Music Showcase And The Florida Academy Of Performing Arts Announce New Musical Theatre & Acting Programs

Music Showcase And The Florida Academy Of Performing Arts Announce New Musical Theatre & Acting Programs

By Kathy L. Collins Music Showcase and The Florida Academy of Performing Arts (FAoPA) are offering several new and exciting programs this fall. Class schedules vary but some start as early as September 3. Adult Theatre is a group forming to help students who have graduated high school and want to continue acting, singing and(…)

Jennie Sikora-Muehl Is A National Ceramic Artist Who Creates Beautiful And Useable Art Here In The Local Area

Jennie Sikora-Muehl Is A National Ceramic Artist Who Creates Beautiful And Useable Art Here In The Local Area

By Kathy L. Collins Jennie Sikora-Muehl is a wonderfully talented ceramic artist from Riverview. Sikora-Muehl recently learned that her artwork will be featured, along with a number of well-known National Ceramic Artists, in the Arizona State University Museum Store. The works will include candle sticks, butter dishes, bowls, platters, cups and olive dishes. Her work(…)

Help Support The Arts By Bidding On Artwork Created By Members Of The Brandon League Of Fine Arts

Help Support The Arts By Bidding On Artwork Created By Members Of The Brandon League Of Fine Arts

By Kathy L. Collins On Saturday, September 14, the greater Brandon community will be treated to a day of art. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., residents can partake in the annual Gallery Hop. Then, beginning at 5:30 p.m. residents can gather at Center Place, located at 619 Vonderburg Dr. in Brandon for ARTworks 2013.(…)

North Brandon Little League Posts Record Season

North Brandon Little League Posts Record Season

By Tamas Mondovics The North Brandon Little League’s history books have been re-written this summer thanks to the program’s All-Star team’s recent success. For the first time in program history, all three NBLL All-Star age divisions (9/10, 10/11 and 11/12) have earned a District 13 championship title with a chance for a State appearance. According(…)

Local Teen Competes at International Judo Tourney

Local Teen Competes at International Judo Tourney

By Tamas Mondovics As a first-time member of the United States delegation, Florida School of Judo student, Sarah Subko, 16, of Dover, took part in the World Cadets Championships, an international event considered by far the biggest junior Judo tourney held in Florida. At final count, the tourney saw 530 athletes from 77 nations, all(…)

Hit and Run Traffic Crashes Make Headlines in Hillsborough County

Hit and Run Traffic Crashes Make Headlines in Hillsborough County

By Tamas Mondovics An increase of hit and run traffic crashes occurring throughout Hillsborough County  causing serious injury to both pedestrians and motorists have made headlines in recent weeks raising the question of how to handle or to react to such incidents. One of the most recent victims of a fatal hit and run traffic(…)

FHSAA Turns Attention to Performance-Enhancing Drugs, Seeks Policy Review to Protect Student-Athletes

FHSAA Turns Attention to Performance-Enhancing Drugs, Seeks Policy Review to Protect Student-Athletes

By Tamas Mondovics In the wake of concern over the recent developments involving performance-enhancing drugs in sports, and its possible presence among Florida high school student-athletes, the FHSAA (Florida High School Athletic Association) held a telephone conference call with sports editors and reporters earlier this month. The conference announced the FHSAA’s aggressive step designed to(…)

Pearl Harbor Love Story is Still a Sweet Tale

Pearl Harbor Love Story is Still a Sweet Tale

By Derek Maul World War II Vets Lyndon and Joyce Greager are 66 years into a love story that started when they met outside the commissary in Pearl Harbor. “I saw her coming with her friend,” Lyndon said. “I said I’d sure like to have a date with that woman.  So I talked to her(…)

Valrico Resident Turns Hobby in to Art, Love and Joy Venture

Valrico Resident Turns Hobby in to Art, Love and Joy Venture

By Kelly Legg Brooke Elkins didn’t choose to become an artist. The way the story goes, it chose her. Art, Love and Joy “accidently” began a year ago when Elkins created a custom-made piece of art with ten rules that were important to her family. “I posted it on Facebook and it took off from(…)

Veterans & Businesses Are Encouraged To Participate In Veterans Internship And Job Fair At USF

Veterans & Businesses Are Encouraged To Participate In Veterans Internship And Job Fair At USF

By Kathy L. Collins In today’s business environment, businesses need qualified IT talent. Highly trained military personnel are returning to civilian life and are in need of jobs. This combination of needs has given rise to the first ever Veterans Internship and Job Fair set for Tuesday, September 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.(…)