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The Community Roundtable Hosts A Conversation With Brandon’s Pioneering Families

The Community Roundtable Hosts A Conversation With Brandon’s Pioneering Families

Tammy Holmberg, with her husband Paul, has been instrumental in raising thousands of dollars for area nonprofits. Holmberg is the 2012 recipient of the Alice B. Tompkins Community Service Award. The Community Roundtable’s Community Affairs Dinner has become a favorite community event. This year’s dinner was held in February at Center Place and featured “A(…)

A New Artist Of The Face And Body Shares Her Creativity With The Community

A New Artist Of The Face And Body Shares Her Creativity With The Community

Lorrin Wagner, of Wagner Events in Valrico, uses faces and bodies instead of canvases to do her painting. Oscar Wilde once said, “Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.” When you see some of the paintings created by Lorrin Wagner, of Wagner Events in Valrico, you see individualism at(…)

Vintage Market Expands on Bloomingdale & Lithia

Vintage Market Expands on Bloomingdale & Lithia

Lucky Day Emporium, located on the corner of Bloomingdale and Lithia, recently added 500 sq. feet of vintage goods to its repertoire. Situated in the corner of an L-shaped plaza on the corner of Bloomingdale Ave. and Lithia Pinecrest Rd. sits an emporium of antiques. Quite literally, Lucky Day Emporium recently expanded, adding 500 sq.(…)

Saint Patrick’s Day Symbols And Celebrations

Saint Patrick’s Day Symbols And Celebrations

In America, Saint Patrick’s Day has long been a day full of celebration and not just for those with Irish roots. It seems that everyone is willing to wear green clothing, eat corned beef and cabbage and indulge in a green beer or two…or three. But what do we really know about the man responsible(…)

Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years And The Year Of The Girl

Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years And The Year Of The Girl

Girl Scout National Historic Preservation Center Juliette Gordon Low (R) at a White House ceremony with Girl Scout First Class awardees in 1917. “I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America and all the world, and we’re going to start it tonight.” This is what Juliette Gordon Low told a friend.(…)

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(…)