Brown’s Trophies A Brandon Icon

Brown’s Trophies A Brandon Icon

By Sharon Still The keys to longevity in business are competitive pricing, great customer service and giving back to the community, according to Brown’s Trophies’ Brandon store manager, Teresa Brown Dibble. Since 1958, Brown’s Trophies Inc., a family-owned and operated business now in its third generation, has proven itself as an industry leader specializing in(…)

Commission Gives Green Light To Apollo Beach YMCA

Commission Gives Green Light To Apollo Beach YMCA

By Tamas Mondovics South county residents will soon see construction of a new YMCA thanks to the Hillsborough Board of County Commission’s recent unanimous approval of a lease agreement with the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA for the construction of the family facility on county-owned land next to Vance Vogel Park, near Big Bend Road and(…)

Local Military Chef To Compete On Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen

Local Military Chef To Compete On Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen

By Kathy L. Collins On Sunday, September 22, you can see Riverview resident, Rene Marquis, compete in a new Food Network Show, Cutthroat Kitchen. The show airs at 10 p.m. Marquis is a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army and a classically-trained chef. Marquis attended the prestigious CIA (Culinary Institute of America) in Hyde Park,(…)

Three Candidates Raise Funds For Charity In Honorary Mayor’s Race

Three Candidates Raise Funds For Charity In Honorary Mayor’s Race

By Suzy Wiesenhart The 2014 Honorary Mayor’s Race in Riverview is off to a rollicking start.  The candidates who threw their hats in the race are: Christian Beiter, Preservation 1st Financial Group, LLC, whose charity is YMCA Camp Cristina; Cliff Kennedy, Alley Cat Pest Control, whose charities are Rotary Club of FishHawk-Riverview Foundation and Honor(…)

Manhunt Ends With Sexual Battery and Home Invasion Robberies Suspect Shot by Law Enforcement Personnel

Manhunt Ends With Sexual Battery and Home Invasion Robberies Suspect Shot by Law Enforcement Personnel

By Tamas Mondovics A major manhunt, which began late last night, Sept. 5, by Tampa Police and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detectives has ended this afternoon. Charlie Christopher Bates, 24, who has been connected to a series of random acts of violence including sexual battery and home invasion robberies in the USF Tampa campus vicinity,(…)

Domestic Violence Leaves Valrico Man Dead

Domestic Violence Leaves Valrico Man Dead

By Tamas Mondovics What started as an argument, turned into a violent physical altercation ending with the shooting death of a Valrico man over the holiday weekend. Based upon the preliminary information, Hillsborough County Sheriff detectives reported that on Sunday, September 1, 2013 just before 10 p.m. Robert Walker, 66 of 3913 Crosstree Lane in(…)

Santa’s Crop for the Kids Benefits Children’s Holiday Party

Santa’s Crop for the Kids Benefits Children’s Holiday Party

Staff Report Scrapbookers and craft lovers unite. The GFWC Brandon Junior Woman’s Club will be hosting its Seventh Annual Santa’s Crop for the Kids event on Saturday, September 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, located at 2913 John Moore Road, in Brandon. The Brandon Junior Woman’s Club (BJWC) holds this(…)

Disney World Fall Events Include Food Festival, Not-So-Scary & Night Of Joy

Disney World Fall Events Include Food Festival, Not-So-Scary & Night Of Joy

Staff Report Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom From September 10-November 1, the after-hours special ticket event will immerse guests in the Halloween spirit. The bewitching “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks spectacular will illuminate the sky in bursts of orange and green fireworks. New features this year include the debut of Jack Skellington and Sally (from(…)

Clyde Jensen of Morgan Stanley Provides Family Financial Planning

Clyde Jensen of Morgan Stanley Provides Family Financial Planning

By Michelle Caceres Whether your last vacation was a quick weekend jaunt or a weeklong getaway, you probably spent a considerable amount of time planning the perfect trip. Morgan Stanley financial advisor Clyde Jensen hopes most people use the same care in planning for retirement. “Retirement is vacationing forever,” he said. While not as immediately(…)

The Egg & I Breakfast & Lunch Cafe Opening Soon In Winthrop Town Centre

The Egg & I Breakfast & Lunch Cafe Opening Soon In Winthrop Town Centre

By Kathy L. Collins The much anticipated Egg & I, a breakfast and lunch restaurant, will officially open on Monday, September 23. The Egg & I is located at 11220 Sullivan St. at the Winthrop Town Centre in Riverview. Franchise owners, Michael and Renelda Sells, are long time Brandon residents. They raised their family in(…)