Brandon Native Helps Bring Newest Aircraft Carrier To Service

Brandon Native Helps Bring Newest Aircraft Carrier To Service

  By Lt. J.G. Jennifer Cunningham, Navy Office of Community Outreach A Brandon native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a hand-picked crew charged with bringing the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier into service. Airman Rachel Bruner, who enlisted a year ago, is a launching and recovery equipment aviation boatswain’s mate aboard Pre-Commissioning […]

Ford’s Garage Pulling In With Burgers, Beer & More To Buca di Beppo Spot

Ford’s Garage Pulling In With Burgers, Beer & More To Buca di Beppo Spot

  By Sharon Still After several years serving family-style Italian dishes to the Brandon area, Buca di Beppo of Brandon has closed its doors. The building, located at 11105 Causeway Blvd., will open up as Ford’s Garage in Spring 2015. Ford’s Garage is described on its Website as “your neighborhood burger and beer joint” and […]

Obama Discusses Counter-terrorism Campaign at Central Command

Obama Discusses Counter-terrorism Campaign at Central Command

By Tamas Mondovics Close to a thousand Central Command troops gathered to welcome their Commander-in-Chief, President Barack Obama last month during his two-day visit to the U.S. Central Command in Tampa. Prior to addressing the crowd at MacDill Air Force Base, the President met with his top military commanders to confirm his plans to attack the […]

MOSI offers discounted admission to the community with its $5 Day to celebrate National Museum Day

MOSI offers discounted admission to the community with its $5 Day to celebrate National Museum Day

WHAT:             $5 day, National Museum Day and Safety Saturday WHEN:             Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. WHERE:           MOSI, Museum of Science & Industry 4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, Florida 813-987-6000; MOSI.org   DETAILS:  This $5 Day will celebrate National Museum Day and Safety Saturday.  Families can experience a unique performance on a 3D printed violin, […]

Susan Overbo’s Photographs Of Florida On Display At The Bruton Memorial Library

Susan Overbo’s Photographs Of Florida On Display At The Bruton Memorial Library

  By Kathy L. Collins The September art exhibit at the Bruton Memorial Library in historic downtown Plant City is a collection of photographs taken and framed by Susan Overbo. There are 21 photographs in the exhibit. Four are black and white, 13 are of animals and eight are nature shots. Overbo is able to […]

Sculpture Exhibit Celebrated With Photo Contest, Reception

Sculpture Exhibit Celebrated With Photo Contest, Reception

  By Kathy L. Collins Residents who have had the opportunity to visit downtown Plant City lately will have noticed the very distinctive sculptures placed at various spots throughout downtown. The exhibit is a part of the Man on the Street collection created by J. Seward Johnson and on loan from the Sculpture Foundation. The […]

More Than Skin Deep, Christine Rabel’s Mission With Mary Kay

More Than Skin Deep, Christine Rabel’s Mission With Mary Kay

  By Stehpanie Pego Christine Rabel is a Brandon native and an independent beauty consultant with Mary Kay, but she will be the first to mention, “The last thing I thought I would do is sell lipstick. But I fell in love with Mary Kay because it’s so much more.” With a background in computer […]

Cougars Hopeful Of Upcoming Season Success, Bloomingdale Bulls Get New Head Coach

Cougars Hopeful Of Upcoming Season Success, Bloomingdale Bulls Get New Head Coach

  By Tamas Mondovics It is safe to say the Cougars varsity football coaches, players and fans are glad to begin a new season as it now means a chance to leave the memories of last year’s disappointing 3-7 record in the past and focus on a year with a lot of potential, or at […]

Girls With Confidence Fall Workshops Open For Registration

Girls With Confidence Fall Workshops Open For Registration

  By Nicole Heubusch Girls With Confidence (GWC) is a program that offers workshops for young girls between the ages of 5-18 that helps them to develop strong self-esteem in a fun, creative and safe environment.  Founded by Nancy Lemon in 2011, Girls With Confidence works with thousands of girls in the Tampa Bay area […]

September Valrico 2014 Business Column

September Valrico 2014 Business Column

    By Sandra Meyer Payant Financial Opens Medical Insurance Solutions in Sun City Robyn and Tom Payant, owners of Payant Financial, have opened a Medicare Insurance Solutions, LLC to help people turning 65 and people that currently have a supplement plan evaluate their Medicare supplement plan choices. Robyn and Tom have teamed with Marcie […]