Friends Of The Seffner-Mango Branch Library Provide Support Programs For The Library That Enrich Community

By Kathy L. Collins Public libraries are a great place to gather, read and learn about new subjects. Libraries are also a great place to see fantastic works of art. The Seffner-Mango Branch Library, located at 410 N. Kingsway Rd. in Seffner, is no exception. The library has a wonderful collection of photographs taken by(…)

Center Place Celebrates The Artwork And Creativity of Children With Art Show

By Kathy L. Collins Center Place held Little Monsters Create Children’s Art Show and celebrated with an Artists’ Reception on Thursday, July 11. The multimedia show featured drawings, paintings, photographs, ceramics and jewelry created by children ages 4 to 13. Over 40 children participated. The artwork is available for viewing through the end of July.(…)

Tampa Chosen to Host YMCA Gymnastics National Championships

By Tamas Mondovics Members of the Brandon North Family YMCA gymnastics team will have a chance to measure up their skills during a major event scheduled to be held close to home next summer. YMCA announced earlier this month that after placing a bid, the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA along with the Sarasota Family YMCA(…)

Brandon Youth Baseball Player Selected to So Cal National Travel Baseball Team

By Tamas Mondovics Brandon area residents shouldkeep their eyes on one of their own local athletes as he represents his community during national tournaments coast to coast this summer. Fifteen-year-old, Brandon High School Eagles, Jerry Biller III, has been selected to join the nationally- recognized Southern California National Travel Baseball Team (So Cal NTT) for(…)

Teen Beach Party Making Waves At Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

By Faith Miller,  Jr. Reporter My day starts with the surprise of it all. A day-trip to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon to experience the new Teen Beach Party, the surf, sand, wave pool, slides and even a snorkel experience with the stingrays and sharks. The excitement is overwhelming as my family and I enter this Splashtastic(…)

Pollo Tropical Opens With Beach Party And Chance To Win Free Food For Year

Staff Report Miami-based Pollo Tropical® (pronounced Po-Yo Tropical) is famous throughout Florida, Georgia and Tennessee for its signature citrus marinated, flame-grilled chicken and unique, fresh and healthy menu items. Pollo Tropical is celebrating its Brandon arrival in true tropical style, with a 12-hour beach party featuring surfing simulators, music and prize giveaways. One lucky winner(…)

Tires Plus Prides Itself On Personalized Service

By Sharon Still As the name indicates, Tires Plus Total Car Care offers much more than tires. Maintenance, full service auto repairs, tire care and battery service for foreign and domestic cars, SUVs and light trucks are just a few of the services available. Valrico resident, Russell Lemelin, has 23 years of experience managing automotive(…)

Startup Weekend Sparks New Ideas & Apps

By Marie Gilmore The premise: Take 54 hours to fully develop a business idea and create a logo, marketing plan, working app and then be prepared to present your idea in a 5 minute pitch to six college and business professionals as judges. With a cross between The Apprentice and Shark Tank, entrepreneurs, students, advocates(…)

Sheriff Seeks Public Help For Information On Local Hit & Run Injury Crashes

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 hit and run traffic crash(…)

Local Music Teacher Brings Innovative New Toddler Piano Program to Brandon Area

By Sandy Meyer Kim Lee has always had a love of music and studied the piano for 12 years before beginning to teach it at age 16.   After teaching private lessons full-time since 1987, Lee recently decided that she really wanted to find a way to teach young children the love of music.  “My husband(…)