1st Care Offers Urgent Medical, 7 Days A Week

By Michelle Caceres When Brandon resident, Edwin Zayas, found himself in need of emergency medical care, he decided to avoid the long wait time in the emergency room, instead visiting 1st Care Medical, a local urgent care center. Zayas was skeptical that the center could provide effective treatment in a timely manner. His experience made […]

Pilots And Aircraft Owners Needed To Form Local Flying Club

By Kathy L. Collins If you are a pilot or aircraft owner, you can get in on the foundation of a local Flying Club. David Miller, a Bloomingdale resident and retired Air Force Officer, and David Harbaugh of Valrico, along with several others, are seeking pilots and aircraft owners interested not only in sharing the […]

Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Station Board Thanks Community For 40 Years Service

An Open Letter From The Board of Directors Bloomingdale Volunteer Station #27 has been a shining example of everything done well in running a volunteer fire operation. Since Station #27 was chartered in 1973, the loyal volunteers and the members of the Board of Directors have dedicated 40 years of their time, expertise and commitment […]

BSAC Unveils New iPad Filled Student Enrichment Center

By Tamas Mondovics While enjoying an already impressive list of athletic programs that includes tennis, swimming and gymnastics, area students will now have a chance to sharpen their academic skills as well, thanks to a new element offered at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center located at 405 Beverly Blvd. in Brandon. Following a ribbon-cutting […]

Family-Owned Pinch-a-Penny Receives Top Award And Celebrates Five Years

By Kathy L. Collins Kathy and Larry Rutledge are the proud owners of the FishHawk Pinch-a-Penny located at 16715 FishHawk Blvd. in the Sweetbay Plaza. Along with their son, Jim, the Rutledges have operated this neighborhood pool store for five years. When Larry announced that he wanted to own a pool store, Kathy could not […]

Popular Annual Road Race Moves To Evening, Twilight Run

By Samantha R. Evensen Preparations are underway for the 16th Annual FishHawk Ranch Road Race, taking place Saturday, March 9. The race is a fundraiser to benefit the six FishHawk Ranch area schools, including FishHawk Creek, Bevis, and Stowers Elementary, as well as, Barrington and Randall Middle School and Newsome High School. Each year, the […]