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Residents Take To The Street To Protest Bloomingdale Big Box Store & Development

Residents Take To The Street To Protest Bloomingdale Big Box Store & Development

By Tamas Mondovics In their continued fight against a proposed big box store and apartment complex development within their neighborhood, Bloomingdale area residents had a clear and unwavering message to motorists, county representatives and land development officials earlier this month. Armed with signs and placards, most of which read “No Big Box,” residents showed no(…)

Sinkhole Presentation Educates Area Residents

Sinkhole Presentation Educates Area Residents

By Tamas Mondovics It was sinkhole crash-course 101 for about two dozen members of the Greater Seffner Area Chamber of Commerce during a presentation as part of its monthly luncheon meeting earlier this month. Location-wise, the event held at the First Baptist Church of Mango was as appropriate as any as sinkholes are a risk(…)

Summer Camps Offer Fun, Education, Experiences and More In Full and Half Day Camps

Summer Camps Offer Fun, Education, Experiences and More In Full and Half Day Camps

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 8-PAGE SUMMER CAMP SECTION Kids R Kids Is Now Enrolling for Summer Camp Summer is fast approaching and now is the time to start thinking about where your child is going to spend his or her time while school is out. If you are looking for a summer camp experience(…)

Valrico Rams Join “Pop Warner” Little Scholars Program, Compete In FYD Conference

By Tamas Mondovics The Valrico Rams Youth Football and Cheerleading Organization announced last month its efforts to join the largest youth football and cheerleading organization. With the beginning of its eighth year of competition this fall, the Rams will do so as part of the Pop Warner Little Scholars program, which boasts of member organizations(…)

Celebrate World Book Night At The Bruton Memorial Library

By Kathy L. Collins On Tuesday, April 23, the Bruton Memorial Library located at 302 McLendon St. in Plant City will participate in World Book Night. The book that will be given away at 6 p.m. is Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief. Entry slips are available at the library’s information desk. Winners must be present(…)

Plant City Entertainment Will Take You On A Jaunty Trip Through Sherwood Forrest In Their Next Production

By Kathy L. Collins Plant City Entertainment is proud to present The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood by Mary Lynn Dobson on Friday, May 3 through Saturday, May 11. All performances take place at Plant City Entertainment’s theatre located at 101 N. Thomas St. in Plant City. The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood(…)

Colorful Art Of Beverly Farley Graces The Exhibition Wall At The Bruton Memorial Library in Plant City

By Kathy L. Collins The exhibit in the gallery space at the Bruton Memorial Library in Plant City is adorned with beautiful works of art by local artist, Beverly Farley. There are 16 pieces hung and on display at the library now through the end of April. Farley is a creative artist who has the(…)

Cougars’ Track And Field Heading Toward Districts

By Ryan Butler Though the team has struggled with depth in several areas heading into its biggest meet of the season, the Durant varsity boys track team is hoping a few individual athletes can carry the team. “I told the kids that we can really compete at districts overall as a team, and so can(…)

Durant Baseball Hopes To Roll Into Post Season

By Ryan Butler A 1-0 loss to Newsome earlier this month dropped the Durant varsity team to a first-place tie atop its district. But if the games following the heart-breaking loss are any indication, the Cougars have a good chance of proving themselves as the best team in District 8A-7 heading into the upcoming district(…)

AMC Teams With Holmberg Chick-fil-A For Summer Movie Camp Program

By Marie Gilmore This summer, children in summer camps will enjoy cool mornings in the air conditioning and a great feature length movie on the big screen during the annual School’s Out For The Summer Chick-fil-A Summer Fun Flicks to benefit Emergency Care Help Organization and local YMCAs. For 10 Tuesdays over the summer, camps,(…)