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Bay Area Cardiology Associates Is Honored For Support Of Local Artists

Bay Area Cardiology Associates Is Honored For Support Of Local Artists

Jean McIntyre, long time administrator for Bay Area Cardiology Associates, accepted the Greatest Corporate Contribution Award at the Eighth Annual Brush Strokes Awards For Excellence in the Arts held at Center Place in Brandon from last year’s recipient, Tammy Holmberg. Bay Area Cardiology Associates was honored with the Greatest Corporate Contribution Award at the Eighth(…)

From Brandon Idol To America’s Got Talent, Local Rising Star Begins To Shine

From Brandon Idol To America’s Got Talent, Local Rising Star Begins To Shine

2008 Brandon Idol Teen Division winner Shevonne Philidor is starting to see her dreams come true with the recognition of her talents through a performance on the NBC’s hit show America’s Got Talent and the development of her five-part band, Shevonne and The Bad Boys There are stars among us. Future talents are growing up(…)

Hillsborough County Celebrates Its First Electric Car Charging Station

Hillsborough County Celebrates Its First Electric Car Charging Station

County officials and area residents join Hillsborough County Commissioners Mark Sharpe, District 7, during the ribbon cutting celebration of the County’s first electric car charging station located at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Avenue in Valrico. With two Nissan Leafs and three Chevy Volts on hand, Hillsborough County Commissioners Mark Sharpe, District 7(…)

“Seffner Bandit” Robbery Suspect Arrested

“Seffner Bandit” Robbery Suspect Arrested

Photo cutline: The so called “Seffner Bandit,”  Andre King, 32, of Seffner is charged with at least eight counts of armed robbery. King is suspect in at least 21 serial armed robberies that have occurred in the Seffner area in the last two years. After almost two years of robbing stores and businesses, in the(…)

Durant Hosts 16th Annual Cougar Invitational For High School Wrestlers

Durant Hosts 16th Annual Cougar Invitational For High School Wrestlers

The Cougar Invitational, a wrestling tournament hosted by Durant High School, took place earlier this month. There were 32 teams represented at the tournament. The teams of wrestlers were not just teams from the local area.  There were teams from as far north as Georgia and as far south as Miami represented at the tournament.(…)

Family Safe as Fire Destroys Lithia Home

Family Safe as Fire Destroys Lithia Home

Friends, family, neighbors and members of the community, quickly responded to the aid of FishHawk Ranch residents John and Melissa Watson, following a fire that destroyed the couple’s home on Monday, December 12, 2011.   Arriving on the scene, at around 7:30 p.m., Hillsborough County Fire Rescue personnel found the home located at 6160 Kiteridge(…)

MOSI Receives Community Supporter Of The Year From Tampa Bay Technology Forum

MOSI Receives Community Supporter Of The Year From Tampa Bay Technology Forum

The Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) was the proud recipient last month of the Tampa Bay Technology Forum (TBTF) Award for “Community Supporter of the Year.” Museum spokesperson Adrienne Drew said that the panel of judges selected MOSI as the recipient of the  award as part of TBTF’s Eighth Annual Industry Achievement Awards event(…)

Developer Eyes North Riverview For New Aquarium

Developer Eyes North Riverview For New Aquarium

A patch of land bordered by Gornto Lake, Providence Rd. and Bloomingdale Ave. in the heart of Riverview is one of two locations developers are currently eying, as the possible new home of Shore Lab Discovery Center, an aquarium complex that has been in the making for almost two decades. If everything goes as planned,(…)

Hillsborough County Students Excel on National Reading and Math Tests

Hillsborough County Students Excel on National Reading and Math Tests

Announcement from MaryEllen Elia, Superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools Today the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) announced the new math and reading scores for fourth and eighth grade for the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA). The Hillsborough County Public Schools results are tremendous! This is the first time that we have participated in(…)

Prescribed Burn Scheduled for Dec. 7 at Upper Little Manatee River Nature Preserve

Florida Forest Service (formerly known as the FL Division of Forestry), is conducting a prescribed burn for Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department today, Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Upper Little Manatee River Nature Preserve, CR 579 in Wimauma. The burn will last one day. The purpose of the burn is for pine flatwoods maintenance(…)