Dad Surprises Children With Holiday Homecoming

Dad Surprises Children With Holiday Homecoming

By Tamas Mondovics There is no shortage of clever ways that some military parents come up with to surprise their entire family or just the unsuspecting children upon returning home from a lengthy service overseas. Such occasions never fail to touch the heart and bring tears of joy for those that share in the emotionally […]

Community Reaches Goal To File Legal Case Against Hillsborough County

Community Reaches Goal To File Legal Case Against Hillsborough County

By Tamas Mondovics Bloomingdale area residents have once again pulled their resources together and took to the streets in demonstration of their resolve, opposing the planned “big box” development and apartment complex on E. Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico. As they have done once before, dozens of residents were armed with signs and placards, many of […]

Valrico FishHawk Chamber Gets Visit From State Attorney General Pam Bondi

Valrico FishHawk Chamber Gets Visit From State Attorney General Pam Bondi

While hosting its annual board nominations meeting, members of the Valrico Chamber of Commerce enjoyed a visit by special guest State Attorney General, Pam Bondi. Bondi’s brief visit to the chamber’s meeting held at the FishHawk Palmetto Club came on the heels of a stop at Newsome High School earlier that same morning, where the […]

Local Author Has Special Recipe For Writing With New Cookbook Release

Local Author Has Special Recipe For Writing With New Cookbook Release

Local resident and published author, Milt Harris, enthusiastically talks about his new books.Formerly employed at an international company for 30 years as business management, Harris has taken it upon himself to share the wealth of knowledge that he’s accumulated over those years. Through working with thousands of companies and dealing with the people in them […]

Shop Local At Market Events In Southshore

Shop Local At Market Events In Southshore

If you are looking for a great way to enjoy the fall weather while spending time with the family and supporting local businesses, then head out to one of the upcoming Jen’s MarketPlace events in Apollo Beach and Sun City. At Jen’s MarketPlace, visitors will find fresh produce, local farm products, arts and crafts and […]

Wheelchair Accessible Van Needed For Queena

Wheelchair Accessible Van Needed For Queena

It has been over five-and-a-half years since Bloomingdale Library survivor Queena’s life changed. Through the years of community support and great medical treatment, she has made remarkable progress. Her positive attitude has a lot to do with that progress. She undergoes a few hours of outpatient and inpatient therapies each day, including physical, speech, occupational, […]

Village Players To Present “A Christmas Spectacular” This December

Village Players To Present “A Christmas Spectacular” This December

By Kathy L. Collins The Village Players, a non-profit community theatre, will present “A Christmas Spectacular” beginning with its opening night on Friday, December 6. There will be performances held over three weekends at the historic James McCabe Theatre located at 508 N. 5th St. in Valrico.According to Gail Pierce, “This is a beautiful way […]

See The Stunning Black And White Photographs Of James Graves At The Bruton Memorial Library

See The Stunning Black And White Photographs Of James Graves At The Bruton Memorial Library

By Kathy L. Collins The November exhibit at the Bruton Memorial Library in Plant City features the wonderful and compelling photographs of James Graves. His exhibit entitled “Marking Questions” features 12 photographs. All of the photographs are in black and white, which adds to the allure of the exhibit.In his artist statement Graves said, “In this project, […]

Plant City, Strawberry Crest Fall To East Bay In Class 7A Three-Team Tiebreaker Drama

Plant City, Strawberry Crest Fall To East Bay In Class 7A Three-Team Tiebreaker Drama

By Tamas Mondovics When the 2013 fall football season began, the attention turned to Plant City, but after East Bay upset Durant with a 10-7 victory, anything was possible.From the get-go, the Raiders were favored to win the much-coveted district title, which a year earlier went to the area rival and then to the undefeated […]

1st Care Medical Now Offers Specialized Weight-Loss Program

1st Care Medical Now Offers Specialized Weight-Loss Program

By Brian Shaffer 1st Care Medical prides itself on being Brandon’s premier urgent care center and now it is offering an additional service that is also the best in the area. In fact, the new medically-supervised weight loss program from 1st Care Medical is the first of its kind in Brandon.The facility, located in the […]