Stacy White Finishes School Board Term, Seeks District 4 County Commission Seat

Stacy White Finishes School Board Term, Seeks District 4 County Commission Seat

  Staff Report Stacy White is a fifth generation native of east Hillsborough County and lives in Valrico with his wife of 18 years, Barbie, and their three children ages 14, 12 and 9. Stacy attended the University of Florida where he earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, and has served east Hillsborough County as(…)

Janet Dougherty Lifetime Of Service Backs Candidacy For County Commisioner, District 4

Janet Dougherty Lifetime Of Service Backs Candidacy For County Commisioner, District 4

  By Gwyn Trimis Janet Dougherty has been a lifelong resident of Hillsborough County. Her parents, Ward and Jean Dougherty, founded the Hillsborough County Republican Party and Janet, as a Republican candidate for Hillsborough County Commission, District 4, is continuing that family legacy. From a young age, Dougherty’s heart has been with the Republican Party. In(…)

Rick Cochran Pursuing County Commissioner, District 4 Position With Leadership Through Service

Rick Cochran Pursuing County Commissioner, District 4 Position With Leadership Through Service

  By Brock Mikosky The campaign slogan reads “leadership through service” and that is what voters get from Rick Cochran, candidate for Hillsborough County Commission, District 4. After spending six years in the United States Air Force, five of which were spent overseas, Cochran joined the Tampa Police Department. Over the next 24 years he(…)

Make Your Voice Heard, Vote In Local Primary Elections

Make Your Voice Heard, Vote In Local Primary Elections

  By Michelle Colesanti The 2014 elections are upon us and it can be confusing as to the choices regarding the candidates and what they stand for. We hope this election pullout section will help you to learn a little more about the local candidates who are running in the upcoming primary election and help(…)

Bloomingdale Blaze 12U Softball Wins State, Ready For World Series

Bloomingdale Blaze 12U Softball Wins State, Ready For World Series

  By Tamas Mondovics Following a five-game tourney, the undefeated Bloomingdale Blaze 12U softball team won the state championship and a chance to represent the community and Florida in the upcoming Babe Ruth Softball 12U World Series beginning Thursday, August 7 in Alachua. The girls’ chance to advance beyond the state borders comes after its(…)

Jehovah’s Witnesses Attend Annual Convention At USF Sun Dome

Jehovah’s Witnesses Attend Annual Convention At USF Sun Dome

  By Tamas Mondovics While taking a break from her classes, 24-year-old USF student Kerri Snell was eager to be back on campus this summer, but this time for a much different reason. As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Snell has been anxiously awaiting the first of four three-day English language conventions that was scheduled by(…)

July Valrico 2014 Business Column

July Valrico 2014 Business Column

  By Sandra Meyer The Fresh Market Offers Gluten-Free Alternatives for Shoppers Gluten-free foods have become a must for many shoppers at The Fresh Market. Many gluten-free products are offered throughout The Fresh Market’s stores, and can be easily found thanks to easy-to-spot shelf tags denoting “GLUTEN-FREE.”  In addition, the specialty grocer has added a(…)

Car Haggler Makes Vehicle Purchasing Stress-Free

Car Haggler Makes Vehicle Purchasing Stress-Free

  By Robyn St. James Buying a car is an almost necessary part of life in today’s technology-fueled society, but for some, a car dealership is a battleground to be avoided at all costs. Thanks to one local resident, shoppers no longer have to car haggle alone, or at all. Shawn Spiegel, also known as(…)

Etiquette School Fosters Good Manners, Morals

Etiquette School Fosters Good Manners, Morals

  By Marisa Webber Kids, teenagers and young adults of this century struggle with basic etiquette skills, but that is not the case with students of Mind Your Manners Etiquette School located in the Millennium Business Park in Brandon. For ages 5-21, these classes are one of the best ways for children and teens to(…)

Free TOPSoccer Program Helps Kids With Disabilities Develop Self Esteem, Fitness

Free TOPSoccer Program Helps Kids With Disabilities Develop Self Esteem, Fitness

  By Nicole Heubusch The Outreach Program for Soccer (TOPSoccer) is a community based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities. Any boy or girl age five and up in the area that has a mental or physical disability are welcome to join TOPSoccer, which is designed to give children the opportunity(…)