Test Your Luck At Casino Night At The Regent

Test Your Luck At Casino Night At The Regent

By Kathy L. Collins Test your luck at the Seffner Relay for Life Team’s Casino Night at The Regent on Thursday, October 3 from 7 to 10 p.m. The Regent is located at 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview. All money raised at this event benefit the American Cancer Society’s local efforts. Tickets for Casino Night(…)

Golf Fundraiser Proceeds Benefit Newsome High School’s Boys’ Basketball Team

Golf Fundraiser Proceeds Benefit Newsome High School’s Boys’ Basketball Team

By Nicole Schoen For the past 10 years, the Newsome High School boys basketball team has raised money through a popular golf tournament fundraiser. This year’s annual event will take place Saturday, September 14, at the Bloomingdale Golfers Club at 8:30 a.m. with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. All proceeds from the event provide needed(…)

Animal Advocacy Groups Support Changes at Hillsborough County Animal Services

Animal Advocacy Groups Support Changes at Hillsborough County Animal Services

Staff Report A number of Hillsborough County animal advocacy organizations are stepping forward as a coalition to support all the positive changes that have occurred at Hillsborough County Animal Services since the management change occurred a little over a year and a half ago. The coalition includes two of the most influential animal organizations in(…)

Dice Are Ready To Roll At Center Place “Beach Blanket Bunco For The Arts”

Dice Are Ready To Roll At Center Place “Beach Blanket Bunco For The Arts”

By Kathy L. Collins You can support Center Place and the arts by attending Center Place’s “Beach Blanket Bunco For The Arts.” This fun event will be held on Thursday, September 19 beginning at 6:30 p.m. A donation of $20 gets you dinner, refreshments and several lively rounds of bunco. Advance tickets are available at(…)

Simonsen Leaves Bevis Elementary After 13 Years of Service

Simonsen Leaves Bevis Elementary After 13 Years of Service

By Tamas Mondovics Coleen Bevis Elementary School administration, faculty and staff will begin the new season this fall with a bittersweet change in leadership. After more than a decade of serving her students in the FishHawk Ranch community as school principal, Tricia Simonsen left Bevis, located at 5720 Osprey Ridge Dr. in Lithia, following her (…)

Plaza At Full Capacity For The Publix at FishHawk Shopping Complex

Plaza At Full Capacity For The Publix at FishHawk Shopping Complex

By Sharon Still: The Publix at FishHawk Shopping Plaza is now at full capacity for the first time since its opening in September of 2006. The 67,300-sq.-ft. Publix-anchored shopping plaza is now home to 13 stores in addition to Publix and its liquor store. “We believe this is an indication of an uptick in the(…)

New Burger Franchise Opens Location in Lithia

New Burger Franchise Opens Location in Lithia

By Tamas Mondovics With a much-anticipated opening night for friends and family followed by an official grand opening the next morning, Jake’s Wayback Burgers, a Connecticut-based franchise with more than 70 locations nationwide, opened a new location in Lithia, which is the third restaurant in Florida. The crowd of hungry customers, who came to try(…)

Local Author Showcases Area Wildlife

Local Author Showcases Area Wildlife

By Samantha R Evensen Last summer, local FishHawk resident, Etienne E. Pracht, who is a professor at USF, began documenting the wildlife that entered his backyard. As he continued snapping pictures and cataloguing the creatures, he found that it had the potential to be a great learning experience that he could share. He extended his(…)

Colleen Justin Is A Talented And Diverse Artist Whose Work Is Now Featured At The Bruton Memorial Library

Colleen Justin Is A Talented And Diverse Artist Whose Work Is Now Featured At The Bruton Memorial Library

By Kathy L. Collins The current exhibit at the Bruton Memorial Library in Plant City features the beautiful artwork of Colleen Justin, a long-time Plant City resident and artist. Justin exhibits 11 pieces which show her versatile style. Justin uses mostly oil and watercolor in her paintings. She is a well-rounded artist who chooses a(…)

The Florida Museum Of Photographic Arts Wants You To Participate In One Day Tampa Bay 2013

The Florida Museum Of Photographic Arts Wants You To Participate In One Day Tampa Bay 2013

By Kathy L. Collins The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) has issued a call to photographers (professional and amateur) to photograph our community on Saturday, September 21 during the One Day Tampa Bay 2013. This is an annual event that FMoPA wants to use to create a dynamic and reflective documentation of our city(…)