Valrico

Seventh Annual Paws For Patriots Golf Tournament To Raise Funds For Veteran Guide Dogs

Seventh Annual Paws For Patriots Golf Tournament To Raise Funds For Veteran Guide Dogs

    By Lisa K. Goodwin He had been a U.S. Marine Corps enlistee and a mortarman in the Que Son Valley in Vietnam. He spent five years as a warrant officer, and then 24 years as a commissioned officer – an unusual leadership path for a man in uniform. But these days, he is(…)

Third Annual Pink Your Pony Trail Ride To Benefit Local Outreach Clinic

Third Annual Pink Your Pony Trail Ride To Benefit Local Outreach Clinic

    By Kathy L. Collins Join breast cancer survivor Dawn Galia and others at the third annual Pink Your Pony Trail Ride. This unique fundraiser will be held on Saturday, October 11 with a 10 a.m. trail ride at Bay Lake Stables, owned by Gary and Cindy Timbles. The stable is located at 4617(…)

County Seeks Upcoming Annual Tampa Bay Senior Games Participants

County Seeks Upcoming Annual Tampa Bay Senior Games Participants

  By Tamas Mondovics Tampa Bay Senior Games, the annual three-week competition featuring more than 30 events, is set to welcome area residents that are prepared to measure up their athletic skills, talents, speed and agility. The event, which has been a fall staple for area senior residents for the past three-and-a-half years, is scheduled(…)

Stacy White Wins County Commission District 4 Seat Race

Stacy White Wins County Commission District 4 Seat Race

  By Tamas Mondovics After winning a close three-person race in the Republican primary last month and facing only a write-in candidate in November, Stacy White is poised to officially take his place as a member of the Hillsborough County Commission. White, 42, ran a successful campaign against his Republican opponents Rick Cochran and Janet(…)

Amazon Begins Operation At New Lakeland Fulfillment Center

Amazon Begins Operation At New Lakeland Fulfillment Center

  By Tamas Mondovics Amazon’s first Florida fulfillment center was pleased to roll out the orange carpet last month to welcome new employees who will pick, pack, and ship large items to customers. The 1 million-sq.-ft. Lakeland facility located at 1760 County Line Rd. has hired more than 400 full-time employees—with more seasonal positions yet(…)

Hillsborough County Fair Adds First Annual Truck And Tractor Pull To Events

Hillsborough County Fair Adds First Annual Truck And Tractor Pull To Events

  By Janet Aversa This Hillsborough County Fair is back and this year it is adding even more fun. The fair will run Thursday, October 23 through Sunday, October 26 and Thursday, October 30 through Saturday, November 1   “We are adding special events to the competitions this year at the October fair and they(…)

Travels, Tours & Tales: Barry’s Gourmet Brownies

Travels, Tours & Tales: Barry’s Gourmet Brownies

  By Nicole Heubusch & Nicole Schoen After living in Florida for most of our lives, we discovered that we really haven’t seen all that our area has to offer. Armed with different Goupons and Living Social certificates, we’ve decided to visit as many different local places we can. We hope some of the places(…)

Halloween Adventures & More

Halloween Adventures & More

  By Nicole Heubusch Adults Only There are many things to do in the area this time of year for those looking for a fright fest. Here are some of the “not so family friendly” options. Howl-O-Scream’s Cursed at Busch Gardens Busch Gardens is hosting the 14th annual Howl-O-Scream, and this year’s theme is Cursed.(…)

Third Annual Fox Squirrel Corn Maze Offers Activities For Whole Family

Third Annual Fox Squirrel Corn Maze Offers Activities For Whole Family

  By Kathy L. Collins Fall in Florida is a great time for outdoor activities, including the Futch Family’s Fox Squirrel Corn Maze in Plant City. The third annual fall festival event at the Single R Ranch, located at 3002 Charlie Taylor Rd. in Plant City, will take place from Friday, October 3 through Sunday,(…)

James McCabe Theatre Celebrates 100 Years In 2015

James McCabe Theatre Celebrates 100 Years In 2015

  By Kathy L. Collins The James McCabe Theatre in Valrico is a registered historical site and the home of the Village Players. In 2015, the community will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the historic building. The building is the only remaining commercial structure from Valrico’s construction boom of the early 20th century. When it(…)