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Bruton Memorial Library Is Exhibiting The Artwork Of Plant City Native Arden Mays Merckle

By Kathy L. Collins The July exhibit at the Bruton Memorial Library in Plant City features the fabulously creative artwork of native Plant City resident and artist, Arden Mays Merckle. There are four large pieces in the exhibit including “Utah (The Beehive State)” and “West Virginia (The Mountain State).” Also included in the exhibit are(…)

Plant City Entertainment To Perform “Les Miserables”

By Kathy L. Collins Plant City Entertainment has been granted the extraordinary right to perform the Broadway hit “Les Miserables.” There will be nine performances beginning on Friday, July 19 at 8 p.m. and running through Saturday, August 3 at 8 p.m. There will be one matinee on Sunday, July 28 at 2 p.m. All(…)

Florida School of Judo Post Success at Lakeland Sunshine State Games

By Tamas Mondovics Members of the Florida School of Judo had every reason to be pleased with the results of their participation in the Sunshine State Games held last month in Lakeland. The event is considered the school’s biggest tournament of the year as far as participants outside the club hosted tournaments. Under the direction(…)

Local Single Below Knee Paralympic Runner Breaks 50-second Barrier in the 400-meter Race

By Tamas Mondovics Brandon resident below-knee amputee, David Prince, 29, and member of the 2012 U.S. National Paralympic Track and Field Team, which sported its best talents during last year’s London Paralympic games, made some headlines last month. Prince, an IMG Academy trainee, set a new world record to win the men’s T44 200-meter at(…)

Durant Graduate Continues Baseball Career with White Sox

By Tamas Mondovics What did not come as a surprise for most that have been following the athletic career of Durant High school graduate, Tyler Danish, were pleased to hear that the talented teen was signed as White Sox second-round pick for a reported full slot value of $1,001,800. While in high school, Danish, under(…)

Three Authors Inspire Business With Seminar

By Suzy Wiesenhart Alan Alford, an award-winning salesperson for a Fortune 500 company, Lisa Huetteman, an experienced executive success strategist, and Gaston Merideth, a nationally-recognized accomplished chef, are teaming together to present Achieve*Improve*Prosper, a highly-motivational half-day seminar to inspire their audience to achieve more of their potential and live the life they’ve dreamed of. Join(…)

Higginbotham Helps Secure Tampa Bay As Host City For 2014 Bollywood Oscars

By Tamas Mondovics The city of Tampa and surrounding communities have ten months to get ready to host the stars of Bollywood, as they take advantage of the various venues throughout the bay area and celebrate its version of the Oscars in June 2014. The news of Tampa Bay’s selection as the first U.S. host(…)

High School Students May Receive Free SAT/ACT Prep With New Pro Athlete Partnership

By Tamas Mondovics Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) was pleased to join forces with professional athletes and to be accepted into the National SAT/ACT Donation Project program through its association with the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) and eKnowledge. The news that students and families in Florida may now receive free $200 SAT(…)

USF Student Earns Scouts’ Highest Honor With GreenMeLocally Website Project

Staff Report Sarah Darson of Valrico has earned the highest and most prestigious achievement in Girl Scouting – the Girl Scout Gold Award. The Girl Scout Gold Award recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable projects, marking them as accomplished members of their communities and the world.(…)

Liberty Manor Helps Veteran’s In The Community

By Libby Hopkins Liberty Manor in Tampa is a place where every day is Veteran’s Day. The facility provides transitional housing for homeless veterans and good or bad, the men that live there are always reminded of their service. Each veteran at Liberty Manor has fallen on hard times with nowhere to go, but at(…)