Finding A Golden Cork Leads To A Dream Vacation For Local Resident

Finding A Golden Cork Leads To A Dream Vacation For Local Resident

By Kathy L. Collins Keel and Curley Winery located at 5210 W. Thonotosassa Rd. in Plant City recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary. As the winery celebrated this milestone, it gave customers and fellow wine lovers a chance to participate in its Golden Cork Napa Valley Taste Off. During the month of August, 10 golden corks […]

Bevis Honors Passing Of School’s Namesake

Bevis Honors Passing Of School’s Namesake

By Michelle Caceres Educators and community members gathered Saturday at Bevis Elementary School to celebrate the life and significant contributions to education made by Colleen Lunsford Bevis, the schools’ namesake, who died on October 11. Bevis was 97. The memorial, officiated by Dr. L. Adlai Boyd and held in the school’s cafeteria, featured a vocal […]

Register The Whole Family For This Year’s Fifth Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Register The Whole Family For This Year’s Fifth Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Why not start your Thanksgiving Day by participating in the annual FishHawk Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 28. The charity road race, which provides food to people in need, is a natural fit for a holiday that celebrates food, family and fun. The all-road course (5K and Kids’ Fun Run- 250 yards or one mile) […]

Community Mourns Loss Of Child Advocate And A Kids Place Founder

Community Mourns Loss Of Child Advocate And A Kids Place Founder

After a long cancer battle, former Hillsborough County commissioner, abused and neglected children’s advocate, Joshua House and A Kids Place founder, Dottie Berger MacKinnon, died last month at her home surrounded by her family. She was 71. While her life and service in the community earned her much recognition coupled with one award after another, […]

Center Place Offers Fantastic Line Up Of Live Theatre For Children During The 2013-2014 Season

Center Place Offers Fantastic Line Up Of Live Theatre For Children During The 2013-2014 Season

Every year for the last 27 years, Center Place of Brandon has hosted a season of live theatre for children ages 3 and up. Shows are offered November through May and are available for the general public and field trips for schools and daycares. The 2013-2014 season will kick off with Freckleface Strawberry The Musical […]

Fine Art And Photography On Display At The Hillsborough County Fair

Fine Art And Photography On Display At The Hillsborough County Fair

The Greater Hillsborough County Fair Fine Arts Show, presented by the Eastern Hillsborough Art Guild (EHAG) and the Photography Show presented by the Frog Pond Center for the Arts (a 4H Program), was held during the annual Hillsborough County Fair. The Fine Arts Show featured 68 entries from artists all over Hillsborough County and consisted […]

Armwood Culinary Program Provides Real World Experience To Those Interested In Careers In  Hospitality Industry

Armwood Culinary Program Provides Real World Experience To Those Interested In Careers In Hospitality Industry

Thanks to a dedicated teacher and culinary professional, Armwood High School’s Culinary Program is thriving. Paul Shaffer, CTE Department Head and Culinary Arts Teacher has brought this program, which is now a ProStart Certified Program (awarded by both the Florida Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association), back to life. This is demonstrated by both […]

Turkey Creek Trojans Confident Of Playoff Success

Turkey Creek Trojans Confident Of Playoff Success

By Tamas Mondovics Based on its current standing, it is safe to say that the Turkey Creek Trojans Youth Football and Cheerleading program has every reason to look forward to the post-season with the utmost confidence. Pulling athletes and coaches from the Brandon and surrounding communities, all five Trojans teams   are sporting a strong winning […]

Local Family Hosts Event To Support St. Jude

Local Family Hosts Event To Support St. Jude

What started as a personal decision to support a good cause has grown to a team event that is sure to raise plenty of money with the help of the community. FishHawk resident Carrie Coppin recently saw a commercial on television about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital that moved her. “It absolutely broke my heart,” […]

Alvarez Plumbing In Business For Generations

Alvarez Plumbing In Business For Generations

When Alvarez Plumbing gets a call or a referral, it knows it is a sign of a job well done and that someone in the community recognizes a company that states right on its business cards, “We Take Pride in Our Work.” This lesson was learned by company owner and founder, Al Alvarez, because this  […]