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Bunco Fundraiser To Benefit Motherless Children From Domestic Violence

Bunco Fundraiser To Benefit Motherless Children From Domestic Violence

By Kelly Wise Legg Join a great cause by participating in the Justice For Ashley Bunco fundraiser on Sunday, March 30 from 3-6 p.m. at the Brandon Elks Lodge #2383. This much-needed fundraiser is helping raise money for a worthy cause related to domestic violence Ashley Hall Atherley, 28, was killed by her husband on(…)

YMCA Seeks Volunteers For 2014 Summer National Gymnastics Championships

YMCA Seeks Volunteers For 2014 Summer National Gymnastics Championships

By Tamas Mondovics Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA and the Sarasota Family YMCA are pleased to announce the winning of a bid to be selected by YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) to host the 2014 YMCA Gymnastics National Championships. According to current estimates, more than 140 teams traveling from over 20 states will arrive in Tampa(…)

Deputies Helping Keep Hillsborough County School Students Safe

Deputies Helping Keep Hillsborough County School Students Safe

By Tamas Mondovics Under the supervision of the Community Outreach Division School Resource Section, dozens of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies supervise many middle and high schools throughout the county, while many others are served by Tampa Police Department. The work of the School Resource Deputies (SRDs), who are divided into two squads, each supervised(…)

Turney Of Valrico Recently Joined Eagle Court Of Honor With Renovation Project

Turney Of Valrico Recently Joined Eagle Court Of Honor With Renovation Project

  Staff Report Michael Turney is Boy Scout Troop 665’s newest Eagle Scout.  He was recently honored at a Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony. Michael Turney, son of Edward “Joe” Turney and Angela Turney of Valrico, received the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout, during an Eagle Scout Court of(…)

Center Place Celebrates 30th Annual Patron Party With A Trip Down The Yellow Brick Road

Center Place Celebrates 30th Annual Patron Party With A Trip Down The Yellow Brick Road

  By Kathy L. Collins On Saturday, April 12, Center Place will hold its 30th Annual Patron Party. This year’s theme is “Follow The Yellow Brick Road To The Arts!” The annual event will take place at Center Place located at 619 Vonderburg Dr. in Brandon beginning at 7 p.m. All attendees (adults only) can(…)

Candlelight Vigil One Year After Seffner Sinkhole Brings Community Together

Candlelight Vigil One Year After Seffner Sinkhole Brings Community Together

By Tamas Mondovics Family and friends gathered for a vigil at the site of the sinkhole that swallowed and killed 37-year-old Jeffrey Bush, one year ago last month in Seffner. The incident at 240 Faithway Dr. drew national attention as the massive sinkhole, measuring close to 30 ft. across at the top and as much(…)

HART Extends Route To Serve Dover Area Residents, Adds Improvements

HART Extends Route To Serve Dover Area Residents, Adds Improvements

By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) has announced that beginning this month it is implementing new and improved service enhancements along Route 46, benefitting residents living on SR 60 east of Brandon. According to HART Public Information Officer Sandra Morrison, Route 46 is being extended by six miles from Westfield Brandon Mall(…)

Center Place To Offer Week-Long Musical Theatre Workshop Over Spring Break

Center Place To Offer Week-Long Musical Theatre Workshop Over Spring Break

Aspiring young actors can spend their spring break this year immersed in a week-long theatre workshop at Center Place in Brandon. Students ages 12-18 can spend the week improving their musical theatre skills with Rick and Terri D’Onofrio of Stages Productions. The week-long workshop will feature some of the best songs, dances and scenes from(…)

Bruton Memorial Library Celebrates Black History Month With Exhibit Of Portrait Artist, Rhonda Carol Long

Bruton Memorial Library Celebrates Black History Month With Exhibit Of Portrait Artist, Rhonda Carol Long

In celebration of Black History Month, the Bruton Memorial Library in Plant City has a wonderful exhibit of the works of Riverview resident, formerly of Chicago, Rhonda Carol Long. The exhibit, which features 19 pieces of Long’s artwork, will be on display through the end of February. In the main exhibit area there are 10(…)

Mardi Gras Masquerade & Costume Ball To Benefit All Children’s Hospital

Mardi Gras Masquerade & Costume Ball To Benefit All Children’s Hospital

By Dawn Marshall Mardi Gras will be in the air when the All Children’s Hospital Guild Brandon Branch brings its first annual Masquerade and Costume Ball in celebration of Carnival locally. The tradition of Mardi Gras will be abundant throughout the Grand Ball Room at the Hilton Garden Inn, which is located at 4328 Garden(…)