Local Churches Come Together To Make A Joyful Noise With Community Sing

By Libby Hopkins Psalm 100 says, “Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth.” That is what Pastor Don Tanner of Maranatha Church of God in Ruskin  does when he and other pastors from churches in the area get together the last Monday of each month for a community sing. “We have done(…)

$125,000 Mosaic Foundation Grant Puts New Feeding America Mobile Pantry On Road

By Tamas Mondovics TAs the largest “mobile pantry” event of the year, the holidays arrived at Gibsonton Elementary School last month in a new 53-ft. refrigerated trailer provided by a $125,000 grant to Feeding America Tampa Bay from The Mosaic Company Foundation. The new trailer, the second for Feeding America Tampa Bay, pulled up into(…)

Fred’s Kitchen Brings Fresh Southern Recipes To Riverview

Fred’s Kitchen Brings Fresh Southern Recipes To Riverview

As three generations of the family-owned Fred’s Southern Kitchen celebrate the opening of its fifth buffet restaurant with its new location on U.S. Hwy. 301 in Riverview, it is also bringing much-needed fresh flavor to the community. The 162-seat family-style buffet filled with contemporary, welcome decor in a bright and colorful, welcoming atmosphere, is not(…)

Riverview Dad Wins 2013 Accord From Brandon Honda

Riverview Dad Wins 2013 Accord From Brandon Honda

Air Force Staff Sgt. and father of three, Kevin Rocha, never knew that 2013 was going to get off to such a great start. But, when Brandon Honda owner, John Marazzi, called him on the phone on New Year’s Eve and told him he had just won a brand new Honda Accord, he realized this(…)

Candlelight Vigil Set After Loss Of Bloomingdale Student in Car Crash

Seventeen-year-old Bloomingdale High School student Zachary McCarthy died yesterday following a traffic accident in the area of Natures Way and Golf Meadow boulevards. According to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, McCarthy of Valrico was driving a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am at around 9:25 PM when he lost control of his vehicle causing it to spin out.(…)

Deputies Arrest Suspect After High Speed Pursuit

Deputies Arrest Suspect After High Speed Pursuit

A high speed car chase prompted by theft at a local hardware store and led Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies through the streets of Bloomingdale and FishHawk communities ended with the suspect crashing his vehicle off the road bringing the pursuit to a halt. According to deputies on January 2, 2013 at approximately 9:10 a.m., Plant(…)

Best Places To See The Holiday Lights

Best Places To See The Holiday Lights

By Michelle Colesanti Nights of Shimmering Lights Nights of Shimmering Lights light up S.R. 60 just east of Brandon with a million colorful LED lights. This is the second season at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, located at 215 Sydney Washer Rd. in Dover. Many new additions this year are planned. Guests experience the 11 themed(…)

Hillsborough County Cold Weather Shelters Open Tonight – December 21

Hillsborough County cold weather shelters will open this afternoon (Dec. 21) at the times listed below for the homeless and those who live in homes without adequate heat. This is the first time that cold weather shelters have opened this winter. The shelters are: Brandon Community Center, 510 E. Sadie St. in Brandon This shelter(…)

The Fresh Market Signs Lease for Stein Mart Plaza location

The Fresh Market Signs Lease for Stein Mart Plaza location

The Fresh Market continues to grow its chain of specialty grocery stores with new locations in Naples, Fla. and Brandon, Fla.The new Naples store will be located in the Eagle Creek shopping center at the intersection of Highway 41 and Highway 951. The new Brandon store will be located in the Lithia Crossing shopping center(…)

EHAG Celebrates Art With Show & Donation Of Scholarships

By Kathy L. Collins The Eastern Hillsborough Art Guild, known as EHAG, held its Annual Christmas Showing of Fine Art on December 6 at Walden Lake Golf and Country Club in Plant City. This festive and celebratory show featured over 150 original works of art from 30 members of EHAG. Most of the artwork was(…)