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Improvements Coming To Brentwood Hills

Improvements Coming To Brentwood Hills

By Nicole Schoen Improvements Coming Brentwood Hills residents can expect to see some changes coming to completion soon. The improvements include a new tot’s playground, updated monuments at each of the community entrances, resurfacing of the pool, as well as replacing and upgrading pool equipment including new lights around the pool and complete refurbishing of(…)

Children Are Given The Foundation To Be Independent Learners At Grade Power Learning

Children Are Given The Foundation To Be Independent Learners At Grade Power Learning

By Kathy L. Collins Does your child need a boost or assistance with core classes such as math, reading and writing? Would your child like to gain insight and solidify a better score on either the ACT or the SAT? Then have them evaluated at Grade Power Learning located at 3212 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. (in(…)

The Village Players To Present ‘The Pink Panther Strikes Again’

The Village Players To Present ‘The Pink Panther Strikes Again’

By Kathy L. Collins History is repeating itself as the Village Players present The Pink Panther Strikes Again at the historic James McCabe Theatre in Valrico in February. Fourteen years ago, the show was produced by the Village Players. James McCabe directed the show along with Gail Pierce as assistant director. Pierce decided to produce(…)

True Couponing Class & Tea Party To Benefit Good Samaritan Mission

True Couponing Class & Tea Party To Benefit Good Samaritan Mission

By Suzy Wiesenhart True Couponing Class at Good Samaritan Mission On Thursday, February 6, from 7- 9:15 p.m., the public is invited to attend classes from the “True Couponing” team.   Classes will be offered at the basic level in both English and Spanish.  True couponing is a method for using consumer coupons for groceries, home(…)

ECHO Raises Hunger Awareness With 2nd Annual Empty Bowls

ECHO Raises Hunger Awareness With 2nd Annual Empty Bowls

By Kathy L. Collins For one in four area residents, hunger and not having enough to eat are every day problems. To help raise awareness of this pervasive issue and to raise funds to combat hunger, the Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO) of Brandon is holding its 2nd Annual Empty Bowls event. The event will(…)

A Night Of Hope For The Woman’s Resource Center

A Night Of Hope For The Woman’s Resource Center

Staff Report Nestled under the trees on Kingsway Rd. in Brandon is an organization that serves as a place of hope and transformation for many women in our community. For the past ten years, Cheryl English, Executive Director of the Women’s Resource Center of Tampa and staff of volunteers, a group of women who themselves(…)

HCSO Detectives Make Multiple Arrests, Seize Firearms Inside Marijuana Grow House Operation

HCSO Detectives Make Multiple Arrests, Seize Firearms Inside Marijuana Grow House Operation

By Tamas Mondovics Just within the past month, detectives uncovered three marijuana grow houses from one end of the county to the other. In Dover, HCSO Patrol District 2 deputies discovered a grow house at 1605 Sidney Dover Rd. in Dover when they responded to a prowler call in the area and smelled what they(…)

Local Twins Earn Black Belt In Judo

Local Twins Earn Black Belt In Judo

By Tamas Mondovics The Florida School of Judo at the Campo YMCA in Valrico was pleased to announce the results of hard work, commitment and dedication on the part of two of its longtime members earlier this month. The twin children of Sensei Merry Alaynick, Christopher and Alexander Alaynick, received the Shodan (first degree black(…)

Sister Hazel, Uncle Kracker & More To Headline 110th Florida State Fair

Sister Hazel, Uncle Kracker & More To Headline 110th Florida State Fair

By Kathy L. Collins The 110th Florida State Fair is coming to the Florida State Fairgrounds beginning on Thursday, February 6 and running through Monday, February 17. The Fairgrounds are located at 4800 U.S. Hwy 301 N. in Tampa. Parking is free. The 110th fair’s theme is “1st Place For Fun” which is meant to(…)

Hit The Target With Active Couples Fun

Hit The Target With Active Couples Fun

By Ali Renckens Roses and chocolate, candlelight dinners and walks along the beach have become a stereotypical Valentine’s Day. Couple who have been together a few years or young couples who may want to consider something new may be interested in these active Valentine’s Day and date night activities. Captain Ric Liles, a native of(…)