Winthrop To Host Round Table for Small Business Owners

By Adam Musgrave On Friday, February 15 from 9-11a.m., the Winthrop Barn will host a roundtable sponsored by Rep. Ross Spano that will focus on small businesses in the Riverview and Brandon areas. The forum, which Spano intends as a quarterly event, will focus on the legislative needs of small business owners and the tools(…)

County Chooses Automated 2-1-1 Garbage Collection Option, But Not Without Concern

By Tamas Mondovics During a special workshop earlier this month, Hillsborough County Commissioners voted unanimously to select a new service option to the way residential garbage and recyclables are collected. Known as “2-1-1 Automated Service,” the new way is only a partial change as County residential garbage customers will continue to receive twice-weekly garbage collection,(…)

Local Businesses Partner With ECHO To End Childhood Hunger

By Kathy L. Collins Hunger is a very real problem. In Hillsborough County hunger affects one in six people. For children, the statistics are worse with nearly 20 percent more children than adults facing issues related to hunger every day. For these reasons, six area Beef O’Brady’s and USAmeri Bank have teamed up with ECHO(…)

HCSO Special Unit Bust Illegal Gun Enterprise Next to Gibsonton Elementary School

HCSO Special Unit Bust Illegal Gun Enterprise Next to Gibsonton Elementary School

  “The recent shootings in our country have turned the topic of guns into a national conversation, but here at the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, we have never stopped focusing on one thing when it comes to this issue: taking guns out of the hands of violent felons,” said Sheriff David Gee as he announced(…)

HCSO Search for Suspect In Two Bank Robberies Within Minutes Of Each Other

HCSO Search for Suspect In Two Bank Robberies Within Minutes Of Each Other

  Hills borough County Sheriff’s detectives are searching for a suspect they believe is responsible for two bank robberies that accounted in the Brandon area this week. The suspect described as a Black Male, 5’11″ – 6’0″, 180-200 lbs., between 30-35yrs of age, with facial hair goatee, wore a vertical stripped dress shirt; teal green,(…)

Honor Flight on Daytime in Tampa, Florida

Honor Flight on Daytime in Tampa, Florida

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Eagles Win Tourney, Dominate County Division Duals Championships

  By Tamas Mondovics Entering the 2012-2013 winter season seventh in the country, the Brandon Eagles wrestling team, led by coach Russ Cozart, is once again on track to confirm the program’s dominance of the sport by over-powering the competition in all weight class. Hosted by the Cougars at Durant High School, Brandon showed its(…)

Stages Productions Celebrates 25 Years Of Performing For Children And Families

By Kathy L. Collins For 25 years, Rick and Terry D’Onofrio, the Artistic Directors of Stages Productions, have been producing live theatre for arts centers such as Brandon’s own Center Place. Stages Productions is a professional theatre ensemble that performs for young audiences and families. “Since 1988 we have performed for over two million young(…)

Brandon Resident Wins National Lights On Afterschool Photo Contest

By Tamas Mondovics Bright House Networks and Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit public awareness and advocacy organization that works to ensure that all children and youth have access to quality after- school  programs, announced the four winners of their nationwide Lights On Afterschool, photo contest earlier this month. The contest awarded cash prizes for the top(…)

Brandon Coin & Stamp Dealer Gears Up For Annual FUN Show

By Tamas Mondovics Stamp and coin collectors locally and statewide are gearing up for the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) show scheduled to be held next month at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Considered by many, including local stamp and coin dealer Del Corbin, as the year’s most important event in the business, the(…)