Michelle Colesanti Nine years ago, Sammy Sullivan passed away at 22 months due to an unexpected illness. His parents, Joe and Brenda Sullivan, were determined to honor his short life and memory. “My wife and I decided to create Sammy Sullivan Charities as a way to honor him and give comfort to others(…)

New E.S.C.A.P.E. Series Classes Offered This Fall

New E.S.C.A.P.E. Series Classes Offered This Fall

  Staff Report The Extreme Safety Course And Personal Empowerment (E.S.C.A.P.E. ) Series is back this fall offering six sessions for girls held at Camp Dorothy Thomas located at 16119 Boyette Road in Riverview.  The six sessions will have guest speakers instructing and informing the girls on Natural Disasters, Fire/Life Safety, Basic CPR/First Aid, Abduction(…)

National Library Card Month Ushers In Free Events At Local Area Libraries

National Library Card Month Ushers In Free Events At Local Area Libraries

Staff Report Join the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative for interesting, entertaining and informative programs for the entire family this September. For a comprehensive look at library programming, visit hcplc.org, select a library location, and view that library’s calendar of events or call 273-3652. September is National Library Card Month. For information on how to(…)