Brandon Regional Hospital Announces First Humanitarian Award Volunteer Recipient

Brandon Regional Hospital Announces First Humanitarian Award Volunteer Recipient

  By Kathy L. Collins Janice Doyle of Brandon is the 2014 Frist Humanitarian Award Volunteer recipient. The award was presented by Brandon Regional Hospital. Doyle has been a volunteer in the hospital’s auxiliary since August 2011 and participates in the Ambassador Program. This program seeks to provide volunteers to patients, who may not otherwise(…)

Local Girl Starts Foundation To Help Fight Cancer

Local Girl Starts Foundation To Help Fight Cancer

  By Libby Hopkins Helena Noel of Riverview is not your average 11-year-old. Sure, she likes playing golf and hanging out with her friends and family, but the thing that makes Noel different from other girls her age is that she’s a fighter. No, she not a boxer, she’s a fighter for cancer.  When her(…)

Florida Championship Fighting Coming To The Regent For Title Fight Event

Florida Championship Fighting Coming To The Regent For Title Fight Event

  By Alexandra Booth Florida Championship Fighting is coming to Brandon on Saturday, August 16 at the Regent in Brandon. The event will feature over 10 sanctioned bouts with experienced fighters from all across Florida. The main event will include a Florida Championship Fighting Title fight between Terry Janoski from Tampa and Tony Murphy from(…)

Sumatra Bistro Reopens After Renovations With New Head Chef, Menu Options

Sumatra Bistro Reopens After Renovations With New Head Chef, Menu Options

By Heather Wilkins Sumatra Bistro, recently reopened after being closed for renovations, is a local café that offers fresh and healthy food choices for customers, with dine-in options and a pet-friendly patio. Located at 1602 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon, the cafe has continued to be a hot spot for healthy, active people who live in(…)

Couple Celebrates 50 Years Of Marriage At Village Inn

Couple Celebrates 50 Years Of Marriage At Village Inn

  By Alexandra Booth What keeps a marriage together for 50 years? For one area couple, their long-lasting matrimony can be credited, at least in part, to Village Inn Pie. Bloomingdale residents Chuck and Marcia Hoening tied the knot on June 27, 1964. The couple met while Chuck was stationed at Lincoln Air Force Base(…)

Judy’s Dance Academy Celebrates National Dance Day

Judy’s Dance Academy Celebrates National Dance Day

Staff Report   Judy’s Dance Academy will celebrate National Dance Day on Saturday, July 26 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with a variety of fun activities. JDA dancers have been rehearsing choreography in preparation to share with the community. Launched in 2010, National Dance Day is an annual celebration that encourages Americans to embrace dance as a(…)

The Take Out Butler’s Take-Keith’s Oaks Bar & Grill

The Take Out Butler’s Take-Keith’s Oaks Bar & Grill

By Erik Butler When I heard that the iconic and personal favorite “The Oaks” was going to be sold, I had a temporary panic attack. What would happen to the “all things to all eaters” menu where you can easily pin a copy to the wall, chuck a dart at it, and be happy? Where(…)

Village Players Present Canterbury Tales or Geoffrey Chaucer’s Flying Circus

Village Players Present Canterbury Tales or Geoffrey Chaucer’s Flying Circus

By Kathy L. Collins The Village Players will present Canterbury Tales or Geoffrey Chaucer’s Flying Circus beginning with Dinner and a Show on Friday, August 8 at 7 p.m. Dinner is sponsored by Paul and Tammy Holmberg, owners of the Chick-fil-A at Lake Brandon Village and the Westfield Brandon Mall location. Tickets for the Dinner(…)

Sculpture Exhibit Returns To Historic Downtown Plant City

Sculpture Exhibit Returns To Historic Downtown Plant City

  By Kathy L. Collins Responding to the many calls to bring the popular sculptures back to historic downtown Plant City, the Plant City Photo Archives and History Center has partnered with the City of Plant City, Arts Council of Plant City, the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce, Florida Humanities Council, Downtown Business and(…)

2014 Election Candidate Information

2014 Election Candidate Information

By Michelle Colesanti   County Commissioner District 7 (Countywide)   Democrat Primary Candidates MARK NASH Party: Democrat Contact Info: mark@electmarknash.com City of Residence: Lithia (grew up in Brandon in the 60’s & 70’s) Occupation: Self-employed consultant. Currently the president of the Tampa/Hillsborough County Human Rights Council; helps fund-raise for the Tampa Museum of Art, Trustee(…)