Community-Wide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive To Alleviate Local Hunger

Community-Wide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive To Alleviate Local Hunger

  By Kathy L. Collins The 22nd Annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive (also known as the Postal Food Drive) will be held on Saturday, May 10. Residents will receive a plastic bag in mailboxes to fill with non-expired non-perishable food and are asked to put in or(…)

Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Can-Do Lawsuit

  By Tamas Mondovics Bloomingdale area residents are both relieved and revitalized following a recent court hearing in connection with their continued effort to halt the development of the now famous Bloomingdale Big Box and residential complex project within their neighborhood. It took two weeks for circuit judge William P. Levens to deny the County(…)

O’Brien’s Hosts Annual Duck Derby To Raise Funds For Moffitt Cancer Center

O’Brien’s Hosts Annual Duck Derby To Raise Funds For Moffitt Cancer Center

  By Libby Hopkins Rick Miller of Valrico is on a mission. His mission is to fund the research that will prevent cancer in children and adults. That may sound like a pretty lofty mission but he’s not alone in his quest. Miller has his girlfriend, Beth Morgan, and his friends Sean and Dani Donahue(…)

Local Sailor Serves Aboard One Of Navy’s Most Versatile Combat Ships

Local Sailor Serves Aboard One Of Navy’s Most Versatile Combat Ships

  By Electa Berassa A 2005 Durant High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a crew working aboard one of the country’s multi-mission combat ships. Lieutenant Junior Grade Willie Parker, a first protection officer, is serving aboard the San Diego-based guided missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76), which returned in(…)

Sheriff’s Office Rehabilitates And Donates Horses To Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches

Sheriff’s Office Rehabilitates And Donates Horses To Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches

  By Tamas Mondovics After six months of hard work, members of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Agriculture Unit turned over six healthy horses to representatives of the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches. From there the horses will be transported to the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch at Live Oak to be cared for by youth at(…)

Tampa Bay Water to Test Emergency Notification Sirens at Reservoir on Sat., April 12 at Noon

Tampa Bay Water to Test Emergency Notification Sirens at Reservoir on Sat., April 12 at Noon

    LITHIA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Water is conducting a test of its emergency siren system at the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir on Sat., April 12 at 12:00 p.m. To ensure that the sirens are effective in the unlikely event of an emergency, the sirens will sound at 12:00 p.m. and continue for about 5 minutes.This is only a(…)

Fire Units Respond To 2nd Alarm Fire In Summerfield Shoppes Plaza In Riverview

Fire Units Respond To 2nd Alarm Fire In Summerfield Shoppes Plaza In Riverview

By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County Fire Rescue (HCFR) units responded to a 2nd alarm structure fire this morning (Tuesday, April 8) at Big Bend Rd. and Summerfield Blvd. in Riverview. According to HCFR spokesperson Ronnie Rivera about 17 units rushed to Mulligans Pub located inside the Summerfield Shoppes Plaza at 11375 Big Bend Rd. finding(…)

Brandon Ballet Presents “Be A Ballerina Princess” Party

Brandon Ballet Presents “Be A Ballerina Princess” Party

  By Kathy L. Collins The Brandon Ballet presents Be A Ballerina Princess party on Saturday, April 12 from 3:30-5 p.m. at The Dance Center located at 161 E. Bloomingdale Ave. in Brandon. This is an opportunity for all ballerina princesses ages 4 to 7 to dress up in their favorite princess costume, decorate a(…)

Hat Trick Productions Presents Unnecessary Farce In Shimberg Playhouse At The Straz

Hat Trick Productions Presents Unnecessary Farce In Shimberg Playhouse At The Straz

  By Kathy L. Collins Hat Trick Theatre Productions, Inc., founded in Tampa in 2004, presents Unnecessary Farce in upcoming performances at the Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center For The Performing Arts in Tampa from Thursday, April 10 through Sunday, April 27. Performances of Unnecessary Farce will take place on Thursday,(…)

East Bay Indians Girls Flag Football Face Tough Season

East Bay Indians Girls Flag Football Face Tough Season

  By Tamas Mondovics With its fifth district title in seven years, the East Bay High School Indians girls flag football team, led by program head coach Michael Cooper, closed the 2013 spring season after reaching the second round of regional games. It is safe to say that the wait to compete and defend the(…)