FHSAA Spared From Senate Proposed Legislation Of Organizational Overhaul

By Tamas Mondovics A pair of bills in the Florida House and Senate that targeted the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) and its 800 member schools aiming to overhaul and eventually replace it with something else, have come to their end, after the Florida Legislature adjourned its 2013 session without passing legislation. Pleased with(…)

Gottman To Host 2013 Cougars Summer Youth Football Camp

By Tamas Mondovics Local teens aged fifth grade to incoming high school freshmen interested in staying busy this summer will have a chance to learn from one of the best coaches in the region. Durant High School Head Football coach, Mike Gottman, is set to host the 2013 Cougars Youth Football Camp this summer, featuring(…)

Florida School Of Judo Earns Top Honors At National Youth & Scholastic Championship

By Tamas Mondovics Three young members of the Florida School of Judo, who trains its students at the Campo Family YMCA, took top honors in their individual divisions at the National Youth and Scholastic Championship held this March in Doral, Florida. Eleven-year-old Hannah Wagner earned a Gold medal while her sister, Chloe, nine, along with(…)

Passion To Make A Difference Causes Local Resident To Become Ambassador For Noonday Collection

By Kathy L. Collins Shannon Riesenfeld was looking for a way to make a difference in the world. She found it when she became an Ambassador for Noonday Collection. Noonday Collection sells unique, handmade jewelry, bags, scarves, sandals, hats and more made by artisans living in countries such as Ethiopia, Uganda, Guatemala and Haiti. Noonday(…)

Iraq Memorial Groundbreaking, CENTCOM Guest Speaker & More At Memorial Day Celebration

Staff Report The Veterans Council of Hillsborough County, Inc. will conduct their annual Memorial Day Celebration at the Veterans Memorial Park & Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins, Jr. Museum at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 26. The park is located at 3602 US Highway 301, in Tampa just south of the Florida State Fairgrounds. Colors will(…)

Be A Part Of The Southern Company Chorus And Discover The Love of Barbershop Harmony

By Kathy L. Collins If you love to sing, then come out and try singing with the Southern Chorus Company, a chapter of Region 9 in Sweet Adelines International. This is a fun, female barbershop chorus open to women of all ages. The local chapter meets on Monday evenings from 7-9:30 p.m. at Bell Shoals(…)

Goal Of Teen Forum Summer Camp Is To Inspire The Positive

By Kathy L. Collins The GFWC Brandon Junior Woman’s Club will host its annual Teen Forum beginning on Monday, July 29 and going through Friday, August 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The week long camp will be held at Nativity Catholic Church located at 705 E. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon. The camp is(…)

Local Computer Placement Program Reaches Out To The Community For Help

By Libby Hopkins In today’s economy, everyone could use a little help, even nonprofit organizations. Gene King of Brandon started Computer Acquisition and Placement Program, Inc. (CAPP) back in 1996 when he was a police officer with the Tampa Police Department. He is currently retired from the force but is still the president of CAPP.(…)

Several Campsites Temporarily Closing At Lithia Springs & Edward Medard Park

By Tamas Mondovics As the summer season approaches, Edward Medard and Lithia Springs Parks have taken the spotlight as Hillsborough County officials announced the necessity of conducting a number of electrical and plumbing upgrades at dozens of campsites at both parks from now through August. According to county officials, during this time one of the(…)

Residents Take To The Street To Protest Bloomingdale Big Box Store & Development

Residents Take To The Street To Protest Bloomingdale Big Box Store & Development

By Tamas Mondovics In their continued fight against a proposed big box store and apartment complex development within their neighborhood, Bloomingdale area residents had a clear and unwavering message to motorists, county representatives and land development officials earlier this month. Armed with signs and placards, most of which read “No Big Box,” residents showed no(…)