Valrico

1,000 School Buses Participate In Practice Run As 2014-2015 School Year Begins

1,000 School Buses Participate In Practice Run As 2014-2015 School Year Begins

  By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) buses will be out in full force in a practice run on Monday, August 18, a day before the first day of the 2014-2015 school year.   The effort means motorists will get a taste of what more than 1,000 school buses during early morning and […]

Grand Re-Opening Celebration Of HealthSource Chiropractic To Benefit Local Firefighters

Grand Re-Opening Celebration Of HealthSource Chiropractic To Benefit Local Firefighters

  Staff Report A grand re-opening ceremony on Saturday, August 16 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at HealthSource Chiropractic, Progressive Rehab and Wellness will host the Hillsborough County Fire Department as its guests of honor. The event’s goal is to raise funding for the fire department, with the money to be used for supplies and equipment […]

Board Member Certification, Summer Reminders, Events And More In Valrico Neighborhoods

Board Member Certification, Summer Reminders, Events And More In Valrico Neighborhoods

  By Nicole Heubsuch New Board Member Certification Training for all Homeowners Association Members Neighborhood Relations Hillsborough County is holding DBPR approved certification requirement course on Saturday, August 23 from 9-11 a.m. All newly elected members of a homeowners association’s board of directors must be certified, pursuant to Section 720.3033(1) FL.  This course is optional […]

Publix Nutrition, Strategies For Happiness Class Open For Registration

Publix Nutrition, Strategies For Happiness Class Open For Registration

  Staff Report Join Publix Dietitian Nutritionist, Jamie Stolarz, MS, RDN, LDN, and local Licensed Mental Health Therapist, Rachel Moskowitz, MS, LMHC, in a free class that will focus on strategies to achieve happiness and reduce stress. The classes will discuss how different foods can affect mood, as well as the benefits of a healthy […]

Bay Area Bandits Offers Mounted Shooting For Entire Family

Bay Area Bandits Offers Mounted Shooting For Entire Family

  By Robyn St. James Gunsmoke and dust hung over the arena, dimming the brilliance of the lights. A new rider was being shown how to handle his pistol, firing blank rounds toward a bank of sand. Ten rifle shots shattered all hopes at retaining a semblance of quiet. Riders shouted for guns, holsters and […]

Meet Elsa, Anna And More With My Fairytale Forest

Meet Elsa, Anna And More With My Fairytale Forest

  By Nicole Heubusch My Fairytale Forest is a party planning company that specializes in children’s birthday parties. It opened in 2013 and Adrianna Vasquez and her business partner Marilyn Aquino have been coming up with one creative idea after another. “My Fairytale Forest has been a dream of mine for as long as I […]

Travels, Tales & Tours: Florida Cane Vodka

Travels, Tales & Tours: Florida Cane Vodka

  By Nicole Heubusch & Nicole Schoen After living in Florida for most of our lives, we discovered that we really haven’t seen all that our area has to offer. Armed with different Groupons and Living Social certificates, we’ve decided to visit as many different local places we can. We hope that some of the […]

Residents Attend Meet And Greet Session With New Development Services Director

Residents Attend Meet And Greet Session With New Development Services Director

  By Tamas Mondovics Bloomingdale and Valrico area residents had a chance to meet their newly installed Hillsborough County Development Services Department Director, Adam Gormly, during a recent informal “meet and greet” open house. The event, held at Bloomingdale Regional Library’s brand new meeting room in Valrico, was the third installment of a series of […]

Local Cat Rescue Seeks Community Help For Surgery For Dora The Kitten

Local Cat Rescue Seeks Community Help For Surgery For Dora The Kitten

  By Michelle Colesanti Dora is a sweet kitten who has had a rough start. She and her sister, Bobbi, both now around four months old, were found as strays near a Home Depot store garden center. Dora has a medical condition called Trichiasis, where the eyelashes of one eye grow in toward the eye […]

T.A.M.P.A. Readies For 7th Annual Run For The Fallen

T.A.M.P.A. Readies For 7th Annual Run For The Fallen

  By Tamas Mondovics Six years ago, under the logo “Run for the Fallen,” a small team of runners ran across America to raise awareness about the lives of the service members who were killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). The effort began to keep the memories of fallen solders […]