Valrico

NoOodle Offers a New Grab and Go Meal

NoOodle Offers a New Grab and Go Meal

  By Suzy Wiesenhart Looking for the guilt-free carb? Missing out on pasta and noodles while eating healthy? NoOodle offers a new grab-and-go meal which allows you to still eat healthy while on the road without sacrificing taste. The yam-based superfood takes on the look and consistency of pasta, but is packed with a soluble(…)

Residents Urged to Support Heat-Stroke Prevention

Residents Urged to Support Heat-Stroke Prevention

By Tamas Mondovics With rising temperatures, especially during the summer months, most Floridians do not need to be reminded of being cautious or to be aware of the danger that heat can cause. What may not be common knowledge, is that July 31 was National Heatstroke Prevention Day. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue (HCFR) spokesperson, Ronnie(…)

Dinosaur World Introduces New Shows For 15th Year

Dinosaur World Introduces New Shows For 15th Year

By Michelle Harris Dinosaur World launches its 15th anniversary celebration with remarkable new exhibits and activities based on the company’s core strengths and commitment to education, entertainment and customer service. “Visitors get a rare look at some of the most feared predators ever to walk the planet,” said Marlene Svensson, General Manager of Dinosaur World.(…)

Martial Arts School Will Help Build Character For A Lifetime

Martial Arts School Will Help Build Character For A Lifetime

By Kathy L. Collins Building character for a lifetime is just one of the advantages children and adults alike will get from attending PRO Martial Arts, Brandon’s newest martial arts school. PRO Martial Arts is located at 119 W. Bloomingdale Ave. in the Olde Town Pizza Center at the corner of Bloomingdale Ave. and John(…)

Local Nursing Graduate Pursues Dream, Reaches Goal

Local Nursing Graduate Pursues Dream, Reaches Goal

By Kelly Legg Jessica Dorey Walker demonstrated it takes hard work and perseverance to pursue your dreams and reach your goals. In July, Walker took and passed the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) exam. Her proud mother, Sandi Dorey, is thrilled with all of Jessica’s accomplishments. “ As you can imagine, it was a(…)

Hot Boxd Food Truck Offers Twist on Cheeseburgers in Tampa Area

Hot Boxd Food Truck Offers Twist on Cheeseburgers in Tampa Area

By Nicole Schoen Food trucks are the latest fad in convenience in fast food and Valrico resident Luke Mendoza is trying his hand in the game. It started two months ago with Mendoza offering something different from the sea of food trucks with his steamed cheeseburger truck, appropriately called Hot Boxd. “Everybody has a unique(…)

Local Author Speaks About Racism, Living in 1930’s Ybor in New Book

Local Author Speaks About Racism, Living in 1930’s Ybor in New Book

By Jennifer Currence Recently, the “Kerfuffle” Book Club, with members in Valrico, Riverview, and Lithia, met with a local author. The August book of the month was Café Con Leche by local author, Jack Eugene Fernandez. Fernandez and his wife, Sylvia, graciously joined the ladies for dinner at a location that appears in the book:(…)

Congregation Beth Shalom Presents Stage Drama to Prepare for Jewish High Holy Days

Congregation Beth Shalom Presents Stage Drama to Prepare for Jewish High Holy Days

Staff Report Congregation Beth Shalom will present the play “Dedication”, the fifth in a series of original stage dramas written and directed by congregant Anna Brubaker. Serious, yet tinged with light-hearted comedy, the play follows a small group of friends and relatives through one long, trying day that will test their relationships and emotions in(…)

County Seeks New HAMs to Assist Last Line of Defense

County Seeks New HAMs to Assist Last Line of Defense

By Tamas Mondovics Area residents seeking a way to earn their Amateur Radio (HAM Radio) license and have the ability and the skills to help support their neighbors and their communities in times of need had a chance to do just that this month. Hillsborough County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) and Radio Amateur Civil(…)

Adventures Archery is the Largest Archery Shop in the Southeast

Adventures Archery is the Largest Archery Shop in the Southeast

By Kayla Hayes On 301 in Tampa, Adventures Archery – the “Largest and most complete archery pro shop in the Southeast” – celebrated its Grand Opening on Saturday, August 3. “It was unbelievable,” said owner Mark Ross. The staff estimated close to 1,000 people at the Grand Opening that day where they gave away prizes(…)