Brandon Wrestling Legend Addresses Crowd At Brandon Chamber Membership Luncheon

Brandon Wrestling Legend Addresses Crowd At Brandon Chamber Membership Luncheon

  By Tamas Mondovics Members of The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce got a crash course on the meaning of success from one of the most respected members of the community, Brandon High School Wrestling Coach Russ Cozart. Cozart spoke to a room full of residents during the Chambers’ Synergy Membership Luncheon, held monthly on(…)

Adventures Archery Hosts Florida Archery Series With Big Bowfishing Event

Adventures Archery Hosts Florida Archery Series With Big Bowfishing Event

Staff Report A unique archery tournament series is being offered called the Florida Archery Slam sponsored in part by Ferman Chevrolet. The series benefits local charities and follows the seasonal interests of  target archers and bowhunting enthusiasts with five unique events. The first event is the Bone Fish Grill Spring Freshwater Challenge, which is an(…)

Two Area Amazon Warehouses In Lakeland & Ruskin Create Jobs By Hundreds

Two Area Amazon Warehouses In Lakeland & Ruskin Create Jobs By Hundreds

By Tamas Mondovics Area residents anxiously anticipating the opening of two giant Amazon warehouse facilities can now be assured of the timely completion of both fulfillment centers currently being built in Ruskin and Lakeland. The company is simultaneously building the two centers each measuring one million sq. ft. and promising to create close to 1,000(…)

MOSI and PNC Bank to give away 10,000 free piggy banks to raise money to send 400 kids to Summer Science Camp

MOSI and PNC Bank to give away 10,000 free piggy banks to raise money to send 400 kids to Summer Science Camp

Youth philanthropy effort culminates on May 3 with the Children’s Gala, featuring Sid the Science Kid, dinner served dessert first, and explosive science experiments. Tampa, Fla., March 31, 2014 – The Museum of Science & Industry is giving away 10,000 free piggy banks, generously provided by PNC Bank, as part of its Give Change to(…)

Valrico Theatre Group The Village Players Present Jekyll And Hyde  The Musical This Spring

Valrico Theatre Group The Village Players Present Jekyll And Hyde  The Musical This Spring

  By Kathy L. Collins The Village Players Community Theater will present the popular musical Jekyll and Hyde The Musical this spring at the historic James McCabe Theater located at 506 5th St. in Valrico. The shows will run three weeks beginning the weekend of Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 and continuing Friday,(…)

Valrico April Summer Camp Section

Valrico April Summer Camp Section

  What do you have planned this summer? For kids, summer spells time to sleep in, no homework and maybe an upcoming family vacation. But, these days, it can also mean learning a new skill, trying something adventurous, learning to swim, a new language or travelling afar. The staff at the Osprey Observer have collected(…)

Meals On Wheels Annual Luncheon Recognizes Volunteers

Meals On Wheels Annual Luncheon Recognizes Volunteers

  By Bonnie Mentel Meals on Wheels is celebrating its 38th year of service in the Brandon area. The Brandon area branch began in a collaboration between Limona Village Chapel United Methodist and St. Andrew’s United Methodist. Since then, 18 churches have signed up to provide hot meals to those in need within the community.(…)

Valrico April 2014 Business Column

Valrico April 2014 Business Column

  By Sandra Meyer Hello.  My name is Sandra Meyer and I am the new Business Editor for  the Osprey Observer.  I am originally from Cleveland, OH and moved to the FishHawk area in 2004.  I have a B.A. in English from the New York Institute of Technology and have been a Freelance Writer for(…)

Grace Community United Methodist Members Perform Random Acts Of Kindness 

Grace Community United Methodist Members Perform Random Acts Of Kindness 

  By Bonnie Mentel Grace Community United Methodist in Lithia is finding ways for the church to go outside their walls to reach people instead of just expecting people to come to them. “We want to go out and let people know who we are and make as much of a difference as we can.(…)

Valrico Resident Jeffrey Shaw Is The Messenjer

Valrico Resident Jeffrey Shaw Is The Messenjer

  By Michelle Colesanti “I feel that it is an honor to be chosen as an instrument of healing,” said Jeffrey Shaw, The Messenjer. The Messenjer LLC is about bringing messages from beyond the veil to those who need healing both in the physical and spirit world. It is a responsibility that Shaw does not(…)