Science Team Heads To National Bowl After Spoonbill Title Win

By Tamas Mondovics The topic of marine science took center stage at the USF St. Petersburg Campus, Science and Technology Building (STG) late last month as dozens of high school scholars competed in the 2013 Regional National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) Spoonbill Bowl. While students and teachers from the 14 high schools in the region(…)

Stop, Shop & Benefit Local Food Banks During Feed The Bay Community Event

By Libby Hopkins How does one community collect 180,908 lbs. of food and gift cards in one day and get it delivered to the organizations that need it? With a local event, started seven years ago called Feed The Bay, where churches, communities and local grocery stores work together to do something good. One of(…)

AMVETS Canteen Welcomes Veterans To Lunch At Post 26 Daily

By Libby Hopkins The American Veterans National Service Foundation (AMVETS) was created in 1944. It’s a volunteer-led organization that formed after WWII with the goal of supporting the returning veterans from WWII by aiding them in their readjustment back into civilian life. That goal continues today and Commander Israel Gonzalez of the AMVETS Post 26(…)

Community Rallies As Seffner Sinkhole Tragedy Gets National Attention

Community Rallies As Seffner Sinkhole Tragedy Gets National Attention

By Tamas Mondovics Sinkholes in Florida, especially in Hillsborough County and more specifically in the north Brandon and Seffner communities, are nothing new; they are in fact quite common. However, the massive sinkhole measuring close to 30 ft. across at the top and much more below the surface, which swallowed a Seffner man in his(…)

Foodies Delight As Celebrity Chef Events For A Cause Calendar Releases

Foodies Delight As Celebrity Chef Events For A Cause Calendar Releases

By Kelly Bock, Rolling Pin Brandon Foundation and Rolling Pin have partnered together to bring eight Celebrity and Top Chefs to join the quest of making Tampa Bay area a Culinary Destination this Spring. Brandon Foundation and its charities will receive 15% of the proceeds from each seat sold. Chefs on the schedule: Chopped Grillmaster(…)

Pinch-A-Penny’s 3rd Big Green Egg Fest To Benefit Warrior Foundation

Pinch-A-Penny’s 3rd Big Green Egg Fest To Benefit Warrior Foundation

By Kathy L. Collins If you love to cook on a grill, you just might by an “Egghead.” If you are, or think you might be, or you just like grilled food, then come to the 3rd Annual Big Green Egg Fest hosted by the Rutledge family, the owners of the FishHawk Pinch-A-Penny located at(…)

Revolution Ice Cream Churns Up Something New In Brandon

Revolution Ice Cream Churns Up Something New In Brandon

Revolution Ice Cream Churns Up Something New In Brandon By Marie Gilmore Attention! Ice Cream fans, there is something new in town. Now open, The Revolution Ice Cream company in Brandon will tease your taste buds with new flavors, a cozy atmosphere and a great new concept in ice cream. Owned by husband and wife(…)

Record Breaking Centenarian Celebration Planned

Sun City Center, Florida – – (March 4, 2013)—South Bay Hospital is looking for local residents who are 100 years or older to honor during their Centenarian Birthday Party. The celebration will take place on March 27th at 3pm at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center.(…)

District Increases Water Restrictions in Tampa Bay Area

District Increases Water Restrictions in Tampa Bay Area

Due to below normal rainfall, reduced river levels and increasing water supply concerns, the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board voted to increase water restrictions in the Tampa Bay area and enacted Phase III restrictions for lawn watering, car washing and fountain use in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. In a recent press release,(…)

County Begins Year-Long Bloomingdale Regional Public Library Expansion Project

County Begins Year-Long Bloomingdale Regional Public Library Expansion Project

By Tamas Mondovics Ever since Hillsborough County Commissioners stamped their approved on a $2.6 million expansion project to be done on behalf of the Bloomingdale Regional Library two years ago, patrons and officials, along with the Friends of the Library, have been anxiously waiting for the project to began. The wait, however, is now over(…)