Clapping Out For Cimino Elementary

Clapping Out For Cimino Elementary

  By Scott Mann It is just after 12 Noon on Friday afternoon on May 27. A  group of parents have been working all morning to prepare for the fifth grade end of school party, and now it is in full swing. We managed to feed them and now it’s party time. I think I(…)

Old McMicky’s Farm Offers Dream Wedding To Wounded Veteran, Other Services

Old McMicky’s Farm Offers Dream Wedding To Wounded Veteran, Other Services

  By Alexandra Booth Step aside Old MacDonald; Old McMicky’s Farm is one worth talking about. Field trips, birthday parties and weddings are only a few of the services offered. Recently, it announced the start of a new annual giveaway for wounded members or veterans of the military. The Barn at Crescent Lake at Old(…)

Nvirotect Pest Control Offers Green Products, Safer Alternatives

Nvirotect Pest Control Offers Green Products, Safer Alternatives

  By Sonia Lavina Since 2008 Nvirotect Pest Control Services has been offering people of the Tampa Bay area safer alternatives to conventional pest control.  Nvirotect is certified through the National Pest Management’s Green Pro Program, the leading certification in the pest control industry for environmentally friendly practices. Owned and operated by Craig Kurrack, president(…)

The Florida Outdoors: The Schultz Preserve   

The Florida Outdoors: The Schultz Preserve   

By Dr. Rob Norman Here’s a great place for you to explore–The Schultz Preserve. The land consists of 120 acres of restored estuarine and freshwater wetlands, artificial reefs, transitional communities and uplands. The Fred and Idah Schultz Preserve lies on a peninsula on the eastern coast of Hillsborough Bay, south of the Kitchen Nature Preserve,(…)

July Bloomingdale/FishHawk 2014 Business Column

July Bloomingdale/FishHawk 2014 Business Column

  By Sandra Meyer Brandon All-Stars Offers Cheerleading from Tot to Teen The mission at Brandon All-Stars is to teach respect and promote physical fitness and the art of cheerleading. It creates long-lasting friendships and teaches kids valuable lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship. Brandon All-Stars offers classes for every age including preschool, parent-tot and toddler.(…)

The Straz Center Announces Its 2014-2015 Best Of Broadway Season

The Straz Center Announces Its 2014-2015 Best Of Broadway Season

    By Kathy L. Collins Tampa’s own David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts provides a fantastic venue to experience Broadway shows without having to travel to New York City. The 2014-2015 Bank of America Best of Broadway Tampa Bay season is filled with Tony Award-winners, hit songs, beloved stories and jaw-dropping(…)

Local Artist Creates Art For Children At A Kid’s Place

Local Artist Creates Art For Children At A Kid’s Place

By Kathy L. Collins Artist and Valrico resident, Susan Jenkins recently completed a multi year art project. Jenkins created five beautiful works of art for A Kid’s Place in Brandon. Jenkins was given free reign to create. The series is called Finding Jesus because all the paintings have the name of Jesus hidden in them(…)

Artists Invited To Submit Entries For ARTWORKS 2014

Artists Invited To Submit Entries For ARTWORKS 2014

  By Kathy L. Collins The Brandon League of Fine Arts has issued a call for artists for ARTWORKS 2014. The show is open to all area artists who wish to submit original art that has been completed since September 2011. The deadline for submission is Monday, August 4. The show is juried and judged.(…)

Safe Home For Trafficked Girls Opens In July

Safe Home For Trafficked Girls Opens In July

  By Bonnie Mentel In January 2013, the Florida Safe Harbor Act went into effect. The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) defines the act as one that, “helps ensure the safety of child victims who have been trafficked for sex and allows children who are rescued from prostitution to get help from child(…)

Treat Your Cat To A Country Purradise

Treat Your Cat To A Country Purradise

  By Marisa Webber “I wanted a nice place for cats to stay without being bothered by dogs,” said Eileen Dalton of her business, A Country Cat House. This is an understatement to the accommodations made for the comfort of each cat in their care. A Country Cat House is a boarding resort for cats(…)