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The Fresh Farm Market Opens New Troyer Deli Counter

The Fresh Farm Market Opens New Troyer Deli Counter

Dave Stutzman of Troyer and The Fresh Farm Market owner Mike Cairo are pleased to announce the new deli counter at the store The new deli counter offering meats and cheeses by the pound or in a sandwich at The Fresh Farm Market on Bloomingdale Ave. is just another reason to visit this great establishment.(…)

Get Ready For The 4th Annual Winthrop Arts Festival

Get Ready For The 4th Annual Winthrop Arts Festival

Bryant Martinez, Winthrop Town Artist and organizer of the 4th Annual Winthrop Arts Festival is passionate about fine arts. The Winthrop Arts Festival is a great venue for all residents of the greater Brandon area to see what artists from this community and elsewhere have to offer. The 4th Annual Winthrop Arts Festival will be(…)

New Evening  Rotary Chapter Forming in Valrico

New Evening Rotary Chapter Forming in Valrico

The Valrico Rotary is looking for more members so the club can get chartered. It currently has 23 members; it needs 25 to be chartered. Even though it is not technically a Rotary, it has raised more than $7,000 for various charities within the Brandon community “Service above self” is the motto of any rotary,(…)

High School Senior Taking Prom Dress Donations And Hosting Event

High School Senior Taking Prom Dress Donations And Hosting Event

Anna Mapstone, a senior at Providence Christian, is collecting prom style dresses and hosting an event so that girls who normally would not be able to afford a prom dress have the chance to go to prom. Anna Mapstone, a senior at Providence Christian School, it the perfect example of a person who lives by(…)

Newly Crowned Strawberry Festival Queen Follows Family Tradition

Newly Crowned Strawberry Festival Queen Follows Family Tradition

Carrying on a family tradition, Durant High School senior Chelsea Bowden, 17, was crowned last month as the 2012 Strawberry Festival Queen. “For me, this is a dream come true,” said 17-year-old Durant High School senior and newly crowned 2012 Strawberry Festival Queen, Chelsea Bowden. Her reign began in January, after competing against dozens of(…)

Spurs And Saddles Casino Night To Benefit Brandon Sports And Aquatic Center

Spurs And Saddles Casino Night To Benefit Brandon Sports And Aquatic Center

Come out and enjoy a good night of fabulous food, casino-style games and fantastic auction items at BSAC’s 5th Annual Casino Night on Saturday, February 25. You can make a difference in the lives of many area residents and have a great time doing it by attending Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center’s (BSAC) Fifth Annual(…)

Cooking Classes Are Now A Part Of Adult Programs At The SouthShore Regional Library

Cooking Classes Are Now A Part Of Adult Programs At The SouthShore Regional Library

Each month the SouthShore Regional Library in Ruskin will present “No Fuss Foods” cooking classes. The classes are free to the public thanks to funding raised by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. The SouthShore Regional Library in Ruskin holds many events and hosts dozens of programs throughout the month that cater to children,(…)

Kid’s Community College Reveals Expansion Plans, Begins Construction On New Two-Story Campus

Kid’s Community College Reveals Expansion Plans, Begins Construction On New Two-Story Campus

Kid’s Community College founder Timothy Kilpatrick praises the organization’s growth and success during a groundbreaking ceremony of the school’s new 50,000-sq.-ft. facility scheduled for completion this summer and opening this fall. Kid’s Community College (KCC),  a nationally accredited charter school renowned for its unique system of individualized learning, has recently announced plans for a new(…)

East Bay Buccaneers Celebrate 25 Years

East Bay Buccaneers Celebrate 25 Years

This year the East Bay Buccaneers Youth Football and Cheerleading organization celebrates their 25th anniversary The 2012 cheerleading and football season is a big one for the East Bay Buccaneers Youth Football and Cheerleading, as the organization is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. The organization was the dream of local businessmen Howard Corr, Harley(…)

Bloomingdale High Student Ran Over By Car In School Parking Lot

Bloomingdale High Student Ran Over By Car In School Parking Lot

Bloomingdale High School student Dylan Michael Torrie, 14, of Brandon, is in stable condition after he was run over and wedged underneath a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Tuesday afternoon at the school parking lot, suffering only minor injuries to his legs, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office received an emergency(…)