Charla’s Interiors Expands Showroom To Serve Community

Charla’s Interiors Expands Showroom To Serve Community

By Samantha R. Evensen Interior Decorator Charla Lagasse has recently expanded her showroom in the Lena Maxey boutique and salon. This new space provides consumers the opportunity to see home decor items in a store setting. Charlas’ Interiors and Home Decor, located in the Design Showroom of Lena Maxey, 13210 Boyette Rd. in Riverview, is […]

Disney Hosts Family-Friendly Holiday Events At Multiple Parks

Disney Hosts Family-Friendly Holiday Events At Multiple Parks

By Marie Gilmore Getting into the holiday season is easy in our house. We sit around the calendar and plan our annual family trips to Walt Disney World to get into the holiday spirit. First stop has to be Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom. Pick one of the 19 scheduled nights […]

FANG Networking Group Expands With Valrico/FishHawk Chamber Merger

FANG Networking Group Expands With Valrico/FishHawk Chamber Merger

By Marie Gilmore After 11 years, seven scholarships, 10 Back-to-School festivals and hundreds of meetings and members, the FishHawk Area Networking Group has merged with the one-year-old Valrico/FishHawk Chamber to create a stronger business organization in the community. “FANG has been a wonderful group,” described founder and coordinator Marie Gilmore, managing editor of Osprey Observer […]

Bondi Pairs With Drunk Driving Offender To Give Strong Message To Teens

Bondi Pairs With Drunk Driving Offender To Give Strong Message To Teens

By Tamas Mondovics Close to 600 students made their way into the school auditorium at Newsome High last month for an event they will not forget anytime soon and hopefully recall when the thought of sitting behind the wheel after drinking crosses their minds. The hour-long program led by Florida State Attorney General Pam Bondi […]

The Car Haggler Offers Insider Advantages For Everyone

The Car Haggler Offers Insider Advantages For Everyone

By Brian Shaffer Buying a car is a challenge for some, a chore for others and a nightmare for the rest, and many walk away with a new car in their driveway but a pit in their stomach. However, Shawn Spiegel is set on changing that scenario for local residents by offering to professionally guide […]

Visit Where the Holiday Spirit Shines Brightest: Light Shows

Visit Where the Holiday Spirit Shines Brightest: Light Shows

By Ali Renckens Nights of Shimmering Lights For the third consecutive year, Nights of Shimmering Lights will illuminate the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, located at 215 Sydney Washer Rd., in Dover (by S.R. 60). Nights of Shimmering Lights features  a leisurely 35-40 minute drive through a fantasyland of dazzling lights. New themes, such as the Storybook, […]

History Center Exhibition Marks 50th Anniversary Of JFK’s Visit To Tampa

History Center Exhibition Marks 50th Anniversary Of JFK’s Visit To Tampa

By Kathy L. Collins The Tampa Bay History Center’s newest exhibit, JFK in Tampa; The Exhibition, marks the 50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s visit to Tampa. This is a limited engagement exhibit which is available now through Sunday, December 8. Tens of thousands of people turned out to watch President John F. Kennedy’s […]

Support Newsome High School’s Chorus At Its Annual Madrigal Dinner

Support Newsome High School’s Chorus At Its Annual Madrigal Dinner

By Kathy L. Collins The Newsome High School Chorus invites one and all to its Annual Madrigal Dinner on Thursday, December 5 and Friday, December 6 at First United Methodist Church, 121 N. Knights Ave. in Brandon beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for this feast fit for a king are just $25. The event, an […]

See The Holiday Classic The Nutcracker Presented By The Brandon Ballet

See The Holiday Classic The Nutcracker Presented By The Brandon Ballet

By Kathy L. Collins The Brandon Ballet will present the timeless classic, The Nutcracker, on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15. There will be four performances of Tchaikovsky’s seasonal ballet at Spoto High School Auditorium located at 8538 Eagle Palm Drive in Riverview. On Saturday, December 14 performances will be held at 2 p.m. […]

Valrico Rams Cheerleaders Take Aim At National Title

Valrico Rams Cheerleaders Take Aim At National Title

By Tamas Mondovics The start of the 2013 fall football and cheer season arrived with high expectations for the Brandon-Valrico Rams Youth Football and Cheerleading Organization, which excitedly announced its Pop Warner Little Scholars program affiliation earlier this year. “We are very pleased to be joining Pop Warner and continuing our mission of service, through […]