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Dream Weddings Keep Local Economy Stimulated

Dream Weddings Keep Local Economy Stimulated

By Michelle Colesanti Located on 10 acres in Dover, surrounded by beautiful gardens and picturesque surroundings, you can hold a large wedding in the elegant barn or a smaller wedding in the new French Country Bed & Breakfast area, which just opened within the last year. Sean and Bonnie McSharry are the owners of Cross(…)

Strawberry Crest Upset Durant During Low Scoring Conference Bout

Strawberry Crest Upset Durant During Low Scoring Conference Bout

By Tamas Mondovics The recent battle between Class 7A-District 8 rivals Strawberry Crest and Durant High was a much-anticipated game with both sides needing nothing less than a win to earn a step closer to a post season  spot. At the end, however, the hope-boosting 11-10 win went to the visiting Chargers, setting the young(…)

Youth Elite Sports To Offer Recreation Basketball Program

Youth Elite Sports To Offer Recreation Basketball Program

By Tamas Mondovics Youth Elite Sports owner, Skip Powell, was pleased to announce the start of a brand new recreation basketball program for boys and girls from beginner to advanced ages 6-14. Powell said that the reason to launch the new program was two-fold, including the obvious necessity to provide a venue for the sport(…)

South Bay Periodontics And Implantology Offers State-Of-The-Art Dental Treatment & Surgery

South Bay Periodontics And Implantology Offers State-Of-The-Art Dental Treatment & Surgery

By Kathy L. Collins The practice of Periodontal Medicine (the treatment of the gums, bones and surrounding tissue) has changed significantly over the last few years. Dr. Eric Geist of South Bay Periodontics and Implantology is on the cutting edge of providing state of the art advanced methods and technology in the care of patients(…)

Brandon Resident Finds Success And Happiness At Mary Kay

Brandon Resident Finds Success And Happiness At Mary Kay

By Sandy Meyer Sometimes it can seem to take a lifetime to find the career we feel we are meant for.  Going to a meaningless job day after day eventually takes its toll and then it’s time to jump ship.  That’s how it happened for Brandon resident, Shirley Deal.  Deal held a corporate position at(…)

Help Raise Awareness Of Epilepsy By Participating In The 5th Annual Bowling Your Brains Out Event

Help Raise Awareness Of Epilepsy By Participating In The 5th Annual Bowling Your Brains Out Event

By Kathy L. Collins The 5th Annual “Bowling Your Brains Out” will be held on Sunday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Alley at South Shore located at 10221 Big Bend Rd. in Riverview. This annual event is organized by Roni-Kay Lopez of Riverview. “Bowling Your Brains Out” has a dual(…)

Glass Fusion Art Makes Appearance During Twin Lake Art In The Park Show

Glass Fusion Art Makes Appearance During Twin Lake Art In The Park Show

By Tamas Mondovics Creating colorful images in the digital world may be the order of the day for many, including Denise Graf, graphics manager with the Osprey Observer Community Newspapers. For Graf, however, the art of creating multi-color, decorative, usable pieces by means of glass fusion was much more than just an enjoyable hobby right(…)

Get Set For The 2nd Annual Pink Your Pony Trail Ride

Get Set For The 2nd Annual Pink Your Pony Trail Ride

By Kathy L. Collins Join breast cancer survivor, Dawn Galia, and others at the 2nd Annual Pink Your Pony Trail Ride. This fun and unique fundraiser will be held on Saturday, October 19 at 10 a.m. at Bay Lake Stables, owned by Gary and Cindy Timbles. The stable is located at 4617 Garland Branch Rd.(…)

Fabulous Deals For Fabulous Cause Offered At Westfield Brandon

Fabulous Deals For Fabulous Cause Offered At Westfield Brandon

By Dawn Arvidson Westfield, which owns and operates 47 shopping centers nationwide, has partnered with television personality Giuliana Rancic and the national non-profit Bright Pink® to offer shoppers “Fabulous Deals for a Fabulous Cause” at 37 of its centers in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. In exchange for a $5 donation to(…)

First Bird Walk Of Season Scheduled At Medard Park

First Bird Walk Of Season Scheduled At Medard Park

By Tamas Mondovics Considered by many as one of the county’s best bird habitats, Edward Medard Park will be the site of the season’s first bird walk hosted by none other than Rich Crete, owner of Rich’s Backyard Birds in Lithia. Crete is geared up once again to lead a group of fellow birders and(…)