Rep. Ross Spano Announces Community Meetings Throughout the Summer

By Adam Musgrave On Tuesday, June 11, an aide to Rep. Ross Spano of District 59 announced that the Congressman will be hosting a series of town hall meetings and community forums over the next three months. The events, which are scheduled to begin on Friday, June 28 and end on Thursday, August 8, will(…)

ECHO Cuts The Ribbon On Its Newly Renovated Kitchen/Pantry

By Kathy L. Collins On Thursday, June 13, ECHO of Brandon celebrated the Grand Opening of its newly renovated Kitchen/Pantry with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Members of the area’s three Chambers of Commerce, Brandon, Seffner and Riverview, were on hand along with invited guests and the dedicated volunteers who help run ECHO. Stacey Efaw, Executive Director(…)

Bring Family To Free Community Roundtable Annual 4th Of July Parade

Bring Family To Free Community Roundtable Annual 4th Of July Parade

By Kathy L. Collins The Annual Brandon 4th of July Parade presented by the Community Roundtable will be held on Thursday, July 4, beginning at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “Honoring America’s Monuments and Memorials.” The parade route will begin at Lumsden and Parsons. The route will continue north on Parsons, stop at the(…)

Durant, Newsome Among  Hillsborough Schools Starting New AP STEM Courses

Durant, Newsome Among Hillsborough Schools Starting New AP STEM Courses

By Tamas Mondovics While students are focusing on their well-deserved summer break, school officials are focusing on ensuring the success of the next season. Thanks to Google’s new $5 million Global Impact Awards, funding is now available to area schools to participate in the College Board’s new Advanced Placement STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)(…)

Beginner Through Advanced Group Guitar Lessons Offered

By Mike Couture My father played guitar in the big band era. He had his guitar and amplifier in the corner of the living room and in the evening after dinner he would play for hours. As I think back on it now, I realize that this was a form of expression and even a(…)

Library Hosts Exhibit Of Artwork Created By Artists From The MacDonald Training Center Fine Arts Studio

By Kathy L. Collins The June exhibit at the Bruton Memorial Library in Plant City features the wonderfully creative artwork of artists from The MacDonald Training Center in Plant City. The exhibit features 18 pieces of fantastic artwork created on the tops of small and large farm baskets. The artwork is done in collaboration with(…)

The Plant City Photo Archives And History Center Is A World-Class Museum In Historic Plant City

By Kathy L. Collins The Plant City Photo Archives and History Center is a treasure trove for anyone interested in the history of our area. The center has over 80,000 photographs and documents scanned into database with another 50,000 to input. The center is not only a great source for local students, teachers, residents and(…)

Michael McGinn Is Committed To Excellence In Family Law Disputes

By Kathy L. Collins If you are looking for an attorney to represent you on issues such as divorce, custody and child support, you not only want an experienced attorney, but you also want someone who will be compassionate and treat you with respect. Michael C. McGinn of the Law Office of Michael McGinn is(…)

Armwood Hosts Spring Football Jamboree

By Tamas Mondovics Scores: Plant City 23, Durant 0; Armwood 34, Strawberry Crest 0 As a continuation of the regular season, teams across Florida came together last month to measure up their strength during the 2013 Spring Football Jamboree. Local teams were divided up into groups of four, or in some cases two, to participate(…)

Tampa Bay Rhythmics Represent Region At 2013 National Championships

By Tamas Mondovics Tampa Bay Rhythmics gymnasts had a chance to shine earlier this month during the 2013 U.S. Rhythmic National Championships, which brought together a wide range of amazing talent to a one-of-a-kind competition. Held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex’s HP Field House, located at the Walt Disney World Resort in(…)