Valrico

Eighth Annual Project Cure Walk Inspires Hope

Eighth Annual Project Cure Walk Inspires Hope

By Michelle Colesanti In 2006, inspired by a need to do something to help stop the number of young lives being taken by cancer and the even greater number being affected, a small group of women decided to organize their own fundraiser to support breast cancer awareness. With Breast Cancer Awareness Month upon us, St.(…)

David Weekley Homes Breaks Ground On New Brooker Reserve Community

David Weekley Homes Breaks Ground On New Brooker Reserve Community

Staff Report David Weekley Homes has officially broken ground on the Brooker Reserve, a new community located on Brooker Rd. between Bell Shoals Rd. and Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Brandon. Homes will start in the $300s and will be situated on 60 and 70 ft. homesites ranging from 2,500 to 3,230 sq. ft., and 80-ft.(…)

Tampa Bay Water Accepting Source Water Protection Mini-Grant Applications

Tampa Bay Water Accepting Source Water Protection Mini-Grant Applications

By Brandon Moore Tampa Bay Water is currently accepting applications for $20,000 in mini-grants to fund future projects and educational events hosted by local community groups, non-profits, schools and universities that strive to protect and promote the safety of the Tampa Bay region’s drinking water sources. The deadline to apply for a grant is Thursday,(…)

Study Reveals Valrico & Riverview Are Two Of The Best Places For Job Seekers

Study Reveals Valrico & Riverview Are Two Of The Best Places For Job Seekers

By Libby Hopkins We live in a vibrant community that has a lot to offer its residents. We have a beautiful mall, amazingly good restaurants and top notch schools for our children to attend.  Our little community is one of the best places to live and work in the state and if you don’t believe(…)

Valrico Flugtag Team Wins First Place In Red Bull Competition

Valrico Flugtag Team Wins First Place In Red Bull Competition

By Libby Hopkins A ten-ft. tall Willy Wonka, hard-bodied lifeguards, zombies and a flying half-eaten brain. Sound like a bad dream? Not to Valrico resident, Kevin Humphrey. He and his identical twin brother, Keith, and their friends Kevin Riley, Chris Elmore and Dave West are part of a Flugtag team and these are some of(…)

ECHO Of Brandon To Benefit From Mosaic Initiative With The Tampa Bay Lightning

ECHO Of Brandon To Benefit From Mosaic Initiative With The Tampa Bay Lightning

By Kathy L. Collins During the 2013-2014 hockey season, the Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO) of Brandon, along with Feeding America Tampa Bay and other food banks, will benefit from Goals For Food, an initiative between The Mosaic Company and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Each time the Lightning score a goal during a home game,(…)

Brandon Eagle Riders Host One Night Of Safe Halloween Fun

Brandon Eagle Riders Host One Night Of Safe Halloween Fun

Press Release The Brandon Eagle Riders #3566 is hosting their second annual one night only event of safe Halloween fun. The event will take place Friday, October 18 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at the AMVETS Post 26 located at 221 S. Dover Rd. in Valrico, just south of Highway 60. The event will cost(…)

Bloomingdale Chorus Department’s First Annual Golf Tournament

Bloomingdale Chorus Department’s First Annual Golf Tournament

Press Release On Saturday October 26 at 1 p.m., a golf tournament will be held at Bloomingdale Golf Club, located at 4113 Great Golfers Pl., in Valrico. Player fee is $65 and includes green fees cart, catered lunch and excellent swag bag. The proceeds will go to benefit Bloomingdale High School’s chorus department. Sponsorships are(…)

St. Stephen Catholic Church Sponsors Project Cure Walk

St. Stephen Catholic Church Sponsors Project Cure Walk

Press Release October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Hope Is Contagious is a Ministry of St. Stephen Catholic Church in Valrico and is sponsoring the Project Cure Walk on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Bloomingdale East Park, 3902 Nature’s Way Blvd .Valrico, Florida. In(…)

Local Musicians Gain Valuable Experience From  Grammy Museum Music Revolution Project

Local Musicians Gain Valuable Experience From Grammy Museum Music Revolution Project

By Kathy L. Collins Ian White and Alex Gonzalez, both residents of the greater Brandon area, recently received the distinguished honor of being accepted into the Grammy Museum Music Revolution Project for young songwriters. This is the first time the project was brought to Tampa. White and Gonzalez were among the 27 out of 360(…)