Art In The Park To Feature Over 65 Vendors, Brandon Ballet Performances

  By Kathy L. Collins Twin Lakes’ Zenia Park is a beautiful community park in Valrico and a perfect spot for the 6th Annual Art in the Park. On Saturday, September 27, the festival will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Twin Lakes is located east of Lithia Pinecrest Rd. at the end of Bloomingdale(…)

Bloomingdale High School Begins Football Season With New Head Coach

Bloomingdale High School Begins Football Season With New Head Coach

  By Tamas Mondovics As students settle into their 2014-2015 school year schedule, student-athletes are also gearing up to show off their skills and measure up their talents. While the fall athletic season includes a number of sports, it is football that continues to top the list. Considered by many as one the of season’s(…)

County Hazards And Flood Plan Update Public Information Meetings Scheduled

County Hazards And Flood Plan Update Public Information Meetings Scheduled

  By Tamas Mondovics County officials began hosting a series of five meetings last month to provide residents information about the 2015 update to Hillsborough County’s Local Mitigation Strategy and Floodplain Management Plan (LMS). The meetings, hosted in an open house format, held in Ruskin, Seffner and Tampa are intended for residents of unincorporated Hillsborough(…)

Tampa Bay Water Completes C.W. Bill Young Reservoir Renovation

Tampa Bay Water Completes C.W. Bill Young Reservoir Renovation

  By Tamas Mondovics Tampa Bay Water (TBW) is once again storing water in the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir and as long as the weather pattern continues on its current course, the County’s much talked about water source will finally be fully filled by the end of the year. TBW officials were pleased to(…)

Upscale Apartments to Anchor New FishHawk Ranch West Village Community

Upscale Apartments to Anchor New FishHawk Ranch West Village Community

By Tamas Mondovics The construction of an upscale apartment complex now well underway, as well as a sign posted nearby promising a brand new medical center and the sale of nearly 100 single-family homes are all clear signs of progress and what is yet to come to one of Newland Communities’ newest 700-acre neighborhood. Following(…)

35 Local Artists On Display During ARTWORKS 2014

35 Local Artists On Display During ARTWORKS 2014

  By Kathy L. Collins Since 2000, the Brandon League of Fine Arts has been celebrating the talents of local artists with its annual juried art show, ARTWORKS. This year, a special reception is set for Thursday, September 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Center Place located at 619 Vonderburg Dr. in Brandon. The community is(…)

Brandon Couple Transforms Exotic Wood Into Jewelry

Brandon Couple Transforms Exotic Wood Into Jewelry

  By Kathy L. Collins Jim and Roxanne Tobaison of Brandon repurpose rare, exotic and beautiful woods into pieces of jewelry, buttons and home decor items. The couple, married for 40 years, compliment one another in this venture. Jim finds the wood and designs the pieces. Roxanne does the finishing and marketing. This is their(…)

Brandon Eagles Cheerleaders Win Awards, New Local Elite Junior Gymnast & More

Brandon Eagles Cheerleaders Win Awards, New Local Elite Junior Gymnast & More

By Tamas Mondovics Brandon Eagles Cheerleaders Post UCA Summer Camp Success Brandon High School Cheerleaders, coached by Nancy Reagor, had a chance to participate in the Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) camp at Embry Riddle University in Daytona Beach earlier this month.  Proud of the Brandon High School cheer team’s performance, Reagor said that while at(…)

Bloomingdale Blaze Softball Team Wins 12U World Series Championship

Bloomingdale Blaze Softball Team Wins 12U World Series Championship

  By Tamas Mondovics This year’s Babe Ruth Softball 12U World Series tourney started out a bit rough for the members of the Bloomingdale Blaze team, but instead of giving up, the girls rallied together and became World Series Champions in Alachua, Fla. After losing their first pool game to Connecticut, which was also the(…)

August Brandon 2014 Business Column

August Brandon 2014 Business Column

  By Sandra Meyer Brandon Dermatology Announces New Addition Brandon Dermatology is pleased to announce Dr. Ricardo L. Berrios ,who recently joined the practice. A native of Brandon, Dr. Berrios received his Bachelor’s from the University of South Florida, where he majored in Biomedical Sciences and graduated with highest honors. He graduated with honors from(…)