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Plant City Garden Club & Plant City Downtown Merchants And Business Association To Host Annual “GardenFest & More”

Plant City Garden Club & Plant City Downtown Merchants And Business Association To Host Annual “GardenFest & More”

By Kathy L. Collins Are you looking for ideas and plants to give your landscape a fresh look for fall? Do you want to know more about native plants and how to use them in your garden? Then you need to come to the annual “GardenFest & More” on Saturday, September 28 from 9 a.m.(…)

The Eastern Hillsborough Art Guild Presents Art At The Cottage

The Eastern Hillsborough Art Guild Presents Art At The Cottage

By Kathy L. Collins The Eastern Hillsborough Art Guild (EHAG) will present its 5th Annual Art at the Cottage (formerly known as Art in the Park) on Saturday, October 5 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This year the event will be held at The Cottage located at 1308 S. Collins St. in Plant City. This is(…)

Rams Youth Football and Cheer Starts Ninth Season with Strong Community Support

Rams Youth Football and Cheer Starts Ninth Season with Strong Community Support

By Tamas Mondovics In the wake of joining the Pop Warner Little Scholars program earlier this year, followed by a  productive summer, the Valrico Rams Youth Football and Cheerleading Organization is ready start its ninth year of fall competition and the fourth at its new facility. Determined to post a solid season, Rams president Joel(…)

Cougars Win AHN Tourney, Focus on Posting Solid Season

Cougars Win AHN Tourney, Focus on Posting Solid Season

By Tamas Mondovics The Cougars mid-week practice was intense ahead of this year’s Academy of the Holy Names Volleyball Invitational held on Friday and Saturday, September 6-7; but at the end it was worth it as the girls pushed hard to make the event count. The team’s roster included Plant, Tampa Prep, East Lake, Robinson,(…)

Cool Donation Helps Jackson’s Bubbles & Other Apes At Sanctuary

Cool Donation Helps Jackson’s Bubbles & Other Apes At Sanctuary

By Michelle Colesanti “Only if we understand can we care. Only if we care will we help. Only if we help shall they be saved.”    -Jane Goodall Big Ass Fans®, headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky understands this, and recently donated 11 fans valued at over $16,000 to the Center for Great Apes, which is located in(…)

Center Place And The Community Roundtable Present The 6th Annual Cards For Troops

Center Place And The Community Roundtable Present The 6th Annual Cards For Troops

By Kathy L. Collins You can show your support for our deployed troops by making them handmade holiday and general occasion cards at the 6th Annual Cards For Troops co-sponsored by Center Place and the Community Roundtable. Cards For Troops will be held on Saturday, October 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Center(…)

2nd Annual Movers for Military Helps Veterans

2nd Annual Movers for Military Helps Veterans

Staff Report Two Men and a Truck®, with locations across Florida, is collecting donations for homeless veterans and military families in crisis for delivery on Veterans Day. The purpose of the program, Movers for Military, is to recognize the tremendous sacrifice veterans made to protect our freedoms by arranging delivery of essential items for those(…)

Dos Manos Opens Across From Hospital

Dos Manos Opens Across From Hospital

By Suzy Wiesenhart “Two hands” is dos manos in Spanish, and the reason Ryan and Rick Franco gave it that name is because everything is made with their two hands. Located across from Brandon Hospital at 401 S. Parsons Ave., Ste. D, in Brandon, it brings a new take on Latin food. Rick, who has(…)

Local Dentist Now Offers Same Day Crowns

Local Dentist Now Offers Same Day Crowns

By Kasey Coryn For residents of the Tampa Bay area, the latest dental technology may change the way in which they view dental procedures. Utilized by Dr. Larry Saylor, long-time resident in the Brandon business community, E4D dentistry is allowing patients to receive highly customized dental work in just one office visit – removing both(…)

Local Teen Spends Summer Vacation As U.S. Senate Page In D.C.

Local Teen Spends Summer Vacation As U.S. Senate Page In D.C.

By Andria Barrios Elizabeth Bradford, senior at Strawberry Crest High School, is unlike many her age. Instead of spending the summer at the beach, she spends her summers paging for the Senate. Rather than partying after school, she runs a Teenage Republican Club. Instead of running for Homecoming queen, Bradford ran for Vice Chairman of(…)