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Brandon Eagles Cheerleaders Win Awards, New Local Elite Junior Gymnast & More

Brandon Eagles Cheerleaders Win Awards, New Local Elite Junior Gymnast & More

By Tamas Mondovics Brandon Eagles Cheerleaders Post UCA Summer Camp Success Brandon High School Cheerleaders, coached by Nancy Reagor, had a chance to participate in the Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) camp at Embry Riddle University in Daytona Beach earlier this month.  Proud of the Brandon High School cheer team’s performance, Reagor said that while at(…)

Murder Mystery Comedy Dinner Show Fundraiser For Brandon Elk Youth Programs

Murder Mystery Comedy Dinner Show Fundraiser For Brandon Elk Youth Programs

  By Michelle Colesanti Helping to solve a murder mystery will not only provide a fun night out, but it will help to benefit the various Brandon Elk’s charities which support the local community. Join in for this night of laughs and mystery as this hilarious and dysfunctional family drama loudly unfolds as attendees learn(…)

Backpack Event Provides School Supplies To Over 500 Families In Need

Backpack Event Provides School Supplies To Over 500 Families In Need

  By Kathy L. Collins On Saturday, August 9, the community came together at the Annual Backpack Event, hosted by the YMCA and the Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO), to make sure that children in need have new backpacks and age appropriate school supplies for the start of the new school year.1,400 children were registered(…)

Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center Hosts Dash And Splash, Veteran Olympic Trainee Placed In Recent Competition

Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center Hosts Dash And Splash, Veteran Olympic Trainee Placed In Recent Competition

  By Tamas Mondovics BSAC Annual Dash and Splash The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center (BSAC) proudly announced the hosting of its third annual Dash and Splash event scheduled to be held on Saturday, September 13 at its facility located at 405 Beverly Blvd. in Brandon. According to BSAC officials, the event, which will begin(…)

1,000 School Buses Participate In Practice Run As 2014-2015 School Year Begins

1,000 School Buses Participate In Practice Run As 2014-2015 School Year Begins

  By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) buses will be out in full force in a practice run on Monday, August 18, a day before the first day of the 2014-2015 school year.   The effort means motorists will get a taste of what more than 1,000 school buses during early morning and(…)

Meet Elsa, Anna And More With My Fairytale Forest

Meet Elsa, Anna And More With My Fairytale Forest

  By Nicole Heubusch My Fairytale Forest is a party planning company that specializes in children’s birthday parties. It opened in 2013 and Adrianna Vasquez and her business partner Marilyn Aquino have been coming up with one creative idea after another. “My Fairytale Forest has been a dream of mine for as long as I(…)

Tampa Bay Rhythmics End Season With Summer Camp, Boast Of New Elite Junior Gymnast 

Tampa Bay Rhythmics End Season With Summer Camp, Boast Of New Elite Junior Gymnast 

  By Tamas Mondovics 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 supporters such as Rhythmic Gymnastics National Champion and 2012 Olympian, Julie Zetlin. For the(…)

Riverview Resident Places In Track & Field Competition, Bloomingdale Blaze Advances To World Series

Riverview Resident Places In Track & Field Competition, Bloomingdale Blaze Advances To World Series

  By Tamas Mondovics Local Vet Keeps Olympic Dream Alive TRX instructor and lifelong runner Karlton Meadows, 44, of Riverview, who has committed to attend the 2016 Olympic Games, has been training to be the Olympic 800 meter run gold medalist in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Meadows made his commitment to the games in February(…)

Brandon Ballet To Hold Auditions For 2014-2015 Season

Brandon Ballet To Hold Auditions For 2014-2015 Season

  By Kathy L. Collins The Brandon Ballet, a professional ballet company, will hold its annual auditions looking for company dancers (both training and professional), and Nutcracker extras for the 2014-2015 performing season. For the Training Dancer Company Audition, the Brandon Ballet is looking for dancers from the Tampa Bay community ages 9 and older,(…)

Authorities Will Not Pursue Charges In Riverview Pit Bull Death Incident 

Authorities Will Not Pursue Charges In Riverview Pit Bull Death Incident 

  By Tamas Mondovics The death of 4-year-old Riverview resident Logan Sheppard, after being mauled by two pit bulls, prompted local and state officials to review whether charges should be filed against the mother or any caregiver involved in the incident.  As a result, a meeting of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detectives and the Hillsborough(…)