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South Shore Felines Making Positive Impact On Community, Cats

South Shore Felines Making Positive Impact On Community, Cats

  Staff Report South Shore Felines is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization making a positive difference in the lives of cats in the SouthShore area. The local organization’s mission is to humanely reduce the population of community cats via education and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). South Shore Felines also runs an active cat food program called “Feed the(…)

Tampa YMCA, ECHO Of Brandon Host Annual Backpack Outreach Event

Tampa YMCA, ECHO Of Brandon Host Annual Backpack Outreach Event

  By Kathy L. Collins When students start the school year with age appropriate school supplies and a new backpack, they tend to be self-assured and do better in school. While school supplies are a basic necessity, when a family is struggling financially this need may be low on the list or not get met(…)

Local Charity Thrift Shop Seeking Donations, Volunteers

Local Charity Thrift Shop Seeking Donations, Volunteers

  By Andria Barrios On September 23 of last year, Life’s Treasures Thrift Store opened in Brandon. This fairly large store is filled with everything from clothing to house wares, from jewelry to furniture, all of a generally high quality. The goal is to support the programs and services at LifePath Hospice, which features community(…)

Riverview’s DeSoto Lodge 105 Adopts Stretch Of U.S. Highway 301 In Riverview

Riverview’s DeSoto Lodge 105 Adopts Stretch Of U.S. Highway 301 In Riverview

  By Kathy L. Collins Individuals travelling along U.S. Highway 30 in Riverview between Lake Saint Charles Blvd and Everhart Rd. will notice how clean the 2.2 mile section is thanks to the members of Riverview’s DeSoto Lodge #105, Free and Accepted Masons and members of the Walter Fishback Chapter of the DeMolay International Youth(…)

Chamber Seeks Classroom Donations For Teacher Breakfast

Chamber Seeks Classroom Donations For Teacher Breakfast

  By Susan Prestridge The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Teaching to Excellence Breakfast on Thursday, August 14, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. at The Regent located at 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview. Alison Farnan of Clik me Quik and Jennifer Caskey of CenterState Bank are this year’s chair and(…)

Meals On Wheels Celebrates 38 Years Of Service To The Community

Meals On Wheels Celebrates 38 Years Of Service To The Community

  By Bonnie Mentel Over the past 38 years, Meals on Wheels has been helping many people in the community. “We serve anywhere between 240-280 meals each day in Brandon, Valrico and Seffner. Our borders extend to Williams Rd. on the North, Hwy. 301 on the West, Dover on the East and the Alafia River(…)

Valencia Lakes West Women’s Club Hosts Fashion Show, Elections

Valencia Lakes West Women’s Club Hosts Fashion Show, Elections

  By Nicole Heubusch Upcoming 5th Annual Women’s Fashion Show The Valencia Lakes West Women’s Club will be hosting its 5th annual Women’s Fashion Show on Friday, May 9. It will take place in the social hall, and the women of Valencia Lakes will be the fashion models. It will be raising money for different(…)

Adult Softball Tournament Benefits Seeds Of Hope Backpack Food Program

Adult Softball Tournament Benefits Seeds Of Hope Backpack Food Program

  The “Seeds of Hope” Backpack Food Program Softball Tournament to benefit the chronically hungry elementary school children and families in our surrounding communities will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30. It will be played at the FishHawk Ranch Hawk Park sports complex, located off of Lithia Pinecrest Rd. Saturday’s opening(…)

Hillsborough County Mentoring Programs Looks To Area For Mentors

Hillsborough County Mentoring Programs Looks To Area For Mentors

The Brandon community is forever growing and thriving. We have some of the best local businesses and schools and because of this distinction, many of the mentoring programs look to our community for its mentors. Two of the programs that are looking for mentors from our community are The Hillsborough Education Foundation and The Tampa(…)

County Hosts Ribbon Cutting To Celebrate Opening Of Lower Green Swamp Preserve

County Hosts Ribbon Cutting To Celebrate Opening Of Lower Green Swamp Preserve

With a well-attended ribbon cutting celebration held late last month, Hillsborough County’s Lower Green Swamp Nature Preserve and its newest hiking and horse trails opened to hikers, equestrians, bird-watchers, and nature lovers.  Formerly known as Cone Ranch and considered by some as a rustic paradise, the preserve is located at 3536 E. Knights Griffin Rd.(…)