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Air Time Air Conditioning & Heating Relocates To Valrico To Better Serve Community

Air Time Air Conditioning & Heating Relocates To Valrico To Better Serve Community

By Nicole Heubusch Air Time Air Conditioning & Heating is a family owned business and is a full service HVAC and air conditioning company. It specializes in existing homes, new construction, home additions and commercial jobs. It is known for its friendly and professional service and its motto is: Expect and Enjoy Excellence. It is(…)

Spend Summer Days Tubing Down Nearby Rivers, Springs

Spend Summer Days Tubing Down Nearby Rivers, Springs

By Nicole Heubusch What better way to spend a lazy day off than floating down a river in a tube? This relaxing activity can be enjoyed alone, or with a group of friends. Float down the river solo with a book in hand, or amongst your friends, listening to a water proof radio. You can(…)

AAA: Thieves Steal Travelers’ Peace Of Mind

AAA: Thieves Steal Travelers’ Peace Of Mind

Staff Report The summer travel season is here and millions of Americans will leave their home to enjoy a much needed vacation. Unfortunately, many travelers may come home to find their house has been robbed and their valuables taken. “No one wants to come home from vacation to find their house has been robbed,” said(…)

Annual Fourth Of July Parade To Celebrate Brandon High School’s 100th Anniversary

Annual Fourth Of July Parade To Celebrate Brandon High School’s 100th Anniversary

By Nicole Heubusch The theme for the 2014 Annual Fourth of July Parade will be Brandon High School’s 100th Anniversary. The Brandon Fourth of July Parade has been presented by the Brandon Community Roundtable for over 60 years, and is known as Florida’s largest Independence Day Parade. The parade is typically two miles long and(…)

New Library Program Allows Interaction Between Entrepreneurs, Consumers

New Library Program Allows Interaction Between Entrepreneurs, Consumers

 By Alexandra Booth Now featured at the Bloomingdale Regional Library is the AlligatorZone. No, it has nothing to do with sharp teeth and scaly skin. This new program hopes to help entrepreneurs receive feedback on new products and ideas. Similar to the television show Shark Tank, AlligatorZone wants to help “avoid the metaphorical alligators that(…)

FBI Offers $10,000 Reward To Halt Laser Threat To Aircrafts In New Campaign

FBI Offers $10,000 Reward To Halt Laser Threat To Aircrafts In New Campaign

By Tamas Mondovics and Halie LeSavage A common hand-held laser pointer can be a useful tool, but at a recent press conference hosted by the FBI’s Tampa Division revealed, the misuse of such a seemingly harmless gadget can land people in prison, coupled with a hefty fine. According to Paul Wysopal, Special Agent in Charge(…)

YMCA Celebrates Teen’s Accomplishments

YMCA Celebrates Teen’s Accomplishments

By Ali Renckens In May teenagers from various YMCA programs met for the first annual Tampa YMCA Teen Banquet. The purpose of this banquet was to celebrate the achievements of the teens in these programs: Teen Achievers, Teen Leaders Club and Youth In Government.  The ceremony started with a devotional led by the Teen Achievers.(…)

Deputies, Citizens Honored During Sheriff’s Second Quarterly Awards Ceremony

Deputies, Citizens Honored During Sheriff’s Second Quarterly Awards Ceremony

By Tamas Mondovics The recent Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Quarterly Awards Ceremony, held last month at the Falkenburg Rd. Jail Assembly Room, has once again provided a fine testimony of valor and exceptional work performance on the part of deputies and citizens on behalf of the community.  Community Outreach Division Major Sankar Montoute was pleased(…)

Hawthorne Village Employee Retires After 19 Years

Hawthorne Village Employee Retires After 19 Years

By Nicole Heubusch Asuncion Colibao, known as Sunshine, has been a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Hawthorne Village Retirement Community of Brandon for 19 years. She moved to the area from the Philippines in 1995. When she lived in the Philippines, she and her husband owned a pharmacy. However, they decided to move to the(…)

Residents Discuss Anticipated Steps Ahead Of Big Box Development Mediation Session

Residents Discuss Anticipated Steps Ahead Of Big Box Development Mediation Session

  By Tamas Mondovics Close to 40 Bloomingdale area residents took time out of their busy schedules earlier this month to once again join forces in a continued effort to halt the development of a giant retail store and a residential complex project within the neighborhood. To be exact, the planned development includes 158,800 sq.(…)