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Residents React As County Begins Stearns And Hillgrove Road Drainage Project

  Hillsborough County’s $2.5 million drainage improvement project, on Stearns and Hillgrove roads in Valrico, which was to begin last summer, finally got underway last month. While intended to fix the reoccurring flooding in the area, the project is received with some mixed feelings on the part of local residents as it requires the sacrifice(…)

WTSP Channel 10 News Relocates Broadcasting Tower To Riverview

In order to serve its customers and to reduce the difficulty and complications of over-the-air reception, WTSP-TV Channel 10 News has decided to move its primary broadcast transmitter operations from Holiday to Riverview.  According to WTSP Programming & Community Relations Director Ellen Parent Lasher, the station’s transmitter will share room with dozens of others that(…)

Riverview Cyclist Competes In Athens, Greece For Special Olympics

As the first athlete in Hillsborough County to compete in the Special Olympics World Summer Games, Mark Zak, of Riverview, has been training vigorously for months, cycling 100 miles a week to prepare for these event to contend with 7,000 other athletes in Athens, Greece. He was chosen in 2010 through Florida’s Special Olympics program,(…)

Reward for Info on Bloomingdale Vandals

Unknown suspect(s) vandalized three Hillsborough County Sheriff`s Office Citizen Patrol vehicles between Friday, May 27 at 10 p.m. and Saturday, May 28 at 7 a.m. The vehicles were parked at the Bloomingdale Community Substation. Suspect(s) used bricks, chunks of asphalt and a metal pipe to shatter windshields, windows and tail lights. Damage is estimated at(…)

Chipotle Mexican Grill Coming To Bloomingdale Square In October

If you love lip-smacking Mexican cuisine, you will be happy to know that Chipotle Mexican Grill is coming to a location near you. The Chipotle Grill franchise spans across the United States and abroad, and is finally planning to open a new restaurant in Bloomingdale Square. Chipotle is now leasing the spot where the Latin(…)

Tampa Bay Water Approves $162 Million Lithia Reservoir Extension And Rate Increase

Since the appearance of a crack in the control lining of the C.W. Bill Young Reservoir, Tampa Bay Water utility, which provides wholesale water to the public utility systems of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties as well as the cities of New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa have aimed to fix the problem knowing(…)

Bevis Scores Big With PTA Principal Of The Year & 63 Students With Perfect FCAT Score

Since opening in 2000, Bevis Elementary – one of three elementary schools in the FishHawk area – consistently performs as one of the top scoring schools in the state of Florida. Maintaining an “A” grade within the statewide accountability system for learning increases, ending the 2010-2011 school year with 63 students with the highest possible(…)

Public Reacts to County’s After-School Program Recommended Changes

A series of public meetings held throughout the county has been receiving plenty of input offered by concerned, and in most cases upset, parents in connection with the recommended changes to the after-school program offered by the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department. The meetings held and presented by the Roundtable to Plan Services(…)

Valrico Banker Runs For Mayor

A girls’ night out movie evening, a mall crawl with stops at some of the best restaurants in Westfield Brandon, a fun run and a fitness class are just some of the events Honorary Mayor candidate and Valrico resident Cami Gibertini is using to raise money for her charities the Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO)(…)

2011 Brandon Business Expo & Taste Of Brandon Announces Taste” Participants

The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2011 Brandon Business Expo & Taste of Brandon on Thursday, May 19, from 3:30-8 p.m., in the special events center at the Florida State Fairgrounds, located at U.S. Hwy. 301 and I-4. The Brandon Business Expo will celebrate its 23rd anniversary with another spectacular event open(…)