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Farm-to-Plate Movement Takes Root in Tampa with Help from Local Farm

Farm-to-Plate Movement Takes Root in Tampa with Help from Local Farm

Though most known for its grass-fed Wagyu beef, Siverson also raises an array of other premium animals on his farm. By Adam Musgrave When most restaurants buy their food, they choose to buy everything from one of five multi-national companies, but a growing nationwide movement has landed in Tampa that brings restaurants and local farmers(…)

Anytime Fitness Celebrates 120 lb. Weight Loss With Member

Anytime Fitness Celebrates 120 lb. Weight Loss With Member

Marcus Miller (center) has been with Anytime Fitness in Riverview since June 2011. During that time, Miller has lost an astounding 120 pounds. He could not have done it without help and encouragement from personal trainer, Jeules Rodrques (left) and owner, Brian Kleinschmidtt (right). How do you measure success? For Marcus Miller success is measured(…)

Longtime resident, Eatman Honored With Highest Boy Scout Award

Longtime resident, Eatman Honored With Highest Boy Scout Award

Dick Eatman (left), USF head football coach, Skip Holtz (center) and Mike Eatman (right) were all part of the award ceremony to honor Dick Eatman as the 2012 Distinguished Citizen Soaring Eagle recipient. It has been said that a Boy Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, kind and courteous. These are all the qualities that(…)

Community Endeavors to Keep Riverview All-Women’s Prison Open

Community Endeavors to Keep Riverview All-Women’s Prison Open

Community volunteer Carol Jo Meador, left, is joined by a group of inmates at the Hillsborough Correctional Institute during a recent “Crafts With Convictions” class, one of dozens of educational and self-improvement classes offered at the faith-based facility. The class has donated over $200,000 worth of paper and sewing items to Hillsborough Education Foundation, made(…)

Detectives Nab Sun City Bank Robber

Detectives Nab Sun City Bank Robber

Sun City Center Sun Trust Bank Robbery Suspect Update 3/24 With some extra vigilance on the part of Sun City residents and particularly bank employees, on Thursday, March 22, at approximately 7:30 p.m, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) detectives identified and arrested the suspect believed to be involved with three recent Sun City Center bank(…)

The GFWC Brandon Service League Continues Tradition Of Very Special Arts Event

The GFWC Brandon Service League Continues Tradition Of Very Special Arts Event

More than 200 special needs children from 13 Hillsborough County schools were treated to an event filled with fun and exciting activities at GFWC Brandon Service League’s 21st Annual Very Special Arts on in February In February, the GFWC Brandon Service League (BSL) held its 21st Annual Very Special Arts event at First Baptist Church(…)

Sandy Neel Is Passionate About Music And Teaching

Sandy Neel Is Passionate About Music And Teaching

Sandy Neel is director of Orchestras at Burns Middle School. Under Neel’s direction, the Burns Middle School Orchestra has earned superior performances for many years at the annual Music Performance Assessment held each March As a teacher, Sandy Neel, the director of Orchestras at Burns Middle School in Brandon, is able to combine here love(…)

Newsome High School Hosts State Qualifiers for Debate

Newsome High School Hosts State Qualifiers for Debate

Students are the forefront of every debate competition, but coaches, teachers and parents all donate their time to make those competitions a success By Adam Musgrave In February, debate students from across western Florida descended on Newsome High School hoping to earn a bid to the state championship in March. Teams traveled as far as(…)

First-Year Phenom: Barrington Student Shines At Science Fair

First-Year Phenom: Barrington Student Shines At Science Fair

Eleven-year-old student Yasmine Aziz of Barrington Middle School earned a spot on the Hillsborough County team heading to the Florida state science fair competition. Her project “The Color of Blood: How Does Color Affect Blood Pressure” proved that she s headed for big things. By Brian Shaffer As area middle and high school students enter(…)

Bloomingdale’s Oser Signs With Stetson University

Bloomingdale’s Oser Signs With Stetson University

Rebecca Oser was surrounded by teachers, friends, family and teammates as she committed to play soccer at Stetson University on National Signing Day Within the first ten minutes on a tour of Stetson University’s campus, Rebecca Oser knew that it was the school where she wanted to continue her education and her soccer career. On(…)