Former School Superintendent Receives Dean’s Lifetime Achievement Alumni Award

Former School Superintendent Receives Dean’s Lifetime Achievement Alumni Award

  By Tamas Mondovics Former Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Earl Lennard is no stranger to recognition for his hard work over the years. His most recent award, however, stirs special memories for the founding graduate of the University of South Floirda’s College of Education. During a ceremony earlier this month, coupled with his […]

Upscale Event Designed To Raise Funds, Awareness Of Lung Cancer

Upscale Event Designed To Raise Funds, Awareness Of Lung Cancer

  By Kathy L. Collins November is Lung Cancer Awareness month, often represented by a white ribbon. It is fitting then, that an event designed to raise awareness about and funds for research of lung cancer would be called The Ribbon Is White-Bring It To Light. This event will be held on Friday, November 7 […]

Brandon Regional Hospital Offers Dedicated Chaplains To Individuals Needing Counseling, Prayer

Brandon Regional Hospital Offers Dedicated Chaplains To Individuals Needing Counseling, Prayer

  By Kathy L. Collins When someone is ill or has been injured and requires a stay in the hospital, the dedicated physicians, nurses and staff at Brandon Regional Hospital can repair the body. But what about the mind, soul and the spirit when they need mending? That is where Brandon Regional Hospital’s Chaplain Program […]

Novemberfest Adds New Thrill Rides, Turkey Trot Color Run/Walk

Novemberfest Adds New Thrill Rides, Turkey Trot Color Run/Walk

By Michelle Colesanti Since 1969, Nativity Catholic Church has provided the Brandon community with a great way to spend time with family and friends in a local and family-friendly environment. Now celebrating 45 years, Novemberfest promises to continue this tradition with five days and nights of thrilling rides and entertainment. Belle City Amusements will supply […]

Goodrich Quality Theaters Announce Plans For New 14 Screen Multiplex In Riverview

Goodrich Quality Theaters Announce Plans For New 14 Screen Multiplex In Riverview

Staff Report   Goodrich Quality Theaters, Inc., headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, and currently operates 239 theaters in the mid-West, recently announced plans to break ground in early 2015 for a new 80,000 sq. ft. 14-screen state-of-the-art multiplex in Riverview. Construction should take around nine months with a planned opening late in 2015. The theater […]

America’s Got Talent Auditions To Be Held Locally

America’s Got Talent Auditions To Be Held Locally

  By Nicole Heubusch Calling all singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquists! NBC’s top-rated summer series is making its way to Tampa to hold auditions for season 10 of America’s Got Talent (AGT). The nation’s only talent search is open to all ages and all kinds of performers, individuals and group acts. […]

Powerful Messages Of Recovery Highlighted At Recovery Awareness Program

Powerful Messages Of Recovery Highlighted At Recovery Awareness Program

  By Michelle Colesanti Messengers of Recovery Awareness (M.O.R.A.) is a new local organization devoted to reducing the stigma associated with substance abuse, and to influence public opinion and policy regarding the value of recovery. On Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m., An Evening of Recovery Awareness will take place at The Barn at Winthrop, […]

New Restaurant, Wow! That’s Fresh, To Open First Location In Brandon

New Restaurant, Wow! That’s Fresh, To Open First Location In Brandon

  By Nicole Heubusch The creators of the restaurant chain People Dedicated to Quality (PDQ), which just opened in the Brandon and Riverview areas, have come up with a new concept; Wow! That’s Fresh (WTF). Nick Reader and Bob Basham, along with WTF President Bill Kadow, came up with this restaurant after the success of […]

C.A.R.E.’s Boo Bash

C.A.R.E.’s Boo Bash

Staff Report Ruskin, FL – Everyone loves an opportunity to show off their adorable furry friends to fellow animal lovers. On October 25th from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., Hillsborough County’s favorite no-kill animal shelter, Critter Adoption & Rescue Effort, Inc. (C.A.R.E.), is hosting a “pawsome” off-leash event for pets, their owners and families. We […]

Valrico Rams Youth Football And Cheerleading Build Season On Decade-Long Success

Valrico Rams Youth Football And Cheerleading Build Season On Decade-Long Success

  By Tamas Mondovics In its second year as a member of the Pop Warner Little Scholars program, the Valrico Rams Youth Football and Cheerleading Organization celebrates a decade of community service, competition and success. The Rams proudly practice and host their games at 707 S. Miller Rd. in Valrico. Midway through the 2014 fall […]