Support Your Local Veterans Park By Attending The Veterans Park Dragon Boat Races

Support Your Local Veterans Park By Attending The Veterans Park Dragon Boat Races

By Kathy L. Collins Museums serve the community in many ways from being a source of educational opportunity to a gathering spot for residents of all ages. The Brandon community is on the cusp of having a world class museum right in its backyard with the Veterans Memorial Park and Museum located at 3602 Hwy(…)

Dogs, Cats & More Cared For In Your Home

Dogs, Cats & More Cared For In Your Home

By Kelly Legg Realizing the need for a pet-sitting service in the Lithia area, resident Michelle Quessenberry opened No Place Like Home Pet Sitting, LLC., an in-home pet sitting service. People may choose an in-home pet sitting service for pets that may do better in the comfort in their own home. “I have been around(…)

Lithia Girl To Raise Money For Alex’s Lemonade Stand During Fishhawk Garage Sale

Lithia Girl To Raise Money For Alex’s Lemonade Stand During Fishhawk Garage Sale

By Sandy Meyer Alex’s Lemonade Stand is a charity that began in 2000 by a little girl named Alexandra Scott who was diagnosed with cancer at the age of one in 1997. It started as a simple lemonade stand by a five-year-old girl and has since become a national charity aimed at finding a cure(…)

WWII Vets Set To Fly On Honor Flight Mission #13 Thanks To Community

WWII Vets Set To Fly On Honor Flight Mission #13 Thanks To Community

By Marie Gilmore For the second time in the last six months, a group of Brandon area businesses have teamed together to make a difference in the lives of WWII Veterans by sponsoring an entire charter airplane to escort 80 Veterans and 80 guardians on an Honor Flight. The upcoming flight is actually Mission #13(…)

Bloomingdale High Posed To Start Building Project To Support Athletic Success

Bloomingdale High Posed To Start Building Project To Support Athletic Success

By Tamas Mondovics With a $20 million renovation behind them, Bloomingdale Senior High School administration has turned its attention to some additional building projects related to the school’s sports fields. According to BSHS Assistant Principal Donny Peek, while the renovation was a great success and has been all completed, the school is still pursuing to(…)

ECHO Provides Free Staying Healthy Classes For Expectant Mothers

ECHO Provides Free Staying Healthy Classes For Expectant Mothers

By Kathy L. Collins Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO) is pleased to announce that thanks to funding by the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, ECHO will offer a series of classes called “Staying Healthy for Moms-to-Be.” This six to eight week class is for pregnant women, regardless of income, who live within the greater Brandon(…)

Newland Communities Helps Supply Over 4,000 Meals

Newland Communities Helps Supply Over 4,000 Meals

Staff Report More than 4,000 meals will now go to Tampa Bay area families thanks to the food donated to Feeding America Tampa Bay during Newland Communities’ “Concerts for a Cause” series. Thousands of residents and concertgoers contributed more than three tons of non-perishable food during the six concerts held between two area communities, FishHawk(…)

Residents Rally Over Upcoming Bell Shoals Road Widening Plan Issues

Residents Rally Over Upcoming Bell Shoals Road Widening Plan Issues

By Tamas Mondovics Area residents that travel daily on or live near Bell Shoals Rd. took to the streets last month to draw attention to their concerns over the county’s upcoming road widening project involving a 3.1-mile stretch of the roadway between Boyette Rd. and Bloomingdale Ave. The need to express their thoughts was prompted(…)

Gornto Lake Road Extension Opens Ahead Of Schedule

Gornto Lake Road Extension Opens Ahead Of Schedule

By Tamas Mondovics The weather may have been able to stop the highly anticipated ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled to feature Hillsborough County Officials, representatives from the Brandon Westfield Mall and Chamber of Commerce, but did not hold back the long-awaited official opening of the brand new South Gornto Lake Rd. Expansion last month. On Tuesday,(…)

Bloomingdale Chorus Begins School Year On A High Note At Rays Game

Bloomingdale Chorus Begins School Year On A High Note At Rays Game

By Tamas Mondovics Since the opening of its doors more than 25 years ago, Bloomingdale High School has had no shortage of success stories, resulting from the hard work and dedication on the part of its teachers and student-body. One of the many ways through, which the school has earned both respect and the attention(…)