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Morningstar Named Ambassador Of The Year

Morningstar Named Ambassador Of The Year

Local Brandon resident and owner of local electric company, Morningstar Electric, Tammy Morningstar has been selected as the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador of the Year. Morningstar is co-owner of Morningstar Electric, located at 506 Shamrock Rd. in Brandon, with her husband, Ken. “I was completely surprised when I was announced as the winner(…)

Around Riverview December

Winner of Drawing Announced The final event for Mary Ann Wilhelm’s race for Honorary Mayor of Ruskin was a breakfast held at the office of Wilhelm Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. in Ruskin where attendees were entered into a drawing for a brand new Carrier Infinity residential air conditioning system, installed at no charge by(…)

Stowers Honored With School Naming

By Michelle Caceres Hillsborough County School Board named the Lithia elementary school located adjacent to FishHawk Ranch after Richard “Dick” Stowers, 79, a local civic leader and businessman that revolutionized the funeral business in the Brandon area. Born in Hillsborough County, Stowers grew up in the Palm River area when Brandon was just a sleepy(…)

Ruskin Thanksgiving Day Dinner

Teaming up with the South Hillsborough County Service Center advisory board and Beanie’s Family Sports Grill, the Ruskin Chamber of Commerce plans to lull the pangs of hunger for 500 people at the upcoming SouthShore’s Big Give in Ruskin.

Festival of Food & Fun For Families

The Ruskin Seafood Festival is celebrating its 20th year as South Hillsborough County’s largest community event. Last year, over 18,000 people enjoyed the arts, crafts, music and sumptuous seafood. “We hope we’ll have 20,000 visitors for our 20th anniversary,” said Melanie Morrison, executive director of the Ruskin Chamber of Commerce.

Melonie Hall, Brandon Regional Hospital, Committed to Community

By Derek Maul Born: St Louis, Missouri, 1962 Raised: Freehold, New Jersey Moved to Florida: 1978 Lake Brantley High School, Seminole County: 1980 Florida State University: 1984 Moved to Brandon: 1988 Member: St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church Brandon Regional Hospital’s Melonie Hall is a self-confessed overachiever. As director of marketing and public relations for Brandon’s(…)

Eye on Business

New BBQ place open on Lithia Pinecrest Debbies’ Classic BBQ, located at the Chevron gas station on the corner of Lithia Pinecrest Rd. and Lumsden Rd., recently opened its doors. Offering BBQ ribs, chicken, pork, sausage and even turkey legs, this new BBQ is sure to cure your cravings. Side items include southern favorites like(…)

Eye On Business Valrico

Ms. Cyndi’s Corner Café Coming soon Using the property next door to her husband’s BBQ place, Jaymer-Que, Cyndi Holcombe will offer two new services. Ms. Cyndi’s Corner Café will be serving sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts, coffee, etc. The sandwich and deli meats will be smoked at Jaymer-Que. Holcombe said this will give them a unique(…)