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County Seeks Community Support Through Donations For Cold Weather Shelters

County Seeks Community Support Through Donations For Cold Weather Shelters

By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County opened its cold weather shelters located throughout the Greater Brandon, SouthShore and Tampa Bay areas for the first time this season on November 27 to serve the homeless and those who live in homes without adequate heat. According to County officials, the decision was made as the National Weather Service(…)

County Leaders Discuss Transportation For Economic Development Initiative

County Leaders Discuss Transportation For Economic Development Initiative

By Tamas Mondovics County government officials turned their attention to Riverview earlier this month during a public meeting that facilitated a discussion about transportation planning for economic development and job creation in Hillsborough County. Held on Monday, December 2 at the Riverview Civic Center located at 11020 Park Dr., the events purpose was to get(…)

Bondi Pairs With Drunk Driving Offender To Give Strong Message To Teens

Bondi Pairs With Drunk Driving Offender To Give Strong Message To Teens

By Tamas Mondovics Close to 600 students made their way into the school auditorium at Newsome High last month for an event they will not forget anytime soon and hopefully recall when the thought of sitting behind the wheel after drinking crosses their minds. The hour-long program led by Florida State Attorney General Pam Bondi(…)

The Car Haggler Offers Insider Advantages For Everyone

The Car Haggler Offers Insider Advantages For Everyone

By Brian Shaffer Buying a car is a challenge for some, a chore for others and a nightmare for the rest, and many walk away with a new car in their driveway but a pit in their stomach. However, Shawn Spiegel is set on changing that scenario for local residents by offering to professionally guide(…)

Visit Where the Holiday Spirit Shines Brightest: Light Shows

Visit Where the Holiday Spirit Shines Brightest: Light Shows

By Ali Renckens Nights of Shimmering Lights For the third consecutive year, Nights of Shimmering Lights will illuminate the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, located at 215 Sydney Washer Rd., in Dover (by S.R. 60). Nights of Shimmering Lights features  a leisurely 35-40 minute drive through a fantasyland of dazzling lights. New themes, such as the Storybook,(…)

HCSO Install Permanent Drug Drop-off Boxes At District Offices

HCSO Install Permanent Drug Drop-off Boxes At District Offices

By Tamas Mondovics While maintaining its annual Operation Medicine Cabinet drug collection event, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) has installed permanent drug drop-off boxes at its four patrol district offices. “Citizens are now able to properly dispose of unwanted, unnecessary and expired prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines and veterinarian prescriptions,” said HCSO Public Information Officer, Larry McKinnon.(…)

Razing Cain, Razing Hope Show To Benefit Cancer Patients

Press Release Razing Cain, Razing Hope is a benefit concert in honor of all the wonderful teachers at FishHawk Creek Elementary school who are battling cancer. Their lives and the lives of their families are forever changed. We want to help in that battle. The benefit concert will be held on Saturday January 18th from(…)

Dad Surprises Children With Holiday Homecoming

Dad Surprises Children With Holiday Homecoming

By Tamas Mondovics There is no shortage of clever ways that some military parents come up with to surprise their entire family or just the unsuspecting children upon returning home from a lengthy service overseas. Such occasions never fail to touch the heart and bring tears of joy for those that share in the emotionally(…)

Community Reaches Goal To File Legal Case Against Hillsborough County

Community Reaches Goal To File Legal Case Against Hillsborough County

By Tamas Mondovics Bloomingdale area residents have once again pulled their resources together and took to the streets in demonstration of their resolve, opposing the planned “big box” development and apartment complex on E. Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico. As they have done once before, dozens of residents were armed with signs and placards, many of(…)

Wheelchair Accessible Van Needed For Queena

Wheelchair Accessible Van Needed For Queena

By Michelle Colesanti It has been over five-and-a-half years since Bloomingdale Library survivor Queena’s life changed. Through the years of community support and great medical treatment, she has made remarkable progress. Her positive attitude has a lot to do with that progress. She undergoes a few hours of outpatient and inpatient therapies each day, including(…)