Plant City

HCSO Alerts Residents to Consider Halloween Safety Tips

HCSO Alerts Residents to Consider Halloween Safety Tips

By Tamas Mondovics   In a recent media alert the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office put together a list of safety tips to help children, parents and motorists ensure that their Halloween festivities are safe and enjoyable for all.   Please see the list below.   Tips for children:   Stay in your own neighborhood; go […]

MOSI offers discounted admission to the community with its $5 Day to celebrate National Museum Day

MOSI offers discounted admission to the community with its $5 Day to celebrate National Museum Day

WHAT:             $5 day, National Museum Day and Safety Saturday WHEN:             Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. WHERE:           MOSI, Museum of Science & Industry 4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, Florida 813-987-6000; MOSI.org   DETAILS:  This $5 Day will celebrate National Museum Day and Safety Saturday.  Families can experience a unique performance on a 3D printed violin, […]

Judy’s Dance Academy Celebrates National Dance Day

Judy’s Dance Academy Celebrates National Dance Day

Staff Report   Judy’s Dance Academy will celebrate National Dance Day on Saturday, July 26 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with a variety of fun activities. JDA dancers have been rehearsing choreography in preparation to share with the community. Launched in 2010, National Dance Day is an annual celebration that encourages Americans to embrace dance as a […]

Brandon Eye Associates Adds New Office In Plant City

Brandon Eye Associates Adds New Office In Plant City

  By Libby Hopkins Brandon Eye Associates has been a part of the Brandon community for more than 29 years. The company thinks being a part of the community is paramount. The practice believes offering state-of-the-art care to patients, along with giving back to the community is its secret to longevity. It has always focused […]

Area Schools Gear Up for Graduation,  Highlight Top Students

Area Schools Gear Up for Graduation,  Highlight Top Students

  By Tamas Mondovics The traditional valedictorian and salutatorian speeches delivered by exemplary high school students will once again take center stage during the 2013-2014 season graduation ceremonies held around the country. The bittersweet event is a time to say goodbye as students, teachers and parents reflect on memories, some of which will be cherished […]

MOSI and PNC Bank to give away 10,000 free piggy banks to raise money to send 400 kids to Summer Science Camp

MOSI and PNC Bank to give away 10,000 free piggy banks to raise money to send 400 kids to Summer Science Camp

Youth philanthropy effort culminates on May 3 with the Children’s Gala, featuring Sid the Science Kid, dinner served dessert first, and explosive science experiments. Tampa, Fla., March 31, 2014 – The Museum of Science & Industry is giving away 10,000 free piggy banks, generously provided by PNC Bank, as part of its Give Change to […]

The Blue Angels

Senior Chief Bill Rhodes, a 20 year Navy veteran is currently assigned to the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, The Blue Angels, and works as an Aviation Electronics Technicians (AT) troubleshooting and repairing digital computers; fiber optics; infrared detection; radar systems; electricity generation systems; laser electronics; navigation systems; communications equipment; electrical power distribution; pressure indication systems; electric […]

Strawberry Crest Cheer Squad Wins Western Conference

Strawberry Crest Cheer Squad Wins Western Conference

By Tamas Monodovics For the second year in a row, the Strawberry Crest High School Chargers cheer team won the Western Conference championship, defended its district title, won its Regional competition, confirmed the program’s strength and once again earned the respect of dozens of area squads throughout the county. The Western Conference witnessed 27 talented […]

Florida Strawberry Festival Crowns New Queen With Royal Heritage

Florida Strawberry Festival Crowns New Queen With Royal Heritage

By Lauren Der A new Florida Strawberry Festival Queen was recently crowned at the Grimes Family Agricultural Center in Plant City. Jessi Rae Varnum, an 18-year-old senior at Durant High School, was crowned 2014 Florida Strawberry Festival Queen, along with first maid Lindsey English and court members Macaley Barrow, Kallee Cook and Caitlyn Kent. “I […]

Wish Farms Hosts Strawberry Picking Challenge

Wish Farms Hosts Strawberry Picking Challenge

By Amber Kosinsky Wish Farms, the largest grower and shipper of strawberries in Florida, will be hosting the first annual Bright House Networks Strawberry Picking Challenge on Saturday, February 8 in Plant City. During the Bright House Networks Strawberry Picking Challenge, corporate sponsored teams will participate in a relay-style race as they compete to win […]