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1st Care Medical Now Offers Specialized Weight-Loss Program

1st Care Medical Now Offers Specialized Weight-Loss Program

By Brian Shaffer 1st Care Medical prides itself on being Brandon’s premier urgent care center and now it is offering an additional service that is also the best in the area. In fact, the new medically-supervised weight loss program from 1st Care Medical is the first of its kind in Brandon.The facility, located in the(…)

New Adoption Center Opens In Brandon In Time For National Adoption Month

New Adoption Center Opens In Brandon In Time For National Adoption Month

By Kathy L. Collins If you are pregnant and have a question about adoption or are a couple looking to adopt, contact the Gladney Center For Adoption (Gladney). While relatively new to the Brandon area, the Gladney has been assisting birth parents and adoptive parents for over 125 years.Gladney opened a regional office in Florida in 2008 and opened the Brandon office,(…)

Get Into The Holiday Spirit With Activities At Center Place

Get Into The Holiday Spirit With Activities At Center Place

By Kathy L. Collins Local residents can begin the holiday season by attending one of the festive, holiday-themed activities at Center Place in Brandon this December. They have many fun, family-friendly activities planned. First up is the 3rd Annual Holiday Tea set for Sunday, November 24 from 2-4 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to(…)

AJ’s Fine Wine & Liquors Celebrates 10 Years

AJ’s Fine Wine & Liquors Celebrates 10 Years

By Sandy Meyer The holidays are fast approaching and it’s always good to have favorite spirits and wines in stock for all your entertaining.  AJ’s Fine Wine & Liquors can help make sure you please all your guests with the best flavors of the holidays and every day.Ajay Jambhekar of Valrico and his wife Geeta, the owners of(…)

Family Traditions Continue At Second Annual Busch Gardens Christmas Town

Family Traditions Continue At Second Annual Busch Gardens Christmas Town

Press Release Last year, Busch Gardens® Tampa launched the biggest Christmas celebration ever and this year, Christmas Town has even more jolly times in store. With more than a million twinkling lights, Christmas Town transforms the park into a nighttime holiday wonderland of wintery surprises and all things Christmas, filling guests’ senses with seasonal sights,(…)

Local Organization Raises Awareness About Sex Trafficking

Local Organization Raises Awareness About Sex Trafficking

By Libby Hopkins The Community Issues Council: Christian Citizenship in Action (CIC) is a Valrico-based organization that promotes Judeo-Christian values by educating and uniting the Church to be able to engage our community in the issues of the day. Terry Kemple founded the organization in 2006. His organization focuses on six primary areas. They are, standing up for(…)

Put On Your Best Gems & Jeans And Support The Sylvia Thomas Center

Put On Your Best Gems & Jeans And Support The Sylvia Thomas Center

By Kathy L. Collins The Sylvia Thomas Center, a local non-profit, which provides comprehensive post-adoption support to keep the “forever” in forever families, will hold its 1st Annual Gems & Jeans Ball. This event will be Saturday, November 23 from 7-10 p.m. inside Brandon Harley-Davidson located at 9841 E. Adamo Dr. in Tampa.Tickets to this event are(…)

Long Time Valrico Resident Publishes First Illustrated Children’s Book

Long Time Valrico Resident Publishes First Illustrated Children’s Book

By Kathy L. Collins Valrico resident and author, Steve Altier, has written and published his first illustrated children’s book, We Can’t Move At Christmas! Altier’s book deals with a very real issue for children- will Santa be able to find them if they move at Christmas time? In We Can’t Move At Christmas!, the reader(…)

Come See The Creative Works Of Folk Artist Rodney Hardee This Month At The Bruton Memorial Library

Come See The Creative Works Of Folk Artist Rodney Hardee This Month At The Bruton Memorial Library

By Kathy L. Collins The fabulous paintings of Rodney Hardee, a folk artist whose painting is folksy but elegant, is the featured artist at the Bruton Memorial Library in Plant City during the month of October. Each month the library features the artwork of local artists. Hardee paints many images including cats, other animals and(…)

Plant City Entertainment’s Fall Production Will Be Parallel Lives!

Plant City Entertainment’s Fall Production Will Be Parallel Lives!

By Kathy L. Collins Plant City Entertainment Inc.’s (PCE) fall production will be the outrageously funny and thought provoking Parallel Lives! PCE will present this wonderful play on Friday, November 8 and 15 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, November 9 and 16 at 8 p.m.; Thursday, November 14 at 8 p.m.; and a matinee on Sunday,(…)