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Hit and Run Traffic Crashes Make Headlines in Hillsborough County

Hit and Run Traffic Crashes Make Headlines in Hillsborough County

By Tamas Mondovics An increase of hit and run traffic crashes occurring throughout Hillsborough County  causing serious injury to both pedestrians and motorists have made headlines in recent weeks raising the question of how to handle or to react to such incidents. One of the most recent victims of a fatal hit and run traffic(…)

County to Host Public Meeting on New Water Lines, Fire Hydrants In Brandon

County to Host Public Meeting on New Water Lines, Fire Hydrants In Brandon

By Tamas Mondovics In its ongoing effort to make improvements to the water distribution system infrastructure in the Brandon and surrounding communities, the Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department has scheduled a public meeting to discuss an upcoming project to install additional fire hydrants in the area of Bryan and Bama Rds. in Brandon, and the(…)

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom September 10-November 1

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom September 10-November 1

Halloween’s happiest haunts will reappear for 23 “spook-tacular” nights of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. From Sept. 10 through Nov. 1, the after-hours special ticket event will immerse guests in the Halloween spirit. The bewitching “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks spectacular will illuminate the sky in bursts of orange and green fireworks. In “Mickey’s Boo-to-You(…)

What’s For Dinner?

What’s For Dinner?

Della’s After Dark 608 Oakfield Dr. Brandon Della’s After Dark has recently reopened due to popular demand. Its new chef Debbie Frangipane, trained at the Culinary Institute of America. She honed her skills while living in Venice, Italy. After perfecting her craft at Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel and Armani’s in Tampa, Frangipane brings her passion(…)

Hillsborough County Lawn Watering Returns to Twice A Week, Effective Aug. 1

Hillsborough County Lawn Watering Returns to Twice A Week, Effective Aug. 1

By Tamas Mondovics The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board voted late last month to let all water shortage orders expire allowing Hillsborough County to return to its usual year-round restrictions. Swiftmud officials said that the Governing Board allowed the lifting of the water shortage orders in response to significant improvements in aquifer and(…)

New Elementary School In Ruskin Will Open For 2014-15 School Year

New Elementary School In Ruskin Will Open For 2014-15 School Year

By Sharon Still Growth in the Ruskin area has prompted the Hillsborough County School Board to select the Ruskin area for a new elementary school slated to open for the 2014-15 school year. On the fortieth day of school in 2012, Ruskin Elementary counted 987 students, operating at 95 percent of state capacity and 110(…)

YMCA Moves Forward with Proposed Plans for New Apollo Beach Facility

YMCA Moves Forward with Proposed Plans for New Apollo Beach Facility

By Tamas Mondovics YMCA supporters who hope to see a new facility to be built adjacent to the Vance Vogel Sports Park Complex in Riverview had a chance to share their thoughts last month during a public meeting held inside the East Bay High School auditorium. While the meeting seemed to sport strong favor of(…)

Sheriff Seeks Public Help For Information On Local Hit & Run Injury Crashes

By Tamas Mondovics An increase of hit and run traffic crashes occurring throughout Hillsborough County, causing serious injury to both pedestrians and motorists, have made headlines in recent weeks raising the question of how to handle or to react to such incidents. One of the most recent victims of a hit and run traffic crash(…)

Stray Bullets Cause Injury Over Holiday Weekend, Fundraiser Held To Eliminate Celebratory Gunfire

By Tamas Mondovics Despite the tireless effort of urging residents to refrain from celebratory gunfire, bullets were falling from the sky in Hillsborough County during the recent Fourth of July holiday, one hitting a man while another fell through the roof of one Tampa area resident, coming to a stop after being lodged in a(…)

Melissa Brethauer Returns Home To Perform In Concert At Nativity Catholic Church

Melissa Brethauer is a hometown girl who is making it big as a singer/songwriter. Brethauer, who is originally from Riverview (graduated from Riverview High School), will return to the area on Saturday, August 10 for a concert at the Nativity Catholic Church Youth Center located at 705 E. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon. The concert will(…)