Bloomingdale High School Graduate Featured In Pentagon Painting

  By Sandy Meyer Early in August, the U.S. Air Force announced Lt. Col. Kevin “Showtime” Sutterfield’s selection to command the 302nd Fighter Squadron, one of the USAF’s 10 front-line combat F-22 squadrons. A graduate of Bloomingdale Senior High School and the United States Air Force Academy, Sutterfield is an experienced combat aviator with more(…)

Shopping Bazaar And Classic Car Show In FishHawk Ranch

  By Jenny Carle Upcoming Shopping Bazaar On Saturday, September 27 there will be a Shopping Bazaar at the Palmetto Club in FishHawk Ranch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The FishHawk Ranch Shopping Bazaar  is intended to create a space for artisans to sell their goods and(…)

Bloomingdale Homeowners Association Seeks New Board Members

  By Joy Boisselle Bloomingdale HOA Seeks New Board Members Do you care about our Bloomingdale community and want to take an active role in its future? Then, the Bloomingdale Homeowners Association (BHA) wants you to become part of “Team Bloomingdale.”  The Board consists of 12 directors, and there are three director and three alternate(…)

Got Brakes?’ Campaign Puts Student Safety In High Gear

  By Tamas Mondovics The start of the new school year has prompted the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) to launch its annual public awareness and enforcement campaign aimed at educating motorists about the rules of the road in regards to school buses. With about 1,100 school buses on the roads transporting more than 91,000(…)

Local Middle School Student Spreads Sunshine To Community Through Donations

  By Andria Barrios By this time, most New Year’s Resolutions have been completely forgotten. But this one, made by a local industrious 12-year-old boy named Jared Thayer, is still being carried out with success.  “I saw that after the holidays, food pantries are not noticed as much,” said Jared. “But people must still be(…)

Kids Are Heros Event Honors FishHawk Teenager’s Fundraising Efforts

  By Michelle Caceres Thirteen-year-old Jake Dela Cruz never in his wildest dreams imagined that one day he would don a superhero cape and run onto the field at a Tampa Bay Storm arena football game. That’s what happened, though. More than 100 children were honored at the 17th annual St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Kids(…)

Women’s Care Partners With American Cancer Society To Raise Money, Awareness

  By Sonia Lavina Gearing up for breast cancer awareness month in October, Women’s Care has partnered with the American Cancer Society (ACS) Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) walk, an event to raise awareness and funds to end breast cancer. The 5k (3.1 mile) walk will be held on Saturday, October 18 at the(…)

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(…)

Busch Gardens Opens Falcon’s Fury To Park-Goers

Busch Gardens Opens Falcon’s Fury To Park-Goers

  By Kerri Snell After patiently awaiting the opening of Busch Gardens’ newest summer attraction, thrill-riders have the chance to be among the first to experience Falcon’s Fury.                                  According to Busch Gardens Public Relations Manager, Travis Claytor, after a soft opening last month, the ride is operating at various times throughout the day, but not(…)

Free Special Needs Homecoming Event Will Dazzle Attendees

Free Special Needs Homecoming Event Will Dazzle Attendees

  By Michelle Colesanti Helping others in need comes naturally to Marcia Minutello and her daughter Laura-Lee, who is Miss Wheelchair Florida USA 2014.  Last year they organized a homecoming dance, Night of a Thousand Stars, for those with special needs over 16 years old, along with their families and caregivers The event was such(…)