Murder Mystery Comedy Dinner Show Fundraiser For Brandon Elk Youth Programs

Murder Mystery Comedy Dinner Show Fundraiser For Brandon Elk Youth Programs

  By Michelle Colesanti Helping to solve a murder mystery will not only provide a fun night out, but it will help to benefit the various Brandon Elk’s charities which support the local community. Join in for this night of laughs and mystery as this hilarious and dysfunctional family drama loudly unfolds as attendees learn(…)

Summer Storms Prompt Lightning Safety Awareness

Summer Storms Prompt Lightning Safety Awareness

  By Tamas Mondovics When thunder is heard, the potential of being struck by lightning is not far off, something most Floridians are well aware of. To help families reduce their risk of lightning injuries and protect their home, the non-profit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) has recently recommended the review of such safety(…)

Backpack Event Provides School Supplies To Over 500 Families In Need

Backpack Event Provides School Supplies To Over 500 Families In Need

  By Kathy L. Collins On Saturday, August 9, the community came together at the Annual Backpack Event, hosted by the YMCA and the Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO), to make sure that children in need have new backpacks and age appropriate school supplies for the start of the new school year.1,400 children were registered(…)

Grant Helps Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Purchase 200 Smoke Alarms

Grant Helps Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Purchase 200 Smoke Alarms

  By Tamas Mondovics The Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Foundation was pleased to announce the receiving of a generous grant this month from The Florida Division of State Fire Marshal Bureau of Fire Prevention. The grant reached nearly $6,000, all of which according to officials, were used to purchase 200 smoke alarms each costing $32. (…)

County Hosts Public Meeting To Discuss Proposed Expansion At North Brandon Sports Complex

County Hosts Public Meeting To Discuss Proposed Expansion At North Brandon Sports Complex

  By Tamas Mondovics After 30 minutes of waiting and no one showing up, County officials decided to pack up and end the scheduled public meeting in connection with the proposed amenity use changes at North Brandon Sports Complex at 3909 S. Kingsway Rd. The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department scheduled the public(…)

James McCabe Theatre Celebrates 100 Years In 2015

James McCabe Theatre Celebrates 100 Years In 2015

  By Kathy L. Collins The James McCabe Theatre in Valrico is a registered historical site and the home of the Village Players. In 2015, the community will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the historic building. The building is the only remaining commercial structure from Valrico’s construction boom of the early 20th century. When it(…)

Eastern Hillsborough Art Guild Showcases Talent In Annual Members’ Show

Eastern Hillsborough Art Guild Showcases Talent In Annual Members’ Show

  By Kathy L. Collins The art exhibit for the month of August at the Bruton Memorial Library in Plant City is the Annual Members’ Show of the Eastern Hillsborough Art Guild (EHAG). The exhibit is available for viewing now through the end of August during normal library hours. There are 14 artists showcasing a(…)

Osprey Observer Staff Spotlight: Nicole Schoen

Osprey Observer Staff Spotlight: Nicole Schoen

  By Nicole Heubusch Nicole Schoen began at the Osprey Observer as an intern in 2006 the summer before her senior year at Durant High School and continued to work as a freelance writer after she completed her internship. After high school, she attended the University of Central Florida (UCF) and majored in journalism with(…)

Pearson Capital Boasts 100% Customer Satisfaction After 58 Years In Business

Pearson Capital Boasts 100% Customer Satisfaction After 58 Years In Business

  By Robyn St. James Walter Pearson likes to tell the story about how he fought in the first World War, and that his interest began when his parents bought him a soldier uniform when he was 4. Since then, he’s done many things, and now at age 98, he has an amazing story to(…)

New Paintball Facility Takes Aim In Hillsborough

New Paintball Facility Takes Aim In Hillsborough

  By Kelly Wise Legg There’s a new place for some fun competition just south of Causeway Blvd. on U.S. Hwy. 41. Just over the railroad tracks, battles are welcome and paintballs are the flying ammunition.  South Tampa Paintball (STP) was collaboratively inspired and quite the long labor of love of its two owners, Casey(…)