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The Tampa Bay History Center Features Exhibition From The Florida Highwaymen

The Tampa Bay History Center Features Exhibition From The Florida Highwaymen

By Kathy L. Collins The Tampa Bay History Center presents Against All Odds: The Art of The Highwaymen, a retrospective featuring the artwork from all 26 Florida Highwaymen artists. The exhibit is open from Saturday, June 14 through Sunday, August 17. The Florida Highwaymen is a group of African American Artists who were unable to(…)

Julestarz Company Dancers Selected To Compete In World Championship

Julestarz Company Dancers Selected To Compete In World Championship

By Kathy L. Collins The dancers of the dance company of Julestarz Academy for the Performing Arts (Julestarz) have been selected to compete in the Star Dance Alliance World Championships in The Meadowlands in New Jersey this August. The Julestarz dancers’ production of Aladdin was one of only seven numbers selected among 1,040 competing numbers(…)

Tampa Bay Soo Bahk Do Teaches Students Discipline, Respect

Tampa Bay Soo Bahk Do Teaches Students Discipline, Respect

By Nicole Heubusch Soo Bahk Do is the oldest of the Korean Martial Arts. Tampa Bay Soo Bahk Do is a certified studio of the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation, and as a Moo Duk Kwan school, it practices and promotes the values of Moo Doo (military virtue). The head instructor(…)

Plant City Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum Open For Tours, Field Trips

Plant City Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum Open For Tours, Field Trips

By Kathy L. Collins Railroad enthusiasts can now see authentic railroad memorabilia at the Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum housed at Union Station Depot in historic downtown Plant City. The museum, which was founded in late 2013, is the perfect venue for a school or day care field trip. Students from the First Baptist Church(…)

Local Entrepreneur Combines Love Of Charity And Fitness In Her Businesses

Local Entrepreneur Combines Love Of Charity And Fitness In Her Businesses

By Halie LeSavage Local entrepreneur Carla Hall owns and manages two businesses, Gulf Coast Equities and Frontline Fitness. Unlike other local entrepreneurs, Hall’s dedication to a personal mission for wellness led her to this business path—and later, to involvement in local charities. Hall had been working in real estate title insurance for over 10 years(…)

Local Second Hand Stores Offer First-Rate Deals For Shoppers

Local Second Hand Stores Offer First-Rate Deals For Shoppers

By Ali Renckens Consignment shops offer a convenient means to get rid of unwanted items, buy new ones and save and earn money. Thankfully, there are plenty of local consignment stores that cater to the variety of items to be sold or bought. If we missed your favorite consignment store, let us know by e-mailing(…)

June Valrico Business Column

June Valrico Business Column

By Sandra Meyer Hess & VanLandschoot Orthodontics Opens New Office In Apollo Beach Dr. Michael Hess and Dr. Toby VanLandschoot are pleased to announce a new third office location at 421 Apollo Beach Blvd. to open in June in the Apollo Beach area. Hess & VanLandschoot Orthodontics new location will provide all the same outstanding(…)

VSA Florida Offers Summer Art, Musical Theater Programs For Special Needs Students

VSA Florida Offers Summer Art, Musical Theater Programs For Special Needs Students

By Libby Hopkins Art and music do so many things for a person. The two mediums have the ability to heal, calm and teach many things. VSA Florida and Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association have teamed up to offer summer art and musical theater programs for special needs students in the Brandon community(…)

Upcoming Events, Summer Pool Hours At Brentwood Hills

Upcoming Events, Summer Pool Hours At Brentwood Hills

By Nicole Heubusch Summer Pool Hours Starting Friday, June 6 summer pool hours in Brentwood Hills will be extended to 10 p.m. with staff on-site beginning at 12 Noon. Landscape Additions New sod is currently being placed along Brentwood Hills Blvd. and landscape will be added to all of the interior monuments (the entrances of(…)

Fireworks Set To Fill Sky On July Fourth In Plant City

Fireworks Set To Fill Sky On July Fourth In Plant City

 Staff Report Plant City’s July 4th Celebration is back. Coordinated by the City of Plant City Recreation & Parks Department, the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Strawberry Festival, the skies above Plant City will again fill with fireworks this July 4th.  Admission to the event is free, but parking is $5(…)