Gymnasts Get National Recognition, Newsome Ice Wolves Train at Local Gym & More

Gymnasts Get National Recognition, Newsome Ice Wolves Train at Local Gym & More

  By Tamas Mondovics Golden City Gymnasts get National Recognition Coaches and athletes, along with parents at Golden City Gymnastics, had every reason to be proud last month following the participation of four young gymnasts at the recent State Talent Opportunities Program (TOP). According to Golden City Compulsory Coach Shauna Swartz, the four gymnasts, Maya […]

Newsome Girls Volleyball Enjoys Better Season, Counts On Experience And Leadership

Newsome Girls Volleyball Enjoys Better Season, Counts On Experience And Leadership

  By Tamas Mondovics Starting off with three straight wins, the Newsome High School girls varsity volleyball team got the boost it needed to turn in a season much different from last year’s  performance. While the Wolves strong opening was followed by a couple of losses, first to Plant then conference leader Bloomingdale, the early […]

Celebrate the Feasts of the Lord

Celebrate the Feasts of the Lord

  Ever wondered why Passover is significant or when the first Pentecost occurred? Travel back in time and experience God’s Biblical Feasts in Jerusalem as the disciples did in the first century.  Guests will have a unique experience as they walk through each of God’s Biblical Holy Days and learn the importance they hold in […]

Election Connection

Election Connection

  By Michelle Colesanti The 2014 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 4. Early voting begins on Saturday, October 25 and continues through Saturday, November 1, and will take place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily at the following locations locally: Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico, and Bruton Memorial Library, […]

Kindred-Canines In Motion Services The Animals That Serve

Kindred-Canines In Motion Services The Animals That Serve

  By Sandy Meyer Service animals are known for their loyalty and ability to service people with all types of disabilities. The people they help become attached and dependent on these services and the dog often becomes a member of the family. Unfortunately, as is true with humans, these animals get older and start to […]

October Bloomingdale/FishHawk Business Column 2014

October Bloomingdale/FishHawk Business Column 2014

  By Sandra Meyer Rebel Shears Inc. Offers Hair Care for Every Need Rebel Shears Inc. is available for all hair care needs. It is a salon and barbershop rolled in one. Owner Khristina Johnson has been in the hair care industry for 23 years as an educator and color specialist. Johnson continues hair care […]

Air Potato Beetles Released To Eradicate Invasive Species

Air Potato Beetles Released To Eradicate Invasive Species

  By Marisa Webber For years across Florida, a non-native species known as Air Potato Plant has been covering and killing native plants and trees. Just over a year ago the Florida Department of Agriculture working with Hillsborough County released 300 beetles into a portion of Alderman’s Ford County Park in hopes of controlling the […]

Valrico Resident’s Art Showcased At Center Place During November

Valrico Resident’s Art Showcased At Center Place During November

  By Kathy L. Collins Each month Center Place showcases area artists with an exhibition of their art and an artist’s reception. During the month of November, Valrico artist and sculptor Jason Shiver will present a compilation of his work titled, Genesis- A Diverse Intersection of Inspired Art. An artist’s reception is set for Thursday, […]

Center Place Presents Eighth Annual Chalk Walk And Fourth Annual Indoor Outdoor Art Fest

Center Place Presents Eighth Annual Chalk Walk And Fourth Annual Indoor Outdoor Art Fest

  By Kathy L. Collins On Saturday, November 1, Center Place and the Brandon League of Fine Arts (BLFA) will present the Eighth Annual Chalk Walk & Art Fest and the Fourth Annual Indoor Outdoor Art Fest. This is a fantastic day of art for the whole family at Center Place of Brandon. Both events […]

The Take Out Butler’s Take: The Rack

The Take Out Butler’s Take: The Rack

  By Erik Butler The Rack is a culinary oasis for society’s cool and happening, while folks my age typically toil in a sea of early bird specials and AYCE deals. It was time for me to step out of my ho-hum routine and get back to The Rack to check out their latest “something […]