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Third Annual Fox Squirrel Corn Maze Offers Activities For Whole Family

Third Annual Fox Squirrel Corn Maze Offers Activities For Whole Family

  By Kathy L. Collins Fall in Florida is a great time for outdoor activities, including the Futch Family’s Fox Squirrel Corn Maze in Plant City. The third annual fall festival event at the Single R Ranch, located at 3002 Charlie Taylor Rd. in Plant City, will take place from Friday, October 3 through Sunday, […]

James McCabe Theatre Celebrates 100 Years In 2015

James McCabe Theatre Celebrates 100 Years In 2015

  By Kathy L. Collins The James McCabe Theatre in Valrico is a registered historical site and the home of the Village Players. In 2015, the community will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the historic building. The building is the only remaining commercial structure from Valrico’s construction boom of the early 20th century. When it […]

Eastern Hillsborough Art Guild Showcases Talent In Annual Members’ Show

Eastern Hillsborough Art Guild Showcases Talent In Annual Members’ Show

  By Kathy L. Collins The art exhibit for the month of August at the Bruton Memorial Library in Plant City is the Annual Members’ Show of the Eastern Hillsborough Art Guild (EHAG). The exhibit is available for viewing now through the end of August during normal library hours. There are 14 artists showcasing a […]

Osprey Observer Staff Spotlight: Nicole Schoen

Osprey Observer Staff Spotlight: Nicole Schoen

  By Nicole Heubusch Nicole Schoen began at the Osprey Observer as an intern in 2006 the summer before her senior year at Durant High School and continued to work as a freelance writer after she completed her internship. After high school, she attended the University of Central Florida (UCF) and majored in journalism with […]

Pearson Capital Boasts 100% Customer Satisfaction After 58 Years In Business

Pearson Capital Boasts 100% Customer Satisfaction After 58 Years In Business

  By Robyn St. James Walter Pearson likes to tell the story about how he fought in the first World War, and that his interest began when his parents bought him a soldier uniform when he was 4. Since then, he’s done many things, and now at age 98, he has an amazing story to […]

New Paintball Facility Takes Aim In Hillsborough

New Paintball Facility Takes Aim In Hillsborough

  By Kelly Wise Legg There’s a new place for some fun competition just south of Causeway Blvd. on U.S. Hwy. 41. Just over the railroad tracks, battles are welcome and paintballs are the flying ammunition.  South Tampa Paintball (STP) was collaboratively inspired and quite the long labor of love of its two owners, Casey […]

Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center Hosts Dash And Splash, Veteran Olympic Trainee Placed In Recent Competition

Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center Hosts Dash And Splash, Veteran Olympic Trainee Placed In Recent Competition

  By Tamas Mondovics BSAC Annual Dash and Splash The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center (BSAC) proudly announced the hosting of its third annual Dash and Splash event scheduled to be held on Saturday, September 13 at its facility located at 405 Beverly Blvd. in Brandon. According to BSAC officials, the event, which will begin […]

August Valrico 2014 Business Column

August Valrico 2014 Business Column

  By Sandra Meyer Back to School Festival Huge Success     The Valrico/FishHawk Chamber celebrates the success of the 12th Annual Back to School Festival with a donation of 2,500 school supply items and a cash donation of $1,250 to the YMCA Backpack program. The event was held on Sunday, July 27 at Campo Family YMCA […]

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 […]