Tampa Bay Companies Awarded For Wireless Technology Innovation

Tampa Bay Companies Awarded For Wireless Technology Innovation

Press Release From Fortune 500 companies to food trucks, technology is constantly transforming the way we do business. Two local companies are leading that charge with new innovations that have advanced their businesses and the quality of services they offer. TransCare Medical Transportation and Caldeco Mechanical Services, along with three other finalists, were recently recognized […]

Nine-Year-Old Elementary Student Brings Loaded .22 cal Gun To School

Nine-Year-Old Elementary Student Brings Loaded .22 cal Gun To School

By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 9 year old male student this morning for possession of a loaded gun on his way to school. According to HCSO Public Information Officer, Larry McKinnon the Ippolito Elementary School student was arrested after a Hillsborough County school bus driver witnessed him putting a gun in […]

Newsome Soldier Welcomed Home From Afghanistan

Newsome Soldier Welcomed Home From Afghanistan

Staff Report RJ Racine, a Valrico native, graduated from Newsome High School in 2008.  From a very young age, RJ knew he wanted a military career.  A very disciplined person, he got up every morning in high school at 4:30 to workout before classes. He chose to attend Norwich University in Vermont, the oldest private […]

Author & Illustrator Encourages Students To Follow Their Dreams

Author & Illustrator Encourages Students To Follow Their Dreams

By Ali Renckens On October 15, children’s author and illustrator, Michelle Nelson-Schmidt, spoke to a group of fourth and fifth grade students at FishHawk Creek Elementary School to encourage them to follow their dreams. “I feel like I have a magical life,” she said, sparkling. “And you can have one, too.” Her works include The […]

New Artist Directory Joins Artist From The Brandon Community

New Artist Directory Joins Artist From The Brandon Community

By Libby Hopkins Being an artist of any kind can be a very difficult job. Not because an artist can’t find inspiration for their work, the problem is that many artists can’t get their work shown to the general public. That was how Brandon artist, Abigail Markov felt. “Honestly, I couldn’t sell a piece of […]

Area Students Learn About Jobs & Tour Local Businesses On Manufacturing Day

Area Students Learn About Jobs & Tour Local Businesses On Manufacturing Day

By Tamas Mondovics Under the phrase “Made in Florida,” more than 1,200 students in the greater Tampa Bay area had the opportunity to tour dozens of high-tech manufacturing facilities across Florida earlier this month as part of the National Manufacturing Day. Held on October 4, the Made in Florida 2013 tours were made possible by […]

Big Cat Rescue Adds Vacation Rotation, Seeks Donors For Climbing Extension

Big Cat Rescue Adds Vacation Rotation, Seeks Donors For Climbing Extension

By Nicole Schoen People have always had a fascination with animals, some even to the point of taming, riding or keeping them as pets. But when the interest becomes unhealthy to the point of keeping wild predators like lions and tigers in cages in a basement, then it becomes a problem. Many leopards, bobcats, lynx […]

Family Tragedy Spawns Career Change For Majors

Family Tragedy Spawns Career Change For Majors

By Michelle Caceres A succession of deaths in Cari Major’s family forever changed her outlook on life and spawned a business that gives new life to old wood furniture. In 2007, as a pallbearer at her mother’s funeral (she died of cancer), her father broke his collarbone. At the doctor’s office, after an X-ray and […]

Courteous, Professional Service With Collazo Group

Courteous, Professional Service With Collazo Group

By Michelle Caceres When Riverview resident, Elsie Rosado, wanted to downsize and relocate closer to her grandkids in north Tampa, she turned to Eddie Collazo, a broker associate with RE/MAX Across the Bay. “When I first met him, I hadn’t completely decided to sell the house and he wasn’t pushy about getting me to sell […]

USAmeriBank Makes Banking Enjoyable

USAmeriBank Makes Banking Enjoyable

By Sandy Meyer Banking is probably not high on the list of favorite things to do for most people, but USAmeriBank in Brandon is trying to change that by delivering top notch customer service with a smile.  The business opened its doors on November 17, 2008 and has since become one of the most successful […]