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Apollo Beach Channel Dredging Set To Begin Late Summer

By Tamas Mondovics SouthShore area residents supporting Apollo Beach Waterway Improvement Group’s (ABWIG) channel dredging project got a long-anticipated and much-welcomed update during a recent town-hall-style, open house meeting. The program, held at the at the Century 21 Beggins Real Estate office on Hwy 41, next to the Publix Shopping Center, commenced with a room(…)

BSAC Hires New Head Coach For Blue Wave Swim Team

By Tamas Mondovics With the departure of former Head Coach, Justin Corera, who has recently said goodbye to his post and moved his family to Orlando, the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center proudly announced Riverview resident, Ron Turner, as the new Head Coach of its world-renowned Blue Wave Swim Team. Turner is a USA Swimming(…)

HCSO Urges Jogging Safety In Wake Of Bloomingdale Woman’s Attack & Quick Suspect Arrest

By Tamas Mondovics Accounts of women getting assaulted while running are a daily occurrence. Such events can understandably rattle any community’s sense of security, including the ones that are considered relatively safe. A recent example of this was the incident involving an 18-year-old Bloomingdale resident who reported that she and her friend were jogging on(…)

Mom And Toddler Recovering Together At Tampa General After Kidney Donation

Mom And Toddler Recovering Together At Tampa General After Kidney Donation

Update To Evan’s Story: Riverview mom Melissa Ranieri and 2-year-old son Evan are  currently recovering from a life-saving kidney transplant from mother to child operation at Tampa General Hospital. Evan and mom had the surgery on Wednesday and are just starting to reunite slowly as the pair recover. So far, things are looking great for(…)

Area Businesses Encouraged To File Claims In Aftermath Of BP Oil Spill

  Staff Report The BP oil spill on April 20, 2010 was nothing short of disastrous.  Economically speaking, the financial impact still resonates across many industries in Florida and beyond, but now, with the Deepwater Horizon Settlement Program in place, businesses in counties along the Gulf Coast are finding the help they need for recovery.(…)

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Launches Webcast

By Tamas Mondovics News that keeps residents up-to-date as well as alert to crime and safety comes by turning the pages of their local newspapers or by a click of a button on their TVs, home computers and mobile devices. Recent news such as a very dangerous situation in Brandon that threatened the lives of(…)

Residents Take To The Street To Protest Bloomingdale Big Box Store & Development

Residents Take To The Street To Protest Bloomingdale Big Box Store & Development

By Tamas Mondovics In their continued fight against a proposed big box store and apartment complex development within their neighborhood, Bloomingdale area residents had a clear and unwavering message to motorists, county representatives and land development officials earlier this month. Armed with signs and placards, most of which read “No Big Box,” residents showed no(…)

Sinkhole Presentation Educates Area Residents

Sinkhole Presentation Educates Area Residents

By Tamas Mondovics It was sinkhole crash-course 101 for about two dozen members of the Greater Seffner Area Chamber of Commerce during a presentation as part of its monthly luncheon meeting earlier this month. Location-wise, the event held at the First Baptist Church of Mango was as appropriate as any as sinkholes are a risk(…)

Commissioner Higginbotham To Meet with Residents Over Bloomingdale Big Box Store

Commissioner Higginbotham To Meet with Residents Over Bloomingdale Big Box Store

After what he said took weeks of searching for a suitable venue, Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham (District 4) told the Osprey Observer, that he has secured a location to meet with residents over the controversial proposed mixed use development on Bloomingdale Avenue near Lithia Pinecrest Road, adjacent to the Bloomingdale Library. The meeting is(…)

Newspaper Editor Publishes First Book For Small Businesses, Donates Profits To Honor Flight to Take WWII Vets to Memorial In D.C.

Author Donates Book Profits To Send WWII Vets To Memorial in D.C. In Honor of Armed Forces Day, a local small business owner and newly published author of her first book, Open For Business, Now What? A small business guide to what to do after the OPEN sign goes up, has pledged all proceeds of(…)