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Strawberry Festival Fine Art Show Displays Talented Locals

Strawberry Festival Fine Art Show Displays Talented Locals

  By Kathy L. Collins Plant City is synonymous with strawberries and each year this fruit, along with fine arts, are celebrated at the Annual Florida Strawberry Festival which showcases a Fine Art Show presented by the Eastern Hillsborough Art Guild (EHAG). Under the direction of Chairperson, Debra Bryant, the show continues to grow both […]

Summer Lifeguards Wanted For Local Parks

Summer Lifeguards Wanted For Local Parks

  By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County Parks Recreation and Conservation Department is once again looking for part-time lifeguards to serve at two of its parks offering a great way for many to spend their summer while making some money. County officials announced that both E.G. Simmons Park and Lithia Springs Park are seeking lifeguards for […]

Hillsborough County Debuts Directory Of Food Products Grown Locally

Hillsborough County Debuts Directory Of Food Products Grown Locally

  By Tamas Mondovics Following its Website overhaul a couple of years ago, Hillsborough County staff has been working on tweaking its pages in hopes of serving residents the best way possible. One of its latest upgrades is the addition and debut of a brand-new Hillsborough-Grown Consumer Directory, where shoppers and chefs looking for locally-grown […]

Medi Weightloss – A Personal Journey

Medi Weightloss – A Personal Journey

  By Kelly Wise Legg I woke up one morning and I was 25 lbs. overweight. Or at least that’s how it felt. How did this happen? I’m 46 years old. I’ve always been of thin-build and only started mysteriously gaining weight since the age of 40. Many of you reading this right now may […]

Jewish Discovery Center In Valrico Offers Insight To Jewish Culture

Jewish Discovery Center In Valrico Offers Insight To Jewish Culture

  By Michelle Colesanti The Jewish Discovery Center, a local affiliate of Chabad-Lubavitch, offers a wide arrangement of services and classes for singles, families and seniors. There are currently over 4,000 Chabad-based Discovery Centers worldwide. Rabbi Mendel Rubashkin arrived with wife Tzippi to the Brandon area in 2004. Growing up in the concrete jungle of […]

Bunco Fundraiser To Benefit Motherless Children From Domestic Violence

Bunco Fundraiser To Benefit Motherless Children From Domestic Violence

By Kelly Wise Legg Join a great cause by participating in the Justice For Ashley Bunco fundraiser on Sunday, March 30 from 3-6 p.m. at the Brandon Elks Lodge #2383. This much-needed fundraiser is helping raise money for a worthy cause related to domestic violence Ashley Hall Atherley, 28, was killed by her husband on […]

YMCA Seeks Volunteers For 2014 Summer National Gymnastics Championships

YMCA Seeks Volunteers For 2014 Summer National Gymnastics Championships

By Tamas Mondovics Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA and the Sarasota Family YMCA are pleased to announce the winning of a bid to be selected by YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) to host the 2014 YMCA Gymnastics National Championships. According to current estimates, more than 140 teams traveling from over 20 states will arrive in Tampa […]

Deputies Helping Keep Hillsborough County School Students Safe

Deputies Helping Keep Hillsborough County School Students Safe

By Tamas Mondovics Under the supervision of the Community Outreach Division School Resource Section, dozens of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies supervise many middle and high schools throughout the county, while many others are served by Tampa Police Department. The work of the School Resource Deputies (SRDs), who are divided into two squads, each supervised […]

Turney Of Valrico Recently Joined Eagle Court Of Honor With Renovation Project

Turney Of Valrico Recently Joined Eagle Court Of Honor With Renovation Project

  Staff Report Michael Turney is Boy Scout Troop 665’s newest Eagle Scout.  He was recently honored at a Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony. Michael Turney, son of Edward “Joe” Turney and Angela Turney of Valrico, received the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout, during an Eagle Scout Court of […]

Center Place Celebrates 30th Annual Patron Party With A Trip Down The Yellow Brick Road

Center Place Celebrates 30th Annual Patron Party With A Trip Down The Yellow Brick Road

  By Kathy L. Collins On Saturday, April 12, Center Place will hold its 30th Annual Patron Party. This year’s theme is “Follow The Yellow Brick Road To The Arts!” The annual event will take place at Center Place located at 619 Vonderburg Dr. in Brandon beginning at 7 p.m. All attendees (adults only) can […]