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HCSO Earns Awards, As Sheriff Gee Takes Early Lead In Re-Election Campaign Funds

HCSO Earns Awards, As Sheriff Gee Takes Early Lead In Re-Election Campaign Funds

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office recently received two, three-year accreditation certificates from the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission and from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation Inc. A statewide accrediting body comprised of Sheriffs and jail administrators from around the state awarded the continued accreditation to the Hillsborough County jails and the sheriff’s office, following(…)

Prehistoric Reptiles Invade Plant City At New Dinosaur World Expansion

Prehistoric Reptiles Invade Plant City At New Dinosaur World Expansion

Representatives of Dinosaur World, the Plant City Chamber and Plant City Mayor Dan Raulerson were all in attendance for Dinosaur World’s expansion opening in February. For more than 13 years, Dinosaur World, founded by Christer Svennson, has been a destination attraction for Plant City and eastern Hillsborough County. A popular destination for school field trips(…)

Teen Leaders Club Has Solid Support At Campo Family Y

Teen Leaders Club Has Solid Support At Campo Family Y

Members of the Campo Y Leaders Club celebrate their time together following an overnight “lock in” event last year during which club members learned about the programs, the vision for the group, played games and selected teen leaders for the event.   There is no doubt that area Y facilities pride themselves on opening their doors(…)

Local American Idol Contestant Goes To Hollywood

Local American Idol Contestant Goes To Hollywood

Valrico resident, Jeremy Rosado, made it all the way to the top 13 contestants on American Idol Season 11, which airs on FOX every Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. American Idol Season 11 contestant, Jeremy Rosado, 20, has an abundance of local family, friends and fans that were cheering him on the road to(…)

Lack Of Data Prompts MPO Board To Reschedule Lithia Pinecrest Widening Meeting For April

Lack Of Data Prompts MPO Board To Reschedule Lithia Pinecrest Widening Meeting For April

The Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Committee hears the petition of area residents and members of the Brandon Chamber in connection with the Lithia Pinecrest Road widening project, specifically involving Segment B, the section between Lumsden Rd. and Bloomingdale Ave. For the second time in as many months, the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization(…)

Boyette Springs Starts National Honor Society, Holds Induction Ceremony

Boyette Springs Starts National Honor Society, Holds Induction Ceremony

31 Boyette Springs Elementary School fourth grade students who were inducted into the schools first National Elementary Honor Society. During a festive induction ceremonyat Boyette Springs Elementary School last month, 31 fourth and fifth grade students became members of the school’s first National Elementary Honor Society program. Founded on the principles of scholarship, responsibility, leadership(…)

Local Personal Chef To Create Recipes For National Company

Local Personal Chef To Create Recipes For National Company

Bloomingdale resident Amanda Magadan began her personal chef business – Savor Life – two years ago after sending her son, Jacob, off to Kindergarten at Nativity Catholic School. “I liked the name Savor Life because as I get older I really think it’s so important to savor the little things in life,” she explained. “Savor(…)

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(…)